Our roots date back 125 years. We were founded as Van Maren Filament (hence the name Vamafil) in Tilburg, the Netherlands. We initially specialized in making drive belts for the production industry. At the beginning of the last century, we changed our line of business and started to twist and assemble fibers for a growing number of Dutch customers.
In the decades thereafter, we increasingly specialized in converting synthetic fibers such as nylon and polyester. When the first types of high-performance fibers started finding their way into end-products, we started converting aramid, followed some time later by HMPE. By the start of the 21st century, we already had decades of experience and expertise in processing high-performance fibers, including Kevlar®, Twaron® and Dyneema®.
In 1993, we opened another production facility in Velká Losenice, the Czech Republic, to complement our Dutch production facilities.
In 2005, a new production facility was built and opened close to Velká Losenice, in Zd'ár nad Sázavou.
In 2007, all processing activities were centralized in Zd'ár nad Sázavou after doubling our capacity there to 12.000 m2.
In 2013, a new hall was added to our facility to accommodate the new coating & stretching service and to provide enought room for further growth.
In 2018 we opened a new modern office building right next to our production facility.
In 2019-2020 we have built a new production hall IV to facilitate continued future growth: our production facilities were extended with almost 3.000 m2 in the summer of 2020. We also bought a new piece of land and built a road as an entrance to the back of our facility, which will enable optimization of the material flow through our halls in the future.