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An experienced forge
a reliable partner
for over 60 years

Cotarko GmbH is a young company that can nevertheless look back on more than 60 years of experience in industrial forging for the automotive industry. Our company dates back to the forge put into operation in 1950 in the parent factory of Ford Germany in Cologne – since 2011 we have been trading under the name Cotarko GmbH.

Our company is an independently operating subsidiary of Ford-Werke GmbH and manufactures forging blanks and machined ready-to-install parts for the automotive industry. We offer the services of our high-tech forge to all companies involved in the value chain in automotive construction or other industrial sectors – irrespective of brand and OEM.


Every day we supply companies all around the world with forging blanks as well as machined and ready-to-install parts for the automotive industry.




Certified procedures

Our company is constantly tested and evaluated by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance in the fields of quality, environment and safety. You can view our certificates below:

Quality Management System IATF 16949:2016
Manufacturing of rough and machined steel forgings.
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Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015
Manufacturing of rough and machined steel forgings
for automotive applications.
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Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2015
and Energy Management System ISO 50001:2011
Manufacturing of cold and hot forming parts
with heat treatment and machining.
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Cotarko GmbH currently achieves an annual turnover of approximately 90 million euros with its some 330 employees. With a production volume of about 30 million parts and material consumption of 54,000 tonnes a year, about 130,000 parts are currently delivered to customers worldwide on a daily basis. The development of the customer base has been very dynamic, especially in recent years.