The tradition of the Blaj family company reaches back half a century. In 1966, Anton Blaj, an electric engineer, set out to manufacture bolts. In the mid-1990s he launched the sole proprietorship ANTON BLAJ, s. p., and expanded the production of standard bolts from the local market to the international market
Our company continued to manufacture standard bolts under other brand names, for wholesalers and end customers, and in the process acquired valuable experience and know-how. The transition into the new millennium was marked by major investment in technology, equipment and training of staff. We set up a new quality strategy. At the same time, we obtained the AD 2000 Merkblatt certificate and achieved a breakthrough in the production of high-end bolts.
In the following years, we purchased a tensile testing machine, set up an in-house laboratory and started to issue certificates. In cooperation with research organisations, we renovated our hot forging bolt production process and actively entered the market of custom-made bolts and machinery construction. In 2013, one of our major customers honoured us with a quality award.
A year later, we reincorporated as a limited liability company and Anton’s daughter Petra, Master of Economics, took over as manager. This period was also marked by a number of investments in automation, robotic process automation, control equipment and staff training – in line with our vision to become a leading European manufacturer of special, dynamic load carrying fasteners.