The company was founded in 1994 by Mr Marek Michajlo and his wife Mrs Ingrid Michajlova (on the basis of trade license issued by the district Office in Michalovce). Since its establishment, the company was dealing with retail and wholesale sales of plumbing materials for water, sewer, gas, heating equipment and complete equipment of bathrooms.
In the same year we opened the first retail shop in Sobrance with just two employees.
In 1997, we opened a second retail store in Michalovce in rented premises at Masarykova Street.
In 1998 there is an expansion of wholesale assortment of Czech brand RAVAK and thus extend the scope from regional to nationwide. We also develop cooperation with Polish manufacturer of sanitary – CERSANIT. During this period company has 10 employees.
The year 2000 brought a significant milestone in the company´s history by crossing turnover of 100,000,000, – Sk. ( 3,319,392, – € )
The most important year in the company’s history is 2003, when the company buys its own area on Močarianska Street in Michalovce. Followed by, an extensive reconstruction of purchased complex, retail store, office building and warehouse space. September 12th 2003 was the official opening of own business and warehouse space in a newly renovated operation in Michalovce:
- size of the retail store and showroom 3 200 m2
- size of the internal storage space 7 000 m2
- outdoor storage areas and parking 10 000 m2
Same year INGEMA Company Marek Michajlo as individual was transformed into a limited liability company called INGEMA Ltd. At that time the company had 45 employees.
Furthermore Company began cooperation with another important partner, manufacturer of tiles – Ceramika Paradyz.
In September 2004, the company INGEMA Ltd. becomes 100% owner of its major supplier and manufacturer of sensor, control water company Aquasenzor Ltd. Kosice. In doing so INGEMA Ltd. significantly expanded range of customers throughout Slovakia.
Another milestone in this year was exceeding the turnover of 150,000,000, – Sk (4,979,088, – €).
In 2006 INGEMA Ltd. significantly extends the range of wall and floor tiles suppliers from Spain, Italy, Germany, China and Poland. Moreover, we introduce a new information system BARIS from KASO Technologies Ltd. Number of employees rises to 55.
Since 2007, the scope of INGEMA Ltd. extends to construction activities. Annual turnover exceeds 300,000,000, – Sk (9,958,176, – €).
In 2008, our firm significantly strengthens its position on Slovak, Hungarian and Czech markets. INGEMA Ltd. is becoming one of the market leaders in sales of floor and wall tiles. At the same time there is the launch of our own wood processing on the production of sanitary partitioning walls, urinal screens and washbasin counters. Annual turnover exceeds 13,000,000 – € and the number of employees reaches 75. The company becomes the holder of the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2000 for commercial, construction activity and the production of furniture according to ISO 9001:2009 which has been awarded by EURO CERT SK, Ltd.
Thanks to the dozens of suppliers and thousands of customers within the EU, in order to build the most efficient business environment, INGEMA Ltd. received for its efforts in 2009 Diamond Award for Slovak business dynamics as the most dynamically growing businesses of Eastern Slovakia awarded by weekly magazine PROFIT and the Company Enterprise Investors.
By opening a branch in the provincial city of Kosice in 2010 we are proud to be the largest and we believe the most beautiful bathroom studio in region.
For our wholesale partners we implemented in 2011 the Internet platform B2B, making our services again further extended and improved. The following year, INGEMA Ltd. strengthens its position of construction activities and investment projects.
Year 2013 became a turning point in the history of INGEMA Ltd. We built new retail and office space, opened a new store of construction products, where we can now offer to customers a complete range for their construction or reconstruction. By supplementing the wood processing manufacture custom made kitchen, bathroom and interior furniture covers we also cover the demand for indoor facilities. That year we achieved three historic milestones:
- turnover of over 17,000,000, – €,
- employed more than 100 employees, making us one of the largest employers in the region,
- sold more than 850 000 m2 of tiles, making it the sovereign market leader in sales of tiles in Slovakia.