After the war and making amends to the Kahn family the corporate structure is rearranged. With reference to the names of the two founders the company now operates under the name of “OEKAMETALL”.
The focus of the product portfolio is on components for the electrotechnical industry and on packaging components for the cosmetics industry.
OEKAMETALL becomes OEKA. Two separate market segments are set up under the one roof of OEKA: OEKAtech (automotive supply with a focus on deep drawing technology), OEKAbeauty (cosmetic packaging with a focus on injection molding and surface finishing), and OEKAmed (injection molding components for medical devices).
GEKA GmbH (Sulzer Group), a global cosmetic packaging manufacturer, takes over OEKA with its three market fields. OEKAbeauty and OEKAmed are integrated into the structure of GEKA GmbH.
The OEKAtech segment (automotive supply) is demerged and becomes the independent company OEKA TECH Automotive GmbH.
The Associates and the Management Board agree that in-house tool making provides a significant advantage for the company’s future business development and give the green light for investments in this area.
The Quality Management department places a new 3D coordinate measurement machine into operation
To respond to the increasing demand for sensor technology components, the company purchases another new transfer press with a pressing force of 1,000 kN (100 t).
The introduction of an integrated computer-based quality management system simplifies technical documentation and enhances workflow transparency.
In addition to sensor applications, the integration of our components into electric drives is playing an increasingly important role. The optimization and further development of tool technology enables us to manufacture deep-drawn parts with an extremely low wall thickness of ≤ 0.2 mm as required for this purpose. Since then, this segment has accounted for a major part of the company’s turnover.