the question: To stay with the original
technology or introduce new and more
demanding CNC machines? Some of
the co-workers did not support me with
this decision, so in the end, I made the
decision on my own. Within a week,
the new machines were in the plant.
Afterwards, everyone accepted that it
was the only way to go, even if they had
to adapt and learn new things. Today our
company has only one of these “classic”
machines, otherwise the rest are CNC
machines. In our company, we have highly
In the future, we hope to do this
independently. This year, we are currently
negotiating to supply a laser-style burning
machine and a CNC bending press.
qualified and knowledgeable employees
and I am proud of them.
What can you tell us about your role
as the chairman of the District of
the Commerce and the activities involved?
I thank you for asking this question.
We were considering whether or not
to terminate the Chamber altogether.
There were thirteen of us who started to
reactivate it, and now there are fifty-three
of us. As far as our goals were concerned,
we wanted to enhance the cooperation
between companies and secondary
schools. Without the schools, companies
will not have enough promising new
workers. We now have five schools that
we cooperate with and they are now
direct members of the Chamber. We have
developed a well-known educational
map, which is available in the Czech
What are your strategies for the future?
Do you have plans to broaden your
While we currently do not feel the need to
actively seek out more business contacts, I do
not expect that it will stay that way, however,
it is at this moment that I am not looking.
What about new improvements in
the company outside of those within
the core production process?
We plan to introduce photovoltaics and
we also plan to invest in the technology
for the operating areas. For example,
with firing, locksmithing and lasers.
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What is your perception of the current
trends in your sector?
A current trend that we are questioning
and concerned with is the digitalisation
of the company. One positive thing about
the engineering sector is that it is a field
that will never disappear and will always
Republic and Poland. There was also
the idea of a company school, where
secondary school pupils would choose
a company where they would like to
work after graduation and they would
go there for internships or temporary
jobs while the company would financially
contribute a thousand crowns a month.
Unfortunately, the students today were
either not interested, they refused to
join the company, or they went to study
at University instead. Therefore, what
seemed as a good idea failed, with
the exception of two students. In regards
to our other activities, we offer business
breakfasts. During those activities, we
discuss HR, training, corporate PR, cyber
security issues etc. with our members.
These business breakfasts have a lot of
interest and have become very popular,
providing companies with the opportunity
to educate their employees for free during
Does your work in the Chamber also
reflect in the work of your company?
Yes, It certainly does. Our main customer
is from Germany, so our employees have
to pay the utmost attention to the quality
and detail of everything we produce,
while at the same time improving their