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Petr Chmela

Co-founder and Co-owner

TESCOMA s.r.o.

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Petr Chmela, along with his business partner and best friend, Jiří, founded the world-famous TESCOMA brand in 1992 in a small garage in Zlín. Although home cooking and TV celebrity chefs had not yet caught on to the extent they have today, Petr and Jiří were convinced there was a future in this sector.

Today, TESCOMA is one of the leading manufacturers of kitchen utensils in the world. Its handy gadgets can be found in kitchens on all continents, and many of its products have been globally patented and regularly receive prestigious design awards.

TESCOMA is all about enthusiasm, ideas, research and development, and innovation. Petr is especially happy that the firm’s e-shop is also a social enterprise, staffed by people living with disabilities.