General Opata honors Ceska zbrojovka Group and SSI Group

1. 6. 2021

CZG - Ceska zbrojovka Group is one of the leading manufacturers of small arms for the military and armed forces. SSI Group is a Czech family-owned company that provides comprehensive services in the integrated facility management field. Both companies are aware of the importance and mission of the Military Solidarity Fund. They care about the fate of soldiers and their loved ones who face difficulties in day-to-day life.

For their long-term support of the Fund, the Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces, General Ales Opata, awarded them with the Czech Armed Forces’ Cross of Merit III. Stage. "All contributions to the Military Solidarity Fund are appreciated, but the most important is the long-term support it receives. Therefore, I would like to thank the Fund's long-term partners for contributing to a good cause," said General Opata.

On Monday 24th May, the General Staff honored CZG President Lubomir Kovarik, CZG External Relations Director Eva Svobodova and Military Weapons Division Director Martin Sanda.

"Thank you very much for this award. We have supported the Military Solidarity Fund since its inception because we consider it important to assist our soldiers, who are serving domestically and abroad, together with their families. The Army of the Czech Republic plays a crucial role in not only the defence of our state, but also in supporting our citizens, as demonstrated, among other things, by the coronavirus pandemic," said Lubomir Kovarik, CZG President and Chairman of the Board.

CEO Vaclav Elman and owner Jan Vodrazka accepted the Cross of Merit on behalf of SSI Group. "We appreciate this award very much and thank them for it. We want to continue in our ongoing cooperation and support of the fund and firmly believe that other companies will follow," said CEO Vaclav Elman on behalf of the group.

The Command of the Army of the Czech Republic is gradually recognizing other companies and entities that contribute significantly to the Fund. The Cepro joint stock company, Aramark s.r.o., WTF Communication s.r.o. and the Military Health Insurance Company have already been honored.


CZG - Ceska zbrojovka Group:


  • CZG - Ceska zbrojovka Group, together with its subsidiaries, is one of the leading manufacturers of small arms for the military, armed forces, personal defence, hunting, sport shooting and other civilian uses.
  • CZG has participated in the complete rearmament of the Czech Army.
  • In April 2020, the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Defence concluded a framework contract with Ceska zbrojovka for CZK 2.35 billion for the supply of weapons and ammunition.


SSI Group


  • A Czech family-owned company that has been active in the comprehensive property management and maintenance market since 1990. SSI Group mainly provides services related to integrated facility management - security, technical management and maintenance, utilities and cleaning of properties.



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