Every beginning is hard, but only the right vision can take us high on the path of development. Our vision is home and the possibility for every person to create their home, their sanctuary, wherever, whenever…
The production of furniture, production of our dream we started way back in 1956, modestly and lacking experience, but willing to handle difficult challenges, willing to learn from our own mistakes. It was our determination that led us to transform from a carpenter’s workshop to a recognisable manufacturer of kitchen and veneered furniture in the first five years of our existence. On 1962 we joined in with another carpentry company and made our programme far more diversified.
By the end of the same year our newly integrated company „Namještaj“ employed over 350 workers. In the decade that followed, until 1972, when company integrated with a huge wood industry complex Šipad, the process of our constant investment never ceased. We invested in the operation and warehouse area, in installing highly productive lines in the tailoring drive, into numerous technological installations, but we also invested in ecological projects such as construction of a new boiler room in which we used wood waste and sawdust from the technological process as the source of energy.
Becoming more and more both technologically and ecologically equipped and aware, we continued to invest into the design staff, which made us, as an integral part of Šipad family, one the most significant and modern producers of kitchen furniture in former Yugoslavia. We visited regional fairs regularly, but also the biggest and most significant fairs of Europe such as furniture fairs in Cologne and Paris. As an encouragement for further and more qualitative work we received numerous prizes and awards.
Our factory we built as a home, always caring for our workers carefully, caring for the quality of their lives and the lives of their children. Yes, the idea of a home is present from the very beginnings… we want to create home – in our company, in your house. New challenges of the 21st century empowered our vision even more. Therefore, we continue with a new name Hejmo (Esperanto for home), to make our vision – just like the idea of Esperanto – a common language of understanding.