The independent engineering company Küster- automobilová technika, spol. s.r.o. with its head office in Vlkanová was founded in 1992 by joining a part of Vlkanovské strojárne and German Küster GmbH. The head office in Vlkanová lies between the commercial centre of Banská Bystrica and the industry centre of Zvolen.
The production programme of the company Küster- automobilová technika is focused on the automotive industry and a substantial part of the company's products is heading beyond the borders of Slovakia to the world-wide known car producers.