Joke Technology Joke presents a world-first: It's a revolution, not just an evolution

Author / Editor: Barbara Schulz / Barbara Schulz

Germany - Over the course of three years, Joke has further developed and redesigned its flagship surface technology product Eneska. Eneska micro now comes with more horsepower, improved ergonomics, and is downward compatible.

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Proudly presenting their "baby": Head of Sales Carsten Schütz, Marketing Manager Barbara Lucke, Product Manager Jürgen Meyer and MD Udo Fielenbach (l-r).
Proudly presenting their "baby": Head of Sales Carsten Schütz, Marketing Manager Barbara Lucke, Product Manager Jürgen Meyer and MD Udo Fielenbach (l-r).
(Source: Schulz)

Joke's headquarters in Bergisch-Gladbach near Cologne is easy to miss, the building being nestled in a quiet residential area. But the company, which looks back on a 75-year history, is anything but small. Last year, the surface treatment specialist generated sales of €13m with 60 staff on site, and €20m including the Joke film sealing technology branch, which adds an additional 40 staff to the team.

“We are the leading technical supplier of surface technology in Europe and have more than 20,000 products online and around 10,000 customers,” said Udo Fielenbach, MD, at a recently held press briefing. “While being a 100% distributor, we have now together with partner companies developed and revolutionised our best-seller, the Eneska polishing system.”

Developed by Joke and partners, 100% made in Germany

The Eneska polishing system used to be manufactured by a Japan-based company and had been sold under the Joke label. Now, the company decided to develop and improve the device according to industry demands. It took three years, Product Manager Jürgen Meyer said not without pride, until the system was fully developed and mature enough to go into production.

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