Most foreign investors are attracted by Slovenia’s strategic position at the heart of Europe, its excellent transport and ITC infrastructure, its value chains, industry clusters and centres of excellence. Investors keen on locating their operations at the heart of the market with 500 million consumers will find Slovenia’s international commercial contacts and the land-sea-air transport system ideal.
A corporate culture of transparency and accountability, observance of international technical standards, personal integrity and company loyalty make a foreign manager’s job easy ever since the first big international companies
established their operations in Slovenia. Investor confidence thrives on legal and institutional reforms designed to facilitate investment. Staring a company is straightforward and easy through single-access points to register a limited liability company, obtain a construction permit and carry out any other administrative procedures.
Slovenia as a potential host country has balanced class forces, class-based economic disputes are rare and wages are very reasonable for the level of education and skills of the local workforce.
They are already here
Aviat Networks, Belimed, Bosch Siemens, Carthago, Danfoss, Deloitte, EGO, Geberit, Goodyear, GKN Industries, Grammer Automotive, Grieshaber Logistik, Gruppo Bonazzi, Hella, Henkel, IBM, Intesa Sanpaolo Banka, Johnson Controls, Magna Steyr, Microsoft, Mobilkom, Novartis Pharma, Odelo, Palfinger, Reiffeisen Bank, Renault, S&T, Société Générale, Sumida, Unicredit Bank, Wolford, Yaskawa …
»It’s worth stressing among other strong points that Slovenia boasts a good education system and professional training schemes. Many years of working with Slovene people have confirmed my first impression that the local people are well-trained on the one hand, and flexible and open-minded on the other.«
Mr. Kurt Reinwald, Director
BSH Hišni aparati
BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte
»Slovenia lives to the promise of being an excellent location with its well-developed transport infrastructure that enables fast access to other European markets. As traffic jams are an exception, Sunday trips to the places of interest or a ride to the coast do not take long on the road.«
Johannes Hoedlmayr, CEO
Hödlmayr International AG
»Tradition, experience and knowledge, combined with that little extra, that each individual is giving in creating new products and offering the best service, are making us a competent partner to our global customers. It is nothing but profitable investment.«
Troels H. Petersen, President
Danfoss District Heating Controls
“Aviat Networks is a leader in wireless transmission solutions with a corporate commitment to minimize the impact on the environment in all aspects of its business, both globally and in its local R&D presence in Slovenia. Aviat has made a significant investment to build its R&D team in Slovenia. The advanced telecoms environment, access to highly trained engineering staff, support and encouragement from government and the central position in Europe were all an important contributors to this decision.”
Mr. Paul Kennard, Sr. VP, Products & CTO Engineering
Aviat Networks, Inc.
»Thanks to staff flexibility, their high level of skills and unsparing effort to make things work, we manage to achieve very good results. I am convinced that the staff is our greatest asset in ensuring the future of Revoz Novo mesto within the framework of the worldwide group Renault-Nissan.«
Michel Bouton, Ex-President of the Management Board
»Encouraged by a decade of ongoing business relations with a Slovenian company, VOGT Electronic AG decided to invest in Slovenia in 1997. Confidence in Slovenia as suitable investment location was based on its qualified personnel, management flexibility and a drive to enter new markets.«
Janez Ločniškar, Director
Vogt Electronic Slovenija (now Sumida Slovenija)
»Few people have heard of Slovenia on the other side of the Atlantic, and American business partners see image-building activities as an absolute priority in efforts to put Slovenia on investors’ map. General impression is that quality of life is high, people are nice and well educated. The country offers a variety of natural beauties, places worth visiting, and opportunities for sports and recreation. On top of that, cuisine is superb and wines are excellent.«
Richard A. Johnson, Ex-Managing Director and President of the Board