History

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Milestones of the company:

1992

Adjustments of a company area

3rd March 1993

Establishment of FREDY, s.r.o. company, later ALKSVID, s. r. o. Svidník company (since 1st October 1996), at present VAN – Svidník, s.r.o. company (since 18th October 2002 – present) by Stanislav Cehelský

May 1993

The company was given a license from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Slovak republic and the Tax Office in Svidník to produce alcohol. Establishment of the first private liqueur producer in Slovakia, purchase of a new production line; launch of the first production plant

June 1993

The first product of the company – Vodka AMBASADOR; primarily production of consumer spirits; drafts of recipes by Doc. Hronček; production of own macerated extracts

1994

Production of Vodka Štefánik and co-operation with a French company

1994 – 1997

Extension of a production programme, building and reconstruction of a new production hall, building of a warehouse for containers and a new warehouse for products

12th December 1997

Certification based on meeting requirements for quality and health safety of distillery products

4th May 1998

Establishment of VANAPO, s.r.o. company (V – výroba (production of), A – alkoholických (alcoholic), NAPO – nápojov (beverages)), the company got a license from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Slovak republic and the Tax Office in Svidník to produce alcohol; moving production to VANAPO, s.r.o. company

2002

VAN – Svidník, s. r. o. company joined VANAPO, s. r. o. company

2002 -2003

Launch of a new fruit distillery in VANAPO, s.r.o. company and an approval of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Slovak republic from 16th January 2003 – a permit to produce and process spirits in a distillery; a new product – PRAVÁ MAKOVICKÁ SLIVOVICA (ORIGINAL MAKOVICA PLUM BRANDY)

2004

A new generation of Cehelský family in VANAPO, s.r.o. company (Ing. M. Majdáková, Ing. arch. S. Cehelský)

2004 – 2006

Redesign of consumer products; development of a new product line – ROYAL

2005

Building of a spirit warehouse, a new website

2006 – 2007

Building of a new company store

2008

Purchase of a new filling machine for bottles with 0,04 – 0,05 l volume, production of miniatures

2009 – 2010

Purchase of a new filling machine for bottles with 0,2 – 1,0 l volume, production of a new product line – EXCLUSIVE; building of new social-utility premises

2011

An own design department

2012 – 2013

Purchase of a new filling machine and equipment for a fruit distillery, a website redesign, production of new FARMER and NOBLE product lines

2017 – 2018

Purchase of a machine for decoration of bottles and caps, packing and marking equipment, production of new RETRO and VIRTUOUS DESTILLATES product lines, extension of NOBLE product line; a new domain added – www.vanapo.eu