Our history
   
1960  
1960

Iskra Group formed a new company Iskra KEKO Ceramic Capacitors (abr. KEKO) for production of disc ceramic capacitors in Žužemberk, Slovenia.

1979  
1979

KEKO started production of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC).

1990  
1990

KEKO separated itself from Iskra Group, introducing the production of PTC’s, disc and multilayer varistors.

1995  
1995

The loss of former Yugoslav markets, which then accounted for the majority of its business, forced KEKO to close its doors. As worldwide demand for protective components strengthened and necessary resources existed in the region, the logical consequence was the establishment of the new KEKO VARICON, with diverse ownership of the company.

1996  
1996

Multilayer varistors - varicons and dual function varicons were introduced into production. KEKO VARICON bought ISKRA SEMI to offer thermoplastic encapsulated varistors.

1997  
1997

KEKO VARICON bought a part of the existing production facility (app. 6,000 m2) and some production equipment from the former company KEKO.

1999  
1999

Horizonte Venture Management became the majority owner of KEKO, immediately investing into new production equipment, as well as hiring technical specialists. The next steps that year were to successfully obtain the ISO 9001 and establish a worldwide direct sales, distribution and agency network.

2000  
2000

KEKO VARICON consequently increased sales, continued to invest into equipment, human resources, quality assurance systems and concluded a strategic alliance partnership for the North American market.

2001  
2001

Many VDE, UL and CSA approvals were attained for varistors and capacitors. KEKO VARICON commenced production of multilayer ceramic capacitors.

2002  
2002

KEKO VARICON attained ISO 9001:2000 certificate.

2003  
2003

KEKO VARICON continued the sales growth cycle sales and increased its presence in automotive in industrial industries. KEKO VARICON attained ISO 14001 and UL/CSA approvals for majority of its coated through-hole components.

2004  
2004

With increased growth in sales made  KEKO VARICON  the Slovenian Gazelle of 2004, as the fastest growing company in Slovenia.

2005  
2005

KEKO VARICON attained a series of awards : - The Most Environment Friendly Small/Medium Company in Slovenia According to analysis of Slovenian magazine Delo KEKO VARICON Award for being among 50 companies in Slovenia with highest credit rating.

2007  
2007

Keko Varicon is bought by MSIN d.o.o. as the new strategic long term partner and a majority owner.

2009  
2009

Sucessful attainment of ISO TS 16949 for automotive products, as well as AEC Q 200 for multilayer varistors and varicons.

2011  
2011

Change in management of the Company with a new long term strategy in place.

2012  
2012

Investing into new production lines and technologies for nickel barrier termination for MLV’s and MLCC’s. Successful development of 10/350 high energy disc varistors.

2013  
2013

Additional investments into technological equipment. A new company reorganization is taking place. Expansion of the sales network in Asian countries (Korea, Singapore, etc.). Developing custom solutions for EMI suppression according to Cispr standards.

2014  
2014

Highest investments in the history of the company, replacing the out of date equipment with new top of the art machinery. Hiring additional R&D specialists. Development of new products intended to protect customer equipment from direct lightning strikes (tube varistor) and for demanding filtering purposes in the automotive industry (C3V). New strategic alliances and long term contracts signed. Main focus of the company is to excel protecting components for automotive, industrial and high energy applications.

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1960
1960

Iskra Group formed a new company Iskra KEKO Ceramic Capacitors (abr. KEKO) for production of disc ceramic capacitors in Žužemberk, Slovenia.

1979
1979

KEKO started production of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC).

1990
1990

KEKO separated itself from Iskra Group, introducing the production of PTC’s, disc and multilayer varistors.

1995
1995

The loss of former Yugoslav markets, which then accounted for the majority of its business, forced KEKO to close its doors. As worldwide demand for protective components strengthened and necessary resources existed in the region, the logical consequence was the establishment of the new KEKO VARICON, with diverse ownership of the company.

1996
1996

Multilayer varistors - varicons and dual function varicons were introduced into production. KEKO VARICON bought ISKRA SEMI to offer thermoplastic encapsulated varistors.

1997
1997

KEKO VARICON bought a part of the existing production facility (app. 6,000 m2) and some production equipment from the former company KEKO.

1999
1999

Horizonte Venture Management became the majority owner of KEKO, immediately investing into new production equipment, as well as hiring technical specialists. The next steps that year were to successfully obtain the ISO 9001 and establish a worldwide direct sales, distribution and agency network.

2000
2000

KEKO VARICON consequently increased sales, continued to invest into equipment, human resources, quality assurance systems and concluded a strategic alliance partnership for the North American market.

2001
2001

Many VDE, UL and CSA approvals were attained for varistors and capacitors. KEKO VARICON commenced production of multilayer ceramic capacitors.

2002
2002

KEKO VARICON attained ISO 9001:2000 certificate.

2003
2003

KEKO VARICON continued the sales growth cycle sales and increased its presence in automotive in industrial industries. KEKO VARICON attained ISO 14001 and UL/CSA approvals for majority of its coated through-hole components.

2004
2004

With increased growth in sales made  KEKO VARICON  the Slovenian Gazelle of 2004, as the fastest growing company in Slovenia.

2005
2005

KEKO VARICON attained a series of awards : - The Most Environment Friendly Small/Medium Company in Slovenia According to analysis of Slovenian magazine Delo KEKO VARICON Award for being among 50 companies in Slovenia with highest credit rating.

2007
2007

Keko Varicon is bought by MSIN d.o.o. as the new strategic long term partner and a majority owner.

2009
2009

Sucessful attainment of ISO TS 16949 for automotive products, as well as AEC Q 200 for multilayer varistors and varicons.

2011
2011

Change in management of the Company with a new long term strategy in place.

2012
2012

Investing into new production lines and technologies for nickel barrier termination for MLV’s and MLCC’s. Successful development of 10/350 high energy disc varistors.

2013
2013

Additional investments into technological equipment. A new company reorganization is taking place. Expansion of the sales network in Asian countries (Korea, Singapore, etc.). Developing custom solutions for EMI suppression according to Cispr standards.

2014
2014

Highest investments in the history of the company, replacing the out of date equipment with new top of the art machinery. Hiring additional R&D specialists. Development of new products intended to protect customer equipment from direct lightning strikes (tube varistor) and for demanding filtering purposes in the automotive industry (C3V). New strategic alliances and long term contracts signed. Main focus of the company is to excel protecting components for automotive, industrial and high energy applications.

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Why work with us
Reason 1

We offer our products in short and trustworthy delivery terms, at competing prices.

Reason 2

We are both responsible and accessible, offering you both technical and commercial support in the shortest possible time.

Reason 3

We are flexible and comprehensive, ready to assist you in any kind of unexpected situations.

Reason 4

We either understand  your needs or wish to understand them better by getting closer to you.

Reason 5

We are able to meet your expectations and capable of delivering the samples with all the required tests within a very short time. 

Reason 6

We steadily invest into new facilities and education and employ additional experts.

Reason 7

We do long term oriented  and flexible business and  we are financially stable and rely on teamwork.