History of the company
Matador was first used as a company name in 1905. The first CEO was Július Marburg, who would be proud today that MATADOR employs thousands of people not only in Slovakia.
1928 Early beginnings
The creation and development of the company – during this period there were important negotiations to build a new factory for the Škoda Works Pilsen joint stock company.
1929 Beginnings of construction
After a suspension in construction during the years of the Great Depression, building continued under the influence of the growing danger from German fascism.
1996 Name changed to MATADOR MACHINERY
From 2001, the company developed its activities under the commercial name MACHINERY, a. s.
1945 Destruction of the factory
At the end of World War II, the factory was completely destroyed; a new factory, Škoda Dubnica state company, was built from the ruins.
1973 Beginnings of production for the tyre industry
Counting data from the year 1988, ZŤS was among the largest arms manufacturers in the whole of Czechoslovakia.
1990 Change of manufacturing programme After the revolution the ZVS company closed, and the company ZVS, š. p. was founded, which manufactured civil medical equipment, products for mechanical and consumer industry, and special equipment products. During this period it began to be held that arms manufacturing is unethical, which had a major effect on ZŤS a ZVS
1995 Creation of Matador ZTS
On the basis of an agreement between founders Matador, a. s. Púchov and ZTS, š.p. Dubnica a founding contract was signed. A new joint stock company Matador – ZTS Dubnica nad Váhom was established.
1998 End of arms manufacturing
During the years 1992-1998 arms manufacturing was completely stopped. The company evaluated its possibilities and created a new manufacturing program. In ZŤS and ZVS there were created independent organizational units, divisions, plants, centres and economic centres.
2004 MATADOR Automotive
The company became the 4th pillar of the Matador, a.s. group and changed its commercial name to MATADOR Automotive, a.s
2008 Takeover of Matador Automotive Bratislava
The company extended its portfolio of production when it took over the production and commercial activities of the Matador Automotive Bratislava, a.s. company, which at the time mostly manufactured dies for the automotive industry.
2010 Matador industries, a.s.
The character of production is oriented on supply for the automotive industry and production in segments of die-tools, general mechanical engineering and solutions in the area of industrial automation; on 29.12.2010 the company changed its name to Matador industries, a.s.