History

HISTORY

Our company has been operating in the industrial gasket market since 1992. We are proud of our a rich history.

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History and milestones of POKORNÝ, spol s r.o. (Ltd) Company

1981

Founder of the company Ing. Zdeněk Pokorný was introduced to the Czechoslovak market as a sales representative of Union Carbide. His job was to market gasket material - expanded flexible graphite under the brand name UCAR GRAFOIL.

1991

Establishment of Pokorny, spol. s r.o. Company as a continuation of the representation of the American multinational Union Carbide - today GrafTech. Pokorny Company represents this company to this day.

1992

Pokorny Company took part for the first time at the International Engineering Fair in Brno.

1992

Pokorny Company became a representative of the Austrian company Teadit.

1998

The company has been awarded the ISO 9001: 2000 Quality Management Certificate.

2000

The company launched its first series of graphite gasket materials for the production of flat gaskets under the name POWER®graf.

2001

The company marketed its own series of expanded PTFE gasket materials under the name POWER®Flon These materials then became the foundation of many of the company's own products under the common name POWER®line.

2002

The company took over the Gutes cooperative in Hodonín, where production was subsequently relocated. The cooperative was in due course incorporated in Pokorny, spol. s r.o. Company.

2003

The company became a representative of the Rotork English company producing drives, transmissions and valve control systems.

2003

In addition to Rotork's representation, Pokorny Company also expanded to Russian-speaking markets this year - Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.

2005

In this year, the company moved to its own headquarters in Trnkova Street in Brno Líšeň. These premises have gradually became the logistics and manufacturing centre of the Company.

2005

In conjunction with its own headquarters, which allowed for wider activities, the Company expanded its operations to the Hungarian market.

2008

In this year, the Company expanded its activities by the POWER®torque division specializing in flange-related products and services:

  • Controlled tightening of flange joints
  • Manufacture of fasteners
  • Thread treatment with POWER®torque LF kote 450 dry lubricant

2008

In 2008, Pokorny Company received a certificate entitling it to deliver materials and products to primary zones of nuclear power plants.

2014

The POWER®torque division expanded its activities this year and transformed itself into a division called Flange Management. The division expanded by:

  • Training according to EN 1591-4
  • Professional seminars
  • Design solutions of problematic joints
  • Equalization

2016

The premises in Brno Líšeň Trnkova Street expanded incorporating a new logistics and production centre.

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