Akrapovič takes another Red Dot award for its stunning exhausts
201804.16
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Akrapovič takes another Red Dot award for its stunning exhausts

The Slovenian premier exhaust manufacturer has scooped up another extremely prestigious honour: it has become the privileged recipient of the Red Dot Award in the Product Design category. The prize was bestowed on the Slip-On Line (Titanium) for the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro and Multistrada 950. This stunning exhaust is a design and engineering work of art, completely derived from the company’s racing DNA and yet again demonstrating Akrapovič’s passion for creating new cutting-edge designs that are at the forefront of exhaust system technology. A perfect design that fits with the confines and lines of the bike, the use of…

The quality of SBC members business activity is distinctly above-average
201803.22
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The quality of SBC members business activity is distinctly above-average

In 2016, the companies gathered in the SBC – Slovenian Business Club increased their net sales growth in comparison to 2012 by 41.1%, while the sales growth of all corporate entities in the same period was 7.6%. The number of employees in the private sector in general raised by 5.6%, while the number in SBC member companies increased by 30.2%. In the SBC the added value per employee was above average both in 2012 and 2016 and amounted to EUR 54,086, which is 27% higher than the average in the Slovenian private sector.  All this is evident from the recent…

SBC commentary – Prime Minister’s resignation, maturity exam for the whole of Slovenian politics
201803.15
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SBC commentary – Prime Minister’s resignation, maturity exam for the whole of Slovenian politics

Voters deserve political parties to compete for their votes with programmes promoting a more entrepreneurial spirit and better jobs. This and this alone can improve their standard. After the resignation of the Prime Minister Dr Miro Cerar, the SBC – Slovenian Business Club wishes for the elections to take place as soon as possible, and above all, the election campaign to be different from the ones before when ideological topics and demagogy prevailed. We believe the Slovenian voters deserve answers to the following questions: 1.            For higher net salaries for all. What are political parties going to do for higher…

Another Mandate for Marjan Batagelj as the Head of the SBC
201803.05
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Another Mandate for Marjan Batagelj as the Head of the SBC

In the last month and a half, the Slovenian Business Club has been joined by 13 new members. The Slovenian Business Club Assembly today voted the new mandate for Marjan Batagelj who will continue to run the Club next year. Nine new members of the Board of Directors were also appointed for a three-year term. They are: Igor Akrapovič (Akrapovič), Mihael Blažič (Blažič, robni trakovi), Jure Knez (Dewesoft), Martin Jezeršek (Jezeršek gostinstvo), Marko Lotrič (Lotrič Meroslovje), Tanja Skaza (Plastika Skaza), Andrej Repše (Armat), Ema Pogačar (Conditus), and Marko Bitenc (Kirurgija Bitenc). The Slovenian Business Club welcomes the following 13 new…

Protim Ržišnik Perc with real boost on investments
201802.27
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Protim Ržišnik Perc with real boost on investments

Last year, architects and engineers of Protim Ržišnik Perc led the successful implementation of numerous projects in the field of industry, spatial planning and infrastructure design, business-residential construction and retail. They design the construction projects in BIM model, which enables transparent project management, cost optimization and provides significantly shorter construction time.  In the Žirovnica business park the construction of the second stage of the SAXONIA-FRANKE manufacturing-warehouse-administrative complex was completed. For this project Protim’s team prepared the project documentation and took over the project and construction management services, which included consulting, surveying services, financial supervision and professional support to the investor….

Lotrič To Become the Biggest Measurer in the Region
201802.22
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Lotrič To Become the Biggest Measurer in the Region

Lotrič Metrology, the company which is this year once again among the finalists of the best employers in the Zlata nit competition, can boast a lot of news these days. It has bought new facilities in its home town, in Croatia it has become a co-owner of a company, and they have a new product for measuring. The latter is the latest Trames system, a measuring machine for the dimensions of those products which are completely adapted to the demands of the customer. They are made according to individual customer’s demands and are made for the faster and more precise…

Akrapovič Delivers the Best for a Pair of BMW Adventure Middleweights
201802.16
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Akrapovič Delivers the Best for a Pair of BMW Adventure Middleweights

Akrapovič has released a brand-new Slip-On Line (Titanium) exhaust for two of BMW’s latest middleweight adventure motorcycles that will add extra desirability and on- or off-road rideability to the Bavarian company’s 2018 F 850 GS and F 750 GS. This innovative exhaust is an entirely new design perfectly matched to the lines of these two machines. It is constructed from premium-quality stainless steel, with a lightweight titanium muffler outer sleeve and beautifully finished with a handmade carbon-fibre end cap. The innovative new profile features a relief imprint that gives a unique, dynamic, and sporty look to the exhaust. With a…

Intera from Ptuj among the Finalists of Zlata nit 2018
201802.12
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Intera from Ptuj among the Finalists of Zlata nit 2018

With its flagship, the business computer and mobile application Intrix, Intera is the leading Slovenian CRM (customer relationship management) solution provider. For the last three years, the company has achieved on average 24% annual growth. It has also achieved numerous awards, including the certificate for business excellence Excellent SME Slovenia and Gold Credit Excellence AAA (Zlata bonitetna odličnost AAA), which places them among the top 1.6% of companies in Slovenia, and the Zlata nit award for the best employer in Slovenia. This year’s participation in the Zlata nit competition is the ninth in a row for Intera. The company’s management…

Gourmet Cup Ljubljana: Slovenia Has Potential, Authenticity Comes First
201802.02
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Gourmet Cup Ljubljana: Slovenia Has Potential, Authenticity Comes First

Everyone present at the four-day Gourmet Cup Ljubljana, not only Ana Roš, is becoming aware that great success demands walking on the edge. The event hosted numerous Slovenian and foreign TOP chefs, culinary critics, writers, and experts who were interested in seeing, tasting, and listening to everything Slovenia has to offer in gastronomy. Judging by their responses, Slovenia has great potential to be developed into a renowned culinary destination. This weekend, not only the fans of culinary delights but also hospitality experts and winemakers as well as everybody else who has anything to do with gastronomy or works in the…

A New Programme FOR Propulsive Slovenia and a Strong Connection with German Companies
201801.15
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A New Programme FOR Propulsive Slovenia and a Strong Connection with German Companies

Slovenia has barely made it back to the level of economic development from before the crisis, but excessive appetites can gravely endanger its further growth. Instead of encouraging development investments in the economy, we eat away at companies’ investment potential while we are simultaneously much too slow at lowering the public debt. Therefore, the Slovenian Business Club (SBC) presented today at its 1st Forum the programme of measures for the mandate 2018–22. The Forum bore the title Unparalleled Cooperation: Slovenia and Germany. With the purpose of strengthening the business done between companies the SBC and the German association BVMW, which…

The company Postojnska jama Had a Record Year, the Best in the Entire Tourist History of the Cave
201801.05
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The company Postojnska jama Had a Record Year, the Best in the Entire Tourist History of the Cave

Together all the attractions that are managed by the company Postojnska jama, d.d. recorded 1,201,879 visits in 2017, of which almost 780,000 were to Postojna Cave, meaning 13% more than the year before. Considering the national structure, first place is traditionally held by guests from Italy with almost 16%, who are followed by Germans (8%), while Slovenians come in third (7.5%). More than 50,000 visitors or almost 7% of the guests come from South Korea, while countries with more than 20,000 visitors include Poland, Great Britain, Hungary, Spain, Israel, the USA, Japan, Taiwan, and China with Hong Kong. It is…

Innovative Led Lights Made by SBC Bootcamp Participants
201712.27
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Innovative Led Lights Made by SBC Bootcamp Participants

At the beginning of December, a two-month intensive programme of the Slovenian Business Club – the SBC Bootcamp came to an end. It involved activities in which participants trained their skills in technology, entrepreneurship, and development or creativity interdisciplinarily, on the experiential level. They were given the opportunity to take the knowledge gained at university (or technical high-school) and put it into practice as well as try their skills in the development of various products. They cooperated in the predetermined challenges and while solving them they got a better insight into various processes which in the companies generally run separately….