Anton Kathrein Senior

Kathrein Werke KG in 1930

Production facility in Timisoara- Kathrein Romania

Romkatel and Kathrein Romania offices in Timisoara

Anechoic Chamber - Kathrein Romania

TV Antenna production


Kathrein Group

In 1919, in Rosenheim-Germany, Anton Kathrein senior founded a company, which was going to place his name among the world’s best antenna manufacturers: Kathrein Company. Nowadays, Kathrein Werke - KG is the world's largest antenna producing enterprise with the longest standing tradition.

The Kathrein products are defined by two main characteristics: quality and reliability . The kKnow-how of the technology and 89 years of experience have made Kathrein one of the market leaders in this product range.

The Kathrein-group, with its 14 production facilities, 57 subsidiaries and associated companies, employs over 7000 people. In 2007, the turnover at the Kathrein-group exceeded 1.300 mil. Euro, half of this, representing the company’s sales volume made abroad.

Kathrein’s motto: “Quality leads the way”  is the key to the company’s success.


About Romkatel

Romkatel was founded in Bucharest in 1994 as the unique representant for Romania and Eastern Europe of the German antenna producer- Kathrein Werke KG.

Nowadays Romkatel is an important company in Romania, being the main supplier of broadcast and mobile communications antennas on the market. Romkatel’s turnover reached 16.8 mil. Euro in 2007, compared to 250.000 Euro in the first year of activity. Today, Romkatel employs over 73 people.

A subsidiary was founded in 1995 in Timisoara and its main activity was production. Due to the development of this activity, the production was transferred in 2000 to the new founded company: Kathrein Romania.

Romkatel had a major contribution to the project of improving the national TV and FM stations in Romania, by supplying reliable high technology equipment and professional installation services. At this moment, Romkatel is involved in a new project: the development of a new communication technology: 3G (UMTS).

In addition to its commercial activity, Romkatel also installs antenna systems and equipment for broadcast, CATV & SMATV networks and mobile communications. Romkatel has specialized installation teams, trained and certified both technically as well as for working at heights with difficult acces, who offer complex installation support according to the highest international standards.

Romkatel’s succes is guaranteed by its alliance with the Kathrein-group, known for its high standards and therefore it is important for us to implement the new tehnology in our products, to keep on improving the know-how level of our employees according to the new tehnologies, and to impove the quality of products and services provided.

Starting with September 2005, Romkatel has a Quality-Environment Management System certified by the TUV Management Services, in compliance to ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 standards. In the same period, Romkatel’s Quality Management System received also from OMCAS the ISO 9001:2000 certificate.

Romkatel & Kathrein Timisoara