VF, a.s. is a successful and reliable partner in the field of Radiation Protection and Monitoring and Radioactive Waste Management, that provides its clients with flexible, technologically advanced, high quality solutions tailored to the client`s needs and expectations. The high level of quality found in VF products and solutions is made possible thanks to a team of specialists with experience from many different projects in Radiation Protection and Monitoring and Radioactive Waste Management not only in the Czech Republic but in many other countries worldwide.
VF incorporates a high quality technology base, with which we are able to fulfil the high industry standards in Radiation Protection and Monitoring at competitive costs. Our technological base includes among others:
- A Technology Centre designed specifically for the research and development of new products for Radiation Protection and Monitoring
- A Production Base that secures the production of all our products and the completion of complex systems
- An Implementation & Service Centre that is responsible for the design and completion of all projects, as well as providing service not only for our own systems, but those of other manufacturers as well
- An Accredited Metrological Laboratory for ionizing radiation
- A Hot Cell for work with high-activity ionizing radiation sources
- A Training Centre to teach and share experiences in Radiation Protection and Monitoring and Radioactive Waste Management
The five main areas, in which we offer our products and solutions, include:
- Nuclear Industry
- Radioactive Waste Management
- Environmental Monitoring
- Metrology and Calibration
- Medical Industry
Orders are carried out completely from the processing of studies, design and other documentation, all the way up to delivery of the product, development and implementation of SW, installation and complete testing of the systems on-site, as well as training the client during hand-over. Furthermore, we offer our clients complete warranty and after-warranty service.
The VF company was founded in 1992 by a group of radiation protection experts from the state owned company ZPA Brno. ZPA Brno was assigned by the state as the company responsible for radiation monitoring systems installation and commissioning at nuclear power plants in former Czechoslovakia.
After the political changes of 1989 (the so called “velvet revolution”) the former group of experts from ZPA established a new private company in Černá Hora with the name VF.
VF further developed this expertise and later started development of its own radiation protection instrumentation.
Due to excellent results and client satisfaction VF became one of the leading companies providing complete services and solutions focused on radiation protection and monitoring in the Czech and Slovak Republics.
In 2003 the company started expansion to international markets and is today working in more than 25 countries worldwide.
In order to meet the satisfaction of our customers and to strengthen our competitiveness in both home and foreign markets, we consider it fundamental to ensure high quality standards of our products and services together with environmental and information protection and occupational safety. We are fully aware of the importance and necessity of the integrated management system as one of the essential factors for satisfying the needs of our customers.
After the successful implementation of the quality system in 1995, we were awarded certification in compliance with ČSN EN ISO 9001 standard from RW TÜV. Subsequently, in our awareness of the need to constantly increase efficiency and improve all processes, we have started to pay more attention to the environmental protection and occupational safety.
In 2003 we initiated intensive work to establish certification of the Environmental Management System (EMS) and Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS) in compliance with the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 series international standards.This certification process was successfully completed when obtaining the certificates in 2004.
The latest event in the systems integration is the introduction of Information Security Management System (ISMS) compliant with ISO / IEC 27001:2005 and its certification, we have successfully passed at the eginning of 2013.
Currently, our company is certified by the TÜV NORD authority, covering all of its activities, in accordance with latest versions of international standards:
- EN ISO 9001:2008
- EN ISO 14001:2004
- BS OHSAS 18001:2007
- ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011
- ISO/IEC 27001:2005
The conformity of our integrated management system with the international standards and with the requirements of our customers was also affirmed by a number of independent customer audits.