Before the World War I, in 1910, J. Hlavatý built the first smaller iron foundry in Třebechovice. Various
castings for agricultural machines were cast there. After having built a foundry in Nové Město nad Metují,
in which J. Hlavatý had a financial interest, he sold the foundry in Třebechovice to Mr. J. Pokora. With
the new owner, the company expanded its production by woodworking machines, mostly planers. Even customers
abroad showed a lot of interest in the foundry's products.
The foundry was not working during the World War II. After liberation in 1945, the foundry was taken by
"Stavební podnik" (Construction Company), subsequently changed to Kovoslužba, national enterprise. After
the national enterprise "Strojírny potravinářského průmyslu" (Food Industry Machine Works) had been established,
the whole Kovoslužba Company was transferred to it. In this time, the foundry expanded and the core molding
department and hand molding shop were formed. Number of employees as well as production increased. Production
of woodworking machines was finished and the company concentrated to food industry machines and equipment
production. The need for new patterning facilities increased with the new production and thus a new wood-
and metal-pattern shops with a more modern equipment were built in 1960. The old wooden buildings were
gradually liquidated. In that time, the foundry had already two cupolas of 600 mm diameter and produced
up to 1,400 tons yearly. Production of castings increased; however, needs for complexity and quality of
production increased as well. The old foundry's premises were not satisfactory from both production and
hygienic point of view and, therefore, a new foundry hall was built and put into testing operation in
1972. The air shop was equipped with two new cupolas of 700 mm diameter and a charging equipment, foundry
crane, sand and chemical laboratory, and a mobile balance weighing machine with a signaling system. Castings
polishing shop was equipped with a blast machine and other machines for the castings finishing. New sanitary
facilities for the employees were built as well.
The old foundry's building was demolished in the eighties. However, modernization of the foundry has not
been finished by this. Gradually, sand handling and sand distribution to individual machines and working
sites were mechanized. New polishing hall with a great chamber blast machine was put into operation. Construction
of carbon dioxide and oxygen containers including their distribution to individual working sites of the
core-molding department was the last modernization event. Modernization of the whole plant, not only of
the foundry, is the prime aim of the new TSS, spol. s r. o. company that privatized the foundry in 1992.
Actual production program is aimed to production of gray iron castings, bronze castings, aluminum castings,
and brass castings (both sand and mould ones). In addition to its main work, i.e. patterns production.
Machine production is specialized to tools, jigs, fixtures, moulds, and filling and packing machines and
Our company TSS, spol. s r.o. is a private foundry, including a pattern shop and a machine plant. We are
based in Třebechovice pod Orebem and specialized in castings from grey cast iron, bronze and aluminum.
We perform CNC machining on ten CNC machining centers. Our company TSS, spol. s r.o. machines polystyrene
and wooden patterns, iron, steel, grey iron, ductile iron and stainless steel. We manufacture products
of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.