The Tescoma company was founded in 1992 in Zlín by Petr Chmela and Jiří Vaculík, initially, they were engaged in the sale of water savers. Since 1994, the company started with the production of kitchen utensils, which in the following years became its dominant product. The company regularly participated in world trade fairs and in 1996 opened its first foreign branch in Italy. When groceries and merchandise retailer Tesco entered the Czech market in 1996, it demanded that the company be renamed due to the similarity of their names. The dispute eventually resulted in cooperation and Tescoma even sold their goods in Tesco shopping centers.