MAGMA
history

important dates

February 23, 1996

A Latvian family establishes wholesale company SIA MAGMA to bring the best available mixer taps to the market

A FORD TRANSIT van is the company’s point of sale and office

The first order is 98 mixer taps from Italy

year 1997

The company begins to rent commercial space of 100m² at 2 Katrinas Street

The company’s staff increases to four

year 1998

Turnover in the second year of operation increases several times

The company starts using an accounting program

year 2001

The company buys pre-renovated warehousing facility in Riga, 18a Katrīnas Dambis Street

Construction of showroom-store gets under way

year 2004

SIA MAGMA starts to make flexible hoses

The company purchases workbenches and equipment for manufacture of flexible hoses

Materials shipped from Italy – stainless steel (AISI 304) tubes and EPDM rubber that is suitable for portable water

Assembly parts are made of brass (CW 617N)

year 2005

On November 18, the Independence Day of Latvia, the company’s 400 m² showroom opens

Offices are moved to 18 Katrīnas Dambis Street

The MAGMA trademark is registered

year 2006

The company sells mixer taps of different brands popular in Europe and Asia

Mixer taps shipped from more than 13 countries

The company now has an extensive catalog of sanitary products

year 2007

MAGMA in Pētersala expands to 5614 m²

The company begins looking for partners in Estonia

year 2008

The company commences exports to Estonia

year 2009

The company enters new business areas, assembles mixer taps

Parts from different manufacturers, thinking through and testing each new product

Mixer taps are assembled pursuant to the LVS EN – 817:2008 standard, verified by SIA Inženierekspertīžu Сentrs (Engineering Assessment Center) of Latvia University of Agriculture

The mixer taps are now in ECO packaging that dissolves after use

Customers are offered civil liability insurance

year 2012

The company begins shipping products to Lithuania

year 2014

Creditreform rates SIA MAGMA as a credible and reliable cooperation partner

The State Revenue Service regularly honors the company as an exemplary taxpayer contributing to the economic development of Latvia

year 2016

The company participates several international fairs

Commences export of mixer taps

year 2017

The company adopts a quality management system to ensure swift communication with customers and quality customer service

The company begins developing the first shower to be assembled in Latvia

Employs more than 40 industry professionals

The company supplies products to 450 regular customers – stores that specialize in sale of plumbing and household goods, assembly companies

MAGMA
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sand animation about MAGMA history

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