July 9, 2008
Spirits Have Been Produced in Prostejov for 490 Years
Palirna U zeleneho stromu (Palirna) (Prostejov, Czech Republic), distillate producer, extended its supply by cream tequila in the middle of Jun 2008. Palirna imports genuine tequila from San Juanito Escobedo Jalisco Mexico (Mexico) and uses it partly as raw material for the production of its cream tequila and partly it distributes the spirit in the Czech Republic. Palirna produces about 17,000 hl of Hanacka Vodka and is well-known for its traditional brandy Starorezna. Palirna generates a turnover of about CEK 1 bil/y, which grows by 2-3%/y. Palirna's profit rose to nearly CEK 10 mil in 2007. Palirna exports 20% of its production and would like to gradually increase the share to about 30%. Its exports increase by about 10% per year. Palirna has 105 employees. In Prostejov, spirits have been produced for 490 years, since 1518.
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