Staleks founded in Kharkiv. It originated as a small workshop, specializing in sharpening, polishing, and finishing of manicure instruments, and our range was limited to scissors, nippers, tweezers and spatulas – just one model of each instrument. In the beginning the company only had 20 employees, and our production facilities were situated at the premises of a state-owned factory. Initially the instrument blanks were manufactured at medical machine tool works. Ukraine and Russia were defined as priority markets.
The company shows consistent growth, production capacity is increasing: commissioning of our own mechanical workshop equipped with lathes and millers, as well as sewing workshop for accessory production. The sewing workshop establishment marks the beginning of production of renowned Staleks manicure sets.
Establishment of own design department, focusing on new model development and improvement of existing instruments. Model range is expanding: new types of nippers, scissors, spatulas and tweezers are introduced. Staleks debuts in major international expo InterCHARM events taking place in Moscow and Kyiv.
The company is gaining momentum, and the priority is innovation and production modernization. Installation of thermoplastic molding machine – modern world-class equipment. Production of plastic parts commences.
Staleks products are already well-known, widely presented in the Ukrainian and Russian markets. Official Staleks online store is introduced to streamline selection and purchase of instruments for customers. Market expansion: now Staleks products are available in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.
Within massive production modernization program a new pressing machine (made in Italy) is installed, our own forging shop is commissioned. Staleks now has the full cycle of blanks production in-house. The company successfully passes audit, receiving quality control certification according to the ISO 9001:2008, IDT standard. Participation in the Baltic Beauty international expo. Market expansion: now the sales geography includes Turkey.
New growth stage: construction of the company factory near Kharkiv, Ukraine: from now on Staleks is using only own machinery and equipment. The company has about 300 employees. Export to EU starts, European distribution center is opened. Shipping instruments to Poland and Belgium starts. Staleks product range reaches 100 models. Latvia and Lithuania start importing Staleks products.
Participation in Beauty FORUM international expo in Poland. Staleks online store is opened in Russia. Instruments are delivered across the country, available for customers in every region. Staleks products are exported to Estonia and Germany.
Staleks opens its first European office in Vilnius, Lithuania. Export geography is expanded significantly. Shipping to Georgia, Sweden, Ireland, Romania and Cyprus starts.
As a result of full production completed cycle in-house, deployment of modern machinery, and staff expansion to 600 employees production increases: the company is making 2,000,000 units p.a. Staleks product range features over 180 instrument models, export to Czech Republic, Italy, Kirgizstan, Uzbekistan and the USA starts. Office of the Staleks online store opened in Moscow. Staleks is awarded for \"Significant contribution to manicure instrument industry and innovative expert approach\" at InterCHARM expo held in Kyiv. Staleks Shop&Service store chain is opened across Ukraine: now the customers are not only able to buy instruments, but to service them as well.
The company undergoes the full-scale rebranding, the logo and corporate identity are completely redefined with two brands – STALEKS and STALEKS PRO. New packaging is introduced. The company debuts at the Cosmoprof international expo in Italy, and, subsequently, in the USA. STALEKS PRO range is expanded with the new benchmark EXCLUSIVE instrument series. Staleks now: a successful developing company, a team of real professionals, recognition and popularity in over 20 countries, a wide product range that is constantly expanding, many years of experience, true craftsmanship. And the key feature that has not changed in more than two decades of the company history is outstanding product quality.