COMPANY HISTORY

In terms of history, Fatra is the first plastics processing company in the Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia). It was established by Bata concern on direct impulse of the Ministry of Defence in 1935.

 

fatra-lekarska-logo1936Masks and protective cloths, rubber toys, and technical rubber represented its first products. Progressive orientation towards plastics processing started in 1940. Fatra transferred the rubber production step by step into other plants, while it controlled some of them at certain time (e.g. Optimit Odry, Gumárny Zubří), or it helped build up others (e.g. Gumotex Břeclav). Fatra has been passing its experience with plastics processing to other factories (e.g. Technoplast Chropyně, Plastika Nitra), having an exceptional credit of branch development in the Czech Republic.

První-ochranná-známka-FatraIn the course of years, people in Fatra transformed its historically given primacy into a definite advantage and strenghtened it into a position of a significant plastics processor in terms of knowledge of materials and technologies used, and the quality and volume of the overall production. It currently also maintains its status of the only producer of e.g. pressed floor coverings, waterproofing membrane systems, BO PET films and laminates, rigid floor coverings, breathable films, etc. among domestic manufacturers.

 

logo-ochranna-znamka-fatraThe company subordinated its integrated Quality Assurance System to ISO 9001 standards in 1994; and in 2000, it ranked among the first firms, which environmental care complies with ISO 14 001 standards.

logo-ochranna-znamka-technoplastPart of the plant is formed by premises in Chropyně. The factory was founded in 1949 and known as Technoplast till 2002. The plant underwent an investment construction in the sixties of the last century. Modern technologies at that time provided Technoplast with an exceptional position among domestic producers and the plant ranks among significant exporters. Its best-known products in the last decade include BO PET films and thermoformed products.


HISTORY IN DATES

1935 – Foundation of the joint-stock company Fatra

1940 – Initiation of the industrial plastic processing in the Czech Republic

1949 – Establishment of the plastics processing plant in Chropyně (Technoplast)

1956 – Inclusion of PE in the production program

1975 – Inclusion of PP in the production program

1992 – Launch of BO PET processing

1994 – LRQA certification in accordance with the ISO 9001 standard

1998 – Fatra becomes a part of the joint-stock company ALIACHEM

2000 – Fatra joins the AGROFERT, a.s.

2000 – LRQA certification in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard

2002 – Incorporation of the Technoplast plant into the organizational structure of Fatra

2002 – Launch of the production of breathable films

2006 – Spin-off of Fatra from Aliachem, a.s. and the emergence of Fatra, a.s.

2006 – Launch of the production of injected products

2010 – Launch of the production of photovoltaic roofing waterproofing membrane Fatrasol®

2011 – Launch of the production of floating vinyl flooring FatraClick®

2013 – “Manufacturer of the Year” award for the new toy collection in the prestigious contest Czech Grand Design

2014 – “Sustainable Development Award” of the Association of Chemical Industry of the CR

2015 – Instalation of technology regranulation