The beginnings of industrial production in the area of today's factory date back to 1896, when one of the first steam mills in the then monarchy was put into operation here. In the second part of the building, which had a different owner at the time, there was first a brickyard and then a company that produced cutlery in the 1920s, when the metal was sprayed into plastic and the razors were sprayed at the same time.
The development of the current production program took place in 1964. At that time, it began in the Brno national company TESLA under the ideological leadership of prof. Armina Delonga production of electron microscopes. It must be stated that at that time, as well as at present, Czech science was at the forefront of world development in this area. In the same period, the production of vacuum sources for both scanning and translucent electron microscopes was started in our country. The era of production of rotary oil pumps, diffusion pumps, separation and aeration valves and other components necessary for the production of electron microscopes began. In 1992, the chotutical plant of the state enterprise LABORATORNÍ PŘÍSTROJE PRAHA was transformed into a joint-stock company LAVAT and subsequently privatized. Since then, the qualified majority of the company's shares have been owned by the company's management and they are striving, according to their abilities and possibilities, for its further development.
In 1996, we began to develop very intensively our cooperation with the world market leader in the field of electron microscopes, FEI ELECTRON OPTICS. During the developing cooperation, we have become an important partner of this company. At present, our company manufactures a comprehensive range of vacuum equipment and components and, in addition to deliveries to the Czech market, exports its products to 35 countries around the world. LAVAT a. S. Has a team of experienced experts, ensuring constant innovations and development of its own production program with quality technological and instrumentation. The company LAVAT a.s. has been certified in accordance with the requirements of ČSN EN ISO 9001 since 2009. In 2013, LAVAT a.s. certified integrated IMS management system consisting of ČSN EN ISO 9001; ČSN EN ISO 14001; ISO 45001 and ISO 27001.
At present, we manage to ensure a constant increase in the marketability of our products. However, this successful statement raises an increasing need for investment. And not only in machines and technologies, but also in the qualification of co-workers. We try to pay for most investments from our own resources, so we need to focus on obtaining them.