GRANITOL is the largest manufacturer of blown polyethylene films and PP strapping bands in the Czech Republic. However, the company's business activities extend far beyond the territory of the Czech Republic and deep into Central, Eastern, and Western Europe.
The product portfolio includes shrinkable palletising films, films for group packaging, films for the manufacture of boil-in bags, building films, cover films and sheets, films for the manufacture of hygienic disposables. Also Mikroten® HDPE films. LDPE and HDPE films also serve as intermediate products for the production of final products such as wrappers, big bags, bags, shirts, carrier bags, and sheets. Professional 10-colour printing is provided on our own flexographic printing machines. A specific production sector is represented by the extrusion of polypropylene (PP) strapping bands.
GRANITOL was first established in Moravský Beroun 120 years ago. In 1895 Moritz Hansel began the "Moravian mechanical weaving factory”, which dealt with the production of artificial leatherette based on nitrocellulose coatings. In 1910 GRANITOL was founded in the family factory, and further developed the production of artificial fabrics, waxed linen and artificial leather. In the first half of the 20th century GRANITOL gradually pursued the production of synthetic suede leather, blinds, floor coverings, leatherette, and fancy welded goods, including the production of hoses and tubes for vacuum cleaners and the production of backing products (PVC on paper and textiles).
Since 1967 GRANITOL has produced LDPE polyethylene films and in 1976 it also expanded its production of HDPE films which was given a bramd name Mikroten®.
After privatisation in 1995, the company "Granitol Union" became the majority owner. In 2004, the Slovak investment group SLOVINTEGRA a.s. became the majority owner. Since 2006, SLOVINTEGRA a.s. has been the 100% owner. In the same year, an extensive investment programme was launched, which aims to upgrade the mechanical equipment and expand the production capacity. In May 2014, the company BGA became the sole shareholder.
In order to provide products with higher added value and focus on increasingly challenging segments, the pace of investment has intensified since 2006. The latest investments are directed mainly to an increase in the production capacity of co-extruded (multilayer) films such as self-shrinkable palletising films (stretch hoods), shrinkable films for group packaging, films for the manufacture of hygienic disposables, and oxo-degradable films. Finally, the investments have also been directed to the expansion of the possibilities of on-line and off-line printing and other types of surface treatment of products.
The construction of a warehouse for finished products in 2007 was a major investment. The new logistics area is equipped with handling technology according to the latest trends (e.g. a sliding rack system) and sophisticated warehouse software.
At the turn of 2011-2012, over 120 million Czech crowns has been invested for the construction of a new production hall, meeting the demanding requirements for the right manufacturing practice and purchasing the technological equipment - a line for the production of films in widths over 2m and adhesive films and 8color printing machine with long rapport. In 2013, another line for the production of HDPE films was purchased.
These significant investment activities increase our production possibilities and expand our product range. In 2015 was purchased laminating machine for production of Laminated Films LAMITEN. A major competitive advantage is obtaining a Hygiene Management Certificate for production of food packages according to ČSN EN 15593:2008.
In 2016, major investments were initiated, at a cost of more than 140 million CZK. These also included, in addition to the construction of a new production hall that meets the demanding requirements for the production of food packaging foils, the acquisition of new lines for the production of multilayer foils and lines for foil refining. Part of the investment was the acquisition of a five-layer LDPE film blowing line, which was commissioned in early 2017. In the same year, a 10-colour printing machine was acquired.
As the largest manufacturer of blown polyethylene films and PP strapping bands in the Czech Republic and with its large array of machinery, GRANITOL provides a secure supply. It is a partner of many major national and international companies. In its portfolio of satisfied customers, the company has references in all sectors of industry, agriculture, and trade. In modern history, GRANITOL has several times been the holder of the "Package of the Year" prize, awarded by the "SYBA Czech Packaging Association".
GRANITOL has been engaged in the manufacture of blown PE films for more than 50 years. The firm’s long tradition of research and development of products has brought many well-known and quality brands to the attention of professionals and the general public: Mikroten®, Granoten®, Flexoten®, Sepaten®, Perfoten® or Hygiten®. In the production of PP bands, the Granoflex® brand is established on the market. The Mikroten® brand has become so famous that it has become a term used in colloquial language and has become synonymous with all HDPE films in Central Europe.
The prices of our products are competitive, and always guarantee the highest quality and offer added value in the form of additional services. The price-quality ratio is always in favour of GRANITOL in most competitions.
GRANITOL can guarantee absolutely reliable payment morals to its business partners. Even at a time when most manufacturing companies are struggling with the economic crisis, GRANITOL has no overdue liabilities.
High quality and the quality of our products and ancillary services have long been evaluated by customers as the company's strengths. All production passes through a multi-stage quality control process directly within the manufacturing process and the environment of our enterprise laboratories. Our products are certified, and not only in compliance with legal standards. Certificates of international manufacturers of packaging machinery are available for selected products. A separate chapter of the quality of GRANITOL products is represented by meeting the conditions of such demanding segments as the food industry and the production of sanitary products.
The quality of a business partner is no longer determined only by the quality of the product itself. Customers want also a quality of service. GRANITOL offers its customers added value in comprehensive logistics services (variability of transport solutions, consignment stores, bespoke packaging), high-end options for printing (professional printing on its own flexographic machines, pre-printing preparation, custom graphics studio), and in the area of the firm’s technological background.
The staff of the company includes, inter alia, a team of experienced technologists. GRANITOL is thus able to provide its customers with services in the form of technical and application advice directly in the manufacturing plants of our customers across Europe. Our team of developers will help the company to respond flexibly to new trends in the packaging industry.
With a capacity of 4300 pallet places, using technology to identify goods using bar codes, meeting the terms of hygiene management system in manufacture of packages for foodstuff ČSN EN 15593:2008 and modern handling facilities, GRANITOL provides its customers with an indisputable competitive advantage. The mass logistics facilities in the company allow the creation of safety stocks. So GRANITOL can respond flexibly to customer needs.
Continuous development and improvement are priorities for GRANITOL. Every year, considerable resources are invested in more modern and more powerful machinery. Great attention is also paid to new possibilities for the surface treatment of products (corona treatment, perforation, punching) and printing.
The product range is represented by thousands of items of LDPE and HDPE films, PP strapping bands, and final products of PE films (bags, carrier bags, sheets). According to requests from the customer, the product range is continuously expanded with new dimensions, products with specific features, and products with different doses of additives and engraining, surface finishes, and printing options.
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