In 1989, after the Velvet Revolution made it possible for private companies to be set up, the Kubicek Balloon company was established and all the balloon manufacturing activities were relocated within Kubicek Balloons.
In this new business world everything was possible and, in addition to hot air balloons, the company was soon manufacturing cold air and helium filled inflatables. “Production lines” were established in an old condominium building in the city center of Brno.
Because of the importance of balloon fabric a weaving mill was established in Černá Hora, 20 km North of Brno. From that day onward all hot air balloon fabric would be produced “in house”. Kubicek Balloons has never been dependent on a fabric supplier and although our fabric weaver has now become Textil Kubíček, and a company in its own right, we are still as closely linked as twins.
As Kubicek Balloons and it order book grew, the space in our house in Brno became more and more crowded. In 1998 a new floor was built for the envelope section, soon after a new basket and burner workshop had to be established.
Despite our efforts to expand Kubicek Balloons within these four walls the company was bulging at the seams and we had to expand to a new factory. The old building was retained for the cold air section, now renamed Reklama Kubíček, and a new balloon factory for Kubicek Balloons was built on a green field site.