History

Balver Zinn Josef Jost GmbH & Co. KG / Cobar Europe B.V.

Balver Zinn Josef Jost GmbH & Co. KG, based in Balve, Germany, is one of the leading manufacturers of alloys and high-quality anodes such as zinc anodes, but also anodes made of pure tin or tin-lead as well as special wires made of zinc, tin and lead for the electronics industry and surface finishing. Lead-free products for the electronics industry in particular are one of the company's core competencies.

Balver Zinn produces soldering materials that can be supplied in various lead-free alloys for all standard applications, from wave to hand soldering.

Cobar Europe B.V. based in Breda, Netherlands, has been a member of the Balver Zinn Group since September 2007. With the acquisition Balver Zinn completes its product range for lead-free soldering applications and is a total solution provider for all electronic production process.

Thanks to our excellent and very well trained network of dealers, representatives and partners, we can provide fast delivery and support in the event of an urgent need worldwide. The American market is served directly by the sales office of Cobar Solder Products Inc. based in Altoona, Iowa in the USA.

In the field of recycling, Balver Zinn offers its customer’s expert advice on all questions related to storage, transport logistics and reprocessing of metal waste. As a special service, Balver Zinn provides the buyers of its metal products with recycling bins in accordance with the regulations.

Balver Zinn is certified to DIN ISO 9001 and DIN ISO 14001 and on the other hand by the worldwide trade and standardization organization IPC (Institute for Printed Circuits). With its own qualified training center in Balve, Balver Zinn offers process soldering courses as well as courses for the IPC standards as well as IPC-A-610, IPC / WHMA-A-620, IPC-7711/7721 and J-STD-001 seminars.

Manufacturing locations:

Balve-Garbeck, Germany

  • Jost Zinkgießerei
  • Balver Zinn II
  • BaTiLoy

Balve, Germany

  • Jost Zinn Recycling
  • Paste production
  • Lab
  • Research & Development

Breda, Netherlands

Cobar Europe B.V.

  • Paste and flux production
  • Lab