History

December 2016

We opened a local office and distribution center of our fresh Crocodille product offering in Berlin, Germany. We entered the Serbian market. We opened a local office and distribution center in Spain. Our annual production is now over 30 million units. We have over 600 employees and our turnover hit 37.3 million Euros.

2016

November 2015

Export expansion continues to new markets--Sweden, Poland, Lithuania, and Estonia.

2015

May 2014

Crocodille enters the Croatian market.

2014

September 2013

The new York Deli brand product lines are introduced. Export to Slovenia begins. The Panini Retail line is launched.

2013

October 2012

Export to Russia and Romania begins. Production of frozen panini begins. Crocodille defends its position among the Top 100 companies in the Czech Republic. Crocodille participates in its first ever trade fair at the Sandwich and Snack Trade Fair in Paris.

2012

May 2011

Our position on the European market is strengthened. We acquire the German sandwich producer Bakestreet. We expand our product range to include our first hot meals--baked Panini in five flavor varieties.

2011

August 2009

The second foreign branch is opened--a distribution center in Vienna. We expand our range to include the "Sladká tečka (Sweet Endings)" product line of desserts.

2009

March 2007

The first step toward expansion into Europe. Opening of the first foreign branch--a distribution center in Budapest. The first sandwich to be sold abroad under the Crocodille brand is sold in Hungary.

2007

April 2002

The Flood of 2002 – Crocodille is forced to leave Holešovice and move our production outside of Prague into our own facility--a previously purchased old canning factory in Žiželice in the Czech region of Kolín--which essentially means that we have to begin once again from the ground up.

2002

September 1999

By the end of the 20th century, Crocodille was a stable company with a fully-functional modern assembly hall, its own bakery and more than 250 employees. The distribution centers in Prague and Brno supplied the whole country.

1999

March 1996

An important milestone for us that at the same time dealt a huge blow to our competitors - we built and fully equipped our own small bakery directly connected to the assembly hall.

1996

August 1995

Our first modern factory in Prague's Holešovice district witnesses the transformation of production from small-scale table-top delicacies to assembly-line production – representing a massive shift in our perception of productivity.

1995

April 1992

Žižkov - our first own place for baguette production is called Žižkov Baguettes according to its location in the Žižkov district of Prague. The newly appearing networks of modern fuel stations become our newest customers.

1992

July 1991

The first small car for the distribution of goods is purchased. Our original customer base, mostly night clubs, is expanded to include small grocery stores and kiosks.

1991

September 1990

For the first time in his life, Peter becomes the strict employer of his classmates in the rented kitchen of a diner in Mala Strana and distributes his own “rolls” to the newly emerging nightlife and music clubs.

1990

August 1990

As a 17-year-old student, founder of Crocodille company sells sandwiches to tourists in Prague's Mala Strana district as a part-time job.

1990