Joint stock company Fatra Napajedla celebrates this year the 80th anniversary of its foundation.
In terms of history, Fatra was the first plastics processing company in the Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia). It was established by the Bata concern in 1935. Masks 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 to 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.
During its existence it became Fatra leading Central European plastics processors, which at its plants in Napajedla and Chropyně employs almost 1,100 employees.