Originally starting under the name of "EMI Holland Produktie B.V." as vinyl pressing, tape manufacturing and printing plant.
In 1978 the former vinyl pressing plants of EMI-Bovema N.V. (Heemstede) and Algrammo (Alkmaar) were combined and centralised in Uden.
CD manufacturing started in 1989 under the legal name of "EMI Compact Disc B.V." Subsequently, the vinyl and cassette manufacturing was given up by 1990.
In 2004 the CD manufacturing plant was sold to Mediamotion.
Also located in Uden was EMI Services Benelux B.V., a printing company.
Identifying EMI Uden on vinyl:
Vinyl pressings can (usually) be identified by having //xxxxx-n in the matrix, right after the cat# e.g. FBN 8-A//58605-1 (however, numbers with "/", "--" or without slashes are also existing). Many records for Scandinavia have also been pressed at EMI Uden and carry the similar matrix numbers, e.g. FAC 13 A//43517-1Y.
The xxxxx-n numbers identify the stampers and were assigned by the plant consecutively (e.g. 58605 and 58606) and can therefore be added as company numbers (without the slashes), e.g. 56701 and 56702 with Pressed By. See e.g. Sort Sol - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town.
Contract pressings for EMI Germany:
- Stamped runout pattern ## #### - A1 / B1 or ####### A1 / B1 (## ##### being the partial cat.no.).
- Sometimes an etched pattern.
- Usually with additional letters and numbers trailing the matrix.
- GEMA and STEMRA on the centre labels.
Identifying EMI Uden on CDs:
Most of the time "EMI UDEN" will be printed in the matrix mirror band itself. In these cases, the glass master was made at EMI Uden.
In the matrix string of CDs glass mastered by EMI Uden the capital letter U appears slightly smaller than the other letters. This effect also appears in the matrix strings of CDs glass mastered by EMI UK and CDP UK Ltd. The smaller letter does, however, represent a capital letter U and the matrix string should be entered as EMI UDEN.
Where the location is not printed in the matrix, the following will help to identify a CD pressed by EMI Uden: The matrix number in the mirror band is split into two distinct sections. A printed area and a machine stamped area. The machine stamped area includes a set of digits separated by hyphens and suffixed with the country code "NL". Example: "2-4-28-NL". This text indicates that the stampers for this disc were made at EMI Uden. Please enter this text in the same Matrix/Runout field as that printed in the mirror band. See e.g. The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness or Miss B. Haven - Suk & Stads.
For releases with "EMI Uden" and a machine stamped area with a series of digits separated by hyphens and completed with the country code "NL", please use both entries:
Glass Mastered At - EMI Uden
Pressed By - EMI Uden
Example: EMI UDEN 5225382 @ 1 1-1-2-NL
Some CD's will have "EMI Swindon" printed in the matrix but the machine stamped information will have an "NL" suffix which means that the glass master was made at Swindon, but the stampers were made at EMI Uden. Also, the IFPI assigned the mould SID code "IFPI 15##" to EMI Uden, eg: "IFPI 1525". The inclusion of this code on a CD means the CD was replicated ("pressed") at EMI Uden.
CDs do not have a unique / sequential company number (like vinyl) that can be added as LCCN number.
The following SID codes were assigned by the IFPI to EMI Uden:
Mastering SID Codes :
Mould SID Code:
IFPI 15## (All four digit mould SID codes beginning with "15").
Please note that releases with IFPI 25## as Mould SID code are EMI ITALIANA S.p.A. pressings; if they have IFPI L045 / IFPI L046 / IFPI L047 as Mastering SID code, the glass master was made @ Uden and should be credited as follow:
Glass Mastered At - EMI Uden
Pressed By - EMI ITALIANA S.p.A.
(see The Verve - Urban Hymns as example)
Please note that with the sale of the plant to Mediamotion, all SID codes may have transferred to the new owners of the plant, it varies from case to case. It is best not to credit releases using the SID codes alone.