About ARKA

Since 2007, ARKA has been an established European company specializing in industrial automation. Initially, we focused on building a robust research and development engineering department that catered to the automotive and aviation sectors. However, we eventually diversified our expertise and began manufacturing automated systems for courier and postal companies. 

Over 16 years of experience in demanding industries have made us detail-oriented and innovative. This has provided us with a distinct advantage in the courier industry, where we stay ahead of the curve by leveraging our expertise in technology.

An industrial robot creating parcel lockers inside Arka Industrial Automation factory
Arka Factories

Arka Industrial Automation is a company with two factories located in Romania, one dedicated to the production of parcel lockers and the other specialized in the manufacturing of industrial automation systems. 

The smart locker factory produces automated storage and retrieval system designed for the secure delivery and pickup of packages 24/7, with the aim of increasing sustainability in the parcel industry. The factory is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and cutting-edge technology to ensure high-quality production and efficient operation.

The industrial automation factory specializes in producing advanced production lines for the automotive and aviation industries, as well as developing and manufacturing a range of solutions for the courier and postal industry. These solutions include sorting systems, dynamic weighing systems, conveyors, and other related products.  

Ulmanu Lucian, the founder of ARKA holding an parcel locker awardaward
The cornerstone of ARKA company

Mr. Ulmanu Lucian, the founder of ARKA, established the company at an early age, driven by a lifelong passion for technology and innovation. His ambition has always been to leave a lasting legacy for future generations through the creation of efficient and sustainable solutions that drive innovation across multiple industries, all for a prosperous future and a healthy planet. 

The Arka team is inspired by the company's values, which are drawn from Mr. Ulmanu's vision and emphasize a culture of continuous learning, risk-taking, and a growth mindset. These values encourage upcoming generations to embrace these traits and further advance innovation.

Our company approaches

A primary objective of ours is to always be updated with the technological advancements. For this reason, we will continuously invest in our Research and Development Department and encourage employee creativity. Arka will be actively engaging in events, conferences, and fairs as part of our commitment to staying informed about the latest trends and news in our field.

Another goal of ours is to streamline processes and eliminate waste, all completely in support of a sense of responsibility for the planet and future generations. Arka complies with ethical and legal standards as an act of responsibility and sustainability. We prioritize the environment and believe reducing carbon emissions and automating industries will benefit the planet.

Our Vision

The vision of our company involves using advanced technology and innovative solutions to streamline processes, increase efficiency, and reduce waste in various industries. We achieve this by developing and producing automated systems, machinery, and software that are tailored to the specific needs of clients and designed to meet high standards of quality and reliability. 

Arka's vision also includes a commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, as well as a dedication to fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence among employees. 

Ultimately, we are focused on delivering value to clients, contributing to the growth of the industry, and making a positive impact on society as a whole.

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Our Mission

We aim to provide the industrial automation industry with cutting-edge solutions that optimize processes, increase efficiency, and reduce waste. We are committed to delivering exceptional service to our clients, customized to their unique needs.

At Arka, we prioritize employee development and creativity as we believe that they are essential components of success. We foster a culture of collaboration, continuous learning, and open communication.

Our mission drives us as we continue to develop new solutions that positively impact society and the environment. We are dedicated to pursuing excellence in everything we do and building long-lasting partnerships with our clients. 

Join us on this journey towards a more sustainable future where industrial automation is optimized for efficiency while also being environmentally responsible.

Our values

Our values are the foundation of everything we do. We believe in: 

  • Innovation: We foster a culture of creativity and continuously seek to design novel solutions.
  • Sustainability: We are committed to reducing waste, minimizing carbon emissions, and promoting ethical practices that benefit the environment and society as a whole.
  • Excellence: We pursue excellence in every aspect of our work, from product development to customer service.  
  • Customer Focus: Our clients come first, and we work persistently to offer our clients unparalleled service that is tailored to their specific and distinct requirements.
  • Growth Mindset: We value continuous learning and growth, both as individuals and as a company  
The entrance to the Arka Industrial Automation factory

A piece of history

The two ARKA factories are located in Brașov, a city in the heart of Romania. Brașov is a city rich in history and culture, being the birthplace of the national anthem, the first Romanian books, and the First Romanian School. It was also home to the first newspaper for Romanians in Transylvania. Today, Brașov is a bustling and well-developed tourist and economic hub. 

In 1987, the industrial automation facility where ARKA now operates used to be known as "The 440 Mould Section" of the Brașov Truck Plant (Uzina de Autocamioane Brașov - UAB). Decades ago, this facility was used to produce truck components and molds, but today it is equipped with robots and state-of-the-art equipment. Although the truck manufacturing industry has faded away, we have managed to reignite the flame of technology through our passion and innovation.

We highly value this place, as it holds a significant historical importance for the Romanian people. On November 14th, 1987, the hope for long-awaited freedom and the collapse of the communist regime was ignited in the hearts of Romanians. This was due to the anti-communist revolt of the workers at the Brașov Truck Plant, famously known as the "Șubelor" Revolt. The people of Romania showed the world that they were ready to abolish the Bolshevik-Communist regime and regain their dignity. 

The revolt started as a spontaneous strike at the Brașov Truck Plant on the night of November 14th and continued the next morning with a march to the city centre, in front of the Country Committee of the Romanian Communist Party. The communist authorities' refusal to communicate with the dissidents led to the assault on the communist headquarters by the gathered crowd. The portrait of the dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu was knocked down from the facade of the building and set on fire. The intervention of the Special Forces of State Security was brutal, resulting in many arrests and prosecutions. 

At the reception of our factory, there is an honorary plaque commemorating the importance of this historical moment. The revolutionary spirit of the people of Brașov has been passed down to ARKA, which has been contributing to the automation of several industries since its foundation. Starting with automated security systems for power plants, we have expanded our services to include automation in the automotive, aviation, postal, and courier industries.