30 Years on the Market
Ing. Ludvík Šanda, CEO at MATEICIUC a.s., has been in the company since 2010, and has acted
as CEO since October, 2016. He studied the technology of leather, plastic and rubber processing
in Zlín. He has worked at Optimit, Draftex, GDX and other companies. He was the technologist in
the development of the antibacterial piping for the Klimaflex SB air-conditioning systems and has
patented a set of microtubes which protect optical fibres.
Mr Šanda, your company is celebrating the
30th anniversary of its new history. Looking
back, you must see the great journey
you have taken and be proud of what the
company has achieved. Will you share the
story with us?
In the very beginning there was a business
plan of two brothers to produce components
for underfloor heating systems. That is
why they bought the deteriorating halls
of a former textile factory in Odry. Today
their facilities consist of the renewed historic
building and production hall as well as a few
more halls, warehouses, a development
centre, a technological centre, a tool shop
and silos to store material. The company has
so far developed a high-quality reputation
for its brand. We currently produce a wide
range of protecting pipes and microtubes,
construction profiles for thermal upgrading,
plasterwork, windows and plasterboards,
hoses for medicine and automotive use, and
small plastic moldings.
Our company’s name is synonymous as
a high-quality supplier, long-term partner and
resolver. Over the years we have responded
promptly to the demands of the market and
topical trends in civil engineering. In 2000,
when the demand for protecting pipes started
decreasing, we moved on to producing
plastic construction profiles, which has been
the key item in our company’s portfolio for
fifteen years already. Our business keeps
growing: the area of our facilities, the number
of employees (now 130 people work in our
company), but most of all, our production
portfolio, the volume of production and
annual turnover. I believe that we will
continue in this trend.
Your trade is not limited to the Czech
Republic: you also export to foreign
countries. Where do you send your
Up to 70% of our production is sold abroad.
We have direct exports to the EU member
countries, the Dominican Republic and
Saudi Arabia. Indirect exporters distribute our
products to the USA, Mexico and Arabianspeaking countries.
We know that you are an active, socially
responsible enterprise. In which fields
do you get engaged?
The aim of Mateiciuc is to contribute
to environmental protection by producing
energy-saving products such as construction
profiles used in thermal upgrading. Another
sphere is production processes in the
company which are designed to minimize
waste. We do not produce any harmful
or dangerous waste, quite the contrary: all
our facilities are heated with excess heat
from the production processes, which would
be otherwise wasted; we also have our own
water treatment plant. We are very thorough
in recycling all waste, including that from
production. Besides common municipal
waste, it is all sorted for further processing,
including recycling, to provide us with
More activities cover the support of events
in sports and culture in our region, or active
cooperation with schools.
Mateiciuc is one of the key companies
in Odry. Which locations in and near Odry
would you recommend visitors to see?
Even the premises of our production plant
are worth seeing: the historic part has been
listed as a cultural heritage site since April
2019. It is very rare that historic buildings
from 1831-1906 are part of a company which
keeps production going in them even though
the business plan now is different from the
original production. We organize Open Door
Days, and our company park is open all year
I want to invite you to see the entire district
of Odry and the lovely landscapes of the Oder
Hills. Right in the town, the new educational
trail to Flashar’s Mine begins, making a circuit
of 3.5 m, mapping old slate quarrying sites
in the area of Veselský kopec. By the way,
we have a lovely view of the hill from the
windows of the main building of our plant.
Thank you for the interview.
-editorialAreál společnosti Mateiciuc a.s.
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