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History

We are unique in the world. We are a company that is continuously in operation for more than 320 years. This is proof of the innovativeness, competitiveness and especially the quality of the human resources that we value utmost in Blansko. The first water turbine was made here more than 150 years ago.

History
  • 1698

    The owner of the Blansko manor, count of Gellhorns, established the first iron-mill in the Punkva river valley - origins of engineering manufacturing.

  • 1766

    The Blansko Iron Works (Blanenské železárny) were purchased by the Salm-Reifferscheidt noble family. The family expanded metallurgical production, introduced new machines, working procedures, scientific knowledge. From the 20s of the 19th century, machinery production also developed rapidly.

  • 1896

    The Salm family sold the iron works and machine works to the Prague company Akciová společnost strojírny, earlier Breitfeld-Daněk a spol. The new owners started building machine works with own foundries.

  • 1927

    The Blansko plant became a member of the concern Českomoravská-Kolben-Daněk, a.s., and focused on the manufacture of hydro, milling, food and woodworking machines.

  • 1950

    Establishment of the autonomous ČKD Blansko enterprise. Further expansion of metallurgical and mechanical engineering plants followed; improvement of the technical standard of the products. The enterprise specialises in the manufacturing of hydro machines, heavy-duty machining tools and mechanical engineering metallurgy.

  • 2010

    ČKD Blansko joined Tyazhmash, the international group engaged in manufacturing for the energetic sector.