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
Tatravagónka a.s. Poprad Wagons and chassis for rail transport 224 045 Slovakia
Embraco s.r.o Spišská Nová Ves Compressors for cooling systems 222 258 Italy, Brazil
GGP Slovakia s.r.o. Poprad Motor saws, mowers, mowers and tractors 146 155 Italy
ENERGYCO, s.r.o. Rožňava Pressure equipment, gas equipment and lifting equipment 76 508 Slovakia
SWEP Slovakia s.r.o Kechnec Manufacture of soldering plate heat exchangers 40 718 Luxemburg
RMS, a.s. Košice Košice Manufacture of a wide range of progressive refractory molded and non-woven materials 36 309 Slovakia
SPINEA, s.r.o. Prešov Internationally patented TwinSpin hi-tech reducers, DriveSpin actuators and RotoSpin locators 32 886 Luxemburg
CHEMSTROJ, s.r.o. Strážske Industrial mechanical engineering and servicing of electrical equipment 13 820 Slovakia
MATEC SLOVAKIA, s.r.o. Lipany Manufacture of cabins for construction machines for key customers VOLVO, MATEC, Holmer and RAVO 11 834 Belgium, Germany
STROJCHEM a.s. Svit Production of machinery 11 516 Slovakia

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.