An Attractive Place for Business Family-owned businesses have recently seen a large boom. A great example of this are the grounds of Cihelna Hlučín, as their owner, Karel Tománek, invited his son, Dominik, to join him in the business 11 years ago. Together, the family duo run a successful, and mutually interconnected group of companies, all operating in their home city of Hlučín. TThe company TOMPRES CZ s.r.o., founded in 1997, stands at the base of the group, and specializes mainly in the rental of work platforms, telescopic handlers and other construction equipment (including containers, sanitation and fencing). The company is made up of multiple divisions, the construction division, for example, focuses on the completion of the industrial halls, while another division is tasked with the management of real estate, mainly the rental of the completed halls. As the group offers construction vehicles, which largely rely on hydraulic parts, a division focusing on the servicing of hydraulic and pneumatic parts (repairs and replacements of cables, cylinders, distributors, etc.) was established two years ago. This division, called HYDRAS, has also been open to the public for the past year. The grounds also offer an additional assortment of items and services. For example, the GEMIX division operates in the sale of black and brown coal, gravel, slag, sand and stone, and the NEJDŘEVO branch offers wooden fuel, chipped wood, pellets, and briquettes. Most of these businesses work hand in hand with another developing section, which is focused on cargo and special transport of not only their own equipment, but also of oversized loads, all around Europe. The company owners care for a modern and innovative approach to their business, however, they also keep the social support and the charities of their city in mind. The grounds of Cihelna Hlučín offer a very attractive opportunity for business in the Hlučín area, they are modern and dynamic, perfect for any companies based there. Mr Dominik Tománek, factor of TOMPRES CZ s.r.o., responded to some of MAX Positive’s questions regarding the facilities of the Brick Factory and their vision of the future: What did the premises of the Brick Factory (Cihelna) Hlučín look like when you acquired it? We bought the premises with two employees some six years ago. We started by building new halls and renting them. Existing buildings were renovated, and now they house our 72 ǀ POSITIV 2/2019
offices. We intend to be self-sufficient, which has led us to the development of various divisions. These include a real estate agency, a machinery rental and work platforms. We also provide cargo transport, the production of hydraulic and pneumatic cables, and sell coal and wood. What do you consider to be the principal benefits the premises provide to potential new businesses? One of the Brick Factory’s biggest advantages in how easily accessible it is from Ostrava and Opava, the highway is only 10 minutes away. Another bonus is that the production halls we build are specifically catered to the demands of our contractors. Do you plan to expand or renovate the area in any way in the future? We are always working on new halls. We started with one production hall, and now there are four. Currently we are building the area’s largest hall, which will be 6,000 m2, and the production company located there (producing carbon, glass and aramid fibres for automotive, air and motorsport industries) will employ about 300 people. The premises will then be populated with up to 600 employees. We are also planning to place a self-service, non-contact car wash by the entry to the premises. We do our best to keep the layout of the Brick Factory premises organized and interconnected. Are you planning to introduce a catering facility on the premises? We are planning to open a canteen and a small café soon, in order to expand the services we offer. Do you still have enough room for new contractors? The area of the premises is about 130,000 m2, and we definitely intend to use that space. Currently, about half of that area has been used. Thank you very much for the interview. Editorial of Magazine.