Keeping quality for over 150 years. We are capable to make almost everything of textiles.

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About company

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

SLEEP WELL



"It’s just some rag“ the beginning of SLEEP WELL brand.

In 2004, when we went on an inventory of property and stock to newly purchased subsidiary company – Tatralan, we had no idea how much would this journey change our lives as well as the life of our company. We were looking forward to our Slovak colleagues, wonderful landscape of the Tatras‘ valley and also to the new assortment, which was to complement our current offer of home textiles.



After several hours of counting thousands of dishcloths, tablecloths and bed linen we thought it was time for a little coffee break. So we moved from a wholesale store to a retailers‘ office. The room was full of textile samples. We looked through all of them, when we suddenly came across one piece lying on the bottom of an old paper box. It looked exactly like when you find your very first Teddy bear in the attic after twenty years. It was unwanted, crumpled, forgotten, but it still awakened something strong. So we gave it a chance and once we touched it we knew this was someting great! It felt so smooth, warm and gentle, just like a caress from Mummy. „What is that?“ We asked immediately our Slovak colleagues. We found ourselves really amazed, because we were told that „it’s just a rag, something inorganic.“ At that moment we did not even know what a treasure we hold in our hands. But our enthusiasm forced us to act immediately. We contacted a German business partner who bought tablecloths from Tatralan company and in exchange delivered other goods back – including this divine sample, we just discovered. Within a few days we already sat in a car heading to Rozvadov and could not wait to be in headquarters of a German company. In the showroom we experienced what later thousands of our customers did. Endless stroking and cuddling with blankets that we used to fling to each other like hot potatoes. Right there we agreed on the first delivery of blankets. Then we launched our product called DEKA Z MIKROVLÁKNA (microfiber blanket) as the first in the Czech and Slovak Republic. Customers took the first pieces literally from our bare hands. We were very well aware that we were at the beginning of a „huge ride“. For our first microfibre blankets we invented the brand SLEEP WELL. It was neither a massive strategy, nor a creative agency team idea. It was invented by our colleague, who was on her maternity leave at that time. She covered her baby with the very first sample from the old paper box. Whenever she covered her little Kubíček with this small blanket and wished him a good night, he looked at her with satisfaction, closed his eyes, fell asleep and slept through all night. To cut it short – it is mainly matter of the heart, business is after that. That’s why there is a colourful heart made od tiny blossoms in the logo of SLEEP WELL.

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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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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