Aerospool – The roots of the Aerospool company date back to
1990-91, when a team of Prievidza Air Club pilots started work on
a WT3 glider prototype. Using the skills gained they decided to
launch a company through which they could fulfil their dream of
building aeroplanes. The company later moved into the
development and production of ultralight planes; its composite
WT9 Dynamic aeroplane is its biggest project so far.
The company is based at Prievidza Airport, which will host the
2010 FAI World Gliding Championship, of which Aerospool is the
Antik computers & communications – This company has been
operating on the market since 1989. It first operated under the
name AFV-Antik. Ten years ago, as Antik computers & com-
munications, it also became also a telecommunications operator.
It has designed its own set-top box connecting PCs with TVs,
which it distributes in a number of countries around the world.
Eset - From its origins as a small company, Eset has evolved into
a global provider of software solutions providing protection and
security for millions of computer users worldwide. The most
well-known Eset product is its antivirus program known by the
The first computer viruses attacked disk boot sectors, which are
located at the edge of a disk. An antivirus program could in a
sense be considered a hospital, or ‘nemocnica’ in the Slovak
language. The new antivirus program was thus named
‘Nemocnica na Okraji Disku’ – or ‘NOD’ – which in English
means ‘Hospital at the Edge of the Disk’.
Grand Power – Grand Power, which was established in May 2002,
develops, designs and manufactures firearms and does special
engineering work. Its main product is the K 100 self-loading
pistol and modifications to it. The K 100’s unique design, quality
and price have earned it the appreciation of sport shooters,
armed forces and specialist authorities around the world.
Innovatrics – This company, launched by a student in 2004,
focuses on providing fast, accurate, interoperable and
sensor-independent fingerprint recognition software for
incorporation into final biometric applications. The company
now has clients on every continent except Antarctica, and most
of its clients are in Africa.
Iron Art – In 2004, 10 years after it was launched, Iron Art started
producing wooden shooks for wine barrels. In 2009 it created a
joint trademark, Boswell–Polonyi, with the world leader in
production of wine barrels, T.W. Boswell. Under this trademark
barrique barrels made from European oak harvested from
the forests of Slovakia are being sold to over 20 countries
OMS – This is a privately owned Slovak company, one of the
largest producers of lighting fixtures in central and eastern
Europe. Founded in 1995, it focuses on development, design and
production of interior as well as exterior lighting for offices,
hotels, restaurants, residential areas, warehouses, hospitals and
banks to exterior lighting used in parking lots, highways, football
stadiums and billboards, as well as for illumination of historical
monuments. In addition to its vast product line, OMS also has an
Spinea – This private engineering company was founded in 1994
and is active in the research, development, production and sale of
high-precision bearing reducers. Spinea’s trademark TwinSpin
bearing reducer is the company’s main product. This original
patented solution represents a new generation of a backlash-free
high-precision reducer with radial-axial bearings implemented
inside a supporting element. These reducers are installed, for
example, in robots serving on the production lines of companies
such as BMW, Volkswagen and Daimler.
Sygic –Sygic develops and sells turn-by-turn voice-guided GPS
navigation for a wide range of mobile devices. It delivers its GPS
software worldwide in more than 20 languages, including
Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Malay, and nearly every European
language, working together with map providers to support maps
for all regions. Sygic is compatible and cooperates with leading
producers of portable navigation devices and mobile phones and
its navigation software can be also found on iPhones.
Sygic was founded in 2004 with a vision to operate as a strong,
technically oriented company in order to bring innovative
products to the navigation market.
Source: company websites, Hospodárske Noviny daily, Žurnál weekly
18. Jan 2010 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff