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History

History Timeline

We date the beginning of our business to a preserved export sales contract from 1664 in the historic town of Bilina, Czech Republic.

1664

1700s

  • Under the leadership of Princess Eleanor of Lobkowicz, the bottling and exporting of BILINER water increases.
  • To meet growing demand, production rises to more than 42,000 bottles per year by 1786, as a bottling facility is built near the mineral springs.
  • In 1788, an extensive study of BILINER by Franz Ambrosius Reuss is published, making the brand famous throughout Europe.

  • In 1840, the company begins selling BILINER DIGESTIVE PASTILLES made from mineral salts obtained by the evaporation of our water.
  • The famous Spa Park BILINER SAUERBRUNN is built in 1855.
  • By 1858, production of BILINER rises to 250,000 bottles per year.
  • In the 1890s, work was carried out to ensure a continuing yield of the water sources and a high capacity bottling facility was built.

1800s

1900s

  • Following World War II, the Lobkowicz bottling facility and family spa were nationalized by the Communists.
  • Beginning in the 1950s, extensive hydrogeological research was carried out to determine the status and extension of mineral resources and fresh wells were dug.
  • Following the Velvet Revolution and the fall of Communism in 1989 in then-Czechoslovakia, a private company was founded which gradually introduces the use of recycled, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

  • After being absent from the UK market since just after World War I, BILINER is imported to the UK again beginning in 2017.
  • A strong, multimedia marketing campaign and sponsorships of local programs aim to increase brand awareness anew for BILINER in the UK.

2000s