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...
12Jan
10th Anniversary of Dvor Jezeršek

10th Anniversary of Dvor Jezeršek

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Gostinstvo Jezeršek is a family company with a 35-year long tradition and experience in hospitality and events catering. Their efforts are directed towards the unification of a rich culinary heritage and modern trends in the culinary arts, which is reflected in their complete attention to the satisfaction of the guests. At every event, they strive for perfection and an integrated approach. They pride themselves on different success stories which prove that they are on the right track and thus they maintain their proven wide choice of activities and continue to expand to new horizons. The events happening under their wing...
4Jan
Register Your Akrapovič Product and Become Part of an Exclusive Community

Register Your Akrapovič Product and Become Part of an Exclusive Community

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Akrapovič is launching an exclusive Product Registration Service that will allow all customers to access a unique package from the world’s premier high-performance exhaust manufacturer. This all-new service will give all buyers of new Akrapovič exhaust systems the opportunity to register their products and become part of this select community. Once registered, customers will have access to the new and dedicated Akrapovič Customer Support Service, which has been established to handle service and general enquiries from all registered exclusive customers. All customers that register their products will also be among the first to receive the latest news about Akrapovič and...
30Dec
Santa Claus did not Forget the Little Ones

Santa Claus did not Forget the Little Ones

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Can you still remember how when we were children the most magical time was the last month of the year with its festive events even though the gifts were much more modest back then? The one thing that has not changed is the magic of a child’s enthusiastic writing of letters, the expectation and counting of days, the incredible joy this traditional gift giving bring to the hearts of each and every child, including those whose parents are in financial difficulties and cannot afford any additional financial burdens. This has not escaped our notice and this is why we try...
27Dec
Living Nativity Scenes in Postojna Cave

Living Nativity Scenes in Postojna Cave

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It has been almost 30 years since living nativity scenes have been staged inside the magical Postojna Cave for the first time – over time, they have become a proper Christmas spectacle. Between 25 and 30 December the largest tourist cave in Europe changes to a unique place with biblical scenes along several miles of trails in the beautiful stalactite space. You can look forward to an unforgettable experience, the oldest event of its kind in Slovenia and the largest living nativity scene staged in any cave.
21Dec
Personal Social Network One of the Keys to Success

Personal Social Network One of the Keys to Success

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This statement is another in the series of useful tips that Joc Pečečnik shared with young people on Monday, December 19th, 2016, in a packed hall at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana. The immensely successful lecture was enthusiastically welcomed by each and every visitor since this entrepreneur and visionary shared with them his considerable experience, substantiated with advice gained through years and years of hard work. He described in detail the story of his business success and spiced up this lecture with a number of pieces of practical advice which were given true meaning through his real-life stories. Pitbull...
15Dec
Kick-off conference of the project FUTURA

Kick-off conference of the project FUTURA

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Kovis organized a Kick-off conference of the project FUTURA in the conference room of the Youth Centre Brežice. The purpose of the conference was the presentation of the project of developing Divided Rail Freight Brake Disc to the professional and the general public. The event was also attended by the Mayor of Brežice Ivan Molan, director of Chamber of commerce Posavje, Krško Darko Gorišek, representative of Regional Development Agency Posavje mag. Nataša Šerbec and headmaster of School Centre Krško-Sevnica Jože Pavlovič. The FUTURA action will improve the quality and safety of life of over 55 millions of EU citizens, who...
5Dec
Stare Transport Expanding its Business

Stare Transport Expanding its Business

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The family company Stare Transport from Cerklje na Gorenjskem, which deals in cargo and transport, and specialises in international and local transport as well as the organisation of special freight transport, defies the current tough financial and economic conditions on the market very well. The company’s response to these conditions has been to expand its parking and storage facilities in the extent of 3,000 m2, and these will most certainly ease and improve the operation of the company which has an almost 25-year long tradition. The company is led by Boštjan Stare and it performs most of its transport and...
1Dec
Akrapovič Adds the Coupé to the Stunning Mercedes-AMG C 63 Range

Akrapovič Adds the Coupé to the Stunning Mercedes-AMG C 63 Range

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Akrapovič has created another stunning Evolution Line (Titanium) exhaust system for the Mercedes-AMG C 63 range of cars – this time for the coupé, to add to the existing sedan and estate versions. This exhaust is an extension of the previously launched versions and features the same high-grade ultra-lightweight titanium alloys in its construction. Designed to fit perfectly within the coupé’s dimensions, it is flawlessly finished with hand-made carbon-fibre tailpipes to make it stand out from the crowd and show that this system really means business. With two mufflers incorporating valves – housings cast in Akrapovič’s in-house foundry – and...