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The RAVEN Group consists of joint-stoch company RAVEN a.s. with subsidiaries RAVEN CZ a.s., RAVEN PL Sp. z o. o. and RAVEN Hungary Kft., and is currently one of the most important sellers of metallurgical material within the Visegrad Group. The RAVEN Group with its 750 employees achieves annual turnover of 300 mil. €.

High quality goods at reasonable prices, reliability and services provided by modern well-equipped service centres set. RAVEN Group companies apart as sought-after suppliers. The basic philosophy of the RAVEN Group is to provide its customers with the widest possible range of metallurgical materials and to continue building a strong brand and maintain strong relationships with its customers.

Quality of provided services is demonstrated by several certificates the RAVEN Group has obtained for implementation and maintenance of the integrated management system (according to ISO - quality, environment and occupational safety). RAVEN a.s. is also certified for welding processes pursuant to the standard STN EN ISO 3834:2 for welding of steel assemblies and welding of concrete reinforcement.

 

HISTORY

The foundation of the Raven group is bound to 1993, when the Slovak shareholder established the joint stock company Raven a.s in Považská Bystrica. This period was characterized by turbulent legislative, political and social changes.

 

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  • Foundation of joint-stock company RAVEN in Považská Bystrica.
  • Opening of the first wholesale warehouse in Považská Bystrica.
  • Opening of the wholesale warehouse in Bratislava – Turbínova street.
  • Opening of the wholesale warehouse in Košice.
  • Opening of the wholesale warehouse in Banská Bystrica.
  • Opening of a new modern construction materials warehouse in Považské Podhradie.
  • The company RAVEN a.s. became the biggest seller of metallurgical material in Slovakia.
  • Opening a new modern wholesale warehouse in Bratislava – Vajnory.
  • Company was awarded "SLOVAK GOLD" Certificate N° 19/2000 for "Wholesale and retail trade with metallurgical goods."
  • Foundation of subsidiary RAVEN CZ a.s. in the Czech Republic.
  • Opening of a new modern wholesale warehouse in Hradec Králové.
  • Company obtained certificate ISO 9002:1996 from the esteemed company SCS International.
  • Company RAVEN a.s re-certified its quality system in compliance with ISO 9001:2000.
  • Certification of the integrated quality system pursuant to standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and BSI OHSAS 18001.
  • Company was awarded "SLOVAK GOLD" Certificate No. 17/2004.
  • Opening of a new wholesale warehouse in Považská Bystrica on the premises of former Považské strojárne machinery plant.
  • Opening of a new modern service centre for processing of reinforcing steel, cutting of beams to exact lengths, cutting and shape cutting of sheets.
  • Successful certification of quality system, extension of certificates' validity for the manufacture of steel components.
  • Opening of a new modern warehouse in Brno.
  • Expansion of services of the service centre in Považská Bystrica by rebar cage fabrication.
  • Expansion of services in shape cutting from sheets by plasma.
  • Increase in capacities for the processing of reinforcing steel.
  • Expansion of services by the offer of shearing of of hot- and cold-rolled sheets.
  • Expansion of services offered by tying of the reinforcing steel.
  • Opening of centres for reinforcing steel processing in Bratislava and Košice.
  • Successful re-certification of the integrated quality system pursuant to standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and BSI OHSAS 18001.
  • Company was awarded "SLOVAK GOLD" Certificate N0 01/2009.
  • Expansion of the services offered by the manufacture of continuous stirrups.
  • Establishment of an organisational branch in Katowice, Poland.
  • Foundation of the subsidiary RAVEN PL Sp. z o. o. with registered office in Katowice with sales offices in Katowice and Krakow.
  • Certification of the SPIREX production at Service Division.
  • Opening of the wholesale warehouse in Ostrava.
  • Substantial investment into the expansion of machine park for currently offered technologies of oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting and press brake bending.
  • Opening of the wholesale warehouse in Gliwice.
  • Capacities for the processing of reinforcing steel  were expanded in the Czech Republic  in 2012 by the bending plant in Strančice near Prague.
  • Seccessful re-certification of integrated quality system pursuant to standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 a BSI OHSAS 18001.
  • Certification pursuant to STN EN ISO 3834:4 for welding of the concret reinforcement.
  • Services are expanded by the production of welded assemblies for the engineering industry pursuant to he standard ISO 3834 - 2.
  • Opening of premises in Trebišov.
  • Services offered were expanded by shearing of pickled sheets.
  • Expansion of the RAVEN brand to the Hungarian market through a newly founded subsidiary RAVEN Hungary Kft.
  • Expansion of services by chip machining of metals on horizontal CNC drilling machines.
  • Re-certification of the company RAVEN PL Sp. z o. o. pursuant to the standard ISO 9001:2015.

 

   

  

The opening of the first Wholesale warehouse in Považská Bystrica was followed by an expansion of the network of new warehouses in Slovakia, namely in Bratislava, Košice and Banská Bystrica. The company RAVEN a.s. extended its business portfolio, consisting of a wide range of metallurgical material, by the sale of construction material in Považská Bystrica.

 

The RAVEN brand came to  the Czech market with metallurgical products in 2002, by establishing a subsidiary - RAVEN CZ a.s., located in Hradec Králové. The first wholesale warehouse was opened in 2006 in Brno, followed by a new wholesale warehouse in Ostrava opened in March 2011. Capacities for the processing of reinforcing steel were expanded in the Czech Republic in 2012 by the bending plant in Strančice near Prague. 

 

RAVEN a.s. entered the Polishmarket in 2010 through its organisational branch. Consequently, a new subsidiary named RAVEN PL Sp. z o. o. was founded in 2011 and offers a rich supply of metallurgical products from the new wholesale warehouse situated in Gliwice. 

The year 2005 was marked by the expansion of the RAVEN brand to the Hungarian market through its newly formed subsidiary RAVEN Hungary Kft. Wholesale warehouse with metallurgical material located in Sóskút brings a wide range of metallurgical material to Hungarian customers..