Certus Mercatus s.r.o. is a commercial company that was founded in 2006, specializing in the importing and exporting products with higher added value. It all started with MP3/MP4 players and memory cards. The Czech market was in a significant growth phase and the demand for our products rose, which allowed us to become established in the Czech market and to begin to infiltrate deeper into strong retail network. In our first year we were the second largest importer and distributor of memory cards. In 2007, we established our own brand VERSZO under which we produced MP3 and MP4 players.
Next stage of the evolution of our company occurred in 2008 when we signed a distribution agreement for the Czech Republic, with iRobot. The strongly growing brand of robotic products for the household as well as top military robots gave the confidence to our company and already at the end of 2008, the first Czech customers could enjoy the robotic vacuum cleaner Roomba distributed by our company. Currently, despite increasing competition we pride ourselves on 85% market share among the robotic vacuum cleaners.
In 2013, our scope opened expanded to three new branches in Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania, where we very quickly become successful. Already in 2014 we got into positive figures in all three countries. For 2015 we have a very friendly growth curve with an increase of over 40 % in the Czech Republic, this also applies to all three foreign branches.
The year 2013 wasn´t only about to expand to these countries. Our goal was also to bring a branch to the People´s Republic of China. We succeeded in Fujian province in Xiamen city. The largest retail market in the world now we successfully have branches and trade with beverages and consumer electronics. We dispose of licenses for food, beverage and alcohol imports . Good relations with the local government allow us to effectively expand our activities in multiple business segments which means we are the best partner for western brands to enter the Chinese market in Fujian province. Our assets are stable background and efficiency and performance marketing.
Our trading includes only products with higher added value.