Czechoslovak Group (CSG) is a global industrial and technology group based in the heart of Europe, building on the heritage of Czechoslovak industry.
Czech entrepreneur Jaroslav Strnad founded Excalibur Army, a company trading in military material and equipment, the nucleus of the CSG group.
Excalibur Army has acquired its first production site, a former military repair facility in the Czech town of Přelouč.
The founder of the group expanded his business to Slovakia, where he took over the management of several defence industry companies.
Jaroslav Strnad took over the Czech company DAKO-CZ and expanded his business into the railway industry.
Jaroslav Strnad together with entrepreneur René Matera acquired the well-known Tatra trucks company and it recovered from the previous crisis within a short time.
Excalibur Army won the competition for the sale of military repair facility in Šternberk, which quickly became the most important manufacturer of military and special land systems in the Czech Republic.
The companies controlled by Jaroslav Strnad were incorporated into a holding structure, which initially bore the name Excalibur group.
The holding company was renamed Czechoslovak Group, abbreviated CSG, and has used this name ever since.
New companies were acquired to CSG: radar manufacturer RETIA, aircraft repair shop JOB AIR Technic and luxury watch manufacturer ELTON.
In addition to acquisitions of existing companies, a greenfield company was established: the military land systems manufacturer TATRA DEFENCE VEHICLE (abbreviated TDV).
The founder of the group Jaroslav Strnad handed over the ownership to his son Michal and went to work for the newly established holding CE Industries.
Within CSG, the CSG Aerospace division was established, incorporating radar manufacturers ELDIS and RETIA and air traffic control system developers CS Soft and ATRAK.
CSG acquires the first manufacturing company in Western Europe, buying ammunition manufacturer Fábrica de Municiones de Granada (FMG for short) from GDELS.
CSG acquired a majority stake in Fiocchi, the world's leading ammunition manufacturer with operations in Italy, the UK and the US, becoming a global group.
The key collaborators of the owner Michal Strnad at the level of holding management are members of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board. These are experienced professionals with many years of experience and international experience, who are usually also executive managers responsible for the area in charge. Get to know the key personalities who help the development of Czechoslovak Group.
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors
Director of Acquisitions
Investment Director - International Projects
CEO Fiocchi Munizioni
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