2024.Construction of a new warehouse for finished goods

Started the construction project of a new outdoor warehouse of finished goods of 4,000 m2 with a crane. The crane will enable optimization of storage space and easier access to all drums with finished goods on site.


2024.Replacement of existing roofs in ELKA and start-up of a solar power plant


The project to replace the roofs on all production halls in ELKA has started. Completed 10,000m2 of roof. After changing the roofs on the halls, which is 30,000 m2 of roof, we immediately continue with the work to install a 3.2MW solar power plant on them.


2024.The third round of investments under Iskra Group

Completed the third round of investments in new machines in the amount of €10.9 million.

  • Machine for copper casting manufactured by Rautomead UK (delivery in 2024)
  • Machine for sheathing cables manufactured by Rosendahl Austria (delivery in 2025)
  • Upgrade of the existing cable sheathing machine manufactured by Rosendahl Austria (delivery in 2024)
  • Machine for stranding conductors up to 91 wires from Pourtier France (delivery in 2025)
  • Machine for electrical screening with up to 30 spools manufactured by Pourtier France (delivery in 2025)
  • Multi-wire drawing machine – up to 8 wires manufactured by MFL Italy (delivery 2025)

2024.Laboratory roll mill and the laboratory press installed


Laboratory roll mill and laboratory press manufactured by Servitec from Germany expand our testing possibilities within the laboratory itself and facilitate the incoming control of raw materials.


2023.The second round of investments under Iskra Group

Completed the second round of investments in new machines in the amount of €6M.

  • Cable rewinding machine (delivery in 2024)
  • Wire rewinding machine (delivery in 2024)
  • Copper wire drawing machine manufactured by MFL Italy (delivery in 2025)
  • Machine for insulated cores stranding, screening and armouring manufactured by MFL Italy (delivery in 2025)

2023.Opening of a new laboratory for testing cables and materials


Within the new laboratory, the possibilities of cable testing and incoming control of raw materials have been expanded.


2023.The machine for insulating MV and HV cables has been started


The machine for insulating MV and HV cables manufactured by Troester from Germany has significantly increased production capacity in the medium and high voltage range. With this machine, we can insulate up to 132kV cables.


2023.Aluminum wire drawing machine put in use


Aluminum wire drawing machine. The machine can simultaneously draw two wires up to a diameter of 5.0 mm.


2023.The machine for shielding insulated conductors up to 12 spools put in use


The machine for electrical screening with up to 12 spools provides us with the possibility of making electric screens of up to 84 wires.


2023.Machine for stranding conductors up to 37 wires put in use


The machine for stranding conductors up to 37 wires raised the current capacity in the production of conductors from 70mm2 to 240mm2.


2022.A machine for grinding waste cables has been put in use


The machine for grinding waste cables helps the process of recycling waste cables and separating raw materials within them.


2022.The machine for stranding conductors or insulated cores put in use


The machine for stranding conductors or insulated cores increases our capacity in the production of conductors up to 50mm2 and stranding up to 7 insulated cores.


2021.The first round of investments under Iskra Group

Completed the first round of investments in new machines in the amount of €10.3 million.

  • Aluminum wire drawing machine (delivery in 2023)
  • Machine for conductor stranding (delivery in 2023)
  • Machine for stranding conductors or insulated cores (delivery in 2022)
  • Machine for insulating MV and HV cables (delivery in 2023)
  • Machine for electrical screening (delivery in 2023)
  • Machine for waste cables grinding (delivery in 2022)

2021.ELKA became part of the ISKRA group

In July 2021, the takeover transaction was completed and ELKA became a member of the Iskra Group. Thus, ELKA joined the Iskra group, which has more than 1,550 employees.


2020.The first production of HTLS overhead conductors in Croatia


The first production of HTLS overhead conductors in Croatia was completed.


2020.New machine for conductor stranding put in use


The machine is intended to produce conductors with up to 61 wires (Al or Cu). With this machine, we increased our possibilities of producing conductors up to 800mm2 Cu and up to 1200mm2 Al.


2020.Recertification according to ISO standards and certification according to ISO 45001

Recertification according to the existing ISO standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001) and certification according to the ISO 45001 standard for the development, construction, production and service of electrical conductors, cables and metal ropes, production of insulating and protective materials for conductors and cables.


2019.Production of medium voltage cables for direct laying in the ground

The first production of medium voltage cables for direct laying in the ground was completed. In this way, savings are made when laying cables.


2019.Passed test of preservation of functionality in fire

NHXH FE180/E90 cables produced in ELKA met the test of preserving functionality in a fire according to the HRN DIN 4102-12:2000 standard. It is a fire-resistant energy halogen-free cable with preservation of functionality in a fire.


2018.Certification of submarine medium voltage cables

Certification of XHE 46/24-V 12/20kV cables at the Končar Institute for Electrical Engineering. This medium voltage cable has three cores, is longitudinally and transversely waterproof, has XLPE insulation, HDPE inner sheath, galvanized steel wire armature, aluminum tape with copolymer and HDPE outer sheath.


2017.ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 certificates

ELKA has been successfully certified according to the specified ISO standards for the development, construction, production and service of electrical conductors, cables, and metal ropes, as well as the production of insulating and protective materials for conductors and cables.


2017.Certification of rubber cables NSHXAFOE 1.8/3kV in the VDE institute

Rubber NSHXAFOE cables are single-core halogen-free power cables with improved fire-resistant properties. The cables are intended for 1.8/3kV voltage level and are constructed according to the DIN VDE 0250 606 standard.


2015.Certification of flat (lift) rubber cables at the VDE Institute

Flat rubber cables with polychloroprene outer sheath and flexible conductors named NGFLGOU are intended for 300/500V voltage level and constructed according to DIN VDE 0250 809 standard.


2015.Certification of NSGAFOE 1.8/3kV rubber cables in the VDE institute

Rubber NSGAFOE cables are single-core power cables intended for 1.8/3kV voltage level and are constructed according to DIN VDE 0250 602 standard.


2014.Certification of medium voltage cables at the VDE Institute

In addition to the previous certificate for medium voltage cables, an additional certification was made for cables with a PVC outer sheath.


2014.Certification of medium voltage cables at the VDE Institute

In addition to the previous certificate for medium voltage cables, an additional certification was made for cables with a PVC outer sheath.


2011.Self-regulating heating cable

Developed self-regulating heating cable with special insulating material that has the property of changing resistance depending on temperature.


2011.Certification of medium voltage cables at the VDE Institute

Certification of medium-voltage cables according to the DIN VDE 0276 620 standard at the VDE Institute, was successfully completed for cables from 3.6/6kV to 20.8/36kV.


2010.Certification of high voltage cables

Certification of the A2XS(FL)2Y 64/110 (123) kV cable at the Kema Institute in the Netherlands. Cable made according to the IEC 60840 standard.


2010. Initiated production of high-voltage 110 kV power cables.

The Croatian Prime Minister, Mrs. Jadranka Kosor, attended the festivity in Elka kabeli d.o.o., on which occasion she opened the new plant for production of medium- and high-voltage power cables.

Produced new cables for solar panels


2009. Produced and certified new constructions of cables for construction industry


2007. Eightieth anniversary of successful business operations of Elka kabeli was marked by the end of October.

Constructed a special medium voltage power cable acc. to the British Railways standard.

Successfully developed and tested Elkalex with communications pair enabling remote communication with electrical meters.

The President of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Stjepan Mesić, visited Elka and attended the signing of 13,5 mil. worth contract between Elka kabeli and Eland Cables

Elka has constructed a cable for Končar wind power unit KO-VA 57/1 of 1000 kVA power.


2006. Production of multi-purpose medium voltage power cable suitable for laying in earth, over earth and under water

Started the production of new generation of flame retardant, fire-resistant shipboard cables.


2005. Production of medium voltage 20 kV cables with optimization of cable power transmission capability using thermal monitoring. Testing, production and supply of fiber-optic, non-metallic, self-supporting ADSS antiballistic cables successfully completed.


2004. Started the production of xDSL cables

Development and testing of new generation of xDSL pair telecommunication cables with improved transmission characteristics. The cables enable higher speeds of dana transmission by means of ADSL and VDSL technologies.

Testing and supply of halogen-free, fire-retardant and fire-resistant 1 kV BXO cables for tunnels.

By the end of May EPM Usluge d.o.o., the company in the majority ownership of the present Management of Elka kabeli and the business Elka kabeli d.o.o.

Elka kabeli designed, tested and produced the newest generation of cables, able to meet the current needs of ADSL technologies.


2003. By the decision of the Management Board of Elka d.d. was founded the company Elka kabeli d.o.o., as the affiliate company in the 100-percent ownership of Elka d.d.

The entire cable operations of Elka d.d. and the assets connected with the cable production were transferred to the newly-founded company.

Elka d.d. and Končar distribution and special transformers (Končar D&ST) founded Elkakon, the company for the production of round and profile industrial conductors.


2002. The Environment Management System was certified acc. to the standard ISO 14001.


1997. The Quality Management System was certified acc. to standard ISO 9001.

Cross-linking of MV cables by dry procedure (in nitrogene).


1996. Started the production of halogen-free fire-retardant and fire-resistant shipboard cables.


1988. Elka initiated the production of fibre-optic (optical) cables and sets for main, local and internal networks, and in Zagreb was installed the first communication link in Croatia, realised with an optical cable. The company was the first optical cables producer at the markets of Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.


1985. Production of its own cross-linked polyethylene acc. to the licence of the American company General Electric Co.


1979. In co-operation with the Italian industrial giant Pirelli, Elka produced and laid the submarine cable of 20 and 35 kV voltage level in the length of 120 kilometres of cable cores for the power linking of the North and Middle Adriatic islands.

The production of steel, aluminium and al-steel ropes was increased by new capacities in the Metal Ropes plant in Zadar.


1977. Commissioned new lines for permanent vulcanisation and started the production of low voltage (up to 1 kV) and medium voltage (up to 35 kV) cables insulated by cross-linked polyethylene.


1972. Commissioned a new plant for the production of micro-cables and special cables in Tugonica, district Zlatar Bistrica.


1970. Introduced the production of telecommunications thermoplastic insulated cables for power stations and local networks, and commissioned new mixer plants for rubber production.


1966. In Elka was produced the first 10 kV power cable with aluminium conductor and PVC insulation.


1951. Developed the production of low voltage insulated conductors and cables insulated with thermoplastic materials.


1947. The production range was extended with enamelled and dynamo wire and shipboard cables with rubber insulation and lead sheath.


1940. Introduced aluminium for power cables conductors.


1927. Foundation of Elka – the company for electrical engineering and cable factory d.d. Zagreb.