About Company

The Vrsovice factory started the mass production of snaps, pins and other metal fittings and notions in 1902. Since then, the development of KOH-I-NOOR has not stopped.

In 1994 KOH-I-NOOR became a joint stock company – an exclusively Czech owned company without the participation of foreign capital.


 Today’s manufacture follows a long tradition of fittings and notion manufacturing. To the line of conventional of fittings and notion plastic zippers and other small items such as rivets for the paper industry, zinc alloy fasteners for the automotive industry, sheet metal fasteners, etc.

The self-sufficiency of the company is further enhanced by the in-house manufacture of tools and molds, construction and design of machines, in-house chemical department, printing and packaging center and manufacturing of retail and distribution packaging.

Presently KOH-I-NOOR employs 250 workers in 5 manufacturing departments. Approximately 50% of the production is being exported, either directly or through sales distributors, into more than 50 countries all over the world. Amongst the main export territories belong the countries of the European Union, Middle and the Far East, Latin America, USA and Canada.


 Domestically, the manufactured products are sold through direct deliveries to textile manufacturers and wholesalers.

In the factory complex there is a wholesale warehouse for large buyers and for the end users a retail outlet where also small assembly operations can be made.

The origin and the quality of the KOH-I-NOOR products is protected by 38 trade marks under which the products are sold at home and abroad.
In 1991 the company was awarded the International Leading Company Award for its outstanding environmental record.Since 2002 the KOH-I-NOOR holds the ISO 9001:2001 certificate.

 In order to further satisfy its customer and to offer the most complete product line KOH-I-NOOR also opened a wholesale fashion and home textile store that carries the name KOH-I-NOOR WALDES. This store carries the full selection of fashion and home textiles from the leading Czech manufacturers such as Hybler, Mileta, Texlen, Staněk, Česká textilní Forbyt, Papillons as well as the full line of Jitex Písek.


 Pro konečného spotřebitele je zde otevřena maloobchodní prodejna s úzkým zaměřením, především na výrobky společnosti. V rámci služeb zákazníkům zajišťuje maloobchodní prodejna i drobné montážní práce v oblasti výměny nebo opravy nýtovacích knoflíků nebo jezdců na zipech.

 KOH-I-NOOR is a member of textile, clothing and leather industry association ATOK.

The wholesale operation KIN WALDES was created in the spring of 2002 by the takeover of a part of the wholesale operations of IMPRO Company. This wholesaler offered a line of fashion textiles. In 2004 this store was moved to the KOH-I-NOOR factory grounds in order to offer better and more luxurious shopping experience, better service and most of all a better selection of fashion textiles and textile fittings and notions. A network of regional distributors was successfully created in the second semester of this year. Another important step in the short, but dynamic history was the concluding of the purchase agreement with the former Pilsen wholesaler Modify. This created a country wide wholesale network that offers a full line of fashion textiles and table linens bedding and bath textiles. Our sale activities are aimed towards retail stores as well as the final users (sowing workshops, fashion manufacturers, hotels, government institutions and such).

The products are being sold from two warehouse outlets and through a network of distributors.