Traditional Czech industrial company etsblished in 1934. Since the very beginning focused on production of high quality casting from Aluminum and Zinc based alloys. We have extended the scope of employed technologies to injection molding during 1950’s. Based on the long term development of our own design we have introduced the very first low pressure die-casting machine in the Czechoslovakia.
Nowadays wide and complex portfolio of technology and services from design thru optimization and process simulation of casting tools followed by prototyping up to serial deliveries of parts including machining, final surface treatment and assemblies of complex units.
The combination of variety of technologies and long term build know-how in one place makes the way of production smooth and fast from the primal idea to the serial production in mid to high volumes.
Extending the standard industrial focus of our company is the field of toys, where we are present thanks to traditional Czech toys under brand Seva. Seva is the brand of creative toys present on the Czech market since 70’s.
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OUR HISTORY TRACK
In the same year Mr. Josef Beneš moves his production from Prague (Holešovice) to his new site in Průhonice.
8. 5. 1945 end of WW II
1. 8. 1945 Mr. Josef Lát enters the company
6. 8. 1947 Mr. Josef Lát was born (son of Anděla and Josef Lát).
The construction of terraced houses for company employees took place during the whole year 1947.
Historical remark – nationalized was the whole production site, Terraced houses for employees and even the family house of Mrs. and Mr. Lát.
MENET is an acronym of MEtalurgy and Nontraditional Technology – as nontraditional technology was understood the highenergetic watter jet (so called paser), which was imported from the USA. Průhonice instalation was the first one within the East-block.
This is the moment when new era of family business starts – BENEŠ a LÁT, slévárna a strojírna v.o.s. (foundry and machineworks public company)
December 31st 1998 transformation of the company into joint-stock company – BENEŠ a LÁT, slévárna a strojírna a.s.
Mr. Lumír Al-Dbagh joins the company as managing director and later as a shareholder as well.
December 2005 – Production site of VISTA Semily spol. s r.o. in Sutice taken over and of its production (plastic injection molding) integrated into portfolio.
Along with technical portfolio of VISTA (formerly called Kovozávody Semily) the production of toys acquired – construction toys SEVA and other toys from original KZS production.
Company management is transfered to the 3rd generation of the family – Josef, Marie and Jan Lát’s.
November 15th 2007 the company vins the prestigious title “Company of the year 2007 in the Czech republic”
The official opening of the facility in Poříčany on May 27th took place. The first lady of the Czech republic Mrs. Livia Klausová solemnly started the production.
Along with the new facility the 3rd generation of low pressure die-casting machine was installed following the development from 50’s and 90’s.
New toolshop facility in Sutice finished.
June 2014 surrounding lands and buildings in Mimoň purchased to complete the production site.
Production capacity of plastic injection molding production in Sutice increased in the segment of 500t clamping force machines.
New office building for CAD designers, sales, purchase, customer service and finance.
Center of Applied Research and Additive Manufacturing – CARDAM s.r.o. founded on the 30th September 2016. The company established by BENEŠ a LÁT, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Science and Česká Zbrojovka. As the full name suggests, CARDAM is focused to new trends and technologies in the field of additive manufacturing and computing in this direction.
After 14 years ownership structure change appeared – BENEŠ a LÁT company is 100% family business again.
4th generation of low pressure die-casting machine presented. Machine is equipped with SW for providing real time overview of key parameters focusing on production of leakage-proof and highly precision parts.
Shift of the final operations and logistics into new building opened the space for increasing casting capacity – therefore on June 17th 2019 was launched production on the new production cell consisting of IDRA OL900 CS (clamping force 900 tons), Robot ABB 4600 and Trimming/stamping press Tecnopress KZP-40.
Sep. 21st 2020 Czech TOP 100 awarded us as one of “Most Admired Czech Companies 2020” for our positive impact during COVID crisis – migration and redesign of 3D printed face mask to serial production in cooperation with CARDAM spol. s r.o..
Oct. 5th 2020 Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic awarded our long term attitude and benefits for region and industry. The Prize was handed over to Mr. Josef Lát by the President of CI Mr. Jaroslav Hanák.
Oct. 23rd 2021 – according to our long term focus to ESG our colleagues Tomáš Faltýnek and Jan Lát were presenting BENEŠ a LÁT solution of intra-company transportation using EV’s and charging stations on the Clean mobility festival in Pelhřimov.
May 31st 2022 – 3. place in the National quality in family business of the ČR awarded by Czech Board of Quality (by Ministery of Industry) and Association of Small an Medium-Sized Enterprises and Crafts CZ.
Setptember 20th 2022 – Jan Lát awarded in the Manager of the Year competition held by Czech Management Association with following Honourable titles:
– Category Winner: Industry and associated fields 2021
– TOP 10 Manager of the Year Competition 2021
– Manager of the Year 2021
Oct. 19th 2022 – Prize of Technology Agency of the Czech Republic 2022 in category PARTNERSHIP for cooperation on the project of National Centre of Competence MATCA (Materials, Advanced Technologies, Coatings and their Aplications).
Oct. 25th 2022 – 2. place in IBM Company of the Year 2022 in Central Bohemia region.