(CIANEWS) - Družstevní závody (DZ) Dražice - strojírna in 2021 invested in increasing production capacities, ie the purchase of new machinery, production optimization and in the renovation of some buildings. Other investments were related to development activities. The manufacturer of water heaters stated in the annual report that a key problem during the pandemic was the lack of some raw materials for production. Since the beginning of 2022, the company has also been facing rising prices for input materials (24% on average), energy and transport. Net turnover increased year-on-year to CZK 2.29bn from CZK 1.88bn. Profit after tax amounted to CZK 271.78m.