About Plaček group
We are a family run business dedicated to pets since 1986 which was founded by Dušan Plaček.
Our company is one of the key players in the European pet care business.
Our commercial activities cover wholesale and global export, pet stores with a grooming service and e-commerce.
Our annual turnover exceeds 200 million euros.
More than 2,000 employees work in our companies.
We operate over 270 retail pet shops and stores in CZ, LV, PL, SK, RO and RU, and our wholesale channel distributes pet products to more than 1,000 customers, including pet retail stores, pet shops, veterinarians and e-commerce across 20 countries.
As the innovative leader, we set benchmarks for the fastest delivery, e-commerce trends, loyalty programmes, professional consultations and training, veterinarian services, family events and grooming.
OUR BRANDED STORES
Our branded stores offer selected pets from small mammals, birds to reptiles. Pet owners are provided with everything they need to be able to look after their pets, such as pet food, treats, toys, bedding, litter, cosmetics and clothes. Answering to the latest trends in pet care, our customers get professional consultations and training, veterinarian services, family events and grooming for their pets in select stores.
Number of our stores
1986 - Dušan Plaček alongside his father sent the first tropical fish to Germany and Italy
1991 - Start of business in Russia, wholesale
1991 - Plaček s.r. o. , wholesale company was founded in the Poděbrady, Czech Republic
1993 - Start of business in Slovakia, wholesale
1996 - The company built its first building – warehouses and offices
2001 - Start of business in Latvia, wholesale
2003 - Dušan Plaček founded a joint venture together with Dutch partner Beaphar BV – Beaphar Eastern Europe s.r.o.
2004 - After 13 successful years in wholesale Super zoo brand (retail) was born
2007 - Acquisition of DINO ZOO pet shops in Latvia, retail
2007 - Company Hagen Russia was founded in Moscow
2008 - Merger in Slovakia - Plaček Slovakia with Premium Plus (former Amazon pet shops)
2013 - Start of business in Poland, wholesale
2014 - Acquisition of KAKADU pet shops in Poland, retail
2015 - E-commerce operations were started in the Czech Republic, and then Latvia, Slovakia and Poland
2019 - Dino ZOO Russia – first mega pet store was opened in Russia
2019 - Super zoo Romania – first store was opened in Buzau
2020 - 262 stores across 6 countries (CZ, SK, LV, PL, RU, RO)