Enka was founded in 1964 by the Dutch group Akzo Nobel as well as major Colombian textile companies, to manufacture and sell man-made resins and fibers, seeking the development of the Colombian industry and society.

Our production plant began to operate in 1966, producing 4,200 tons per year. Today, our capacity surpasses 100,000 tons per year.

With more than 50 years in the market, Enka is known as a leader of recycling post-consumption PET bottles, as the main manufacturer of Nylon 6 tire cords in the Americas, as the largest man-made filaments and fibers producer in the Andean Region, and as one of the main players in Latin America.

Today, Enka is listed in the Colombian Stock Exchange and is ruled by a stringent Corporate Governance Code. 

History

Mission

To create value through high engineering, providing the industry with top-quality raw materials and specialized technical services.

Vision

To be a sustainable and competitive business in constant growth.

Mission and vision

Our corporate values truly reflect what we are, making sense of our activities and enhancing our capability of facing new challenges.

Values

  • Discipline
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Humbleness

Principios

  • Self-confidence 
  • Speed
  • Simplicity
Values ​​and principles

Our history


1964

Foundation of Enka de Colombia

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1966

First operations producing 4,200 tons/year and with 402 employees

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1967

Foundation of the Cooperative of Workers of Enka de Colombia

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1978

Enka is awarded the National Quality Prize

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1982

Creation of the first “Participation Circle” (groups for improvements)

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1992

Enka is awarded the Proexport Colombia – Analdex National Exports Prize

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1998

Enka is ISO 9001 certified for its entire production lines

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2006

Enka is BASC (Business Alliance for Secure Commerce) certified

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2007

Enka de Colombia is listed in the Colombian Stock Market (BVC – Bolsa de Valores de Colombia)

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2009

The PET recycling plant begins operations to produce fibers 

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2010

The EKO® Brand is launched for high value-added products

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2013

Enka incorporates Eko Red, a leader in logistics to collect PET bottles in Colombia

The B2B (Bottle-to-Bottle) PET recycling plant begins operations

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2014

Operation of the electric power self-generation plant begins

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2018

The operation of a plant with the highest technology to recycle caps and labels to manufacture polyolefines begins, to fully close the cycle of bottles. 

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