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.
Současný objem výroby
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.
KOH-I-NOOR pro maloobchodníky
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.
KOH-I-NOOR pro každého
For the end consumer, there is a specialty retail store primarily focused on company products. As part of its services, the retail store also provides minor assembly work to customers in the area of replacing or repairing rivet buttons or zipper sliders.
KOH-I-NOOR: záruka kvality
Products under the brand KOH-I-NOOR have always been characterized by high quality of materials used, processing, and most importantly, trouble-free use. In order for customers to correctly identify these products today and be sure they received what they requested, KOH-I-NOOR company uses about 38 registered trademarks under which the products are distributed both domestically and internationally. Some of these trademarks that are currently used have more than a 100-year tradition and have been a mark of top-quality for our previous generations.
- Thanks to the adherence to strict quality regulations, the company received the ISO 9001:2001 certification in 2002.
- Currently, the company produces a part of its products intended for the automotive industry according to even higher quality standards according to TS 16949.
- For adherence to strict ecological regulations, the company was awarded the "International Leading Company Award" in 1991.
KOH-I-NOOR a.s. is a member of the Association of Textile, Clothing, and Leather Industry ATOK and CLUTEX - the cluster of technical textiles, which was announced as the best cluster in the Czech Republic in 2007.