KONŠTRUKTA-Defence, a.s. is a medium size company that preserves history and traditions of Konštrukta Trenčín and nowadays offers to defence applications of the customers for the third millennium innovative design projection, expertise, respectability and integration of the state-of-the-art technologies into defence systems in the field of following areas:
- Research and development of weapon systems – artillery, mortar, rocket, sappier and aviation.
- Research and development of ammunition systems – high explosive, container, sub – caliber (APFSDS), sappier, aviation (bombs), mines and special purpose.
- Research and development of fire control systems for all arm versions.
- Research and development of simulators and simulating technology.
- Research and development of undercarriages and special super structures.
- Research and development of special weapons and anti – terrorist devices.
- Upgrade of the current machinery used by armies.
- Training of workers in the area of special engineering (research – production).
Our competence and capabilities have been proven over decades of work in the defense R&D business. Products developed, modernized or modified by KONŠTRUKTA are used and appreciated by customers in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
KONŠTRUKTA – Defence, a.s. have an experienced manpower. In human resources we emphasize education, motivation and career growth of our employees. We cooperate with several educational organizations and universities. Within the cooperation we ensure pedagogic support of education at universities.
KONŠTRUKTA – Defence, a.s. has signed up a Collective agreement with trade unions of Trade-union KOVO performing in company, which provides for their employees better working conditions beyond as they are specified in the Labour Code.
KONŠTRUKTA-Defence, a.s. is a successor company of KONŠTRUKTA Trenčín, National Enterprise, founded in 1953 in the city of Trenčín after a defense division of ŠKODA Plzeň, Czech Republic, was moved to Dubnica nad Váhom, a town located in the north-west Slovakia nearby Trenčín. Later in 1957 KONŠTRUKTA built a sophisticated testing facility known as the Testing Operation at Lieskovec, which came closer to its aim – to ensure developmental of military equipment projects in its own workplaces and to eliminate travelling of designers to distant places and to ensure the projects without useless over-costs wasted on transport, accommodation and boarding.
In 1959 KONŠTRUKTA established an operation in Brno and later in 1972 in Prague due to the growing inquiry for various defense systems in former Czechoslovakia and the “Eastern Block”. KONŠTRUKTA became one of the major R&D organizations in the “Eastern Block” employing over 2 500 people. In the 70s the company got engaged in designing and developing single-purpose machines also for commercial use by rubber, glass, and food-staff industries. Various medical equipment and devices were designed and developed by the company at that period as well.
Most of the projects carried out by the company during the 80s were defense oriented; however, towards the end of the 80s and at the beginning of the 90s the company started to experience an impact of conversion period in defense field that emerged primarily due to the collapse of communist regime in the region which finally resulted into the end of Cold War between the East and the West.
Consequently, the company was forced to downsize and the operations in Brno and Prague separated and became independent from the mother company. In 1993 KONŠTRUKTA Trenčín was divided into two independent legal entities with an intention to separate the defense and commercial activities of the company. Thus KONŠTRUKTA-Defence, State Enterprise and KONŠTRUKTA-Industry, State Enterprise came into existence.