One can look at it like this: those who go to Slovenia require a precise needs profile. Then for us it looks like this:
Needs (N): very good infrastructure with intermodal traffic connections (sea, air, rail, road).
Results (R): perfect implementation in Slovenia, with the port at Koper, Ljubljana Airport, international rail connections and a new and strategically well-aligned motorway network at all centres in Slovenia.
N: reasonable labour costs.
R: one cannot just evaluate the pure costs, but also performance and the conditions existing here – then Slovenia offers advantages compared with other countries in Europe with lower wage costs.
N: high availability of well-qualified personnel.
R: the financial crisis of 2007 also hit Slovenia hard. The unemployment rate in 2003 was still at almost 7 per cent while it is now about 13 per cent.
N: short distances to works and distribution centres.
R: if one assumes the worldwide purchase of the products to be processed, Slovenia offers a clear advantage in the eastward direction, in particular, thanks to the port at Koper. It also offers advantages with its very good accessibility in Europe (rail, air and road).
N: short run times (no customs).
R: Schengen and EU membership provide very short run times.
N: proximity to other EU countries with a similar profile, e.g. Croatia.
R: Slovenia is well located and can therefore also serve as a starting point for, for example, extended workbenches.
N: consistent transport run times.
R: almost no traffic jams, very good traffic infrastructure, almost no border controls (special situation at present in response to the wave of refugees) – the conditions are right.
N: low criminality and corruption indices.
R: the statistics show a slight increase during recent years. Slovenia is at about the same level as Belgium (104). Comparisons with other countries, however, demonstrate the stability and earnestness of the country’s government: Liechtenstein 106, Sweden 107, Luxemburg 133, Turkey 196. Germany has a value of 95.
N: a modern port.
R: the ports in Koper, Trieste and Rijeka shorten run times from Asian ports by more than one week compared to the ARA ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp. Processing in the three Slovenian ports corresponds to a very good European standard.
N: EU membership, eurozone.
R: EU member since 2004, in the eurozone since 2007.
GRIESHABER Logistika d.o.o celebrated its 10th jubilee this year.
The infrastructure offered by GRIESHABER’s plant in Krsko:
- crane track in preparation,
- pallet racks, shelving racks, paternoster systems, push-through racks, block warehouse, outdoor storage spaces,
- narrow-aisle trucks, storage and retrieval machines, front loaders, reach trucks, electric lifting trucks,
- use of scanner technology for paper-free material flows,
- certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008,
- AEO/F approvals, and
- EU-certification as a “family-friendly company”.
Capacities in Krsko
- Enclosed storage space: approx. 5,300 m²
- Pallet storage spaces: about. 4,000
- Land: approx. 38,000 m²
- Office and communal spaces: approx. 1,200 m²
- Employees: approx. 140