In the UK and Ireland we are a dedicated Office for the design sales and support of the Prihoda Fabric Ducting product. Prihoda was founded in the Czech Republic in 1994 by Mr Zdenek Prihoda, who remains the very active owner of the business today. Prihoda has grown enormously since those early days and now employs over 110 people over 3 sites in the Czech town of Hlinsko in the Moravian part of the Czech Republic, these factories serve customers in Europe. We also have a factory in China serving the Asian market and another in Mexico serving the Americas. In Europe alone we have over 15 laser cutting machines and manufacture across the 3 company owned sites. Laser Machines and Sonic Welding equipment has been designed by us for our specific needs and remains custom made for our company, such is the innovative nature of our product and development.
Last year we used over 700,000m2 of material which equates to an area of over 101 football fields. We supply to over 60 countries world wide (Germany being our largest single market). We remain one of the most innovative Fabric Ducting companies in the world having been the first to introduce a 10 year warranty and Micro-Perforation Diffusers. We are the only company to offer a production Negative Pressure Extract Fabric Ducting System and we remain the only company in Europe to offer a fully 100% POST CONSUMER recycled material Fabric Ducting Range.
We are committed to continuing to develop our product and the information we provide to our customers. We already supply as standard Air Velocity Graphics, Noise Data and 3D drawings with our quotations, soon we hope to be able to be able to offer a bespoke BIM file for each and very project. We think our product is one of the best available in the world and we are one of the top manufacturers in the world by turnover and production volume. Everything about our product and systems has been designed for the purpose of Fabric Ducting and to benefit our customers and end users.