Pikes of Czech Business 2019

The Czech Business Pikes ranking is compiled on the basis of the existing database Coface Czech, which collects data on all business entities not only from the Czech Republic, but also from the entire middle and eastern Europe. A company can participate in this evaluation if it offers economic results from past three years to the organizers.


In the Czech Business Pikes ranking are classified those companies, which had the turnover in the last year higher than 10 million EUR and which fulfilled two basic qualification criteria: had at least one positive profit in the evaluated three-year period and showed the ability to fulfil its obligations. The decisive factor for the placement itself is the CIC Index 1000, which is calculated on the basis of five financial criteria:

  • increase in turnover,
  • ROE (ratio of economic growth after tax to equity),
  • ROA (ratio of profit after tax to total assets),
  • normal liquidity,
  • debt ratios.


The whole project is unique – when the entry criteria are acomplished, the size of the company does not play a role in further evaluation. That means that even smaller and less known companies can take place on the top. Moreover, the rating is not influenced by any individual choice, it is based only on objective economic indicators.




Kámen a písek – socially responsible organization

Responsible behaviour is the voluntary assumption of responsibility for the well-being and sustainable development of modern society. Socially responsible organizations place first and foremost compliance with the obligations imposed by legislation and, above and beyond them, apply responsible and ethical behaviour towards their surroundings. This strategy strengthens the credibility of the organization in the eyes of customers, partners and society and becomes an important non-financial indicator of the organization’s performance.

The mission of the National Prize of the Czech Republic for Corporate Social Responsibility is to support corporate social responsibility and sustainable development by providing feedback to organizations by an independent party.

Successful participants in the National Prize of the Czech Republic for Corporate Social Responsibility received the national and international award “Committed to Sustainability”.

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Press release: New purpose road “North connection – bypass of Ševětín township”


Investor of the construction:

Kámen a písek, spol. s r.o., seated at Českém Krumlově.

The company’s scope of business: Mining and processing of construction stones, an owner of 10 stone quarries in the South Bohemian Region, one point of sale in Č. Budějovice, 2.5 mio tons of aggregate per year is mined, all aggregate is delivered for constructions in the South Bohemian Region. Quarry Ševětín is an important source of aggregate for all construction projects in the areas of České Budějovice, Třeboň and Veselí/Luž. The company is also a supplier for all construction works of motorway D3, including the bypass of České Budějovice and the railway corridor Č. Budějovice – Soběslav.

Name of construction: “North connection – bypass of Ševětín township”

General contractor: Swietelsky stavební s.r.o.

On its own initiative and its own costs, the investor decided to build a purpose local road to lead all lorry transportation from the store quarry to an open terrain, away from the built-up area of the township of Ševětín, which will contribute to improvement of the environment and living conditions of the local inhabitants. Emissions of noise and dust from lorry transport will be reduced to a considerable extent.

This project was developed on the basis of long-term negotiations and constructive cooperation between the mining company and the township management, by gradually implementing a solution of adverse impacts of mining, i.e. transportation in particular.

Technical specifications of the construction:

The work that had to be carried out to obtain the permit started in 2017, meaning that it took two years of preparatory and design work and permit proceedings. The construction began in December 2018 and the road was completed in November 2019. In total, as many as 32,000 tons of aggregate and 2,600 tons of asphalt were used. The road is 900m long, 6m wide and the total price of this phase amounts to CZK 16,000,000.

This is the last section of the solution that was to deal with transportation connected with the stone quarry. The first phase of the road was developed as early as 2016; it is 1,100m long, 6m wide, and the total price stood at CZK 7,300,000. The total price for both phases thus amounts to CZK 23,300,000.

The first plan to build a bypass of Ševětín was conceived in 2008, then the settlement of the required lands followed and planning documentation was modified on a continuous basis. The overall solution was to include the planned construction of railway corridor IV between Ševětín and Nemanice (construction of a road overbridge in Ševětín) by which the transportation from the quarry was to lead. Since this construction has been repeatedly postponed, the company’s management decided to build the entire road at the company’s costs, using the current railway crossing instead of the planned overbridge as a temporary solution until the above-specified railway structure is built.


Ing. Pavel Fučík, Managing Director, Executive Director of Kámen a písek, spol. s, r.o. Český Krumlov





01 October 2019


​​“Start-up” based at Písek, or for three years in a row, students have helped, taken in new knowledge and commemorated the victims of Shoah.
The year 2017 saw the start of an enthusiastic cooperation with students of the Forest Secondary School in Písek. Outstanding approachability of the school management and especially the keen interest of the school’s students made it possible for forest workers to look after the area around the synagogue. However, this is by no means the only aspect of the cooperation. As a thank you for working for no consideration, the students went on a trip in their free time to see the Jewish monuments situated in Josefov, Prague, and those of the most hardworking students went on a two-day trip to Krakow and Auschwitz. They attended lectures focused on the theme of Shoah, Jewish history and participated in commented tours. Last year, Písek was visited by ambassador, His Excellency Daniel Meron, who spoke highly of the students’ activities, and together with the students, he planted a lime tree in memory of victims of SHOAH in Písek and the vicinity. On Thursday, 26 September 2019, a memorial stone was installed next to the lime tree, featuring a text in Czech and Hebrew, standing as a permanent reminder for the town citizens and all visitors of the Jewish fellow citizens who were murdered during one of the most terrible tragedies of humankind.

All of these projects were implemented under the auspices of the management of the South Bohemian Region, with a great contribution of Mrs Stránská, Regional County President, and Mr Josef Knot, First Deputy, as well as Mrs Eva Vanžurová, Mayor of Písek, and Mr Petr Hladík, First Vice-Mayor. The production of stone inscription would not have been possible without gifts donated by company Kámen a písek spol. s r.o. and production cooperative Jihokámen Písek.

This year, students of the Agricultural Secondary School in Písek joined the remembrance activities of Shoah victims. Under the guidance of their teacher, Mr Chovanec, and in cooperation with the local archives and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, the students put together stories of deported Jewish fellow citizens from Písek and the week before last, they installed Stones of the Lost in three Písek locations.



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Best producer of building materials 2018 – Special prize of the jury for Kámen a písek !!!

The competition “The Best Producer of Building Materials” was held for the twelfth time this year. The competition is organized for all producers of building materials who operate in the Czech Republic. The two competition categories were: companies employing no more than 300 workers and companies that employ more than 300 workers. The celebratory meeting of companies with the award of prizes to the nominated firms was hosted in the beautiful and dignified environment of the Benedictine Emmaus Monastery in Prague on 25 September 2019. The plants and establishments operating in building material industry enrolled in the competition were assessed by the jury of experts, mainly based on the criteria of quality, economic success, strong market position, energy performance of production, improvement of the environment and waste management solutions, introduction of quality management systems, investments in production facilities in the preceding three years, the level of productivity achieved and employment. The following firms were declared the best producers of building materials in 2018:

  • category of companies with up to 300 employees: HELUZ cihlářský průmysl v.o.s.
  • category of companies with more than 300 employees: P-D Refractories CZ, a.s.

  The ceremonious nomination afternoon saw the award of other prizes as well, and the “Special Prize of the Jury” was given to Kámen a písek, spol. s r.o., seated at Český Krumlov.  The jury explained its decision as follows:  The company is a traditional as well as the largest producer of crushed aggregates in the South Bohemian Region, ranking among the 5 largest producers of aggregates in the Czech Republic. The company is an exemplary representative of mining industry for building materials. Thanks to its operability and customer focus, the company is able to respond to irregular requirements of the market, especially as regards important infrastructure constructions. Last year, the company sold 2.5 million tons of aggregates, out of which 600 thousand from quarry Ševětín was produced and delivered for the construction of motorway D3 from Veselín nad Lužnicí all to way to České Budějovice. As an example worth following, we can mention the currently developed bypass around the township of Ševětín costing CZK 18 million, which will lead all traffic from the quarry away from the urban area of the little town and the road will then be transferred to the South Bohemian road network for no consideration. The company’s motto: The customer must be confident that the company will meet all his/her requirements – both for quality and quantity – without reservations.  The prize was given to Ing. Pavel Fučík, Managing Director and Executive Director by Pavel Malinský. Other special prizes were bestowed on companies BAUMIT, LAUFEN CZ, SEMMELROCK STEIN+DESIGN. Company Kámen a písek considers this award as another token of appreciation of its many-year reliable and innovative work and as confirmation of the right path leading to a position of a socially responsible company.

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Regional country president Mrs. Stráská presented the award to the most socially responsible companies of the South Bohemian Region and the company Kámen a písek is among them

A total of 32 companies entered the competition of the Region of South Bohemia for Social Responsibility. Companies, non-profit organizations and municipalities carrying out voluntary and additional activities last year could enter this competition. The aim of the award is to raise the profile of good and positive practice.
The announcement of the competition took place on May 28, 2019 in the Hall of the Assembly of the South Bohemian Region in České Budějovice. In addition to the valuable prizes, all participants received both the Honorable Mention.
Kámen a písek, spol. s r.o. is in second place together with company Mondi Bupak in the Medium Organization category with 250 or less employees, whose main aktivity is business.
The award received The production and technical director Ing. Otakar Veselý, who represented the company in this competition.

Companies that received awards:
Small organizations with 50 or less employees whose main activity is business

    2. Český ostrovní dům – projekt Český soběstačný dům
    3. INPRESS

    Medium organizations with 250 or less employees whose main activity is business

  2. Technické služby Tábor
    2. Kámen a písek together with company Mondi Bupak
    3. TKP geo

    Large organizations with over 250 employees whose main activity is business

  3. Robert Bosch
    2. EATON Elektrotechnika
    3. ENGEL strojírenská

    Public sector organizations, non-profit organizations and organizations whose main activity is not doing business with less than 50 employees

  4. THEIA – krizové centrum
    2. Czechitas
    3. Attavena a Regionální agrární komora Jihočeského kraje

    Public sector organizations, public benefit organizations and organizations whose main activity is not doing business with more than 50 employees

  5. Pomoc Týn nad Vltavou

Public sector organizations, public benefit organizations and organizations whose main activity is not business – community

  1. Municipality of Boršov nad Vltavou

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