Balyfa is established in Copenhagen, Denmark. Production began with the manufacturing of zippers for tobacco pouches. Our name is an amalgamation of the words Baltisk lynlåsfabrik (Baltic Zipper Factory) and indicates the early international mindset of the company’s founder.
The first actual springs are produced on semi manual equipment.
Balyfa's founder takes an important decision about basing a major part of the production on German machinery from the manufacturer Bihler GmbH. Focus on equipment from Bihler GmbH has since proved a pivotal decision.
Balyfa a/s moves to bigger offices just north of Copenhagen but remains in close proximity to Copenhagen International Airport.
Balyfa a/s is sold via a management buyout to two employees who wanted to carry on the company and who had discovered its great and continued potential.
Following the take-over, a string of strategic initiatives are taken to move the company forward and to address increasing globalisation. This was accomplished by establishing a subsidiary in Hungary – a country centrally and ideally placed, with an excellent and loyal workforce. This was immediately followed by the purchase of the competing company Albuk A/S.
Balyfa buys the company Sanio, and the majority of production is moved to Hungary.
The company in Hungary moves to a brand new building, which is purchased with 10,000 square metres of land – creating the framework for future expansions.
Taking its cue from the factory in Hungary, the work towards certification begins. The result was that Balyfa Hungary Kft was ISO/TS 16949 certified in 2010, which was an important step in connection with the growing customer base in the automotive segment.
In continuation of the certification in Hungary, the factory in Denmark is also ISO/TS 16949 certified. Later that year, part of the company is sold to CFP Group A/S, which will be instrumental in further developing the company with their infusion of capital and knowhow.
Expansion of storage and production capacity in Hungary. ISO 14001 certificate for the plant in Hungary.
Setting up the logistic center in Hungary. Establishment of a representative office in Czech Republic.
Partnership with Carrab Brake Parts. OHSAS 18001 certificate for the factory in Hungary.
Balyfa a/s moves to new and well-lit offices in close proximity to the motorway and Copenhagen Airport as a natural progression and a part of our development strategy.
We have recently moved to new and brighter offices in Prague, and welcome customers - new and old - to visit.
Balyfa Group acquires all activities of CARRAB Brake Parts AB, a leading supplier on the global brake friction market and automotive spare parts aftermarket.