On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, the younger members of our Club had a wonderful opportunity to get closely acquainted with the operations of Dewesoft, a company which produces measuring instruments, and programming and machine solutions for the most demanding measuring in the automotive, aviation, transport, and other industries, civil engineering and the energy sector, through which it is present on the markets of more than forty countries. Their products are used by world-renowned companies like Honeywell, Volvo, Scani, Renault, and Caterpillar. Besides Nasa, Dewesoft partners with Alfa Romeo, American Boa, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, ADD Korea, Boeing, Gency Japan, United Space Alliance, Alstom, Bombardier, Deutsche Bahn, Kawasaki, Bayer, Bosch, Canon, Nokia, Panasonic, Siemens, and many others.
Our members had the opportunity to get to know both driving forces that run this business success from Trbovlje. The executive director Andrej Orožen shared his success story through a presentation of the company and his considerable experience in business. After the detailed presentation of the company’s operation, the meeting continued with a chat over coffee when participants were joined by Dr Jure Knez, who directs the technical development of the company.
Both entrepreneurs presented in detail their new project, the business incubator Katapult, which will come to life in the next few months, while start-up businesses will also receive help from the company. Because they want to help young entrepreneurs with good business ideas, Dewesoft has decided to buy and rearrange part of the facility of the former Iskra company, where they will open offices for promoting innovative ideas. The Katapult will thus offer support to already functioning companies with good business ideas that can be developed in the Zasavje region.
At the end, all the participants agreed how enjoyable and immensely useful this visit had been.