About us

We are a Czech company with a production plant in Jičín.

Our annual turnover exceeds 1.2 billion Czech crowns. Much of our production is exported. We have almost 600 employees working at four independent operations facilities.

We are continuing the tradition of Knotek a spol., a plant founded in 1888that produced agricultural machines and tools and was later known under the names of Agrostroj Jičín and AGS Jičín.

 

Garden and mowing equipment

We manufacture garden and professional tractors for lawn mowing and grass collection. We develop our own high quality, reliable and robust technical machinery.

 

Foundry

At our foundry we produce accurate ductile cast iron casts for personal and commercial vehicles and rail transport.

 

Cylinder liners

We cast and machine diesel engine cylinder liners for major global brands of trucks, buses and large agricultural machinery.

 

Tooling shop

In our tool shop, we produce modeling equipment, core boxes, dies, swages, benders, follow-on tools, controls, machining and welding aids, gravitation dies or low-pressure and pressure forms for casting aluminum alloys.

Company history

1888
1904
1913
1945
1950
1954
1960
1967
1969
1975
1977
1983
1992
1993
1994
1995
1999
2001
2002
2004
2005
2007
2010
2017
2018

1888

František Knotek founded the Knotek a spol. plant in Jičín to produce agricultural machines and tools.

1904

Knotek a spol. produced the first harvester ever in the former Austria-Hungary.

1913

A malleable cast iron foundry was built.

1945

The plant was transferred to state administration and nationalized and merged with the state-owned company of Agrostroj, Knotex plant on 27 December.

1950

The name of the plant was changed to Agrostroj Jičín, a state-owned company. Its production started specializing in machines for harvesting cereals, forage crops and root crops.

1954

Completion of the reconstruction of the malleable cast iron foundry, which was one of the most modern at the time in the entire country. Production of sugar beet harvesters, potato diggers and sorting machines began.

1960

The machinery hall to assemble heavy agricultural machines was completed. Production of sugar beet harvesters began.

1967

Production of cylinder liners for combustion engines began. A melting plant with electric induction furnaces and a casting house were built and machining lines installed. Production of self-binders for crop harvesting, which had been produced since 1904, i.e. for 63 years, ended.

1969

Licensed production of the MF 70 motor mowing machine and the Gutbrod Terra modular machine commenced.

1975

Production of the successful 6 OCS six-row automatic cutter (combine harvesters) began.

1977

Operation of the Alfing machining line to produce cylinder liners for LIAZ engines began.

1983

The state-owned company was renamed to Agrozet Jičín, k.p.

1992

Ductile cast iron production began.

1993

12-positional casting carousel for the production of cylinder liners was installed.

1994

Company privatization started. The company was included to the second wave of voucher privatization. A contract was signed with GardenTech to develop and produce mowing tractors for cutting grass surfaces and collecting cut grass. The DISMATIC automatic shaping line was put into operation at the casting foundry.

1995

Installation of a new powder varnishing line.

1996

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1999

Commencement of the deliveries of the cylinder liners to VALTRA (today AGCO Power).

2001

Two medium frequency, three-ton smelting aggregates made by ABB were installed in the foundry. Development of the CROSSJET mulching tractor, suitable for unkept and rugged terrain, was completed.

2002

The company’s name was changed to Seco GROUP.

2004

Company restructuring. Core production areas were identified: foundry production, machinery production and production of tools and models. Commencement of garden tractor delivery to EMAK.

2005

Commencement of delivery of machined casts for the automotive industry to VALEO.

2007

Commencement of cylinder liner delivery to SCANIA and garden tractors to Briggs and Stratton.

2010

Installation of the second DISAMATIC automated molding line.

2017

Change of the company’s owner and strategy. Change of the company’s name to Seco Industries, s.r.o. Commencement of production and delivery of garden tractors with the new SECO product logo. A new powder varnishing line installed at the garden tractors division.

2018

Robotization of selected worksites.

Quality

Enduring quality is based on the tradition and position of our company on the market. It is the priority in our customer care principles.

Valid certificates: ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949:2009, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, ISO 9001:2008

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Our references

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