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The company Svitap J.H.J. spol. s.r.o. was established in 1993 from a state-owned company whose production consisted mainly of tape fabrics, linen canvases and also army tents.


Twenty years after the privatization, the company has broadened its product range so that at present it does not have any problem to compete successfully on the market. Production and sales are divided into six divisions most of which are located in Svitavy – only one division is situated in Chropyně.

 150

years of textiles manufacturing in Svitavy

400

people emplyed

52

Our products are offered in 52 countries all around the world

99

this is the percentage of our satisfied customers

1866

The Svitavy branch of the Viennese company of H. Klinger is founded

The Svitavy branch of the Viennese company of H. Klinger is founded – a precursor of our company.

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1890

The total number of employees is 2,400 people, while Svitavy has only the population of 7,800 people.

The total number of employees is 2,400 people, while Svitavy has only the population of 7,800 people. The range of products is exceptionally wide – from technical fabrics, ready-made products and water-proof canvases, through rubber-coated hoses, impregnated fabrics, work clothes to train curtains and tea towels. Production for the army is also significant.

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1931

The Klinger company is extended with new factory b uildings of a weaving mill and a preparation plant which were connected to the original factory by an industrial railway.

The Klinger company is extended with new factory b uildings of a weaving mill and a preparation plant which were connected to the original factory by an industrial railway.

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1938

After the annexation of Austria, the company K. H. Barthel takes over the greatest and the wealthiest company in Svitavy as a Jewish property, buildings and facilities.

After the annexation of Austria, the company K. H. Barthel takes over the greatest and the wealthiest company in Svitavy as a Jewish property, buildings and facilities. Even in this year 1,400 workers are working in the factory buildings and the company is constantly getting richer. Over 40% of products is exported abroad – USA, France, Germany, Poland or the Balkan states. After aryanization the factory is named “Spojené textilní závody K.H. Bartel a spol.” (the United Textile Plants K.H. Barthel and co.).

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1939 - 1945

During the war the plant is focused mainly on production for the army.

During the war the plant is focused mainly on production for the army, and throughout the occupation it employs mainly forced labour, war prisoners and people of diverse nationalities.

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1945

On 24 October, the company is nationalized and it becomes a part of “Spojené továrny a technické tkaniny” (the United Factories and Technical Fabrics)

On 24 October, the company is nationalized and it becomes a part of “Spojené továrny a technické tkaniny” (the United Factories and Technical Fabrics) of the national company Lomnice nad Popelkou. A new production programme with 750 employees is launched.

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1958

It is the turning year, the plants in Svitavy, Hlinsko and Golčův Jeníkov become parts of the national company Technolen.

It is the turning year, the plants in Svitavy, Hlinsko and Golčův Jeníkov become parts of the national company Technolen in Lomnice nad Popelkou. The production is focused on heavier types of fabrics and ready-made products, especially heavy duck canvases made of cotton, synthetic fibre or their combination, linen canvas fabrics, all-welded large-volume bags, POE canvases, ribbed and air-inflated halls, non-woven textile s

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1990

After the fall of the Communist regime, the SVITAP company is restored as a state company.

After the fall of the Communist regime, the SVITAP company is restored as a state company on 1 December.

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1992

The company SVITAP J.H.J., spol. s.r.o. (a limited liability company), Svitavy, is founded.

The company SVITAP J.H.J., spol. s.r.o. (a limited liability company), Svitavy, is founded with two partners Ing. Jan Heřmanský and Jiří Janíček.

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1996

From 1 December 1996 ing. Jan Heřmanský becomes the managing director and the sole owner of the company SVITAP J.H.J. spol. s r.o.

From 1 December 1996 ing. Jan Heřmanský becomes the managing director and the sole owner of the company SVITAP J.H.J. spol. s r.o.

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2006

On 12 April 2006, the company SVITAP J.H.J. spol. s.r.o. officially opens its company shop MOZAIKA

On 12 April 2006, the company SVITAP J.H.J. spol. s.r.o. officially opens its company shop MOZAIKA

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2014

Foundation of our subsidiary company - Nanomembrane...

Foundation of our subsidiary company - Nanomembrane which in cooperation with the Technical University of Liberec developed a special nanomembrane for outdoor clothing and other products.

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2017

Thanks to the Svitap company there was a unique sports hall built in the town of Svitavy.

Thanks to the Svitap company there was a unique sports hall built in the town of Svitavy. Its nickname is Shapito. Aluminium constraction was erected first. After that a special cladding had to be made. Because of the synthetic double membrane Shapito can be used all year-round with low operating costs.

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Our Stories

Hemp yarn



Why hemp yarn was and still is one of the best for people? Humankind had used hemp since long ago. But during last few decades it was, despite of its great qualities , left out because of its „sister“ – cannabis sativa (also known as marihuana).

Hemp yarn gives products characteristics that are not easy to emulace. It could be done thanks to modern technologies, but those processes are bad for the environment. Hemp is antibacterial, antiseptical, absorbs four times more water than pure cotton. Hemp yarn also absorbs 95% of UV rays and has a termoregulation of its own – hemp warms in winter and cools down in summer. In 2013 our company started cooperation with the company Boty HANÁK. We created and then successfully made hemp yarn for trainers and later also for insoles. One year later we were contacted by another Czech company Bohempia – a company which focuses on wide range of hemp yarn products. We made for them various types of yarns 100% hemp yarn on one hand and blended with cotton on the other. These hemp yarns are really multi-functional. it is used as denim, for production of hats and backpacks, but we see its main use in shoemaking industry. Shoes made of hemp yarn seem to be a great hit known as „The Vegan Shoes“. They even have the rights to the PETA certificate, that ensures customers there is no animal product involved.

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Mgr. Monika Vinklerová
+420 +420 605 700 601
vinklerova@svitap.cz

Svitap J.H.J. spol. s r.o.

Kijevská 423/8
568 02 Svitavy
IČO: 46509755
DIČ: CZ46509755


ID data box: ib8srvb
Registered at the Regional court
in Hradec Králové, section C,
insert 2327

Central office
+420 461 568 111


Secretary
+420 461 568 148
+420 605 700 602


Marketing department
+420 461 568 166
+420 605 700 601

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Contact

Svitap J.H.J. spol. s r.o.

Kijevská 423/8
568 02 Svitavy

Central office
+420 461 568 111

Secreatary
+420 461 568 148
+420 605 700 602

Email

svitap@svitap.cz