The company SWISS-FORM a.s. was founded as a joint stock company in 1990 by Czech and Swiss shareholders, and its headquarters was established in Nejdek near Karlovy Vary. At that time, the company was already functioning as a plant for pressing thin sheet metal that had started with only 3 employees. The building in which production was later launched had initially been used as a paper mill, a glassworks, and even as a boarding house. Unfortunately the building had sustained major damage and it thus had to undergo extensive reconstruction. In the meantime, production was carried out at another location, and it was only after the completion of the reconstruction in 1992 that production was launched at the company’s headquarters.
With an increasing number of orders, it was also necessary to increase the machine fleet, production space, and the number of employees. We therefore added two production halls and increased the number of employees to almost 200 over the next few years. This also gave us the opportunity to be counted among the first plants in the Czech Republic to be equipped with fully automated machinery for the production of pre-defined shapes and among to participate in the continued testing of such equipment.
Due to the geographical surroundings of the company, we no longer had room to expand, and thus the construction of a new production hall at another location began in 2018. It is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2019. The production hall with an area of 6,000 square metres will provide us with adequate space and capacity to satisfy the requirements of both current and new customers.