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|
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.