Mechanical Engineering

Slovakia is known as a country with a strong position and tradition in the field of engineering, which is the draught-horse of all industrial production in Slovakia.

Its strongest sector is automobile production, and therefore the conjunction between the largest engineering companies and companies in the automotive branch is considerable. Engineering in Eastern Slovakia employs more than 16,000 people, the majority with a focus on high-tech and medium high-tech production, and on the regional level this field is a source of employment and economic growth.

Significant trends in the area of incoming investments come especially from product and regional diversification, growth of investments into research, development and more sophisticated services and the gradual transition toward operations with a higher share of robotization and automation. Since 2010 the Automation Technology and Robotics Cluster (AT+R) has operated in Košice, which aims to deepen the region’s focus in this area.

The Technical University in Košice has educated qualified professionals in its Faculty of Mechanical Engineering for more than 60 years now. The region also boasts several specialized secondary schools focused on this area.

 

Selection of Largest Companies Within the Sector


Company Location Key product Revenue in thousands Investor
Embraco s.r.o Spišská Nová Ves Compressors for cooling systems 222258 Italy, Brazil
Tatravagónka a.s. Poprad Wagons and chassis for rail transport 200924 Slovakia
GGP Slovakia s.r.o. Poprad Motor saws, mowers, mowers and tractors 132886 Italy
ENERGYCO, s.r.o. Rožňava Pressure equipment, gas equipment and lifting equipment 71825 Slovakia
RMS, a.s. Košice Košice Manufacture of a wide range of progressive refractory molded and non-woven materials 41483 Slovakia
SWEP Slovakia s.r.o Kechnec Manufacture of soldering plate heat exchangers 31995 Luxemburg
SPINEA, s.r.o. Prešov Internationally patented TwinSpin hi-tech reducers, DriveSpin actuators and RotoSpin locators 27541 Luxemburg
Glunz & Jensen s.r.o Prešov A manufacturer of machinery for the printing industry 14298 Denmark
STROJCHEM a.s. Svit Production of machinery 12287 Slovakia
GETRAG s.r.o. Kechnec Transfers for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles 11070 USA,Germany

Source: Agency VIA

 

 

EMBRACO from Spišská nová Ves

EMBRACO, the top Brazilian manufacturer of hermetic compressors, opened its own production plant in Spišská Nová Ves in 1999 and today it is indisputably the largest employer in this part of Eastern Slovakia.

At the same time it is one of the largest Brazilian investments in Europe. In its operations in Brazil, Italy, China, Mexico and here in Eastern Slovakia the company has approximately 13,000 employees and is able to produce up to 37 million compressors for the refrigeration industry.

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