25/01/2021 – Machines from wire rod to finished coil

EJP expands in the International wire industry

EJP Maschinen GmbH, based in Baesweiler near Aachen, Germany, acquired a substantial stake in Italmec Sp. z o.o. from Katowice/Poland in December 2020.


A straight drawing machine from EJP Italmec for high carbon wires. © EJP Italmec


Thus, the EJP Group completes its product range with wire drawing machines for carbonaceous wires and supplies complete production lines for the entire process chain from wire rod to finished coil from a single source.

Already in spring 2020, EJP founded EJP Wire Technology together with Lothar Köppen. It supplies the machines and associated process technology for the pretreatment of wire.

At the same time, EJP had entered into a cooperation with the Polish engineering company Italmec for the marketing of wire drawing lines which has developed so positively that Italmec is now a company of the EJP Group. Also added in January was the investment in the Italian WWM Technology Srl. in Conselve/Padua/Italy, which specializes in production equipment for the manufacture of welding wires.

Jacques Paraskevas, the managing director of EJP Maschinen GmbH, sees his involvement in the two companies as another logical step towards complete solutions for the wire industry: "In the wire division of the EJP Group, we now combine German engineering with production in Katowice/Poland. From now on we supply all machines for the complete process chain of wire production with modern technology and in the best quality at very attractive prices."

Paraskevas continues: "There was a lot of movement in the international market in 2020. Through the participation in Italmec and WWM, we are filling a gap that was created last year. In the wire industry, we are now one of the few suppliers who produce complete plants for the entire "wire" process chain and at the same time we have a global sales and service network. We also utilize synergies between the wire industry and our traditional focus on "rods, tubes and profiles", as many of our customers produce both, wire and other long products."

EJP Wire Technology in Schwerte/Germany manufactures equipment for wire pretreatment, Italmec produces drawing machines and peripheral equipment, EJP-TOSCA supplies shot blasting equipment, EJP Italia provides Butt Welding equipment for wire and WWM continues to focus on machines for the production of welding wire. EJP Maschinen GmbH continues to produce machines for the manufacture of rods, tubes and profiles and coordinates worldwide sales and service activities.

Italmec remains the production site for all wire drawing machines – both for low and high carbon steels such as spring wire. Company founder and shareholder Daniele Costantin and his sales manager Thomas Voss are guaranteed to be competent contacts.

EJP Maschinen GmbH

Tel.: +49 2401 9541-0