This year was a breakthrough for us. After uncertain times in connection with the restrictions of Covid-19, we once again had the opportunity to work without restrictions. We launched a new product on the market - a vegan line that received the international V-Label certification. We received a prestigious award from Slovenská sporiteľna and SME-Index: FéliX Business Award in the category Exceptional family business 2022.
This year is special for us. We are celebrating 30 years of operation on the Slovak market. 30 long years have passed since the production of rolls and baguettes first started in the basement of a private house to the present, when our factory covers an area of approximately 7,000 m2.
We have installed a new Canol3 production line and are starting a new era in the delicate bakery frozen products category. New because we have prepared new shapes for our consumers and many ideas for even better and richer fillings in products. At the same time, we introduced a premium unique product in our portfolio: the handmade OSKAR sourdough line - directly from the stone oven.
The first 6 months of this year were crucial, but we got through it. We managed to restore the production premises and started production on all production lines. The monthly capacity is thus 2000t.
During the planned maintenance before one summer weekend, a fire broke out in the bakery complex, which destroyed up to four-fifths of the production capacity. „It was the most stressful situation I have ever experienced in business. But that evening we said in the management that we are moving on,“ recalls the founder of Minit, František Ambrovics. After the weekend, all over 300 employees called to the burned-out factory to present their determination to continue right in front of them, and so it is today.
About one third of the production is exported and Slovak products are sought after in Hungary, Poland, Austria, but also in the Baltics. The products are available in the food network of the given countries, such as: Penny, Spar, Auchan, Tesco and CBA (within V4).
The company was renamed MINIT SLOVAKIA Ltd., where the name hides the production of mini cakes baked in a few minutes to crunchy. At the same time, in the given year, the production of yeast products on a high-capacity line was started, which placed the company in the first place of the Slovak supplier of frozen fermented products on the Slovak market.
Establishment of the partner company MINIT BOHEMIA, which is part of the family business. Today, the company is a supplier of freshly baked cakes to more than 200 retail locations, including franchise bakeries and gastro customers.
A milestone in the history of the company was the year 1999. It was the year when the first franchise bakery was opened and at the same time we record the origin of the Slovak franchise system on this date.
The Ambrovics brothers established a family bakery in the cellar of the family house. The first success came from French baguettes, which the owners’ hand-made and distributed to nearby shops. This is where the love of the bakery craft began, which the family still devotes itself to nowadays.