WAMAG Story

Company WAMAG will help you find a solution from the area of magnetic systems for your industrial field. Our slogan is: Keep it magnetic.

Company Presentation

Long Family Tradition

Since 1994, we have grown from a family project into a production company with 36 employees. Our magnetic systems find use in various branches of industry.

By emphasising top-quality branch solutions and local knowledge of the needs of customers, we have gradually become number one in production of magnetic systems in the Czech Republic.

Merging of Magnetism and Entrepreneurship

Our story began more than half a century ago in the Ore Research Institute (Ústav pro výzkum rud). We believe in combining magnetism with the spirit of enterprise to create environmentally clean solutions for a wide range of industrial branches.

International Partnerships

Partnership with international industrial company Goudsmit Magnetics Group brought us an international perspective and valuable exchange of experience. We are responsible within the group for servicing customers in central and eastern Europe. 

Our magnetic systems are used in more than 35 world countries.

Company History

Our story begins with Otto Kolář, who dedicated his life to magnets. He did work he enjoyed with people of the Ore Research Institute (Ústav pro výzkum rud - ÚVR) in Prague and in Mníšek pod Brdy. He was the head of department for magnetic separation, where he and his colleagues developed and produced unique magnetic separators for processing magnetic ores. ... These machines were used to process iron ores not just in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, but in various other world countries (Sweden, Greece, Russia, Mongolia). Otto remained loyal to magnets even after retiring. Together with his son Jan and his son's wife Jana, they founded their own company, based on their knowledge, experience and relationship with the field. We carry on this tradition.

1960

1960

Extensive patent activity of Otto Kolář in the field of magnetic separation began with co-authorship of a patent for a wet high-intensity magnetic separator.

1960
1970

70s and 80s

Otto Kolář works in ÚVR Prague on developing new types of magnetic separators - primarily high-gradient drum separators for processing wet magnetic materials.

70s and 80s
1984

1984

Jan and Jana Kolář join the department of magnetic separation in ÚVR Mníšek pod Brdy.

1984
1992

1992

Otto, Jan and Jana found a private company for producing magnetic separators.

1992
1993

1993

As the first in Eastern Europe, the Kolář family purchase computing programme PC Opera for designing magnetic systems and strengthen their position on the market.

1993
1994

1994

Founding of company WAMAG, spol. s r.o.

1994
1997

1997

Official start of cooperation with Dutch company Goudsmit Magnetic Systems.

1997
2000

2000

The number of employees grows and the company moves to a renovated facility in Mníšek pod Brdy.

2000
2003

2003

Growing production requires further rebuilding of the facility.

2003
2009

2009

Introduction of company-wide system Microsoft Navision.

2009
2012

2012

Production areas expanded with another shop floor.

2012
2015

2015

A new unique device for magnetising helps expand and improve the quality of production of magnetic systems.

2015

WAMAG develops a magnetic separator for a power plant in Kosovo in cooperation with Czech Technical University in Prague.

2015
2016

2016

Innovation complete, start of production of Locust – a separator for non-ferrous metals.

 

2016
2017

2017

Introduction of new company-wide system to support production planning.

2017

How We Operate

WAMAG consists of people who have worked and lived here for a considerable part of their life. We believe in a work environment where people grow both professionally and personally. WAMAG is a space where our people can implement their ideas and where interpersonal relationships are vital. By sharing our values, we wish to build a strong and attractive corporate culture.

Fairness

We treat everyone fairly and with decency. We are forthright with one another. Long-term relationships with customers are more important to us than short-term profit.

Trust

Mutual trust and support is key to a familial approach. Thanks to that, we do not need to implement senseless inspections and can work in a natural work environment.

We share information, successes and mistakes with each other. We value empathy. We maintain mutual friendly relationships, healthy optimism and a positive attitude.

Inventiveness

We bring new incentives for improvement. We are not afraid to do things differently. We have the courage to take responsibility and promote inventiveness.

Professionalism

Each order is an important investment for our customers. They entrust us with a portion of their success. We work at full stretch to maintain our quality and help our customer resolve their problems. We go home with a feeling of a job well done, a job that has a meaning and aids our customers. The accountability of each of us affects the prosperity of the entire company.