ZKL, a. s. joint-stock company integrates Czech bearing manufacturers producing bearings under the ZKL trade name. It was established in 1999 as a purely Czech private company integrating three manufacturing companies, namely ZKL Brno, a.s., ZKL Klášterec nad Ohří, a.s. and ZKL Hanušovice, a.s. as well as specialized companies ZKL Výzkum a vývoj, a.s. and ZKL Bearings CZ, a.s. Manufacturing in all of these companies has its own deep history which we endorse and based on these traditions the manufacturing companies guarantee the continuity of ZKL rolling bearing development and production in the Czech Republic.

And just the continuity of ZKL bearing development and production is considered as a key factor which is the source of knowledge and experience affecting positively current company development dynamics. This is the reason why it is advisable to mention some important historical milestones.