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EMKA mould making in Bosnia

EMKA connects customers and experts with locking systems, hinges, and seals – we are undeniably the world leader in these areas. In the meantime, EMKA has also developed into one of the largest mould makers in Europe. We provide an exclusive look into one of the two plants in Bosnia, where up to 900 moulds are produced annually for world-renowned companies.

Up to 900 injection mouldings and die casts per year

The Goražde facility has expanded to about seven hundred personnel, becoming the largest EMKA location in the world. In recent years, the most significant change has been the physical transformation of the structures and infrastructure on-site, as the new plant was completely rebuilt only 5 km from the old location. In addition, EMKA bought another large, highly modern plant with its in-house mould-making department. Today, a total of 35,000 square metres are available under one roof for production and development. Additionally, the two plants are near one another, providing many logistical benefits.

Whether zinc die-casting or plastic injection moulding: The large machine park of both plants enables, on the one hand, the production of its own products for the EMKA catalogue programme; on the other hand, EMKA sees itself as a bilateral development partner of its customers. As a contract manufacturer, EMKA can thus produce prototypes, initial samples, and pilot series, as well as large series from various materials, right up to complex assemblies. The end customers benefitting from this resource strength include well-known industry giants from the automotive and sports sectors.

Customers of EMKA can take advantage of the facilities and conditions offered at the Goražde EMKA location: besides EMKA’s capability to manufacture in Bosnia at reasonable costs, the firm can count on personnel with extensive specialist knowledge and a high level of consulting competence. If necessary, EMKA customers can request samples of 3D-printed parts made from the desired materials in advance. Furthermore, prospective customers can find out during the project enquiry how the desired product can be produced most cost-effectively. This process will then be detailed in the respective quotations. In contrast to our competition, EMKA Bosnia can also examine and offer the use of alternative materials, such as aluminium or glass fibre-reinforced plastics instead of zinc. This process will then be discussed in the following consultation meetings.

Over 120 colleagues are directly employed in mould making. In addition, 30 engineers work in development, design, and CNC programming. EMKA has a unique selling proposition in the production of moulds: As soon as a mould is ready, it is subjected to detailed testing on a suitable in-house machine – directly on site. Finally, initial samples will only be made when everything meets the desired specifications. These samples are then sent to the customer for approval, together with all production data and an initial sample test report. Following this procedure up to 900 moulds can leave the factory each year ready for production with a complete “data package“ and all paperwork.