Construction of new development centre Siliko – 2012/13

Siliko d.o.o. is focused on development, modernization and the highest quality of its products and accordance with this a strategic decision on building a Development centre in Vrhnika was made.

The development centre will include: a development department, a construction and tool room with state-of-the-art equipment and software, a prototype department, a state-of-the-art laboratory and management of the company. A construction of mixtures’ plant with laboratory is planned for 2014. The development centre will be equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment, enabling the company to carry out the entire service from the concept to the industrialization of various products and different projects. It will be the first centre of its kind in Slovenia and its surroundings. It is an innovative approach, which gives the company a certain advantage and allows the planning of a technological breakthrough and the realization of our vision – to become a full service supplier, especially for the automobile industry.

To realize this vision the company bought the premises of former Industrija usnja Vrhnika (IUV) in 2012.

The development centre will be finished by mid-2013 and the acquisition of the technological equipment will be carried out throughout the rest of 2013 and part of 2014.

The renovations’ project of the management building is co-financed by PETROL – Energy for life. The new technological equipment is co-financed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and the European Union.