The foundation of the private company RATAJ® dates back to 1990 and as a purely Czech company is engaged in the production of axisless spiral conveyors for about 600 kinds of loose materials.
The founders Stanislav Rataj (father) and Ing. Stanislav Rataj (son) has developed the company in 30 years of activity, from a natural person through a limited liability company to the current joint stock company.
RATAJ a.s. With its 35 employees, it has a leading position in the Czech, Slovak and Polish markets in the production and supply of axisless spiral conveyors, and more than 5 000 pieces of conveyed conveyors work in 51 countries on 4 continents.
Establishment of a private company Stanislav Rataj (present member of the Board of Directors of RATAJ a.s.) engaged in the production and supply of technological units for agriculture. These deliveries also included SL-type spiral-free spiral conveyors. These conveyors are used to transport light bulk materials.
Establishment of a separate group of production of shaftless screw conveyors by Ing. Stanislav Rataj (current Chairman of the Board of Directors). Beginning of supply to Czech market with light type conveyor robust type RL.
Establishment of RATAJ s.r.o. and reach to the leader position with supplying and production light and robust type of conveyor.
Introduction of a quality system meeting the requirements of ČSN EN ISO 9002 and since 2003 according to ČSN EN ISO 9001:2001. Since this period, there has been a significant increase in exports of conveyors manufactured by RATAJ s.r.o. not only to Europe, but also to Africa, America and Asia.
Establishment of RATAJ SK s.r.o. Opening of stock at Slovakia and start production of conveyors for Slovakia.
Opening of RATAJ s.r.o. in Poland. The Polish market is gradually becoming the largest export market. Total exports exceed 40 % of all conveyors produced. Commencement of construction of a production facility on a plot of 17 500 m2 and completion of a warehouse and production hall on a total area of 1 200 m2.
Commencement of production of conveyors in a new production hall and opening of a warehouse for spirals, pipes and electric gearboxes. A significant increase in the supply of shaftless spiral conveyors to the heating industry, especially in the Czech Republic.
Purchase of CNC technology for cutting materials using a high-pressure stream. Export exceeded the limit of 50 % of the conveyors produced. Based on the implemented supplies to Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia a dealership of the RATAJ Company for the Baltic countries with headquarters in Lithuania is being prepared. The RATAJ s.r.o. Company became a member of the Heat Generation Association of the Czech Republic.
Transformation of RATAJ s.r.o. to the RATAJ a.s. Corporation. Participation in international fairs in Germany, England, Lithuania and Japan. During participation at the engineering fair in Japan (Osaka), a contract for exclusive representation of the RATAJ company in Japan was concluded.
Opening of RATAJ a.s. representation in Italy.
Start of construction of office building and parking. Implementation of K2 information system and transition to electronic order processing. Delivery of conveyors to new territories, including participation in trade fairs in the United Arab Emirates and Bulgaria. Development and delivery of the largest axisless spiral with a diameter of 800 mm.
20 years of RATAJ a.s. activity. Start of operation of the office building, training center and parking lot with the participation of the most important customers and suppliers of RATAJ a.s. Grant of the first patent to RATAJ a.s. for axial coil cooler of bulk materials. Production of unique robust axisless spirals with variable pitch.
Foundation of RATAJ POLSKA Sp. z o.o. Poland and ensuring leadership in delivering of shaftless screw conveyors in Poland. The growing number of conveyors in Germany is the result of the newly created RATAJ a.s. in Germany.
Receiving a prestigious award for own production - CZECH MADE brand (Czech quality). Development and delivery of 600 mm diameter hard metal screw.
Commencement of production of composite screw conveyors, hard metal screw segments and anti-abrasiv insert filling at pipelines of conveyors. Development of conveyors for pelets and coal for automatic biolers.
Commencement of production of spare screw for biogas stations.
25 years of operation of RATAJ a.s. on the market.
Develompment of robust plastic screw and bring to market.
Purchase of CNC table shears.
30 years of operation of RATAJ a.s. on the market.