history of Zeltwelt

«Zeltwelt has been there for you for more than 20 years ... »

Benefit from our many years of experience with natural tents.


PREHISTORY

1980
Vladimir Hulín, on the far left of the picture, as the leader of a scout group, sewed the first tent himself from a cotton fabric.

1985
The company «HUMI» was founded by Vladimir and Ilona Hulín. For the time being, however, she concentrated only on the production of sleeping bags.

1990
The tent production only began when the company "MARO" was founded by M. Rosenheim.

1991
Vladimir Hulín took over the management of the company «FAM» based in Mseno CZ.
Former founders were J. Novak and J. Franta.

1992
The two young companies "MARO" and "FAM" merged and became the largest manufacturer of outdoor tents in Central Europe. The company name was taken over from "FAM". The production of the first Indian tipis from our standard cotton quality was included in the production.

THE FOUNDING

1994
Through the relations in the Czech Republic of Tomas brother, Pavel Beco, a partnership with the company «FAM» was established. Experiences were exchanged and the first orders from “FAM TIPI HOF GMBH” were also accepted in Switzerland. This was the hour of birth of today's Zeltwelt.

1995
The official founder was the company “FAM WEST” in Germany and “FAM TIPI HOF GmbH” was a subsidiary for Switzerland. Tomas and Bernadette Beco take over the management. More robust fabric qualities and the manufacture of tipi poles were included in the production. First advertising appearance at trade fairs.

1996
Development and launch of outdoor tents, chapiteaux and historic tents. The foundations for today's wide range of knight tents have been laid and divided with names such as Landsknecht, Tudor, Herald, Windsor and Versailles.

2000
The tent production is constantly evolving. "FAM" teepees can be seen in Marlboro advertisements. Films like "Johanna von Orleans" and "Dune - Der Wüstenplanet" can be equipped with historical tents. The manufacture of wooden floors for the tents is developed.

2002
Foundation of a subsidiary «TENTWOOD», which will take over wood production with immediate effect. First meeting of all European authorized dealers at the company headquarters in Mseno CZ. Further film sets will follow: "Knights from Passion" and "Hunters of the Lions"

2004
The market launch of yurts, the Mongolian tents, is made possible and the development and production / construction of the first circus and cross tents is made possible.
10th anniversary!

2005
Foundation of "FAM Liber tente" in France.
The consumption of raw material annually increases over 70 km of fabric and 60 km of rod material.

2006
"FAM" is celebrating its birthday!
10 years of manufacturing historical tents - 15 years of company foundation

2007
Another successful year in the world of tents!

2008
The production was increased. The headquarters moves to Korycany. The yurt production is reorganized due to the great demand. New materials are being tested to meet the demands of European humid weather. The knight tent range has been expanded to include the “Normann” tent.

2009
Since January 1st there has been a strategic cooperation with the company «FAM West GmbH». The selection of historical tents has been expanded to include additional self-supporting models. The range of fabrics has also been supplemented with a new cotton blend made from 420g / m2.
The most successful year in the history of Zeltwelt!

2010
We are testing a new material for the yurt: "Linotex" with 480g / m2
Orders and customer satisfaction are increasing. The year is developing excellently!

2011
Thanks to the yurts, the year with the highest sales since 1994, the crisis is over!
A new material has been successfully added to the range for the yurt: "sunbrella Plus" from Dickson.

2012
FAM ZeltWelt GmbH remains successful and has added another material to its range: "UV-FR Canvas" from TenCade - a high-tech material with a natural appearance.
Also new to the range are various inner clothes for the tipis: improved cuts for the linigs and ozans (sky).

2013
The development of the yurt is being driven forward. There are house yurts and raft yurts. Entry on Facebook!

2014
20th anniversary!

The first complete relaunch of ZeltWelt. «FAM Zeltwelt GmbH »becomes new«Zeltwelt GmbH »renamed. Entry of Selina Beco, the daughter-in-law as a partner of Zeltwelt GmbH. Complete revision of the website and social media presence.

2015
The website grows with exciting tent stories about successfully implemented projects. The new Zeltwelt-The appearance is well received by the customers and a clear increase can be felt. We get 1000 Likes on Facebook! 

2016
A very strong yurt year! The residential yurts are enjoying growing popularity and offer their residents a number of animated hours in dreamy locations. In the exhibition, we now have a completely insulated and heated yurt for customer advice.

2017
There is an increase in the Zeltwelt Family! We look forward to welcoming Yves Beco to our team from March. He will continue to expand the marketing and IT department and will represent Selina on maternity leave. 

2018
This year we have sold twice as many yurts compared to last year. It is a year of change. Tomas Beco hands over the management to the younger generation. Yves Beco officially becomes the partner of Zeltwelt GmbH.

2019
Large yurt projects shaped the year! Like the two yurts in Davos or the three yurts for the sauna landscape of Rhybadi. After 25 intensive years, Tomas Beco starts his well-deserved retirement. The Zeltwelt Team is newly enriched by Pascal Dufner, who primarily supports us in marketing, but also in future construction jobs.

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