Company History

Company History

1985 – state enterprise Moravskoslezská vagónka Studénka founded the Lamino Střelná; production plant, which specializes in laminate parts for rolling stock;

1991 - FORM s.r.o. was established;

1994 - Lamino Střelná production plant was purchased, technologies applied were extended by RTM;

1995 – launch of vacuum moulded thermoplastics production;

1998 – purchase of a building in Horní Lidec that was reconstructed for administrative and business purposes;

1999 – reconstruction and completion of the heating and water system in Střelná;

2000 – commencement of work on the implementation of the quality management system according to ISO 9001:2000;

2002 – certification in accordance with ISO 9001:2000; reconstruction of the sanitary facilities and construction of the fitting shop in Střelná;

2003 – completion of the premises in Střelná (3 halls) with the support of the EU candidate program SAPARD, introduction of prepreg technology;

2004 – acquisition of certificate of supplier’s technical competence for Czech Railways;

2005 – building approval of the completed production facilities, start-up of paint shop operations, cooperation with the CzechInvest agency on the Supplier Development Project;

2006 – expansion of the inspection and measurement facilities, participation in the Supplier Development Program of the CzechInvest agency, successfully passed the final entrepreneurial examination according to the EFQM model;

2007 – vacuum moulding thermoplastics equipment from GEISS added to the facilities;

2008 – building approval of the storage of combustibles, signed a contract with the multinational company Bombardier;

2009 – obtained the certificate of supplier’s technical competence for Železniční společnost Slovensko, a.s (Slovakrail)

2010 – establishment of Activ Form a.s., work launched on obtaining subsidy from the EU

2011 -  purchase of production equipment within the scope of the Enterprise and Innovation Operation Program in the amount of 15 million CZK, which increased the production capacity of the company and streamlined its existing production scheme.

2012 – implementation of a project using EU funds, introduction of new IT/ICT for the development of the business processes of FORM s.r.o. with the objective of increasing productivity and streamlining business processes.  

2013 - reconstruction of the combustibles warehouse and roofing of the paved areas to increase the inter-operational storage areas, commissioning of electronic terminals for work removal and inventory recording

2014 - purchase of a vacuum press and a cross-cutting plotter, purchase of a heat recovery unit, start of the conversion of the boiler room into storage and production areas

2015 - completion of the first part of the conversion of the boiler house into a warehouse and work started on the second and third parts
of the conversion to warehouse and production areas, installation of camera and alarm security system, obtaining DIN 6701-2 bonding certification and ISO/TS 16949 management system certification

2016 - completion and approval of the conversion of the boiler room into a warehouse, storage and production areas, purchase of a welding table and a micro punch, insulation of the roof of the laminating plant building

2017 - Setting up a demonstration room in the attic of the combustibles warehouse for presentation purposes of the company's products and the technologies and processes used, commissioning and extension of the machine trimming on the KUKA robot

2018 - obtaining welding qualifications to meet the requirements of welding operations necessary
for welding certification. Welding for rolling stock according to EN 15085 - International Welding Technologist - IWT/EWT

2019 - performed audits and defended certificates according to the following standards: ČSN EN ISO 9001:2016, IATF 16949:2016, ČSN EN 15085-2:2008, DIN 6701-2 for the bonding process of railway vehicle parts of class A2, ČSN EN ISO 3834-2 for meeting higher quality requirements for welded parts

2020 - implementation of the project ,, Support for digital transformation of FORM s.r.o. " and the project "Extension of the development and innovation capacity of FORM s.r.o. "

2021 - 2022 - audits and certificates according to the following standards were performed: ČSN EN ISO 9001:2016, IATF 16949:2016, ČSN EN 15085-2:2008, DIN 6701-2 for the process of bonding of railway vehicle parts of class A2, ČSN EN ISO 3834-2 for meeting higher requirements for the quality of welded parts

2023 - Recertification audit according to EN 15085-2 and simultaneous control audits of ČSN EN 15085-2 and ČSN ISO 3834-2. Obtaining the TISAX safety management system certificate.