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MATADOR Group is a family-owned industrial and investment group operating in the field of smart solutions, respecting the principles of a sustainable future.

Since 1905

Over a century

The brand MATADOR was established in 1905. At that time, the company’s portfolio focused on products made from rubber. The true success story, however, began after 1950, when the tyre production plant in Púchov was built. Within the next 50 years, we established the position of one of the largest and most innovative tyre producers in the CEE region. 2007 was particularly notable as a milestone in the company’s history. The rubber division of the business was divested to the joint-venture partner Continental AG. This was obviously a hard step since we had to leave behind one of the most important and most successful chapters in the company’s history.

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Driven by our firmly established values we started to write a new success story. The shareholders transformed the company from a leading tyre producer to a first-class TIER 1 supplier. With the establishment of MATADOR Automotive Vráble in 2005, the business focus shifted towards automotive serial production. A year later, we joined forces with the company AUFEER DESIGN and increased our competencies in design and development.

In just 10 years, we have managed to become the largest family-owned Slovak TIER 1 supplier. Nowadays, the MATADOR Group is a well-established CEE automotive supplier located in three countries across Europe. Thanks to our vast portfolio of services as well as our technological capabilities, we have been able to claim a firm position in the market. We believe that through hard work, dedication and innovative thinking we are able to become the first choice for customers worldwide.

History

Registration at the Commercial Register

1905

First tyre produced in Púchov

1950

Transformation of the company’s organisational structure in parallel with a generational change in leadership

2000

Establishment of MATADOR Automotive Vráble

2005

Merger with the company AUFEER DESIGN

2006

Rubber business sold to Continental AG

2007

Name change from MATADOR Machinery to MATADOR Industries

2010

Establishment of MATADOR Automotive Czech Republic

2010

Establishment of MATADOR Automotive Russia

2013

Opening the new MATADOR Business Center in Bratislava

2014

Opening the design studios in Prague and Kosice

2015

Expansion of the MATADOR Automotive plant in Nitra

2016

Strategic partnership between SODECIA Automotive Europe and MATADOR Automotive

2017

Opening of the Innovation Centre in the Czech Republic

2018

Rosina family sole shareholder of MATADOR Group

2019

Acquisition with SODECIA Automotive Europe in Germany

2020

Strategic partnership between Entry Engineering and MATADOR Group

2022
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Our mission

Innovation To Win

Our vision

MATADOR Group is a family-owned industrial and investment group operating in the field of smart solutions, respecting the principles of a sustainable future.

Our values
Innovation

Innovation drives progress and we want our Group, customers and business partners to move forward.

Customer oriented

Customer orientation is our natural business behaviour and has been our guiding principle for decades.

Agile

We encourage autonomy, flexibility and creativity, and we value a passion for work because it allows us to grow in a changing environment.

Unity

We form the Matador family. Unity is a value that enables the company to move forward together and overcome various challenges.

Positive thinking

Positive thinking is the key to success based on a positive approach to everything we do. It helps to build confidence and determination to do things to the best of our ability.

Organizational Structure

Organizational Structure valid from 1. of September 2020

MATADOR HOLDING

MATADOR Industries, a.s.

Mechanical Engineering

MATADOR Tools, s.r.o.

Stamping Tools

MATADOR Automation, s.r.o.

Industrial Automation

AUFEER GROUP, s.r.o.

Engineering and Design

SODECIA AUTOMOTIVE INTERNATIONAL, S.A.

Serial Production

Social Responsibility

MATADOR Foundation

Support of activities beneficial to local societies in the regions where we operate is close to our hearts.  Therefore, we established the MATADOR Foundation in 2002.

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 It focuses on the following areas:

  • – protection and promotion of spiritual, natural and cultural values;
  • – protection and promotion of human rights;
  • – protection of the environment through the prevention and promotion of socially beneficial activities aimed at environmental protection;
  • – support to educational and healthcare systems – mostly by supporting students and healthcare workers in their additional educational activities or by supporting the publication of educational books;
  • – social, healthcare and financial support to disabled children, youth and citizens to reach their full integration into society;
  • – aid to persons who not by their fault end up in a difficult life situation

We are among Slovak companies who promote sports activities as one of the top sponsors. In addition to the support of car racing, the MATADOR Group has been a long-term general partner of the Slovak Olympic Committee.

We have been helping for 20 years

The Matador Foundation helps the underprivileged, also in the fields of education, sports and the environment.

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Projects implemented with grant support

Photovoltaics project in MATADOR Automotive Vráble, a.s.

CovLab project in MATADOR Automation, s.r.o.

Project Increase of innovation capacities in MATADOR Industries, a.s.

Project Energy savings in MATADOR Industries, a.s.

Training project MATADOR Automotive Vráble, a.s.

Incentives for research and development in MATADOR Industries, a.s.

Education projects in MATADOR Industries, a.s.

Education projects in MATADOR Industries, a.s.

Addendum to the contract for the non-repayable financial contribution

Contract for the grant of a non-repayable financial contribution

Photovoltaics project

Market survey evaluation report

Quality

Perfectionism runs through the veins of our company. In order to provide exceptional services for our customers we ensure the world–class quality. Every action we take and product we deliver has to undergo extensive testing before we finally hand it over to the customer. Thanks to the implemented quality management systems and standards we manage to secure top deliveries. Together with our state-of-the-art measurement equipment and our dedicated in–house controlling teams, we are ready to fulfil the expectations of our customers. For us, at the MATADOR Group, quality is an obligation of success.

MATADOR Automation, s.r.o.

is certified according to the following standards:

EN ISO 9001:2015

EN ISO 14001:2015

VDA 6.4

Environmental policy

Quality policy

MATADOR Industries, a.s.

is certified according to the following standards:

CSN EN 1090-2

AQAP 2110: 2017

EN ISO 9001:2015

EN ISO 14001:2015

EN ISO 3834 - 2

VDA 6.4

Environmental policy

Quality policy

Workplace Conditions Assessment

MATADOR Tools, s.r.o.

is certified according to the following standards:

EN ISO 9001:2015

EN ISO 14001:2015

VDA 6.4

Environmental policy

Quality policy

MATADOR Automotive Vráble, a.s.

is certified according to the following standards:

OHSAS 18001:2007

IATF 16949:2016

EN ISO 14001:2015

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Documents for download

Matador Express (PDF, 15 MB)

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Code of Ethics (PDF, 2 MB)

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Company presentation (PDF, 14 MB)

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General selling conditions

General selling conditions (PDF, 1 MB)

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General purchasing conditions

General purchasing conditions (PDF, 1 MB)

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Quality agreement (PDF, 418 KB)

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Precautionary principles of connecting devices to MATADOR LAN (PDF, 393 KB)

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