Company development

Elkamet has been in existence for more than fifty years. Here we have highlighted some of our milestones and new initiatives for you.


New factory in the USA, East Flat Rock, North Carolina


TS 14001 certification


New factory in Myslinka, CZ.

Elkamet celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the company's foundation in 2005.


New factory in the in Czechia and certification to TS 16949


Our lighting globes, of which more than 4 million units have been sold since 1970, were awarded the "Busse Longlife Design Award".

since 1999

Intensive collaboration with BMW and KTM (since 2000) for the Paris-Dakar Rally by developing special tanks for competition motorcycles.

since 1998

Second facility for the manufacture of nylon containers at Dautphetal-Wilhelmshütte.


Certified to DIN/ISO 9001.

since 1995

Extended exterior lighting unit systems (modular system).


The development of Factor 10® (UV protection for polycarbonate).

since 1987

Nylon container for fuels and hydraulic oils for building machinery and motorcycles.

since 1979

Automotive window surround profiles.


The first rotation-moulded nylon containers for agricultural machinery.

since 1971

The development of high-impact PC lighting units.

since 1969

Seamless, coloured lighting globes for outside lighting.

since 1960



Lampshades and fluorescent light housings.



up to 1959

The manufacture of decorative mouldings with metallic finish for furniture, TV sets, and later also for motorcars.


Founded as Lahnplastic Ltd in Biedenkopf (Lahn).

Same shareholding since 1960.