Who Are We?

Komfi family company

Why choose us?

Innovation

Strong technical background, own development and construction, investment in development, technology and production capacities.

Stability

Independence – Czech family company and financial stability – investment from own resources.

Prosperity

We are among the top in our field. We respond flexibly to the market situation and we are a Czech family company with a future.

Our story

In 1992, the company´s founder, Karel Matějček, had no idea that one day he would employ nearly 200 people and export manufactured machines all over the world, not to mention that his whole family would be involved in the business. The Komfi company came into existence in a three-bedroom apartment in Lanškroun, when the former chief designer in Tesla purchased his first computer with his savings and started to “create drawings”. He came up with the name KOMA (KOnstrukce MAtějček) and even designed his own logo. However, due to the design of the individual letters, it didn’t take long before KOMA turned into KOMFI. The company name and its logo, which has undergone a few minor facelifts, are still used to this day. In contrast, almost everything else about the company has changed in the 25 years since it was established. At first the company operated as a design office with about 5 employees . Most of them are still with us. They have gained invaluable experience and lost non of their innovative spirit.

In 1994, the company´s owner decided to start manufacturing machines and the company started to rapidly expand. Manufacturing started in the operations plant in Svébohov. This plant is still in use even though it looks nothing like it did when the company first moved in. In the years that followed, we added more capacity in Litomyšl and Nové Město na Moravě. As a consequence, the number of people employed grew to the current level of 200. The production program stemmed from the original designs. The first machines that we designed and manufactured were therefore packaging machines for electro components. In 1998, we manufactured our first laminating machine, on which we closely cooperated with a significant US partner. The introduction of the first laminator on the market marked the beginning of our “polygraphic future”. Today, polygraphic machines represent about 60-70 % of our total production volume. Our extensive network of dealers means that they can be found all over the world. In addition to polygraphic equipment, our second core group of products consists of single-purpose machines.

Back in time

The few milestones mentioned here will guide you through our past and current presence.
1999 and earlier
2000 - 2009
2010 - present

 

1992
    • Komfi is established as a limited liability company (s.r.o) in Lanškroun, Czech Republic, and it originally focused on consulting upon and the design of special-purpose machines.
1995
    • Premises in Svébohov near Zábřeh na Moravě, Czech Republic, are set up in a facility formerly belonging to the local agricultural coop, and they grow into a full-blown high quality machine-building workshop after many reconstructions.
    • The company changes its headquarters and moves to rented premises within the environs of Tesla Lanškroun; the Svébohov facility remains the base for manufacturing and assembling machines.
    • The first automatic packaging machine, BKD-01, is developed for automatic shaping, measuring, and packaging of electro-components.
    • The first prototype of the Orbit laminator is developed.
1996
    • The company’s organization is rearranged into two divisions – the Lanškroun headquarters division and the Svébohov production facility division.
1997
    • The design and production division is established in Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic.
    • Construction commences on the Nové Město na Moravě production facility premises.
    • The mass production of packaging machines starts.
1998
    • Increasing interest in the company’s production leads to a threefold expansion of the Svébohov production facility division.
    • The mass production of laminating machines starts.
    • The first 10 Orbit machines are sold.
    • The first Delta laminator prototype is developed to become the successor of the Orbit machine and the best-selling model from Komfi.

 

2000
    • The company’s headquarters move to newly reconstructed premises in the Lanškroun industrial area (very close to AVX Lanškroun, our largest business partner).
    • The Omega laminator machine prototype for the B1 format of sheets processed is developed.
2001
    • Komfi places third in the “Partnership for Supporting Direct Investments in the Czech Republic” organized by the CzechInvest agency, and receives the prestigious “Supplier of the Year” award. 
2002
    • The Komfi Litomyšl subsidiary is established (in the former Kovopol plant).
    • 1st February 2002, the company is certified with the ISO 9001:2000 international standard.
2003
    • Construction and equipping of the Nové Město na Moravě production facility premises are completed.
2004
    • The Komfi Slovakia, s.r.o. subsidiary is established in Martin with the focus on direct support to Komfi machine sales in Slovakia.
2005
    • The first Sirius laminator for processing sheet formats up to B0, the first in the Komfi portfolio, is manufactured.
    • 23rd September 2005, the company is certified with the ISO 14001:2005 international standard.
2006
    • The company’s new information system, with high-speed internet connection allowing flexible communication with external suppliers and among the company’s branches is implemented.
2007
    • The distributor network for Komfi laminating machines is expanded especially to the Near East, Australia and certain Asian countries.
    • Komfi, s.r.o. and its Komfi Litomyšl subsidiary are consolidated and they now act under the common name of Komfi, s.r.o.; they keep their original production programmes.
2008
    • Construction of additional assembly hall in our seat in Lanškroun was started in September, the total working area of the current building was doubled.
2009
    • The daughter company Komfi Europe was established in Holland, which from 1 January 2009 ensures marketing, sales and service of Komfi laminating machines in west-european countries.
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2014
    • Establishment of a branch office Komfi Sweden covering Swedish market.
2015
    • Establishment of a branch office Komfi Austria covering Austrian and Asian market.
    • Achieved the prestigious price “Family Company of the Year” in the Czech Republic.
2016
    • Added a new production hall at Komfi head office in Lanškroun with brand new state of the art production machines.
2017
    • Became Member of “Lanškroun Companies Association” supporting technical education for pupils and students of local elementary and high schools.
    • Listed among 100 biggest family companies by Forbes magazine in Czech Republic
2018
    • Listed among 22 Top suppliers for UV Coating / Varnishing machine 2018.
    • Listed among 100 biggest family companies by Forbes magazine in Czech Republic.
    • Investment in recreation area in Austria for Komfi employees.
2019
    • Establishment of a branch office Komfi USA.

Certificates & Awards

We won the award "Family Business of 2015"

Our company is mindful of environmentally friendly behavior not only in the development and production of a new product, but also in its subsequent operation at the end user. We train our employees to constantly increase their environmental awareness in accordance with the new standards ČSN EN ISO 14001: 2016.

 

One of the main goals of our company is to make our customers satisfied not only with the delivery of our products but also with the related services. Therefore, to meet the needs of our end users, is needed an excellent product and service quality to meet all their needs. One of the means to ensure flawless operation of the company is the quality system according to ISO 9001.

 

You can also find all certificates in different languages in download section.