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COMPANY VISIT

NIVEKO Impresses On Visit To New Factory

With a number of quality one-piece pools available in the UK, the Monopools produced by Czech Republic-based NIVEKO offer something a little different from the other brands. So when an invitation was received from Certikin International for SPN to discover more about the company and its products during a two-day visit to NIVEKO’s brand new factory, we jumped at the chance to see why the company has become such a success By Jon Wadeson

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t’s late March, still fairly cold and teams from some of the UK’s best known pool builders, best known wet leisure magazine and best known wet leisure company are landing at Vienna Airport. The group is lead by Certikin International’s Endless Summer Sales Manager David Steptoe and Sales Director Richard Way and we’re on our way to see Czech Republic-based pool manufacturer NIVEKO. Located in a small town called Uherský Brod in the south east of the country, NIVEKO is some 300 kilometres from the capital Prague, so Vienna offers the nearest main airport for anyone on the trade to visit. However a lengthy coach journey, which cuts through neighbouring Slovakia, is still required to reach the company’s brand new, purpose built factory. En route, we pass the company’s old premises, which is just a short drive away from the new location, meaning minimum disruption to the company’s 70 or so qualified employees. Arriving at lunchtime, we are welcomed by CEO Šimon Janča, along with Sales Director Jiří Zemek, UK Sales Manager Martin Machala and other staff. A superb lunch is accompanied by an overview of the company which was established over 25 years ago and which has been manufacturing swimming pools since 1995. Some eight years later, the company broadened its horizons and started to export pools across

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Western Europe and since then, hasn’t looked back. Having won the trust of customers from across Europe, it now installs around 450 pools every year. We learn it’s not just volume which the company prides itself on – through the use of using cutting-edge technologies, NIVEKO has systematically kept up with the latest trends and the brand has become synonymous with uncompromising, high-quality pools and each type that the company produces is explained in great detail by Martin Machala. After a short break, a tour around the factory follows and this for me is a real insight into why NIVEKO pools really are very different than other products within the one-piece sector. The company’s custombuilt pools combine the main advantages of one-piece pools with the best features of traditional concrete pools. The main benefits being a quick and easy installation, a pool delivered in one piece, an extensive portfolio that includes skimmer as well as overflow pools for more demanding customers plus perhaps most importantly, no limitations on the pool size or shape. NIVEKO achieve this ‘best of both worlds’ solution as their pool shells are made from a special, innovative material which has been custom-modified for the purpose of building pools and which represents the latest technology in the field. From designs, every part of the pool shell, including any integrated steps (and the company offer a variety of

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) June 2018  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) June 2018  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...