Having more than 125 years´ experience, STROJÍRNY POLDI, a.s. is one of the oldest Engineering and Machining companies in the world. STROJÍRNY POLDI, a.s. is the sole manufacturer of crankshafts in the Czech Republic and within our business sectors of Crankshafts, Rolls and Tools we are one of the major manufactures in Europe. Our Company history dates back to 1889, with our headoffice and production facilities still located in Kladno, near Prague.
More than 80% of our production is exported to International markets across four continents.
Karl Wittgenstein establishes the Poldi Steel Mill in Kladno which he named after his wife Leopoldine.
Production is starting in the first mechanical Engineering shop of Poldi Works – „the spring shop“.
First registered trademark of “POLDI”.
The second mechanical engineering shop – “the machining shop for bullets”, is established.
The production of the first crankshafts for ship engines starts in the finishing department.
The Tool shop is being established.
Automotive crankshafts start to be manufactured (e.g. for the Austro-Daimler, Daimler Benz and Saurer).
Poldi starts the manufacturing of crankshafts for airplanes (first delivery was for the German designer and aviator Hans Grade).
Registering of the trademark POLDI, as it is known until today.
First signs of production of rolls for cold rolling mills.
Crankshaft delivery for “the Blitzen Benz", the automobile that attained a world speed record at that time.
Start of the serial production of crankshafts.
The Junkers W-33 “Bremen”, the first airplane that directly crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to America, is being equipped with a crankshaft from POLDI Works.
The mechanical engineering plant delivers dollies with which the entire Harbor Bridge in Sydney – the largest single-arc steel bridge in the world at that time – is being riveted.
POLDI drilling rigs are being supplied to the deepest oil-well in the world at that time (Romania, 2760 m).
Poldi Works exports products now to 39 countries worldwide.
As a consequence of nationalization of key industries, Poldi works becomes part of a newly established national enterprise - United Steelworks.
In this period, the serial production of crankshafts for domestic needs begins. The country´s political orientation results in braking commercial relations with the so-called “capitalistic countries”, thereby reducing exports to only socialist countries.
First deliveries of crankshafts to ZETOR Company, Czech Republic.
The production of crankshaft is now exceeding 6000 units annually. Crankshafts are now also built for Farming Tractors, Automotive and also military vehicle engines.
The annual volume of the crankshaft production at POLDI-United Steelworks exeeds 90.000 pieces. A significant share of this figure is the serial production of tractor crankshafts for ÚŘ III and crankshafts for stationary and railway engines.
The BUREAU VERITAS BV MODE II Scheme is obtained.
The former POLDI, a. s., spun off STROJÍRNY POLDI as one of its subsidiaries in which it had 100% share at the beginning. Through the sales of shares of these subsidiaries, it partly settled its debts.
On September 30th, STROJÍRNY POLDI, spol. s r.o. is registered in the commercial register. The product range includes now twelve different types of crankshafts.
In the same year, the first exports of crankshafts to Finland are being delivered.
STROJÍRNY POLDI is privatized and now separate from POLDI, a.s.
The Prague branch of the RW TÜV Essen, Germany awards STROJÍRNY POLDI with EN ISO 9001:2008 certificate.
First deliveries of crankshafts to Switzerland.
First deliveries of crankshafts to Denmark and Norway.
First deliveries of crankshafts to the South American continent.
Revenues from export exceeds domestic deliveries for the first time.
First deliveries of crankshafts to Sweden.
STROJÍRNY POLDI acquires ČSN EN ISO 14001:1997 certificate from CERT-ACO Kladno.
Start of deliveries of Rolls for cold rolling mills to South Africa.
The product range includes 60 different types of crankshafts.
Sales of the Crankshafts Division products achieves the best result in the ten years of STROJÍRNY POLDI´s existence.
First deliveries of crankshafts to the USA.
Jet Investment group becomes the new majority owner of STROJÍRNY POLDI, spol. s r.o., which is then being converted to a join-stock company in the middle of the year.
Company turnover exceeds 1 billion CZK.
ISO/TS 16949:2009 Certificate is obtained.
Founding and expansion of the new product segment “CNC machining” for international markets.
Investment into a new multi-functional CNC machining-center of company WFL Millturn. Extended opportunities now for cost-effective prototypes and small series for the markets of Automotive, Aerospace, Railway and Energy industries.
Launch of the new company Logo of STROJÍRNY POLDI, a.s.