Company introduction


    About us
  • C.I.E.B. Kahovec spol s r.o. is a traditional manufacturer located in East Bohemia specializing in the production of driver and passenger seats.
  • The company name is composed of the first letters of the words: Consultation, Information, Engineering and Business = C.I.E.B.
  • In 2006, Commercial Vehicle Group () based in New Albany, Ohio, became the owner of the company. CVG is a global supplier of complete cab systems in the heavy-duty truck, construction and agricultural equipment markets including the specialty and military transportation markets. 
  • C.I.E.B.‘s main business activity is the manufacture of seats for various types of vehicles including trucks, buses, ambulances, trams, military vehicles, agricultural and construction machinery and also for vehicles intended for luxury, public and long-distance passengers transportation. Besides our main business activity we also produce seat parts and other components for the automotive industry.
  • The company supplies products to many major manufacturers in the automotive industry in the Czech Republic as well as abroad.
  • Great attention is paid to the quality management system compliant to ISO 9001, meeting the requirements of ISO/TS 16949.
  • The company management is also committed to comply with ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System.
  • One of the company’s major success factors in the automotive industry is our own Design and Development department flexibly responding to the dynamic evolution of the industry.
  • The company headquarters is located in Prague, the manufacturing plant is in Brandys nad Orlici.


  • 1875 – the first documents testifying to the existence of an industrial production on the current production premises of C.I.E.B.
  • 1st half of the 20th century – company named Hynek Gottwald – production of metal furniture.
  • Late 1950s – becomes a part of Karosa Vysoké Mýto, state enterprise; in those days, the production program also included seats for L29 aircrafts for the Czechoslovak Army, the production of which was transferred to AERO, state enterprise, in the late 1960s.
  • 1970s – begins to specialize in the production of suspended seats for buses, trucks, etc., these seats form a part of the production program even today.
  • 1993 – C.I.E.B. Kahovec spol. s r.o. was established.
  • 1995 – based on the most successful privatization project, C.I.E.B. purchased the manufacturing plant from the state, the former 02 plant of the Karosa Vysoké Mýto state enterprise
  • 2006 – CVG Group becomes the owner of the company.
  • 2017 - close cooperation with KAB Seating Northampton established.
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