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 were assigned by the plant consecutively (e.g. 58605-1 and 58606-1) and can therefore be added as company numbers (without the slashes).
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. Where the location is not printed in the matrix, the following will help to identify a CD mastered by EMI Uden:
The matrix is split in the mirror band into two distinct sections. A printed area and a machine stamped area.
The machine stamped area will include a set of digits separated by hyphens and suffixed with the country code "NL". Eg: "2-4-28-NL". This "Mould Pressing Code" in the matrix line after the 'Matrix/Runout Code' indicates that the CD was pressed at EMI Uden.
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 CD was pressed 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 also means the CD was pressed at EMI Uden.
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 with the sale of the plant to Mediamotion, all SID codes may have transfered 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.