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Company history

2015: Takeover stainless steel precision casting site AD KRUŠIK – Precizni liv in Mionica, Serbia

 

Takeover stainless steel precision casting site AD KRUŠIK – Precizni liv in Mionica, Serbia The EMKA group acquires the stainless steel precision casting site AD KRUŠIK – Precizni liv with 10,000 m² floor space at the location Mionica in Serbia. With this acquisition and the foundation of EMKA Feinguss, EMKA sets the benchmark for producing according to time-tested European standards and shortens the delivery logistics in Europe to only two to three days.
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2014: Foundation EMKA Beschlagteile Iberica S.L. in Arnedo / La Rioja, Spain

 

Foundation EMKA Beschlagteile Iberica S.L. in Arnedo / La Rioja, Spain

2013: Expansion of the production site in Bosnia-Herzegovina; China; Hong Kong

 

Expansion of the production site in Goražde, Bosnia-Herzegovina
EMKA invests eleven million euros in the extension of the site Goražde to a production area of round 20,000 m². With the new construction of the plant the EMKA group ensures an efficient and modern production process in order to be able to meet the increasing requirements of the world market even more flexibly.
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New centre of distribution for Asia in Tianjin, People's Republic of China
Significant cost reduction for transportation and generally shorter delivery times for the customers in Asia - these are the objectives EMKA pursues with its new centre of distribution in the free trade area Tianjin, a metropolis in the north east of China.
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Foundation EMKA Asia Ltd. in Hong Kong

2011: Takeover Strenger in Heiligenhaus, Germany; Foundation EMKA Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico

 

Takeover of Heinrich Strenger GmbH & Co. KG in Heiligenhaus, Germany
With the takeover of the well-established company Heinrich Strenger GmbH & Co. KG existing since 1874, the EMKA group widens its product range by adding locking bolts, windows and building hardware, the main products of the company from Heiligenhaus.
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Foundation EMKA Mexico Beschlagteile in Mexico City, Mexico

2010: Takeover of Sealing Systems La Rioja, Spain; New technology centre in Wuppertal, Germany

 

Takeover of Sealing Systems La Rioja in Arnedo, Spain
EMKA takes over the Spanish sealing manufacturer Sealing Systems La Rioja and thus extends the production capacities and capabilities of the EMKA group significantly in the field of gasketing and profiles.
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New technology centre in Wuppertal, Germany
EMKA establishes the new technology centre in Wuppertal. With a team of twenty-four highly-qualified experts from different fields it is the centrepiece for all development and design tasks of the EMKA group.
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2009: Takeover of DGTH, Germany; Foundation of EMKA Profiles in Birmingham, England

 

Takeover of DGTH Produktions GmbH in Heiligenhaus, Germany
EMKA takes over the operative business of DGTH Produktions GmbH. With the takeover EMKA increases its capabilities in the field of high-quality components for the hardware and automotive sector.
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Foundation of EMKA Profiles Ltd. in Birmingham, UK
The EMKA group continues to expand and takes over its long-standing supplier of gasketing profiles Happich Profiles Ltd and founds a new company, EMKA Profiles Ltd. With the takeover EMKA is able to supply its customers with gasketing and profiles from its own production for the first time.
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2008: Takeover POS in Velbert, Germany; Foundation of ILS Speth GmbH in Wuppertal, Germany

 

Takeover Paul Oberholz und Söhne Schloss- und Beschlagfabrik GmbH in Velbert, Germany
EMKA takes over Paul Oberholz und Söhne Schloss- und Beschlagfabrik GmbH (POS), a specialist in the field of vehicle construction, based in Velbert. With this takeover the EMKA group increases its capabilities in locking systems for applications in the fields of transport and air conditioning applications.

Incorporation of the companies Fedder & Löhr GmbH & Co. KG and IMK Druckguss GmbH in ILS Speth GmbH
With the integration of the companies Fedder & Löhr GmbH & Co. KG and IMK Druckguss GmbH in ILS Speth GmbH, the manufacturing areas milling, zinc die casting, aluminium die casting and aluminium forging are concentrated at the site Wuppertal.

2007: Foundation of the Subsidiaries in Bangalore, India; in Dubai, UAE; in Sibiu, Romania

 

Foundation EMKA India Panel Accessories Pvt Ltd. in Bangalore, India

Foundation EMKA Middle East LLC in Dubai

Foundation S.C. EMKA Beschlagteile SRL in Sibiu, Romania

2006: Takeover Fedder & Löhr in Solingen, Germany; Expansion production site in Wuppertal, Germany; Foundation EMKA Croatia

 

Takeover Präzisionsdruckguß Fedder & Löhr GmbH & Co. KG in Solingen, Germany
ILS takes over the specialist for aluminium die casting and forging Fedder & Löhr GmbH & Co. KG, that was founded in Solingen in 1973.

Expansion of the production site in Wuppertal, Germany.

Foundation EMKA Okovi d.o.o. in Slavonski Brod, Croatia

2005: Takeover IMK Druckguss GmbH and Lenzner GmbH and Consolidation to ILS Speth GmbH; Foundation EMKA Bosnia

 

Consolidation ILS Speth GmbH in Wuppertal, Germany
The companies IMK Druckguss GmbH and Lenzner GmbH, members of the EMKA group, merge into Ewald Speth Antriebstechnik GmbH and trade under the name ILS Speth GmbH. With this step the manufacturing areas milling and zinc die casting are consolidated at the site in Wuppertal.

Foundation EMKA Bosnia in Goražde, Bosnia and Herzegovina
After many years of having a joint venture with the cooperation partner BEKTO, EMKA takes over all the shares of BEKTO International d.o.o. and founds the 100% subsidiary EMKA Bosnia d.o.o.

Takeover IMK Druckguss GmbH and Lenzner GmbH
The companies Lenzner GmbH and IMK Druckguss GmbH owned by Mr Friedhelm Runge pass into the ownership of the EMKA group.

2004: Foundation Subsidiaries in Tuszyn, Poland

 

Foundation EMKA Polska Sp.z.o.o. in Tuszyn, Poland

2002: Takeover Gallet Cima AG; Foundation EMKA Electronic AG

 

Takeover Gallet Cima AG
EMKA takes over all the shares of Gallet Cima AG and renames it EMKA Electronic AG. With this takeover the EMKA group widens its product portfolio by customer-specific hardware and software developments as well as the development and realisation of electronic locking systems.

2001: Takeover ROLEZ in Bourré, France; Foundation EMKA Subsidiaries in Tianjin, China

 

Takeover ROLEZ in Bourré, France EMKA takes over the French company ROLEZ in the course of its continuous growth policy. With this the EMKA group complements its product portfolio by a wide range of latches and accessories.
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Foundation EMKA (Tianjin) Industrial Hardware Co. Ltd. in Tianjin, China

2000: Takeover Fort Securité in Henriville, France

 

Takeover Fort Securité in Henriville
In the course of its continuous expansion strategy the EMKA group takes over the French lock manufacturer Fort Securité, a subsidiary of the US enterprise Fort USA. With this acquisition the EMKA group emphasises its standard of a high level of vertical integration with a great share of in-house production and international aspirations.

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1997: Foundation EMKA Subsidiaries in Maltepe, Istanbul

 

Foundation EMKA Kilit Sistemleri Metal Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti. in Maltepe / Istanbul, Turkey

1992: Foundation EMKA Subsidiaries in Thun, Switzerland

 

Foundation EMKA Beschlagteile AG in Thun, Switzerland

1991: Takeover Maschinenfabrik Ewald Speth in Wuppertal, Germany

 

Takeover Maschinenfabrik Ewald Speth in Wuppertal, Germany
EMKA takes over the well-established company Maschinenfabrik Ewald Speth with all 115 employees, which was founded in Wuppertal in 1874, and continues running it under the name Ewald Speth Antriebstechnik GmbH. The company from Wuppertal is a specialist for spiral bevel gears, gears and gearwheels for every purpose.

1989: Establishment of the manufacturing site in Goražde, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Establishment of the manufacturing site in Goražde, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The EMKA group starts its production in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the site Goražde in the framework of a joint venture with the company BEKTO.

1988: EMKA relocates its plastic injection moulding to Velbert , Germany; Foundation EMKA Video-Film; Foundation EMKA Subsidiaries in in Verona / Vicenza, Italy

 

EMKA relocates its plastic injection moulding to Velbert , Germany
With the further expansion of the central site Velbert in mind, EMKA relocates its plastic injection moulding from the site Solingen to the site Velbert, Germany.

Foundation EMKA Video-Film in Velbert, Germany
EMKA starts with the production of VHS blank tapes at the site Velbert and builds a copying laboratory with approx. 600 proprietary film rights.

Foundation EMKA Italia S.r.l. in Verona / Vicenza, Italy

1987: Takeover Gorski in Solingen, Germany

 

Takeover Gorski in Solingen, Germany
EMKA takes over the Solingen-based company Gorski, a regional producer of injection moulded plastic parts.

1986: EMKA establishes a central site in Velbert, Germany

 

EMKA establishes a central site in Velbert, Germany
The EMKA group continues to grow rapidly. In order to meet the ever increasing production and storage requirements, EMKA relocates its production facilities from the site Wuppertal back to the site Velbert. In combination with the relocation of the companies IMK Druckguss GmbH and Lenzner GmbH, the establishment of a central production site in Velbert is started.

1985: Foundation of EMKA Subsidiaries in Bristol, UK

 

Foundation of EMKA (UK) Ltd. in Bristol, UK

EMKA expands its site in Wuppertal, Germany
In order to meet the ever increasing production and storage requirements, EMKA extends its site in Wuppertal significantly.

1984: Takeover IMK Druckguss GmbH in Velbert, Germany; Foundation EMKA Subsidiaries in Jönköping, Sweden

 

Takeover IMK Druckguss GmbH in Velbert, Germany
Mr Friedhelm Runge takes over the Velbert-based company IMK Druckguss GmbH which was founded in 1980, a regional manufacturer of zinc die cast parts

Foundation Emil Krachten Scandinavia AB in Jönköping, Sweden

1983: Foundation EMKA Subsidiaries in Vienna, Austria and in St. Louis / Missouri, USA

 

Foundation EMKA Beschlagteile Ges.m.b.H. in Vienna, Austria

Foundation EMKA Inc. in St. Louis / Missouri, USA

1982: Takeover Lenzner GmbH in Wuppertal, Germany

 

Takeover Lenzner GmbH in Wuppertal, Germany
Mr Friedhelm Runge takes over the Wuppertal-based company Lenzner GmbH, a regional specialist for milling.

1980: EMKA changes its company name to EMKA Beschlagteile GmbH & Co KG Zubehör für Steuerschränke

 

EMKA changes its company name
Emil Krachten jr. GmbH & Co. KG becomes: EMKA Beschlagteile GmbH & Co KG Zubehör für Steuerschränke

Friedhelm Runge becomes sole Managing Director
Mr Klaus Krachten retires as Managing Director. Mr Friedhelm Runge is the sole Managing Director of EMKA Beschlagteile GmbH & Co KG Zubehör für Steuerschränke.

1978: EMKA relocates its site to Wuppertal, Germany

 

EMKA relocates its site to Wuppertal, Germany
EMKA relocates its production site from Velbert to Wuppertal in order to meet the ever growing production and storage requirements, at this time already 50 members of staff are employed.

1977: Foundation EMKA Subsidiaries in Schijndel, Netherlands

 

Foundation EMKA Nederland B.V. in Schijndel, Netherlands

1975: Mr. Friedhelm Runge becomes Managing Partner of Emil Krachten jr. GmbH & Co. KG

 

Mr Friedhelm Runge becomes Managing Partner of Emil Krachten jr. GmbH & Co. KG
Mr Friedhelm Runge is the eight's employee to join the medium-sized company Emil Krachten jr. GmbH & Co. KG in Velbert. In 1975 Mr Friedhelm Runge becomes Managing Partner. He sets in motion a dynamic growth process turning the small business into a global player over the years.

1932: Foundation of EMKA in Velbert, Germany

 

Foundation of EMKA in Velbert, Germany
The businessman Emil Krachten jr. founds his own manufacturing company for bicycle accessories and ironware Emil Krachten jr. (EMKA) in Velbert.

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