Case Studies


Contipro has been involved in research, development and biotechnological production of active ingredients for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries for over twenty five years. With excellent production quality and research facilities, Contipro is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hyaluronic acid and applications thereof. The company places strong emphasis on research with almost 40 % of its employees involved in R&D.


Elmarco is the industry’s first supplier of industrial scale nanofiber production equipment. Elmarco’s Nanospider™ equipment is designed for the production of all sorts of nanofibers. The product line ranges from laboratory equipment to industrial-scale, high-volume production equipment that delivers millions of square meters of cost-effective, uniform nanofiber webs. With over 180 field installations, Nanospider™ is the world leader in high performance nanofiber membrane production.

FEI Company

FEI Company designs, manufactures and supports the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers on the micro-, nano- and picometre scales. FEI’s origins in the Czech Republic date back to 1996, when Philips Electron Optics acquired a Czech company called Delmi, which was founded in 1993. In 1997, the firms became part of FEI Company. Continuously expanding its activities in the Czech Republic, FEI established one of its hubs in Brno (the others are in Hillsboro, Oregon, and Eindhoven, Netherlands) with 600 employees (approximately one-fifth of the company’s worldwide total), which currently is the largest electron microscope factory in the world.  The production site in Brno accounts for 60% of the company’s product revenues.

Fibertex Nonwovens a.s.

Fibertex Nonwovens, a.s. in Svitavy, Czech Republic, is a subsidiary of the Danish company Fibertex Nonwovens A/S, a market-leading manufacturer of needle-punch nonwovens for industrial and technical applications. Fibertex Nonwovens A/S entered the Czech market in 2004 with the acquisition of Vigona, a Czech nonwovens producer. Fibertex opened a new plant in the Czech Republic in the Paprsek industrial zone in 2005. The investment in the project totalled approximately EUR 32 million and continued in 2008, when Fibertex opened the second phase of the plant at a cost of roughly EUR 10 million. In 2014 Fibertex decided to invest EUR 24 million to build a new production facility and warehouses and to set up a new needle-punch production line.


TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING is a multi-national company established through the merger of the Czech company TESCAN, a leading global supplier of SEMs and focused ion-beam workstations, and the French company ORSAY PHYSICS, a world leader in customised focused ion-beam and electron-beam technology. Over the course of more than twenty years in existence, the TESCAN brand has built a formidable reputation for designing and manufacturing scanning electron microscopes and system solutions for micro- and nanotechnology and related applications.

Toray Textiles Central Europe s.r.o.

Toray Industries began its activities in the Czech Republic in 1997 by establishing Toray Textiles Central Europe s.r.o. (TTCE) with the purpose of opening a factory in Prostějov, where production began in 1999 following the initial investment of about EUR 30 million. As a global, integrated chemical group that fuses nanotechnology into its operations, Toray Group’s core technologies are organic synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry and biotechnology. The Czech branch of Toray specialises in technical textiles; major expansion allowed TTCE to build a new facility focused on waterless plates for printing, which is the first installation of this unique technology outside Japan. The total sum of investments reached approximately EUR 80 million. TTCE currently employs 360 people.

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