TATRA METALURGIE is the direct successor of companies Tafonco a.s. and Taforge a.s. and thus the successor with long tradition of casting and forging production in Kopřivnice, which is for a whole time connected with the production of vehicles - at beginning carriages, railway wagons through to the production of automobiles and trucks. Historical Roots of production are since the middle of 19th century, when Ignác Šustala began in Kopřivnice (Nesselsdorf) production of carriages and buggies and thereby started creation of TATRA automobile factory, the third oldest in the world and the oldest in Central Europe.
Historical milestones of TATRA METALURGIE a.s.
2016 Mergers of companies Tafonco a.s. and Taforge a.s..
2012 Certificate for supplier to Czech Railways (Taforge a.s.).
2008 Certificate of Environmental Management System ISO 14001: 2004 (Tafonco a.s.).
2004 Certificate of Q-M System ISO 9001: 2000 and ISO TS 16949: 2002 (Taforge a.s.).
2002 Renaming of foundry to Tafonco a.s. and forging shop to Taforge a.s.
2001 Change the method of melting on cupola furnaces.
1997 Quality management system certification DIN ISO 9002 (forging shop).
1995 Establishing the companies Slévárna TATRA spol. s r.o. and Kovárna TATRA spol. s r.o..
1994 Quality management system certification DIN ISO 9001 (foundry).
1983 Production of iron castings (spheroidal graphite).
1972 Opening of the current foundry.
1960 Opening of the current aluminum foundry and forging shop.
1943 New age of forging (complex shape, one heating, one machine and die).
1931 The first production of steel casting.
1911 Opening of gray iron foundry.
1904 At the place of the original wagon factory was built new forging shop.
1891 Forging shop was supplemented by brass foundry.
1887 Wagon factory for forging of large components on the steam hammers (Nesseldorfer Wagenbaufabrik - Kopřivnická vagónka), which 10 years later produced the first car with a combustion engine in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy called Präsident).
1860 Turning shop with fist small foundry – foundry beginning in Kopřivnice
1853 First small forge – forging beginning in Kopřivnice počátek kovárenství v Kopřivnici
1850 Entrepreneur Ignác Šustala began to produce carriages and buggies