About company

We are one of the leading suppliers of bandsaw blades in the world. We cooperate with the largest wood processing companies not only in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, but also in 40 countries around the world, where 65% of our production goes.

In our business, we uphold traditional values such as reliability, trustworthiness and fairness to employees and customers.

Approximately one thousand bandsaw blades of various sizes leave our production hall in Sazovice every day.

In 2021, the company’s annual turnover exceeded CZK 100 million. In 2022, the company wants to reach a turnover of CZK 200 million.

We focus on our own development and innovation of production technologies, in which we regularly invest amounts exceeding CZK 10 million and more. We currently employ more than 100 workers.


HISTORY OF THE COMPANY


The foundations of Dudr Tools were laid in 1992 by the designer and toolmaker Ing. Pavel Dudr, the father of today’s owner Tomáš Dudr.

The company was located in the premises of the 64th building in the former Bat’a premises and at the time of its establishment the original machines were used for the production of splitting and tanning knives. By a lucky coincidence, the then owner was approached with an individual order for the production of a bandsaw blade and thus discovered the true purpose for which the old technology was originally used.

In 2005, Pavel Dudr handed over the complete management of the company with six employees and a turnover of around CZK 3 million to his son Tomáš, who was engaged in the production of grinding machines and bandsaw blades.

The dynamically developing company gradually became an important supplier in the field of engineering and woodworking industry.

In 2010, Building 64 became cramped; for example, employees had to wear belts to rotate outside the building. It was therefore necessary to urgently resolve the situation.

At that time, the company had the opportunity to use the vacant space on the 5th floor in the adjacent Building 63. Initially, the company rented 600 m2 in the west wing of the floor, later it also used the middle of the floor and soon the eastern part. It thus expanded its production space to a total of about 1,300 m2. But even here the conditions for industrial production were not ideal.

The company was growing at a very fast pace and it was obvious that space would soon be scarce again. The loading and unloading of the (by that time already six own vans) by the outside lift, which was long past its useful life, was complicated. Over time the space requirements became so critical that the conveyor belts took over the adjacent stairwells and other areas.

After looking at several properties for sale, the management decided to build their own production space fully suited to the needs and requirements of production. In 2016, after a long search, the company managed to buy land in Sazovice.

In November 2017, the construction of the production hall began. On Friday, 3 August 2018, the technologies in the former Svit site were stopped and on Sunday, 5 August, the production started its first night shift in the new hall in Sazovice. A new phase of Dudr Tools’ business has begun.

Already in its first year in Sazovice, the company managed to surpass the important milestone of CZK 100 million in turnover. Today, in 2022, the company has set itself the goal of doubling that figure.

The company has never backed down from its very dynamic growth and is doing everything it can to manage and coordinate it effectively. As a consequence of the growth, a natural expansion of production has been planned for early 2021.

In April 2022, the company, with a hundred employees, completed an extension to its production hall, doubling its space and entering the next era of its history. By the end of 2022, the production halls are fully equipped with production machinery and the company is reaching a full and compliant state with over 100 employees.


PRODUCTION


Dudr Tools has been in the engineering and woodworking industry since 1992.

Our portfolio includes the manufacture and service of bandsaw blades and circular saws for cutting wood.

We export our services and products to Romania, Lithuania, Holland, Finland, Australia and other countries.

Our customers range from the smallest DIYers to high-end companies processing hundreds of cubic meters of wood per day.

But the cooperation does not end with the supply of the tools themselves. We also take care of servicing them throughout their lifetime so that they continue to perform at their best.

We are also involved in the servicing of various tools for the timber industry, from circular saws to planing knives to various chipping knives for chippers.

All of these products are produced on machines that are freely available on the market.

These are various special single-purpose machines such as CNC grinders, TIG welding of bandsaw blades, resistance welding machines and other special machines.


DEVELOPMENT OF OWN TECHNOLOGIES


As we strive to deliver the highest quality products to our customers, over time the technologies available on the market have become less suitable. Therefore, we set about improving our production machines and processes ourselves.

This has led us to develop our own machines to meet the highest requirements that are a necessity in every modern company today (remote machine control, information retrieval from the company system, camera measurement, automatic machine adjustment, etc.).

Our developers work to develop machines and systems that they then see their colleagues using in the field and observe their daily shortcomings and benefits. This enables them to react to production requirements and gradually fine-tune everything to perfection.

Each subsequent creation from our production then naturally carries the knowledge of previous models, so that everything is more user and technologically sophisticated.

The aim of developing our own machines is to make the work of our colleagues as easy as possible and to bring the most sophisticated tools available on the world market.

The expansion of production in the newly completed extension of the production hall will also enable us to build a centre for our own development activities in the field of machine design, which should contribute to ensuring a higher proportion of robotics in our company in the future.


ATTITUDE TO CLIENTS


Our strength in the area of supplier-customer relations lies in our personal and individual attitude to the customer.

Our first priority is always to satisfy the customer, to understand his needs and requirements.

Thanks to our own development, we are able to translate and materialize ideas into real forms.

We strive to build close and friendly ties that lead to the foundation of long-term cooperation.

Our employees make a significant contribution to this. They are professionals with a practical view of things that competitors often overlook.


OWN DISTRIBUTION


We provide our own delivery at weekly intervals throughout the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria and Germany.

We are time flexible and understand that your machines must not stand idle, but must constantly reach 100% performance.

That’s why we have our own company fleet of vehicles, which is provided by our drivers and which is always on the road and available for the transport and delivery of bandsaw blades.

For other deliveries of bandsaw blades abroad we use the services of external transport companies.


WE ARE FINE


The fact that we are a great bunch here proves that we like to meet not only at work, but also at various events.

The first ever corporate slaughter was a great success.

We can find ways to make our lives more enjoyable and have fun.

Several times we rented ice at the ice rink so that all members of the Dudr Family could skate in calm.

For sports enthusiasts and fans we organize for example Cycling Day with Dudre

By far the most popular annual event is the family day at the entertainment complex.

…where the endorphins at the finish line are definitely not missing.

We don’t need other people’s voices for radio spots. Our voices are spoken directly by our staff.

We do not forget the birthdays of our employees…

We recognize our employees for various work anniversaries.

or for St. Nicholas, Christmas, Easter, International Women´s Day and other holidays.

Together we educate and learn from each other.

We don’t forget the jokes, because everything goes better with a smile on your face.

With Dudr we go for adventures to the Czech meadows and groves, but also abroad.

We get used to media interest and learn to stand in front of the lens.

Life is beautiful and every day there is a reason to celebrate.