21Jun
Involvment of PROTIM Ržišnik Perc in Implementation of the Volvo Trucks Sales and Service Center Investment Project in Ljubljana

Involvment of PROTIM Ržišnik Perc in Implementation of the Volvo Trucks Sales and Service Center Investment Project in Ljubljana

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The company Volvo Trucks started with construction of its Sales and Service Center for trucks in Ljubljana’s business zone Zadobrova. The Center will cover 3,800 square meters of net surface and is intended for commercial vehicles maintenance, spare parts trading and storage. Architects and engineers of PROTIM Ržišnik Perc are supporting the investor with integrated design and construction management services, including preparation of necessary project documentation and obtaining a building permit.
12Jun
Akrapovič Expands Its Portfolio of McLaren Ultra-Lightweight Exhausts

Akrapovič Expands Its Portfolio of McLaren Ultra-Lightweight Exhausts

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Akrapovič is taking McLaren’s Sports Series cars to new levels of excellence with the introduction of the Slip-On Line (Titanium) exhaust for the 570S, 570GT, and 540C models, which will boost the exhilaration of this car to even greater heights. The new high-tech system is made of special, lightweight, durable, and heat-resistant titanium alloys, which are perfectly styled to create an exhaust that is not only routed for optimum flow, but is a stunning piece of functional art in its own right. The use of these ultra-lightweight materials reduces the weight by a significant 44.5% and increases the capabilities of...
2Jun
PROTIM Ržišnik Perc using BIM Modeling for Effective Implementation of Construction Investments

PROTIM Ržišnik Perc using BIM Modeling for Effective Implementation of Construction Investments

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A year ago, the architects and engineers of PROTIM Ržišnik Perc started implementing multidisciplinary BIM models on an integrated level through all expert competences of the construction industry (architecture, structural design, installations – from design to construction management). Today this is their daily work. They design the construction projects of their investors in BIM model, because they are clearly aware of the importance and benefits that BIM offers: transparency of all information about the construction (from the first idea to the actual use), construction time optimization, cost control and better predictability of the long-term effects and risks. First projects they made in BIM model...
25May
Skaza celebrates 40th anniversary

Skaza celebrates 40th anniversary

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40 years ago a family company Plastika Skaza was founded in Velenje, Slovenia. Today, Skaza belongs to a group of the most successful Slovenian companies and has more than 300 employees. Skaza is an innovative, fast growing, market-oriented European company in the field of plastic processing. They are listed among the 1000 most inspiring companies in Europe. They work together with lead European and international manufacturers and merchants and are proud to have retained the loyalty of all their business customers in their 40 years of operation. They also offer their own brand products. This special event will be officially...
24May
Presentation at the Interzum 2017 Fair in Germany

Presentation at the Interzum 2017 Fair in Germany

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The Blažič company gave a successful presentation last week at the most important international fair for furniture production and interior design Interzum 2017, which takes place in the German city of Cologne every two years. As in previous years, this year the company once again went all out with their extended team and contemporary exhibition space where they presented their latest achievements and displayed their PERFECT MATCH, a collection of new ABS edge-banding tapes and veneer sheets. The Interzum Fair was extremely successful, this year included 187,400 m² of space and a total of 1,732 exhibitors from 60 countries, and...
22May
Visit to the Pomurje Region and our Members Located in the Area

Visit to the Pomurje Region and our Members Located in the Area

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Last Thursday, Club members visited the Pomurje region where we had the chance to spend some time with the area’s best companies and get to know them better. Each of them writes a story of business success in their own field.​ Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed to the Roto Company and shown around their new factory in Puconci where they make kayaks and canoes, the production facility and the department for the purifying plants, oil separators, and rainwater tanks. The company’s leading man, Štefan Pavlinjek, revealed their development vision and the importance of the closing phase of the logistics...
10May
More than 1.8 Million Conditus Bled Cream Cakes Made Annually

More than 1.8 Million Conditus Bled Cream Cakes Made Annually

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The lights in the Conditus pastry workshop are turned on at 4 am and the preparation of about 6,000 pieces of the popular cream cake daily can begin. So far, they’ve baked a total of 6 million Bled cream cakes which are made following the traditional recipe and using the best natural ingredients. Ema Pogačar started on her business path seven years ago when she founded her company for the production of this delicious dessert after working in public administration for several years. Her beginnings were modest and hard, since she started her business with only one employee. Today, the...
3May
Put your Heart on the Bike 2017

Put your Heart on the Bike 2017

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For many years now, the staff of the MIK Company have been devoting part of their time and effort to those who cannot afford anything more than just what they need for bare survival. In the last ten years, caring for children from socially disadvantaged families has become an indispensable part of their life. During this time, their project titled MIK’s Caravan of Kid’s Laughter has enabled free holidays for more than 1,200 children. This year, funds for the free children’s holidays will be “raised” by cycling and donations. More than 50 of the company’s employees and business partners will...
25Apr
The Awards Keep Coming for Akrapovič

The Awards Keep Coming for Akrapovič

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Akrapovič has been selected to receive another celebrated Red Dot Award in this year’s Product Design category. Company has won this prestigious prize for the stunning Akrapovič Racing Line (Titanium) exhaust for the Yamaha TMAX. This state-of-the-art exhaust has a distinctively designed and shaped muffler that perfectly exhibits the Slovenian company’s cutting-edge design and manufacturing abilities. The Akrapovič Racing Line (Titanium) for the Yamaha TMAX was chosen from among many entries submitted from 54 countries around the world to win the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 title in this high-profile and respected product competition. International FEP Award for Akrapovič...
19Apr
Another successful business year for Dewesoft and official opening of the Katapult Entrepreneurial Centre

Another successful business year for Dewesoft and official opening of the Katapult Entrepreneurial Centre

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For Dewesoft, the manufacturer of top-of-the-line measurement technology, 2016 was yet another successful business year. The company has increased its consolidated revenue from sales to €21 million, which is by 31% compared to 2015. It has achieved a net profit in the amount of €4 million and increased its number of employees to 55. The company’s clients include very demanding companies, such as NASA, Space X, the Kennedy Space Center, Lufthansa, Bosch, BMW and Audi. The company’s business journey was exactly what inspired the establishment of Katapult, the Entrepreneurial Centre in Trbovlje, which Dewesoft officially opened yesterday. The added value...
18Apr
CUDV Radovljica Rejoices upon Winning New Medals

CUDV Radovljica Rejoices upon Winning New Medals

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The Red Ball Foundation has been cooperating successfully with the Matevž Langus Radovljica Centre for Training, Work, and Protection for the past two years, and rejoices at the results achieved by their members. This institute is intended for children, teenagers, and adults with moderate, greater, and severe mental disorders. Its users are offered a programme of education and support for children and teens, accommodation, health care, and rehabilitation as well as additional activities, including sports programmes. Athletes from this organisation participate in the competitions organised by the Special Olympics at home and abroad, they are regular participants in various recreational...
13Apr
LOTRIČ Metrology Reaps Rewards at Various Fairs

LOTRIČ Metrology Reaps Rewards at Various Fairs

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The family company LOTRIČ Metrology has been calibrating, testing and developing state-of-the-art and technologically perfected but easy-to-use metrology products and solutions for nearly three decades. The company is successful in transferring knowledge and represents some of the top Slovenian and foreign producers of measuring, pharmaceutical, and laboratory equipment, and is at the same time the driving force for development and progress in the field of metrology. Recently the company was successfully introduced at the biggest medical fair in Slovenia – MEDICAL, the International Fair for Modern Medicine in Gornja Radgona, where they received the award for the best showroom, presented...
10Apr
Winners of the 26th Slovenian Advertising Festival Announced

Winners of the 26th Slovenian Advertising Festival Announced

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The Slovenian Advertising Festival (SAF) is the main annual event of the advertising industry in Slovenia, organised by the Slovenian Advertising Chamber in cooperation with the Paideja Events Agency. This year’s event was the 26th in a row. The comprehensively designed congress programme opens the debate about current professional issues and enables the exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, and views on the further development of the field, while the competitive part selects the best advertising solutions in the annual creativity parade and presents a comprehensive overview of what is happening in Slovenian advertising. Thus, SAF rewards and encourages creativity and...
6Apr
XLAB partners as integrator of security mechanisms

XLAB partners as integrator of security mechanisms

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CyberWISER has launched CyberWISER Essential and CyberWISER Plus, two advanced services for monitoring vulnerabilities and incidents, complementing its CyberWISER Light tool for risk assessment and vulnerability testing. XLAB partners as integrator of security mechanisms for greater digital security, within the European project WISER. The Internet and digital services play an increasing role in our business portfolios and have a growing impact on our daily lives. However, as digital services and cyberspace evolve, so do the cyber risks that organizations are exposed to. All businesses are at risk, whether they are a Fortune 500 company, a family-run business, a utility company...
31Mar
Akrapovič Drives Forward with Exciting Collaboration alongside Volkswagen

Akrapovič Drives Forward with Exciting Collaboration alongside Volkswagen

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Akrapovič  announced its latest partnership with one of the world’s leading car manufacturers as the Slovenian premium exhaust expert launches the first product in an exciting collaboration with Volkswagen. The Akrapovič R-Performance exhaust system for the new Volkswagen Golf R will be available exclusively through Volkswagen. Working alongside engineers from Volkswagen R GmbH, Akrapovič has developed a stunning titanium exhaust system for the 2017 Golf R that is already in production at the state-of-the-art Črnomelj manufacturing plant in Slovenia. Using advanced and innovative technologies such as hydroforming, the deep draw process, 3D laser cutting, and parts made in Akrapovič’s in-house...
24Mar
Lotrič Metrology from Selce Named Best Employer among Small Companies

Lotrič Metrology from Selce Named Best Employer among Small Companies

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The winners of the 10th media research project Zlata nit and thus the best employers of 2016 are: Krka in the category of large companies, the public company Komunala Brežice in the category of medium-sized companies, and Lotrič Metrology in the category of small businesses. This year, a total of 87 companies participated in the competition, 45 of which were small business and 32 large. Other finalists in the category of large companies were Alpe-Panon, AMZS, Cetis, Gorenjska banka, Hofer trgovina, and Lidl Slovenija. Among medium-sized companies the following companies made it to the finals: Komunala Brežice, Agitavit Solutions, Četrta...
20Mar
Interblock’s Jubilee Participation at the ICE 2017 Fair

Interblock’s Jubilee Participation at the ICE 2017 Fair

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Last month, the Interblock Company participated at the biggest gaming fair in Europe “ICE Totally Gaming” 2017 in London, doing so for the 20th year in a row. Visitors were welcomed to take a peek at the latest products from their wide variety of automatised video and dealer assist multiplayer products, including the Big Six, StarBar, Stadium, MiniStar Roulette, TRIO, PULSE ARENA, Dual Roulette and many more. Both, Trio and Dual Roulette will be introduced to the European market for the first time this year. Attractive performances within the Pulse Arena made this 3-day presentation interesting for many a visitor....
17Mar
SBC Workshop “From an Idea to an Ad”

SBC Workshop “From an Idea to an Ad”

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Since students often lack practical skills, we have prepared a somewhat more interactive column, called the SBC Workshop, for our young members. The workshop »From an Idea to an Ad«, which was carried out yesterday in the cooperation with the agency for comprehensive communication solutions AV Studio, provided our young members with a number of practical tips from the field of marketing activities, while with the generous help of their mentors, they created a real-life ad for the Lucifer Chocolate trademark. We headed out to Velenje in the morning and were welcomed there by the head of their business development,...
10Mar
Magneti Ljubljana among the GZS Award Winners for Exceptional Economic and Entrepreneurial Achievements in 2016

Magneti Ljubljana among the GZS Award Winners for Exceptional Economic and Entrepreneurial Achievements in 2016

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The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia presented the 49th Awards for exceptional economic and entrepreneurial achievements in Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana on March 6th, 2017. These awards honour the entrepreneurs who have run their companies successfully for a number of years. There were 6 awarded companies which stem from 5 Slovenian regions and 4 industries. The company Magneti Ljubljana, a member of the Slovenian Business Club, was founded in 1951 under the name Iskra Magneti. Albert Erman joined in 1992 and is now the majority owner of the company which manufactures high-quality permanent magnets and magnetic systems, intended...
9Mar
SBC Together with Several Companies for a Better Health-care in Slovenia

SBC Together with Several Companies for a Better Health-care in Slovenia

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Regarding the subject of healthcare reform, the Slovenian Business Club joined today the joined call of 9 economic and employer organizations (in addition to SBC they include the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia, Employers’ Association of Crafts and Entrepreneurs of Slovenia, Association of Employers of Slovenia, Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, Slovenian-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, AmCham, and the Managers’ Association of Slovenia), the common starting point of which is the grave need for a healthcare reform in Slovenia, but the current proposal does not meet...
7Mar
How to Reward the Employees through Different Models of Ownership Participation

How to Reward the Employees through Different Models of Ownership Participation

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A good and efficient motivation of employees is in the interest of every company and can be realised with the competent and successful leadership and good relations among workers in a company. Namely, their motivation is the key factor for the long-term success. The more the employees feel respected in a company, the more they contribute to the positive results of said company. Rewarding the employees is a field that should be systematically organised in every company because it is this appropriate system of rewarding that can significantly contribute to their successful work and consequently the operation of the company...
2Mar
Dvor Jezeršek among finalists for The Slovenia Restaurants Awards

Dvor Jezeršek among finalists for The Slovenia Restaurants Awards

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International recognition of Slovenia, providing high quality products and services, increase visits to restaurants and healthy development “foodie” culture of Slovenians, is the essence of the project and not just a competition. Domestic and foreign tourists are keen on the sunny side of the Alps, to experience and feel the beauty of our country. To see, smell and taste Slovenia. Diverse and innovative cuisine, quality ingredients, fine wines and friendly service are the virtues of Slovenian restaurants. The Slovenia Team, which stands for many years of experience in the field of international tourism literature, also famous tourist city guide In...
24Feb
25 years of Ržišnik Perc Group

25 years of Ržišnik Perc Group

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The story of a group of companies today known as the Ržišnik Perc Group started 25 years ago, based on nothing but an abundant creativity and enthusiasm. In the beginning of the 90s a team of only few formed a bureau for architecture and graphic design, which has through the years grown into a group of five specialized companies. Because of hard work and dedication of their highly skilled experts, PROTIM Ržišnik Perc has evolved and grown into a leading bureau in the region. A lot has changed in the past 25 years, in which PROTIM expanded and continues to...
21Feb
Zlata nit 2016: Intera from Ptuj and Lotrič Meroslovje from Selce among the finalists

Zlata nit 2016: Intera from Ptuj and Lotrič Meroslovje from Selce among the finalists

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The 21 finalists of Zlata nit (Golden Thread) 2016 have been announced. This year the competition included 87 companies, of which 45 are small enterprises, 32 are medium-sized enterprises and ten are large businesses with more than 250 employees. This is the tenth year of the competition for the best employers. Among seven companies which are recognised as the best in the category of small enterprises are Kompas Xnet, List, Mega M, Optiweb, Tu-Val and two members of the Slovenian Business Club, the companies Intera and Lotrič Metrology. Intera from Ptuj has already enriched its CV with the title of...
17Feb
Succession is a process, not an event

Succession is a process, not an event

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»We, the owners of family businesses, dedicate a great part of ourselves to our businesses. Our society will be only as strong as our family businesses will be strong and healthy,« Marjan Batagelj, the president of Slovenian Business Club, stressed at the end of  the roundtable »Generational opportunity – ownership transition in a family business,« held by Slovenian Business Club on 16 February at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana. The event has attracted more than 150 participants of all generations, who evidently recognised the meaning of this topic and the lack of answers to some key questions. »Our country...
9Feb
Employer Reputation 2016

Employer Reputation 2016

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On Thursday, February 2nd, the company Postojnska jama d. d. received the accolade of the »Respected Employer«, which is awarded by the employment portal MojeDelo.com on the basis of a questionnaire filled in by the website’s followers. This prestigious award was presented to the company’s CEO Marjan Batagelj by the portal manager Zoran Savina. The research was carried out among several thousand candidates who evaluated the reputation of individual companies according to various criteria and Postojnska jama can take pride in the fact that their company is now part of this eminent circle. This award is a kind of testament...
7Feb
Once the Slovenian Business Club is Gone, the Hope of the Young that One Can Succeed will Die

Once the Slovenian Business Club is Gone, the Hope of the Young that One Can Succeed will Die

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»Once the Slovenian Business Club is gone, the hope of the young that one can succeed will die,« said the president of the Slovenian Business Club Marjan Batagelj, at the beginning of his speech as he was entrusted the presidency of the Club for another year at the yesterday’s general assembly. At the meeting, the members elected the new Board of Directors that will now consist of Igor Akrapovič, Marjan Batagelj, Marko Bitenc, Martin Jezeršek, Marko Lotrič, Joc Pečečnik, Ema Pogačar, Tanja Skaza, and Anže Vovčko. This is a truly democratically-led association to which testifies also the fact that its...
31Jan
11th International Fairs of Tastes – GASTexpo & Sladoled

11th International Fairs of Tastes – GASTexpo & Sladoled

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Much praise from visitors as well as exhibitors testifies to the success of last year’s jubilee FAIR OF TASTES. The fair which takes place simultaneously with the NATOUR ALPE-ADRIA fair, was visited by about 15,000 people last year and they could enjoy the culinary programmes and enhance their knowledge at professional workshops. This year’s gastronomic image was upgraded therefore the 11th International Fair GASTexpo & Sladoled should not be missed. The fair will take place from 1st to 4th February 2017 at the Gospodarsko razstavišče in Ljubljana. Exhibitors include providers of food and drink, ice cream, pastry, confectionary, and hospitality...
24Jan
Akrapovič and Honda Join Forces for Assault on World Superbike

Akrapovič and Honda Join Forces for Assault on World Superbike

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Akrapovič is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Honda World Superbike team that will see the Slovenian premium performance exhaust specialist become an official sponsor and technical partner for the Japanese marque’s 2017 team. Akrapovič has been busy during the off-season designing and developing the new bespoke high-performance exhaust systems that will adorn the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 racing bikes of Nicky Hayden and Stefan Bradl throughout the 2017 season. Working in unison with Honda’s skilled engineers, Akrapovič has drawn on its own wealth of over 20 years’ of experience in top-level racing, which has racked up 108...
16Jan
After 40 years Skaza is growing more than ever

After 40 years Skaza is growing more than ever

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After a crisis in 2008 Skaza was forced into firing employees, but in recent years their growth is rising again. In 2008, they generated approximately € 8 million revenues, but their plans for this year are € 38.5 million. In recent years, they are also increasing the company’s profits. Skaza’s profit in 2015 was € 1.5 million, but they plan to have € 2.5 million in 2017. Skaza also fundamentally changed the mindset within the company. They have become much more courageous in changes and development decisions. From once mainly a production company for plastic molding, Skaza transformed itself into successful...