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History

1993

Three friends – a doctor, a physicist and a carpenter join forces in order to produce an original, high quality acrylic bathtub.

“PAA” Ltd. is established.

 

 

 

     
1996 Technology for cast stone production is introduced.  
     
1999 PAA plant of 2000 m² is facilitated 20 km from Riga. PAA production is first exported to Lithuania and Ukraine.
     
2002 PAA starts production of shower trays for well-known Scandinavian brands.
     
2003

The colourful bathroom concept is developed, 20 models of bathtubs and washbasins are offered in 60 colours.

 

 

 

Competition “My Dream Bathtub” takes place, in which 73 participants propose their original works – both students of the Art Academy of Latvia and popular artists and designers. Bathtub Barcarola, which is included in the PAA collection, is created after the sketch of the competition winner.

 

     
2005

PAA is exhibiting at the biggest international fair of bathroom products – ISH in Frankfurt am Main.
 

  The first PAA bathroom showroom is opened in Ukraine.
     
2006

The company's plant facilities are expanded and the production volume has increased, 100 people are employed at PAA. 

 

PAA Brand Showroom opens in Riga, at 12a Unijas Street. The total area is 1400 m², and the vast premises provide the opportunity for the visitors to evaluate the entire production of PAA, its unique design and the diversity of colours.

 

The production is exported to 11 countries.

  PAA is exhibiting at international fair of bathroom products – ExpoVakarai in Klaipeda (Lithuania)  
  PAA is exhibiting at international fair of bathroom products in Tallinn (Estonia)
  PAA is exhibiting at international fair of building products Resta in Vilnius (Lithuania)
     
2007

PAA is exhibiting at the biggest international fair of bathroom products – ISH in Frankfurt am Main.

PAA export income reaches one million euros.

Peteris Treicis becomes the sole owner and director of the company.

     
2009

Showroom PAA Vannu Fabrika together with Stenders celebrate  Soap party

     
2010

Washbasin “CLARO” that can be placed on top of a washing machine receives a prize of visitors` vote for the best new product at the exhibition “Hem&Villa” in Malmö, Sweden.

Washbasin “CLARO” receives the first prize in the industrial design category at the design magazine “Deko” competition “Deko Annual Award 2009”.

Washbasin “CLARO” receives first place in the industrial design category at the competition “Export and Innovation Award 2010” organised by Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIDA) and Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia.

 

PAA is exhibiting at international fair of building products in Minsk (Belarus)

 

The second PAA bathroom showroom is opened in Ukraine (Donetsk).

2011

PAA signs agreement with famous Italian architect, designer Massimo Farinatti for development of bathroom product line design. http://www.farinattidesign.it

 

PAA is exhibiting at international fair of building products in Kiev (Ukraine)

 

 

  Architect’s Zane Tetere master-class in PAA showroom Фабрика Ванн in Kiev, Ukraine.
  In cooperation with Ukrainian and Latvian Associations of Architects PAA organizes „Days of Ukrainian Architects in Latvia” Gala Ceremony in showroom “Vannu Fabrika”
  The company PAA is awarded 2nd place in the category “Best Exporter” in a group of small business associations at the competition “Export and Innovation Award 2011” organized by Ministry of Economics and the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIDA) Export and Innovation Award 2011
 2012 PAA donates washbasins for children hospital Gaiļezers ir Riga  
  PAA is exhibiting at multimedia fair AMORA in Riga paa-baths-exibition-AMORA
  PAA and Latvian Academy of Arts participate together in exhibition „Friendly For Seniors” during Garden Festival, organized by EU in Riga paa-baths-EU-garden-festival-exibition
  PAA exhibits at Positivus music festival paa-baths-music-festival-positivus-2013
  The largest project: hotel Karavella in Riga (2011-2012) – PAA cast stone washbasins by individual measures in guest-rooms  
  Exclusive distribution agreement was signed between PAA Ltd. and company Asia Wise of the Hong Kong corporation Yan’s Group regarding distribution of PAA products in the entire Asian region paa-baths-enters-into-exclusive-distributor-agreement-in-east-asia
 2013

PAA celabrates 20 years in business. PAA starts to manufacture products of the innovative material SILKSTONE ®. The presentation of SILKSTONE material in PAA factory was attended by Minister of Economics of Latvia, Mr. Daniels Pavluts (on right side)

Silkstone ražošanas līnijas svinīgā atklāšana fabrikā

 

 

PAA becomes one of the 25 TOP exporters in Latvia and receives The Red Jackets title which represents PAA achievements in export markets

PAA iekļūst

 

 

PAA exhibits washbasins in the new material SILKSTONE at Opera festival in Sigulda, emphasizing high wear resistance of this material in public objects

Siguldas opermūzikas svētku ietvaros uzstādīta āra izlietne

 

 

PAA export expands to Russia

 

 

 
The largest projects:
 
Appartment houses Skanstes virsotnes, Riga 2008-2013 – cast stone bathtubs and showertrays
 
Multifunctional cultural center "GORS, The Embassy of Latgale", Rezekne (2013) – SILKSTONE washbasins
 
Hotel in Lielupe, Jurmala (2013) - SILKSTONE washbasins
 
Hotel Wellton Centrum Hotel & Spa, Old Riga (2013) – Silkstone surfaces in bathrooms and SPA-pool
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