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Czech companies participate in the SOFEX exhibition in Jordan

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Twelve of Czech companies participated in this year's SOFEX - The Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference. Participation of most of the companies was co-financed from EU structural funds (Operational Programme Enterprises and Innovation).

This year’s participation of the Czech companies was biggest in the history of the fair. The following companies opened up their stalls at the exhibition: AvecChem, Czech Zbrojovka, Euro Security Products, Lanex Bolatice, Lemax, Novitex Fashion Optokon, VOP, Zeveta Ammunition, Singing Rock, FOSAN and Real Trade. The representatives of theCzech Trade Agency were also present.

During the fair, the exhibitors held number of meetings with business partners from Jordan and from around the Middle East. His Royal Highness Prince Faysal Ibn Hussain, the advisor to the chief of staff of the JAF, also visited the Czech exposition.



H.E. The Ambassador of the Czech Republic and HRH Princ Faysal visiting the Czech exhibition at SOFEX


A reception was held at the residence of theAmbassador of theRepublic, which was attended by a number of existing and potential business partners of the Czech exhibitors as well as by therepresentatives of theJordanian armed forces and the government officials.



SOFEX 2012 – List of Czech companies:


1. Avec Chem


AVEC CHEM, specializes in the development and production of respiratory protective devices and air and water-treatment equipment

Products include:

 - respiratory filters

 - collective filters

 - protective equipment

 - water treatment and air purifying equipment and apparatuses.

2. Česká Zbrojovka


Česká zbrojovka a.s., Uherský Brod is a long standing manufacturer of small arms. The original orientation of the company was to produce military small arms, but over time the product range was expanded with products for civilian use both for sports and hunt shooting.

Česká Zbrojovka permanently increases the volume of its production, while expanding its assortment of small arms - both individual product types and modifications. The prominent feature of firearms made by Česká Zbrojovka is their quality, long-run reliability and accuracy. These features bring a lasting interest to the purchase and use of these products. At present, Česká Zbrojovka represents one of the biggest small arms producers in the world, based on sales to about 100 countries around the world.

3. Euro Security Products


Manufacturer of  expandable batons, classical batons, pepper sprays & spray flashlights, stun guns, tonfas, textile disposable, handcuffs, accessories for firearms, flashlights, impact resistant, police shield, targets, courses esp, holders & holsters, belts, safety panoramic mirrors, door-viewers.

4. Lanex Bolatice


A reliable business partner. The You can be sure company slogan captures the very gist of our relationship with the customers. The tradition of production of textile ropes in Bolatice dates back to 1949. The LANEX brand has been expanding successfully since the nineties of the 20th century. We bring technologically advanced products from different fields of technical textiles. From flexible intermediate bulk containers to flexitanks, from high-tenacity polypropylene fibres to fibres for artificial lawns, from marine ropes to mountaineering or rescue ropes. We orientate ourselves to specialization, alcove markets, prompt deliveries to measure and in due time.

5. Lemax


Manufacturer of searchlights, flashlights and work and utility lights.

6. Novitex Fashion


NOVITEX Fashion specializes at providing complete solutions in the area of textile industry to its customers from many countries of all inhabited world continents. We supply high quality products of these categories:

•             Fashion fabrics

•             Uniform and special intention fabrics

•             Technical textiles

•             Garments for wide public and special target groups

•             Fibers and other materials for the production of woven and non-woven textiles

•             Machinery for textile and garment industry

•             Shoes

•             Market research and elaboration of development / productional / marketing solutions in the area of textile industry

7. Optokon


OPTOKON, a.s. is a leading global organization providing connectivity and infrastructure solutions for organizations of all sizes. OPTOKON, an ISO 9000 approved company provides complete networking solutions unrivalled within the industry today. OPTOKON was founded in 1991 with its headquarters in Jihlava in the Czech Republic.

8. VOP 026


OP-026 Šternberk, s.p. is a company operating in the field of defence equipment, engineering production, testing and research & development.

 We are based in five professionally specialized sites. These are Šternberk, Nový Jičín, Slavičín, Vyškov and Brno.

 The Šternberk and Nový Jičín sites are involved chiefly in repairing defence equipment and engineering production. The Slavičín site specializes in development and production of weapons and ammunition and related services. The Vyškov site comprises ground forces specialized test sites and associated R&D centre. The Brno site is focused on the research & development of electronic warfare, camouflaging, NBC defence etc.

 In total the VOP-026 Šternbek, s.p. payroll includes in excess of 1,400 staff who can offer a wide range of professional services in the above-mentioned areas.

9. Zeveta Ammunition


Manufacturer and provider of signal and illumination munition, hand grenades, reactive anti-tank grenades, smoke protection of equipment and personnel, riot control flash and sound grenades, detonators, FLARE, CHAFF, production of pyrotechnics, trstiny, production of civilian pyrotechnics, demilitarization, ecological disposal of munition.

10. Singing Rock


Two Czech climbers and a Belgian salesman founded Singing Rock back in 1992. During first decade of production Singing Rock owners succeeded in setting up the up-to-date production with most modern machinery.

Harnesses and ropes are two main product groups that are helping to spread great reputation of Singing Rock throughout climbing community. In order to have complete range for almost every customer, Singing Rock also produces anchoring and belaying devices, carabiners, pulleys etc. Design team prepares prototypes, does careful pre-production testing with climbing gear and also with gear for caving, work at height, fire brigade and rescue activities.

11. Fosan


FOSAN is the body builder on the chassis of high-end quality ambulance cars and the other variable purpose vehicles. FOSAN's longstanding tradition in the car conversion manufacture is visible in every way of its creativity and it builds on local industrial tradition since 1960. FOSAN is specialized in the manufacture of ambulance cars, DRNR, valetudinarian, wounded and parturient woman transport vehicles, RLP cars.

All the superstructures are realized on the cars developed by prominent international Manufacturers assuring high quality of final product.

12. Real Trade


Stock company REAL TRADE PRAHA a.s. has been foundated on 3rd February 1998.

The main scope of the company activities were the realization of national and international trade with the military materials. Since the year 2000 is the company in the possesion of the "Permit for the realization of the international trade with the military materials“. At present the company is authorized to trade with the wide spectre of the military sortiments including arms, weapons, big caliber arms, ammunition, bombs, misiles, tank technics, toxicologic middles, aircrafts and helicopters and all spareparts for the mentioned technics.The permit includes the rights for the deliveries into 90 different countries on all continents.

13. Czech Trade


The Czech Trade Promotion Agency/CzechTrade was established by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic in May 1997.

Our main objective is to promote the internationalization of Czech companies by facilitating their cooperation links with foreign enterpreneurs.

Agency’s Headoffice is located in Prague. By the end of 2011, it operates 34 foreign offices in 39 countries worldwide. The network of the CzechTrade´s foreign offices provides practical assistance to Czech exporters abroad, and represents unique contribution to the promotion of the Czech exports.