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The Central European group Mattoni 1873 is investing significantly in its home region of Karlovy Vary.
Today Mattoni 1873 put into operation a brand new modern canning line in Kyselka at a cost of more than CZK 200 million. The group has been investing in its plants for a long time, more than CZK 1 billion in the last three years alone. With the new canning line, Mattoni 1873 becomes the first Czech producer to bottle mineral water into this popular and fully recyclable packaging. In addition to Mattoni's popular flavoured mineral water, it will also produce canned beverages from the Pepsi portfolio and other licensed brands that have been imported to the Czech Republic until now.
Mattoni 1873 expands in Serbia and Montenegro
Mattoni 1873, through its Serbian company, Knjaz Miloš, became the official producer and distributor of Pepsi brands of non-alcoholic carbonated soft drinks for the markets of Serbia and Montenegro. The global brands Pepsi, Pepsi Max, 7Up, Mirinda, Evervess and Ivi are now brought to store shelves by the Knjaz Miloš team along with the existing portfolio of natural mineral waters and soft drinks.
Freight trains have been running on the Mattoni railway from Kyselka to Vojkovice for 10 years, saving the journey of more than 20,000 trucks
On 28 August 2012, the first train with a load of local mineral water left Kyselka and travelled along the restored railway siding to Vojkovice nad Ohří. Since then, Mattoni 1873 has transported 669,000 pallets of its products to Moravia by rail. The 762 freight trains dispatched replaced over 20,000 trips of fully loaded trucks. By using rail transport, Mattoni 1873 is significantly helping the environment and easing the burden on the Czech road and motorway network.
Mattoni 1873 CEO Alesandro Pasquale will lead Natural Mineral Waters Europe association (NMWE)
As the new NMWE president, he will focus on protecting and promoting the quality of natural mineral waters and will work to promote circularity in the beverage industry
"Rudi" Mattoni and five other members of the Mattoni family buried in a tomb in Karlovy Vary
Today, the urns with the remains of six members of this important family, whose name is inextricably linked to Karlovy Vary and the region, were placed in the Mattoni family tomb at the Central Cemetery in Karlovy Vary - Drahovice. The most famous of those laid to rest is Rudolf "Rudi" Heinrich Theodor Mattoni, the great-grandson of the founder of the Mattoni mineral water fame, who visited Kyselka and Karlovy Vary repeatedly over the past decades.
Mattoni 1873 to support the diversity of Czech nature. Establilshing Rudi Mattoni Butterfly Meadows together with conservationists
The producer of mineral water Mattoni 1873 together with the Czech Union of Nature Conservationists (ČSOP) wants to return species diversity and endangered butterflies to several locations in the Czech Republic. Monitoring of the sites and initial work began last autumn on publicly accessible land around the plants in Mnichov, Byňov and Poděbrady. Among other things, the project builds on the legacy of Heinrich Mattoni's great-grandson, who was a renowned American entomologist specialising in butterflies.
Mattoni together with Budvar present unique flavoured non-alcoholic beer BIRGO
Two Czech icons Mattoni and Budvar have teamed up to launch a unique flavoured non-alcoholic beer. The new product, called BIRGO, is hitting stores in three flavours these days. It is the result of a collaboration between two renowned beverage experts - the flavours from the leader of the non-alcoholic market Mattoni 1873 are combined with non-alcoholic beer brewed in the national brewery Budějovický Budvar, which has a worldwide reputation. Both major Czech companies have also agreed on a common approach to circularity in the beverage industry, which completes Budějovický Budvar's entry into the Zálohujme.cz initiative.
Mattoni 1873 boosted performance and market shares in 2021
Mattoni 1873, the Central European soft drinks market leader, has returned to its pre-pandemic performance in 2021. Group sales increased by 6.2% to CZK 16 billion and EBITDA grew by 4%. The company placed particular emphasis on innovations in sustainability and circularity.
Mattoni together with Budvar comes up with a unique product
Two Czech icons, Mattoni and Budvar, teamed up together to bring a unique flavoured non-alcoholic beer to the market. The new product will be in stores soon. It is the result of a collaboration between two renowned beverage experts - flavours from the soft drink market leader, Mattoni 1873, are combined with a non-alcoholic beer brewed at the national brewery Budějovický Budvar, a world-renowned brand.
Mattoni 1873 to launch a second wave of PET bottle color unification to facilitate recycling, switching to transparent plastic with four brands.
Aquila, Hanácká kyselka, Dobrá voda a Poděbradka will gradually, over the coming months, switch to clear (uncolored) PET bottles. Even though this change might surprise the customer, the company’s move is in compliance with the current separated waste legislation. At the same time, they hope that a nationwide deposit system will be launched in the future, enabling “bottle to bottle” recycling, while maintaining the low number of PET colors on the market, making full use of the valuable commodity that used PET bottles are.
Mattoni introduces returnable glass one-liter bottle in new design
The new bottle catches the eye with its timeless design by the recognized M. Mikovec as well as the first divisible crate in the market, allowing for a more comfortable transportation. Mattoni mineral water is available in non-sparkling and sparkling version. At the end of September exclusively in Lidl stores.
Mattoni 1873 to bottle and distribute PepsiCo beverages in Austria
As of January 2022, Mattoni 1873 will become the exclusive producer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages of PepsiCo in Austria. The company has already for several years successfully acted as such in Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria. Thus, Mattoni 1873 confirms its position of the largest producer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in Central Europe.
Mattoni with deposit on Košík.cz closes the circle and recycles bottle-to-bottle.
Mattoni together with Košík.cz e-shop closed the circular loop of PET in its first bottle with deposit. Mattoni PET bottles with deposit, which Košík.cz customers brought back, were processed into new bottles. The original as well as new bottles contain 80 % or rPET. Full circularity of the process was overseen by certification company Green Circle Certified, granting Mattoni with deposit the GCC Closed Loop Product Certified certification that verifies closing of the material loop.
Experience taste in a new format – introducing the revolutionary Mattoni can
Unique flavors and one-of-a-kind refreshment. That’s Mattoni’s new range of canned, flavored mineral water. The first of its kind on the Czech market, the revolutionary new offering fuses Mattoni mineral water and fruity flavors, all in a trendy, sough after packaging. Available in three distinctive, popular flavors – Multi, Black and Cedrata.
Mattoni 1873 proved its resilience in 2020
Mattoni 1873, central European leader in non-alcoholic beverage market, maintained performance also during the exceptional year of 2020. Sales of the group decreased only by 2,7 % to 15 bn CZK and EBITDA grew by 12,2 %. The group continued to strive for long-term sustainability and lesser environmental impact even while facing anti-pandemic measures.
Functional model of deposit system for beverage packaging in the Czech Republic according to study of prof. Mejstřík
The model of deposit system for beverage packaging tailor-made for the Czech market was designed by the team of EEIP consultancy company under the leadership of the late professor Michal Mejstřík. The study was commissioned by Mattoni 1873, founding member of Zálohujme.cz, who strives for circular and sustainable beverage industry in the Czech Republic. The beverage industry could become, also thanks to deposit, the first fully circular idnustry in Czechia. The implementation of deposit system is hindered by lacking legislation.
A centralized deposit-refund system for beverage containers will become reality as soon as 2022 – in neighboring Slovakia. Czechs, however, will have to wait for theirs.
Mattoni 1873 welcomes the nomination of Slovakian DRS operator. On January 5th, the Slovak Ministry of Environment appointed a consortium of four associations representing the soft drink, beer and retail sectors. This is an important step in Slovakia’s route to full-blown beverage packaging circularity, set for launch in January 2022. Czech authorities are currently not considering such a step.
Petra Kvitová and Mattoni: Two Czech Icons Announce Partnership
Petra Kvitová, one of the Czech Republic’s most successful tennis players, currently 8th in the WTA Tour rankings, is now an ambassador of renowned Czech mineral water Mattoni. As part of the long-term partnership, Mattoni will be Kvitová’s official water.
„Unpack it“ and support your favourite restaurant
The “Rozbalte to” (Unpack it) campaign will aid restaurants affected by pandemic restrictions. The campaign is appealing to people to order meals from their favorite places, “take them away” and enjoy at home. The project, initiated by Mattoni, is a joint effort with TV Nova, under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Mattoni 1873 launches online store with nationwide delivery
Central Europe’s largest non-alcoholic beverage manufacturer Mattoni 1873 has launched an online store this summer, selling its own products. Mineral water, soft drinks and other products from their portfolio were delivered free of charge in Prague, where the project’s pilot phase was taking place. Now, the project is expanding into regional cities and lures customers with free delivery.
The first-ever returnable can will be available at Košík.cz
Returnable cans should draw attention to the need for sorting and recycling of beverage cans in the Czech Republic.
Mattoni 1873 continues to unify colours of its brands’ PET bottles
Hanácká kyselka, Poděbradka and Dobrá voda, important mineral water brands in the Czech market, will in the next few months be filled into PET bottles of one colour. Mattoni 1873 continues its progress towards sustainability by supporting eco-design of its brands’ bottles. The target is to make recycling even easier, ideally kick-start repeated recycling “from bottle to bottle”. Apart from smaller number of PET colours, efficient collection is crucial, i.e. implementation of the deposit system. Only then can be the impact of the beverage industry on environment radically decreased.
Mattoni 1873 reconstructed another historical building in Kyselka
Mattoni 1873 completed several years’ reconstruction of historical building of a so-called Hotel Praha in Kyselka. It follows other already completely reconstructed buildings in Kyselka – residential house Stallburg and Löschner pavillon with Mattoni Museum. Hotel Praha was reconstructed under careful supervision of historians and will accommodate IT department of the Czech No. 1 in the beverage market.
Mattoni 1873 produces more efficiently, decreasing electricity consumption while increasing production
Mattoni 1873, the largest producer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in CE, fulfil their plan to produce more efficiently in terms of energy consumption. In all of their 11 European factories, the group decreased electricity consumption on average by 9 % while increasing production by 20 %.
Mattoni 1873 invests into first 10 ŠKODA CITIGOe iV e-cars
Following its good experience from the pilot, Mattoni 1873 buys first 10 ŠKODA CITIGOe iV cars fuelled purely by electricity. They will replace the current Škoda Fabie used by sales representatives.
Phenomenal results of Mattoni 1873 in 2019
Mattoni 1873, the Central-European leader in soft drink market, has experienced another ground-breaking year in their history. The Group increased their revenue by 77% to 15,5 bn CZK and EBITDA increased by 74%. In the course of the year they acquired, via joint venture with Pepsico, the Serbian leader in mineral water and soft drinks market, Knjaz Miloš.
Mattoni 1873 transported already 500 000 pallets by rail
From Kyselka, Mattoni 1873 today despatched a 500 000th pallet with non-alcoholic beverages, which will go to its customers and consumers via rail. Thus, significantly hleping the environment as well as the highway system in the Czech Republic. The half-million of pallets transported by rail substitute more than 15 000 journeys of fully loaded trucks. The half-millionth pallet is headed to the Olomouc central warehouse of Kaufland.
Mattoni 1873 and PepsiCo finalize joint acquisition of Serbian producer of mineral water and soft drinks, Knjaz Miloš
Today in Belgrade, Mattoni 1873 through its subsidiary, Karlovarské minerální vody (KMV) and PepsiCo, Inc. (PepsiCo), through its subsidiary Frito-Lay Trading Company (Europe), finalized the acquisition of 100 % stake in the Serbian producer of mineral water and soft drinks, Knjaz Miloš, from Mid Europa Partners, via joint venture.
Karlovarské minerální vody adopt new identity: „Mattoni 1873"
The largest producer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in Central Europe, Karlovarské minerální vody, is uniting the family of its companies under a common name: “Mattoni 1873”. Name of the founder and the year of establishment are symbolically covered by eagle’s wings with a motto of “Sources and Tastes of Europe”.
KMV and PepsiCo joint venture to acquire Serbian mineral water and soft drinks producer Knjaz Miloš
Karlovarské minerální vody (KMV), the largest distributor of non-alcoholic drinks in Central Europe, and PepsiCo, Inc., a global food and beverage company operating in more than 200 countries and territories around the world, have agreed to buy 100% percent of the shares of Serbian mineral water and soft drinks producer Knjaz Miloš, through a joint venture.