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.
To create value through high engineering, providing the industry with top-quality raw materials and specialized technical services.
To be a sustainable and competitive business in constant growth.
Our corporate values truly reflect what we are, making sense of our activities and enhancing our capability of facing new challenges.
Foundation of Enka de Colombia
First operations producing 4,200 tons/year and with 402 employees
Foundation of the Cooperative of Workers of Enka de Colombia
Enka is awarded the National Quality Prize
Creation of the first “Participation Circle” (groups for improvements)
Enka is awarded the Proexport Colombia – Analdex National Exports Prize
Enka is ISO 9001 certified for its entire production lines
Enka is BASC (Business Alliance for Secure Commerce) certified
Enka de Colombia is listed in the Colombian Stock Market (BVC – Bolsa de Valores de Colombia)
The PET recycling plant begins operations to produce fibers
The EKO® Brand is launched for high value-added products
Enka incorporates Eko Red, a leader in logistics to collect PET bottles in Colombia
The B2B (Bottle-to-Bottle) PET recycling plant begins operations
Operation of the electric power self-generation plant begins
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.