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.
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