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30.05.2011 - 14:00

On 9th May 2011 the reconstruction of the hall no.5 was started in the factory ZKL Brno, a.s. The building was officially opened by ing. Jiří Prášil, CSc., General Manager of ZKL, a.s. by laying the foundation stone. 

The reconstructed part of the production hall, measuring approximately 30,2m x 80,5m x 10.5m, will be used for production, measurement and assembly of large-size bearings to the diameter of 1.600mm.

17.05.2011 - 07:26

Department of Technical and Production Development of ZKL Group plans to extend the range of innovations in the design of NEW FORCE bearings. These new bearings will be published in the catalogue of ZKL bearings in the section “News” immediately after their release to the series production. For the year 2011 the following types are concerned:


23120 EMH** 

23052 EMH** 

23056 EMH** 

23060 EMH** 

23160 EW33HM** 

23064 EMH** 

23068 EMH** 

07.05.2011 - 15:10

On 2nd of May 2011, joined to ZKL team Mr. Mgr. Martin Lutonský, on newly opened position of Group Staff manager and says:

"I'd like to use my previous experience in managing human resources for the completation and optimizing the overall HR strategy of ZKL Group and thereby contribute to the smooth running of HR processes throughout the group."

07.05.2011 - 14:58

In the month of April was released into production 6 new types of bearings. Two from these dimensional types were spherical roller thrust bearings, three were radial spherical roller bearings and last one was sliding bearing.

29436 EJ
29438 EJ
23160 EW33MH New Force
23172 EW33MH New Force
23176 EW33MH New Force
PLC 812-10

14.04.2011 - 15:12

ZKL Group as a traditional Czech producer of bearings took part in significant International Engineering Trade Fair in Hannover, where was presented its range of special bearings production. This assortment has been extended with a new type of bearing used for axle boxes of railway rolling stock for passenger transport. It is a special double row tapered bearing PLC 810-13 (CTBU 130 x 230 x 160) for axle boxes of rolling stock. These bearings are used for example in new electric units 471 - City Elephant.

07.04.2011 - 08:21

On Sunday 2 January 2011 an uncommon match OPEN AIR GAME 2011 took place in the open air in Pardubice among the players of extra league teams HC Kometa Brno and HC Eaton Pardubice. However before the match itself the prior part of the program was a beneficial match of hockey legends of these teams. ZKL Group became the sponsor of this match. Another part of the project with a charity subtext was an auction of hockey jerseys with ZKL logo, which the players wore on during the match. It was a replica of jerseys from the 1962-1976 seasons, when Kometa played under the name “ZKL Brno”.

15.03.2011 - 22:24

The department of specialized computations began its activity in the company ZKL Výzkum a vývoj, a.s., the member of ZKL Group. The analyses of engineering products based on the method of finite elements are the main activity of qualified engineers. Besides the optimization calculations in the development of new ZKL bearings this department also deals with strength, dynamic and optimization analysis for other customers.

11.03.2011 - 10:01

In June 2011 the company ZKL, a. s. takes part in recertification audit of Investors in People Standard. It is a unique internationally accepted standard in the sphere of management and human resources development, following the company ability to efficiently utilize and develop its people and assist in their effectiveness and competitiveness. We received the certificate in June 2008, when the successful final audit of the project of implementing international Investors in People Standard in the company ZKL, a. s. was realized.

08.02.2011 - 16:01

At the beginning of January the company ZKL Nářadí, a. s. successfully passed the quality management system certification ISO 9001:2008 realized by the certification body of TÜV SÜD Slovakia. Now ZKL Nářadí, a. s. is a holder of Certificate EN ISO 9001:2008 for ”Design and production of tools and forms, inclusive press forms.“ Herewith it was achieved the fulfilment of industrial customer requirements, for which ZKL Nářadí, a. s. is the traditional supplier and for which absence of QMS certification would gradually become a limiting factor for further cooperation.

08.02.2011 - 15:34

Dear business partners, visitors of our websites, the new Issue No. 44 of Zetkalák journal, traditional journal of ZKL Group,  was released at the end of last week.


The Issue can be downloaded here: www.zkl.cz/en/career/zetkalak


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