Hala Apex v Pohořelicích
Tell us how a small Czech company, some twenty years
ago just assembling facade cladding, has grown into the
contractor of multimillion-crown jobs with world famous
We keep growing step by step and over a long term plan.
We started with contracts below a hundred million CZK.
In 2019, we achieved our record with a year consolidated
revenue of 1.91 billion CZK, consisting of the revenue
of HSF System and the daughter company operating
in Slovakia, HSF System SK. We specialize in general
contracts of industrial, administrative and commercial
constructions, and community buildings such as schools
and community centres. I am very happy with our current
project revitalizating the Parish Garden in cooperation
with the Statutory City of Ostrava. This will be a marvellous
place for the residents of and visitors to Ostrava.
What is the situation in the industrial park in Ostrava–
Poruba, where your company is building the halls?
We are currently building a new hall with an area of
5,000 m2 and a built-in administrative block with 300 m2.
We started the construction as a speculation but shortly
after the construction began, we contracted a great client,
the company Zásilkovna, who are already working in
the new modern facility. The total area of approximately
12,000 m2 is currently being used in the industrial zone
in Poruba, an excellent example of the ideal revitalization
Your company is a great success story in a very dynamic
business. What is your recipe for such an achievement?
From the very beginning, we have focused on reliability
and the great quality of our work. It is closely related to the
implementation of modern technology in the preparation
work and the construction itself, keeping to agreed-upon
terms, being responsible and maintaining the professional
performance of all participants in the project. Our
employees are the principal cornerstones of our company.
The qualities of construction contractors are monitored by
a list published by Nadace pro rozvoj architektury a stavitelství
(The Architecture and Building Foundation). In the past
five years, we have reached the thirtieth position of 451
evaluated companies. We rank amongst the best evaluated
employers in the Czech Republic. In 2020, the website
Atmoskop awarded us first place in “Nadřízení” (Bosses)
and sixth in “Stabilita a budoucnost” (Stability and Future) of
133 construction companies.
I have seen your “Head Up” campaign responding to the
HSF System decided to face it from the very beginning.
Health and safety come first but we believe that keeping jobs
is also very important. We have taken all thinkable measures
at the construction sites and in the offices so that we would
be able to finish all of our projects safely. It is a positive signal
and great news for the construction market and the Czech
economy that there are companies and institutions of public
administration who are not afraid to work in the highly
changeable current situation and to keep on investing.
What are the qualities that you build upon in your life?
Respect, humility, responsibility. My basic “life pillars” are my
family, hiking, cycling, and music.
I know you play the guitar in a rock band, Skrat, but you are
not the leader of this band, are you?
Quite right! The band’s leader is Norbert Lichý, a very versatile
artist who is the founding member of the band, along with
me and bass player Vít Zátorský. We started the band in
1981 at the Grammar School Matiční in Ostrava, played till
1986, and then took a 25-year break. In 2011, we started
playing rock hits and our own songs with a new member,
the actor and musician Michal Sedláček, and a guest singer,
Thank you for the interview.
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