Company history

December 1992
Company ELKOND was based as the only Slovak producer of telecommunication cables.

1996
Our company went through initial certification for managements systems according to EN ISO 9001 and 14001. These certificates are being regularly renewed and remained valid until now.

October 1998
ELKOND s.r.o. transformed to a joint-stock company and changed its name to ELKOND HHK, a.s..

November 2002
Our company invested into technology for production of special cables with fire-technical properties.

2003
After the successful lead in of production of above mentioned cables, has ELKOND HHK a.s. started a new sales strategy of his products, aimed at promotion of new products for target customer groups.

2006
ELKOND HHK a.s. elaborated the normalization task STN 920205 „The behaviour of construction materials and products in fire, ensuring of fire resistance of electrical cable systems. Requirements and tests“.

2007
ELKOND HHK a.s. as a producer of construction products with the requirement of fire-technical properties, has become the founding member of the Association of passive fire protection of the Slovak Republic (APPO SR).

2008
ELKOND HHK a.s. processed the document TN APPO 002 – Technical requirements based on cable systems with fire resistance. Directive for design, realisation and control.

2009
Our company become an active member of the Association of cable manufacturers of the Czech and Slovak Republic.

2010
Our company significantly contributed to creation of new technical standards for fire safety of cable installations primarily aimed at creation of the norm STN 92 0203 Fire safety of buildings. Continuous power supply in case of fire.

ELKOND HHK, a.s. won the “2010 Vladimir List award for normalization” in the category “Significant contribution in technical standardization in the field of passive fire protection.” This award was accepted by our employee Ing. František Gilian. The prize was awarded by the President of the Office for Standardization, Metrology and Testing of the Slovak Republic Prof. Jozef Mihok, PhD. and general director of the Slovak Technical Standardization Institute Ing. Arpád Gonda.

2011
ELKOND HHK – joint stock company became an active member of the working group WG 10 “Fire performance cables” CENELEC TC20 “Electric cables” through their representatives. This way we actively participate on creation of new European standards for the cables.

Our company was granted the highest award of the Association of passive fire protection of the Slovak Republic for our significant contribution to the area of creating and leading in of several important Slovak technical norms and regulations for use of electrical cables, which create the base for the national system of fire safety of buildings.

2013
ELKOND HHK, a.s. celebrated 20 years since the start of production of cables. To this occasion we have introduced also a new logo of our company.

2014
Our company as a member of the Association of passive fire protection of the Slovak Republic won the “2014 Vladimir List award for normalization” for our significant contribution to technical standardization. The prize was awarded by the President of the Office for Standardization, Metrology and Testing of the Slovak Republic.

ELKOND HHK a.s. has become a 100% Slovak owned company.

ELKOND HHK, a.s. as the main partner has supported the formation of a new portal „NORMALIZÁCIA.SK“ dedicated to professionals and aimed at technical normalization. This portal was created in reaction to a long lasting negative situation in the area of technical normalization in Slovakia and to create a place for discussion for those, who see this area as an important part of education, economics, safety, quality of life and creating conditions for competitiveness in business.

2015
Production halls in Trstená have undergone extensive renovation.

2016
The distribution warehouse in Hronsek was extended and modernized.

Product history of ELKOND HHK a.s.

1993
Start of production of telecommunication and signal cables for telecommunication operators.

1994 to 1998
Continual extension of the product range with installation, control, signal, data and power cables, and special cables according to customer requirements.

1998
Start of production of copper wires and ropes.

2000 to 2001
Start of production of special cables with resistance to fire.

2002 to 2003
Start of production of telecommunication cables based on powder technology and water blocking tapes protecting against spread of humidity inside of the cable.

2003 to 2004
Start of production of special power cables. Creation of a cable system with resistance to fire under the brand „Expire Profi“.

2004 to 2005
Start of production of special conductors for detonators. A modification of this conductor is aimed on oil and mining industry and entertainment pyrotechnics..
Widening of the portfolio through products of cooperating producers, which were a logical addition of our own production abilities.
Start of production of telecommunication cables for broadband xDSL technology.

2006 to 2007
Development of a special hybrid metallic-optical cable for needs of telecom operators.
Certification of cables with fire resistance according to VDE norms.

2008
Certification of fire-resistant cables by the law nr. 90/1998 for construction products and by the law 69/2009, and in accordance to the regulations nr. 158/2004 and nr. 119/2006.

2010
Certification of the cables as building products according to the Law nr. 90/1998 and regulation of the Ministry of Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak republic nr. 558/2009 establishing a list of construction products that must be marked, systems of proving conformity and details on use of conformity marks.

2011
Our company has included into its production portfolio special cables EFK SOLAR and EFK SOLAR-80 for use in photovoltaic solar panels. ELKOND HHK, a.s. has developed a the new product - a long-range telecommunication cable DCEPKSwFLE. This cable is essentially a complete plastic replacement of old long-range telecom cables with paper-air core insulation, metal armouring and lead sheath, which are still being used for reconstructions or relocations of telecom networks.

2012
ELKOND HHK, a.s. developed and launched a new product, which is a telecom cable with special chemical protection against rodents, which replaces the protection through steel armouring.

2013
Our company has developed and launched a series of products for use in lights.

ELKOND HHK, a.s. cooperated in creation of new legislation in the area of construction products – Notice of the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic no. 162/2013, which establishes a list of construction products and systems for assessment of consistency of parameters.

2014
ELKOND HHK, a.s. has developed a new product which is a power cable with special chemical protection against rodents, which replaces the protection through steel armouring. A new important technical norm EN 50575 - Power, control and communication cables – Cables for general applications in construction works subject to reaction to fire requirements was issued in September 2014. The content of this norm was proposed and elaborated in active cooperation with experts from our company on fire parameters of cables, who are members of the work group CENELEC TC20/WG10 Fire performance of the cables.

2015
Extension of our production portfolio by special cables EFK C-HDPE-K with polyethylene insulation. Development of special cables CC01 and CC02 for communication and safety purposes.

2016
Development of special cables CC11 B2ca and CC12 B2ca for bus systems, communication and safety purposes.

Development and start of sale of the cable EFK CPE-K 2x1,0 mm² for LED lights (up to 50V), power supply audio speakers and safety camera systems.