In 1945, a company named DUP was founded in Pelhřimov. DUP´s first products were small wooden boxes, toys and puppets, but soon DUP switched to the production of leather and textile haberdashery, especially cosmetic kits for body care. Due to the great interest in these products, in 1949 the production of its own metal tools for manicure and pedicure was started and DUP gradually became the largest manufacturer of cosmetic, manicure and pedicure sets and business cases in the then Czechoslovakia.
From the mid 1950s, DUP also began to export its produduction, so that products with the DUP logo – stylized linden leag – became well-known in all countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
After 1990, production and business relations had to be adapted to new conditions, and DUP began to develop production cooperation in other fields and established business relations with customers in the countries of the European Union and beyond. In 2001, DUP acquire the Pelhřimov brewery and expanded its production activities to include brewing.
Today, DUP is a production cooperative with approximately 130 employees, which operates in several fields.
The KOVO division in Nový Rychnov is traditional manufacturer of scissors, tweezers, files and other tools used for manicure and pedicure sets. Metalworking production technologies, such as precision cutting, stamping, heat treatment, galvanic plating and others, are also used fot cooperative production of smaller metal parts fot customers in many manufacturing fields.
The GALA division in Pelhřimov sews cases, packaging, leather and textile haberdashery for various purposes according to customer needs. In addition to the traditional production of suitcases and manicure sets, it also supplies various products and sewn parts for the automotive, furniture, healthcare and rehabilitatiion industries.
The PIVO division includes Poutník brewery in Pelhřimov, which brews Pilsner type bottom fermender beer in a traditional way, which it supplies to restaurants and shops in the Czech Republic, exports to Slovakia and other countries.