MERTC is a manufacturing and development centre of MESNAC in Europe. We focus on production and assembly and are responsible for sale and service of Mesnac machines in EMEA region and Russia.

Our history

Matador Machinery 2000-2007

History of the company MERTC is closely connected to Slovak manufacturer of automobile tires and
conveyer belts MATADOR where its new specialised division Matador Machinery was established in 2001.
This division was focused on developing and manufacturing tire industry devices especially tire building
machines and curing presses. Most of current employees of MERTC used to work for Matador Machinery
division, many of them from its establishment in 2001.

Matador – Mesnac cooperation 2004-2007

In 2003 the division Matador Machinery began cooperation with Chinese manufacturer of rubber industry machines the company Mesnac. Through this cooperation Matador placed a few tens of truck tire building machines TR3 within China and the cooperation continued further also in curing presses for passenger tires area.

Conti Machinery

In 2007 the company Matador changed its owner when German company Continental took over all Matador divisions and created a new subject – Conti Machinery. The new division merged all employees of Matador Machinery division as well as employees of the machinery part of Continental FMF in Hannover. Mutual activities of German and Slovak machinery workers were supposed to guarantee further progressive development of new generations of Continental tire building machines, however this effort was interrupted by the World Economic Crisis in 2008.

Mesnac European Research and Technical Centre since 2009

Constant decrease of production of all Continental commodities during the crisis caused insufficiency of orders also for the specialised Conti Machinery division and as a result the German management decided to close its Slovak machinery division in 2009. The long-term Chinese partner Mesnac used this opportunity and invited the key Slovak managers and engineers of Conti Machinery division into its newly established company MERTC. And so in 2009 – on the occasion of the Chinese president Hu Jintao's visit in Slovakia – 100% subsidiary of Chinese Mesnac – Mesnac European Research and Technical Centre with the headquarter in Dubnica nad Vahom have been established.

Immediately after establishing the new company MERTC its workers yet again began developing new generations of passenger and truck tire building machines for their parent company Mesnac starting from 1.9.2009. Later MERTC also began individual production of these machines in Slovakia in a rented building in Dubnica nad Vahom.

At the same time MERTC gradually started performing other activities for machines made at Mesnac Qingdao designed for European customers – especially searching for new customers, marketing support, participation on assembly at the customer's site, warranty and after-warranty service, as well as spare parts management.Mutual activities of MERTC and its parent company Mesnac supported by other Mesnac subsidiaries resulted into the position of the world's largest manufacturer of rubber industry machines which Mesnac group reached in 2014.

Foreign but also domestic Mesnac acquisitions caused that from a small Chinese company Mesnac established in 2000 in few years became an international holding company operating on all continents of the world.At the beginning of 2016 Mesnac received a prestigious award Tire Technology Award in Supplier of the Year category. This award is the most prestigious evaluation of manufacturers of devices for tire industry and it confirms the constant increase of the quality of produced devices as well as the beginning of the new Mesnac development projects especially in automatization area, RFID and smart solutions.

Tire Industry Supplier of the Year for Mesnac 2016

At the beginning of 2016 Mesnac received a prestigious award Tire Technology Award in Supplier of the Year category. This award is the most prestigious evaluation of manufacturers of devices for tire industry and it confirms the constant increase of the quality of produced devices as well as the beginning of the new Mesnac development projects especially in automatization area, RFID and smart solutions.

New MERTC Assembly Hall 2016

In October 2017 exactly 7 years after establishment MERTC opened its new assembly hall in the area of Trencianska Tepla. The new hall provides the company and its employees much better conditions for further development of tire industry machines, for their production and assembly as well as for providing complete services to all Mesnac customers in the EMEA region (Europe, Africa, Middle East).