Category Archives: Travel

Destination Denmark, day trips and delightful drives in the 2nd happiest country in the world

March 28, 2019  
WFT 11 CNC table-type horizontal boring mill_FERMAT machine tool manufacturer_HMF Denmark

Denmark, ranked the second happiest country in the world according to the UN’s World Happiness Report, one of the most economically and socially developed countries in Europe, with a grand supply of FERMAT horizontal boring mills, provided an excellent opportunity to call on current customers, meet with dealers,  and explore… Read more »

Italy, sun-drenched days, sylphlike nights, where modern manufacturing’s melded with millennia of culture

March 5, 2019  
Lago di Garda FERMAT enjoying the benefits of the Italian machine tool market_pleasant evening

In mid-February 2019, Mr. Jan Ferenc and other members of FERMAT’s sales team journeyed to the temperate climes of Italy.   Although manufacturing is abuzz, it doesn’t create a fast-and-loose sprawl of scurrying activity, or crushing might.  It’s not a rough and unwieldy giant walking across the landscape.  Instead, its integration… Read more »

In South Africa, FERMAT’s done well, with a winning shipment to Bell Equipment

February 26, 2019  
FERMAT Horizontal boring mill WFT 11 CNC with FANUC control system_FERMAT Speed Clamp_Robotic tools storage system with KUKA robot_Brno Czechia

Earlier this month, Mr. Jan Kropacek, FERMAT’s sales manager for South Africa, enjoyed a wonderful working vacation in the Rainbow Nation, visiting FERMAT’s customer Bell Equipment, a major manufacturer of mining, construction, agricultural, forestry, and material handling equipment. W. D. Hearn, FERMAT’s dealer and local service partner in South Africa,… Read more »

Buy a machine, win a tour of Brno!

December 13, 2018  
Brno Spilberk castle_Valmet_St Peter and Paul

Mr. Jakub Kominka, in addition to being head of FERMAT’s education and film production depts., has taken on the new role of FERMAT’s foreign-born tour guide of Brno.  Hospitality is his middle name.  So, on the latest occasion of a pre-acceptance visit by a FERMAT customer, Mr. Kominka went all-out…. Read more »

So, you think you know somebody? In today’s spotlight, Mr. Jakub Kominka, the mild-mannered head of FERMAT’s training department and film production team

August 8, 2018  
FERMAT machine tool manufacturer_Jakub Kominka at Cesky Krumlov

Many of you recognize Mr. Jakub Kominka for his intellectual, linguistic and excellent pedagogical skills, but how many of you realize he’s an accomplished sword-wielding showman, an acrobatic thespian in the historical performance group Skupina Historického Šermu Grál (SHS Grál).  SHS Grál, the “Grail,” was founded in Brno in the… Read more »

The Dalian Travels—Messrs. Jan Ferenc and Lubos Janousek make their way to Manchuria, eat well, close deals, spy North Korea

June 26, 2018  
FERMAT horizontal boring mills_machine tool manufacturer_Chinese dragon

In May 2018, Mr. Jan Ferenc, FERMAT’s director of sales, and Mr. Lubos Janousek, PRESSL’s sales director with over 20 years’ experience in the Chinese market, ventured to the heart of Manchuria (Northeast China) with the aim of not only having a good time but also to secure business deals… Read more »

Watch the new video on Lakics Gépgyártó Kft. shot in the picturesque Hungarian town of Kaposvár now out on FERMAT & LUCAS Channel

June 5, 2018  
FERMAT machine tool manufacturer loves those who love steel, Lakics Gepgyarto Kft, metalwork, milling, machining, wind turbines

The video’s a rich and colorful narrated tour of Lakics Gépgyártó Kft. (Lakics) metalworking capabilities by its CEO, and a splash of the beautiful town of Kaposvár, Hungary. For over 30 years, Lakics has been machining and assembling large, welded steel structures, frames for generators and electric motors, stators, end… Read more »

Team Building, January 2018

January 25, 2018  
FERMAT Machine Tool Manufacturer_horizontal boring mills_Czech Republic_Czechia_skiing_Jan Kropacek_snow angel

FERMAT’s fast-and-furious sales team took a break from international travel and adventure to spend last weekend skiing, making snow angels, and frolicking in a winter wonderland.  Used to high-caloric, 5-star restaurants and the posh life of machine tool salesmen, they all could use the exercise and wholesome, salubrious mountain air. … Read more »

The Easy Life; Another Working Vacation in France

November 30, 2017  
Bouchon_Restaurant_Lyon_001_(Trishhhh)_by Trishhhh_under license CC BY 2.0_original cropped

Last week, Zdena Hoblova, FERMAT’s sales manager for France, visited many customers across the country, in picturesque corners and jazz-driven towns, but the place which captivated her the most was the sensational city of Lyon. Ms. Hoblova, who picks her countries for travel, and length of stay, based on two… Read more »

一口吃不成胖子 (Yì kǒu chī bù chénɡ pànɡzi)

November 9, 2017  
FERMAT Machine tool manufacturer_horizontal boring mill_Chinese Fat Boy on the steps in front of a temple_Beijing China

Our thoughts, exactly. So, you don’t get fat in one meal?  Great news; however, it also means you have to keep at it… that is if you want to get fat—and that’s precisely what we want to do here at FERMAT.  Get fat on China. With that in mind, recently… Read more »