AN OVERVIEW

The Czech company etampa-metra a.s. was founded in May 2015 as a joint venture between Swiss-based etampa AG and Metra Blansko a.s. from the Czech Republic. Like etampa, the part of the company brought into the joint venture by Metra Blansko specialises in processing sheet metal, producing high-quality metal housings, and is also a specialist in post-processing, surface treatment and final assembly. Hans Rudolf Haefeli is Chairman of the Board of Directors and majority shareholder of etampa-metra. He is also the owner, CEO and President of the Board of Directors of etampa. etampa-metra has been led since autumn 2015 by Dr. Vaclav Pavlovec. With many years of experience in the industry, he is an expert in both metal processing and manufacturing.

The company specialises in highly complex welded structures for metal housings and assemblies, which are used in mechanical and systems engineering. Since its foundation, the company has enjoyed a growing international customer base. Regular customers include manufacturers from sectors such as agriculture, monitoring and ticketing technology, containers and metering systems, machinery and consumer electronics based in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

The company stands out by uniting the entire production process under one roof. The complete housings are produced entirely in-house and never have to leave the production facility between the individual manufacturing steps. The plant in Blansko conducts all processing procedures, from laser cutting and welding of metal sheets to grinding and coating with powder or paint.

Thanks to constant investment in the joint venture, the company also offers sorting and processing services such as vibration finishing and flat honing for small parts, as well as conventional production.

etampa-metra currently employs just under 100 staff working in a multi-shift operation.