Odbytové družstvo Polabí ZVO
The company Odbytové družstvo Polabí (OdP) handles its members‘ sales of all types of field vegetables, potatoes and cereals. OdP is based in Starý Vestec, at a 20 km-distance from Prague.
Beside potatoes and cereals, the broad product range includes all types of vegetables such as cauliflower, carrots, celeriac and various lettuce types, amongst them iceberg lettuce, lollo bionda and rossa, butterhead lettuce and little gem lettuce.
OdP sells its products under the brand name ZVO. With currently 3,000 ha farmland, the firm ranks among the most important vegetable and potatoes suppliers of the Czech Republic.
Since the very beginning, Ing. Miloš Špitálský, CSc. - ZVO has always tried to make use of modern technologies both in production and in sales and packing of goods. High amounts have been invested into enlargement of storages in subsidiary companies.
In 1991 Mr. and Mrs. Špitálský started their business in farming. Their initial capital was their long-term agricultural experience but also 6.3 ha of farm land in Přerov nad Labem. Within one year, their farm land expanded to 42 ha and the concept of a so-called family farm focused on the production of new potatoes and vegetables was approved.
During the following years, the firm invested into product diversification and quality improvement. More variable soil types could be cultivated by cooperation with surrounding firms. The group has continuously grown until today by building up new firms and acquiring shares in other companies.
Due to the Czech membership in EU, new laws were introduced requiring the formation of a cooperative. This sales company was finally registered under the name Odbytové družstvo Polabí (OdP) in 2005 and it took over the firm Zelinářské centrum Polabí.