Emco is a leading company in the Czech Republic’s food industry. It was founded by Mr. Zdeněk Jahoda in 1990. Emco focuses on the production and distribution of high quality and healthy lifestyle food products. These include crunchy and traditional müsli, müsli biscuits, corn and wholemeal cereals, oatmeal’s and children’s cereal products. Emco has long dominated the müsli market with a 53 % share.
Crucial milestones in the history of the company
1991 company established
1992 import of branded food products
1993 distribution network development and Slovak branch establishment
1994 first breakfast cereal product launched under Emco brand
1995 first Emco müsli launch
1999 own production start
2001 first export activities
2003 branch in Poland established, company certified by ISO 9001:2000 and HACCP
2004 Emco products exported to 14 countries
2005 Emco products exported to 20 countries, production modernization
2006 BRC certificate
2007 Organic assortment production, HALAL certificate
2008 Emco products exported to 40 countries, Emco purchases an oat mill for production of its own oat flakes
2009 New factory in Russia, General Kosher certificate
2010 launch of Müsli bars category
2011 start of Gluten free Granola line
2012 Emco reaches 1 billion CZK (40 milion EUR turnover)
2013 Emco delivers goods to Walmart
2014 Emco opens a new centralized production plant in Hrdly
Export activities have increasingly become more important for company growth. Emco has been present on the Slovak market since its foundation. In 2002, the company began to expand into other foreign markets. Over the following years, the company developed its business activities and export activities in more than forty countries. Key foreign markets are currently Croatia, Poland, Egypt and Venezuela. Since 2008, these have included the company subsidiary Emco Tula Russia, with its own müsli production plan for the Russian market, and other Russian speaking countries.
The high quality, food safety and product control of Emco products is also confirmed by the certificates that were awarded. The ISO 9001:2000 and HACCP certificates were awarded to Emco in 2003. In 2012, Emco was also awarded the BRC 6 (British Retail Consortium) certificate.
The introduction of a quality management system means continuous efforts are made to enhance the quality of work in order to increase customer satisfaction and to meet their requirements. The HACCP certificate awarded guarantees a high standard of hygiene and controls throughout the whole manufacturing process.
In addition to its own product portfolio, Emco represents major European brands on the Czech market such as Panzani, Carbonell, Katjes, Wilbo, Cuetara, Bonbonetti and others.
The focus on healthy products, high quality of raw materials and end products, modern technology, innovation and continuous monitoring of customer needs form the main pillars of Emco’s dynamic development and success.