An introduction of the VIVA forging company

Who we are

We are a leading Czech industrial forging company founded in 1992 which follows up on the traditions of the Bata forging company which was founded in 1932. We specialize in the production of closed die forgings made of alloyed, microalloyed, carbon and construction steel, including security parts.

Our strategy is based on working with leading European and global companies, with which we build stable and long-term partnerships. We currently have over 500 employees and are among the 5 best employers in the Czech Republic within our category.

What we do

We produce closed die forgings from steel with a good quality/cost ratio. Our products include forgings prepared with high precision and with complex geometry, in small as well as large series, made of standardized as well as special materials. The core of our production is dedicated to the complete preparation of forgings for 4 areas: cars, trucks and utility vehicles, handling technology and hydraulic motors. Some of our production is intended for railways, agriculture, engineering etc.

We provide our customers with complete service for the delivery of closed die forgings – development and construction of a sample forging, its production, finalization – cutting and finishing as well as logistical services. Our current production capacity is 30 thousand tons per year (about 10 million pieces of forgings per year). The development of a new product usually takes 8-12 weeks. The whole production process is meticulously monitored based on the requirements of IATF 16949, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 and our technology is environmentally friendly.

Milestones of the VIVA forging company

1932
The creation of a forging company which was then part of the Bata shoemaking concern. After its nationalization it becomes the ZPS production plant.
1992
Foundation of the VIVA forging company in Zlín, which follows up on the tradition of the original Bata forging company.
1993-1998
Our first foreign customers. We begin designing products in 3D – CAD and CAM, significantly expand production, purchase CNC machines and are awarded the CSN EN ISO 9002 quality certificate.
1998-2002
We invest into modernization of our production, secure an important contract with Linde and now have over 100 employees.
2003-2005
We launch the production of forgings for the automotive industry, obtain a contract with the ZF concern and build a physics laboratory for measuring and monitoring products.
2005-2008
The beginning of our collaboration with SCANIA, we also launch several new production lines and have over 250 employees.
2009
Production drops by 50 % due to the economic crisis.
2010-2015
We quickly recover from the crisis, purchase a new production hall and purchase our subsidiary – the ALPER forging company. We also make massive investments into production capacities and conclude a contract with Bosch; we now have over 400 employees.
2016-2018
Our capacities suffice for a further growth of about 25%. We invest into cutting and machining of forgings and prepare a project for a new machining and tool center. Our revenue exceeds 1.0 billion CZK.

Company development

We believe that hard numbers are the best proof of the stability and gradual development of our company:

Viva forging company Revenue 2005-2017

 revenue in thousands of CZK

Viva forging company Performance 2005-2017

 tons of sold forgings

We support

We consider it a natural thing that our success in business obliges us to help where needed. That is why we provide long-term support to selected institutions and projects from the area of culture, the arts, education in crafts as well as free-time activities of children.

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