Kolektor Worldwide



50th anniversary of the Kolektor

Kolektor's first "Lean Academy" 

Kolektor acquires Turboinštitut. Turboinštitut manufactures equipment used in the power industry and turbines for small hydro power plants
Opening of a new production plant in KMT Essen in Germany. Kolektor Magnet Technology is the leading producer of injection molding plastic and magnetic components and as such enjoys the status of a developing supplier and is well renowned with all German clients. The new production plant is located on 7,000m2, while the sales and marketing divisions occupy an area of another 1,000m2. In total, the new production plant houses 45 production lines.


Through purchase of the Etra 33 company, thus renamed to Kolektor Etra, Kolektor enters the field of energy

The two programs Tooling and Machine construction from two locations Postojna and Idrija are joined into a company Kolektor Orodjarna
Kolektor takes over the ECS Essen company supplementing the magnet materials program and incorporates it into the group as the Kolektor Magnet Tehnology GmbH
With purchase of the German company Missel Schwab the programs in the Building segment are supplemented
Kolektor KFH is established
Kolektor Kočevje is established

2006 LIV Postojna is subject to take over, a part of the company Synatec and a part of the company Abit are joined into a new synergy company Kolektor Sinabit
2004 Group method of managing companies is introduced by Kolektor
2002 Kirkwood sells its business share to the Slovene proprietors of Kolektor, thus Kolektor is 100% in Slovene property. Kolektor buys off the German company Kautt&Bux from Kirkwood
2000-2001 In the process of globalization and diversification of the production program, Kolektor becomes majority shareholder in the companies Iskra Feriti (Ljubljana), Sinyung (South Korea), TKI Inc. (USA), Synatec (Idrija)
1999 Strategy of globalization and internationalization
1997 Kolektor takes over the leading role in commutator production in Europe
1994 Business strategy: development and marketing of the KOLEKTOR trade mark
1993 The American company Kirkwood purchases Kauttt&Bux thus becomes 51% proprietor of Kolektor
1990 - 1991 Beginning of privatization of Kolektor d.o.o. Together with Kautt &Bux Kolektor establishes a trade company Comtrade GmbH in Klagenfurt – basis for internationalization of the trade net worldwide
1980 - 1984 Beginnings of proper development of technologies and acquisition of the first patent
1968 Signing of a long-term contract on joint investing and cooperation with the German company Kautt & Bux
1963 Tovarna kolektorjev Idrija is established