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About the company

History

The company LUX spol. s r. o. was founded in 1992 as a result of the privatization of a part of the company TESLA Jablonné nad Orlicí; following successfully the tradition of electrical engineering and production of special-purpose machines. Taking over the existing team of experts was one of the essential initial steps. The changing market brought about new demands from customers and LUX started designing and producing a whole new generation of machines.

Historical milestones

1992
  • foundation of the company
1993
  • premises and machinery rented, expanding production activities
  • the first major job for Barum, a key client
  • launching the production of garbage pressing machinery; local market and export
  • turnover of 11 mil. CZK, 40 employees
1994
  • purchase contract signed with National Property Fund about transfering the property of the privatized part of Tesla
1995
  • foundation of a separate company LUX-PTZ for supplying garbage pressing machinery
  • massive development of special-purpose machine production due to foreign companies entering the Czech market (such as AVX, a key client for the future of the company)
  • export activities initiated – picking up the former cooperation of Tesla and Philips
  • turnover of 47 mil. CZK with more than 70 employees
1996
  • a significant rise in production for the subsidiary LUX-PTZ thanks to retail chains entering the Czech market
1997
  • acquisition of the hall and parcels at the former Tesla premises, purchasing new machinery equipment, beginning of hall reconstruction
1999
  • moving to the reconstructed hall, new production and office premises
  • turnover of more than 100 mil. CZK
2000
  • purchasing another building from the former Tesla premises for future company expansion; reconstruction
  • a historic turnover of 270 mil. CZK.
2001
  • beginning of the “automotive era“, first stitching machines for power connectors for cars
2002
  • foundation of the LUX-IDent subsidiary in Lanškroun specialised in RFID products
  • development in the automotive industry, especially with Japanese companies entering the Czech market
2005
  • cooperation in the new field of high-speed machines – assembly of shaving machines for a global US company
2006
  • successful certification with ISO 9001
2008
  • changes in the management, a new director appointed
2010
  • building of new assembly hall for larger machinery units (including gantry cranes)
2012
  • more than 100 employees, a turnover of almost 230 mil. CZK
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