History

Moravské kovárny, a.s.

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  History in Brief

  1. 4. 1920

Founded by ZALABEK A SPOL. The first forgings and horseshoe calks.

  Year 1923

Change of owner. New company name - KOTVA Polak Hopp KG. Manufacturing program - horseshoes, calks and clips. Since 1926, production expanded by forgings for agricultural im implements and axles.

  Year 1935

Company´s expansion. Import of drop hammers, power hammers and eccentric presses from Austria - start of die forging in Jihlava. New manufacturing program - die forgings from steel for farming and sewing machines, spanners and tongs.

  1939 - 1945

World War II. Armaments industry. Manufacture of parts for munitions, military vehicles and air force.

  Year 1948

Nationalization of the company, incorporation into ZBROJOVKA Brno. Manufacturing program - die forgings for vehicles, tractors and motorcycles.

  Year 1953

New company name - MORAVSKÉ KOVÁRNY. The company became independent under this new name. Modernization of buildings and equipment.

  Year 1958

Company name and independence withdrawn. Incorporation into ZBROJOVKA Vsetín.

  Year 1961

Production volume: 5.000 tons die forgings per year.

  1969 - 1974

Building up a new plant in Hruškové Dvory on the periphery of the town of Jihlava. A new plant is built as a commercial forge with an in-house tooling department and fitted with new equipment (crank and screw presses, hammers).

  Year 1976

New name - KOVOLIT. Incorporation into Kovolit Modřice as a subsidiary.

  1. 1. 1989

Recapture of partial independence due to separation from Kovolit Modřice. Use of the former name - MORAVSKÉ KOVÁRNY.

  1. 7. 1990

Initiation of the privatization process after the opening of the boarder. Transformation into a joint-stock company.

  1992 - today

Continuous acquiring of shares by the Austrian family enterprise PENN Ges.m.b.H. during the privatization process - today, majority shareholder having control of over 97 % shares.


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