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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

27.01.2011 - 09:36

ZKL Group achieved according to preliminary results in the year 2010 revenues from sales of own products, services and goods in the amount of about 1 250 million CZK. Compared with the year 2009 it increased of 25%. Positively can be also assessed the development of operating trading income ahead of depreciations (EBITDA), which reached 147 million CZK in the year 2010 and was higher by 12 million CZK than the plan. In year-to-year comparison then there was a rise of 112%. Currently about 1160 employees work in ZKL Group. 

25.01.2011 - 15:35

In middle of January 2011 the testing of capacity of bearings series PLC 810-13 (CTBU 130x230), which are designed for modern railway axles, was successfully finished. The test of capacity of axle bearings in the duration corresponding to 600 thousands kilometres, under the conditions nearing operational load, is set by the European standard EN 12082 and gives reliable information about the parameters and quality of the tested product. The test was carried out in the test room of the Railway Research Institute which is located in the test centre of VÚŽ in Cerhenice.

06.01.2011 - 21:39

Considering the growing interest in technology bearings all around the world, ZKL implements the project of production expansion of this range. The aim is to expand the production of spherical and special bearings up to the diameter of 1600 mm.

One of the new representative in the area of technology bearings is a special triple row thrust roller bearing PLC 912-85. This bearing was made according to requirements of a major Mexican customer engaged in manufacturing and supplies of heavy gear-boxes for energy industry.

06.01.2011 - 15:52

An unusual event called OPEN HOCKEY GAME 2011 took place in Pardubice on 2 January 2011. It was a spectacular hockey exhibition show held in the open ice-rink. The ice-rink was built for this event on the speedway stadium in Svítkov with a capacity of 25 thousand visitors. There were held two matches, first the legend teams with original names of ZKL Brno and Tesla Pardubice competed, and after there was seen the match of contemporary extra-league teams. 


ZKL is the biggest manufacturer of large-scale spherical-roller, special and split bearings in Central Europe.

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