ABOUT US

Family business with tradition.

We are a family business founded in 1991 by Mr. Miroslav and Mrs. Věra Patočka.

The Patočka family started building our company in the Czech Republic immediately after the revolution in the 1990s.

Miroslav Patočka, the founder of Luminex, is a native of Prague, and the blood of a businessman has flowed through his veins since his early days.

In order for you to properly understand who we are and what values ​​we represent, we must go back to the beginning of the story, the life of a little boy who followed his dreams.

At the age of twenty-one, the inexperienced young Miroslav Patočka emigrated to west Germany. Starting out in a new country without any language skills was not easy.

Night shifts and daily learning - that was the daily bread of young Miroslav Patočka.

Despite all the obstacles, he graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim (Germany).

However, his journey does not end there. While studying at a German university, he applied and was one of the first to be selected for an Erasmus exchange in England. While still a student, he founded the company MP Leuchten in Germany in 1987, which still exists today.

This could have been the end of our story, but thanks to the fall of socialism in the Czech Republic in 1989, the business journey continues in another country close to our founder.

The Czech Republic has always been close to his heart and that is why he founded the company in Prague in 1991. At first we produced and sold our lighting and furniture. Production was then located in České Budějovice, where it was eventually discontinued and our company focused only on distribution. Today we have over 30,000 products in our range, and our owners put together the assortments with the main buyers of the largest chains in Europe and operate internationally in Germany, Austria, Slovakia,Dubai and even on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean in the US.

Despite the rocky road our company has taken, we are proudly to be the oldest family business (distribution) on the market in our industry.

The company is already in the hands of the next generation, in the hands of the owner's son, Dominik Patočka, who is slowly but surely following in his father's footsteps.

We hold on to the values ​​that should be part of every honest company.

"Truth, honesty and fairness"

This is were we are standing, this our company Luminex.

We are proud of our work.

  • Family Company

    We are on the market over 30 years and the new generation is slowly taking over.

  • Innovation

    We were always innovative. Our products are the first on the market! .

  • We are here for our customers.

    Your satisfaction comes first.

The world must act quickly to make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change.

In the beginning nothing could be perfect, but small steps lead to big steps.

As a company, we try to act with the best awareness and conscience towards our planet. And that's why we represent brands that take the environment into consideration. We only have one planet Earth and it is important to treat it as such. We have to believe that a small things can make a big change in the whole society.

You just have to start with yourself 💡❤️

Our Team

FOUNDER & SENIOR CEO

Miroslav Patočka

CO-OWNER & JUNIOR CEO

Dominik Patočka

MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT, MARKETING & ORDERS

Iva Uchytilová

SALES REPRESENTATIVE PRAGUE & INVOICING

Jaroslava Stýblová

SALES REPRESENTATIVE OF WEST AND SOUTH BOHEMIA

David Martínek

SALES REPRESENTATIVE OF WEST BOHEMIA

Roman Polášek

SALES REPRESENTATIVE OF MORAVIA AND SLOVAKIA

Martin Harcsa