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Milestones

1997 – The company is founded under the name Hungaria víno s.r.o. with registered capital of CZK 100,000. The company’s subject of business is brokering activity in the area of trade, the purchase of goods for their resale, and the sale of goods.

 

1998 – The company specialises in brokering activity in the area of trade and wine imports. The company establishes cooperation with Czech viticulture fi rms and sells wine, for example, to the firms Družstevní vinné sklepy Hodonín, spol. s r.o., České vinařské závody a.s., Vinium a.s. and others. In this period the company leases a small space from the company Vinova Mutěnice, a.s. with an area of 200 m2.

 

1999 – Thanks to growing profi ts and business, the company hires more people and also commences discussions on possible expansion. In this period the company has seven employees.

 

2000 – The company Hungaria víno, s.r.o. purchases a 100% share of Vinova Mutěnice, a.s., which is where the company is currently located, including two original buildings.

 

2001 – The company is renamed Vinařství Mutěnice, s.r.o. and the subject of business activities is expanded to the production of wine and sparkling wines, the bottling of beverages, processing and packaging fruit, vegetables and grapes, including products made from them, and agriculture, including the sale of unprocessed agricultural products, for the purpose of their processing or further sale. The company leases 21 ha of vineyards and invests in a PET bottle fi lling and packaging line.

 

2002 – The next wave of business activity expansion includes brokering trade, wholesale trade, specialised retail trade, the production of beverages, packaging activities, testing, measuring and analyses, the storage of goods and the handling of cargo. The company invests in a chemical laboratory and increases the number of employees to twelve.

 

2003 – The company continues to invest, acquiring a bottling line for 0.75 l and 1 l glass bottles. Vinařství Mutěnice, s.r.o. establishes cooperation with the retail chains SPAR Česká obchodní společnost s.r.o., Kaufl and Česká republika v.o.s. and GLOBUS, spol. s r.o. The number of employees grows to twenty.

 

2004 – The company purchases a Tetra Pak filling line. The workforce grows to 29 thanks to rising sales and the acquisition of new customers. The company expands the cultivation of its own grapes.

 

2005 – The number of employees increases from 29 to 72 as a result of growing production. The company leases space in nearby Hodonín and begins to operate the Malvázie wine shop. The subject of business activities is expanded to include the manufacturing of plastic and rubber products.

 

2006 – The year marks the completion of construction of a transformer station and low voltage lines, a PET bottle production hall, a palleting hall with intermediary storage, and a service road with an area 1,300 m2. Investments are expanded to include the purchase of vineyards, forklifts and tractors.

 

2007 – After the death of one of the partners, his share is divided between his wife and children, including Rita Tamás, who remains a company owner to this day.

 

2008 – The company with 136 ha of vineyards in Mutěnice and elsewhere, begins the construction of office buildings with an area of 52 m2 and a palleting warehouse with an area of 608 m2.

 

2009 – As part of the decision to expand sales of products in PET containers, the company invests in a PET bottle blowing machine.

 

2010 – The company’s equity capital is increased from CZK 100,000 to CZK 2,400,000. The company is awarded ISO 9001:2008 and HACCP certification, and the workforce in this period is 120 employees. The subject of business activities is production, trade and services not listed in annexes 1-3 of the Trade Law.

 

2011 – The company faces serious problems; the number of employees drops to 109.

 

2012 – A strategic investor, Total Import s.r.o., arrives. Vineyards are partially divided between the new company Mutěnická Vinohradnická s.r.o. and Neoklas, a.s.

 

2013 – Equity capital is increased to CZK 37,400,000 at the beginning of the year. Debts are paid, the certified HACCP system and SO 9001:2008 are implemented, operational fi nancing is resolved, the workforce is reduced to 50 employees, building econstruction is performed, new technology is purchased (an automatic diatomaceous earth filter, pneumatic grape press, automatic stainless vinificators, automatic cross-fl ow filter and (micro-filtration), the facility passes new approval inspections and supply contracts are signed with the multinational retail chains Makro Cash & Carry ČR, s.r.o., Tesco Stores ČR, a.s. and Billa s.r.o. in Slovakia. New wine control systems are introduced, immediately improving the quality of the wine, which is confi rmed by subsequent inspections by the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority. A company shop is opened at company headquarters. Registered capital is increased over several months to CZK 61,160,000.

 

2014 – The company participates in the Víno & Delikatesy trade fair in Prague and the Vinex trade fair in Brno; the company releases St. Martin wine for the fi rst time, as well as many other new collections. The number of products supplied to retail chains increases: more than 100 EAN codes are supplied to seven retail chains. The winery employs more than sixty people. The owner Total Import s.r.o changes to Moravská vinařská společnost, s.r.o. at the end of 2014.