Industrial Legacy


In the heart of Europe with a quality road, air, rail and maritime infrastructure that provides connections to Europe and an excellent starting point to enter the Western Balkans markets.

Innovative oriented

Home to many innovative, researchoriented companies operating in the most competitive foreign markets, positioned high in the value chains of the world's most established suppliers and brands.

High quality

Highly educated, technologically welltrained workforce.


Favourable business environment, open,to foreign investments and development opportunities.

High quality
of life

Pristine nature, sophisticated infrastructure, comfortable living conditions, exceptional safety and short distances between various urban centres which are easily accessible, Maribor and Slovenia offer the highest possible quality of life.


Many globally renowned companies have operations in Maribor.




The European market leader was persuaded by the location, infrastructure and workforce



Serioplast, member of the leading group in Europe in the production of bottles for the large multinationals, the Old Mill Holding Group, chose Maribor for its business operations. Serioplast supplies various business segments with products. These include personal care products, pharmacy, home care, food and drink, as well as the automotive market. The company sees Maribor’s great value in its location, close to the company's headquarters in northern Italy. They highlight the good infrastructure and qualified employees, both technically and in terms of work ethic, as well as the regional administration, which is efficient, transparent, and focused on finding solutions.




The Austrian multinational has trusted Maribor for almost 30 years



The Austrian corporation Palfinger has been present in Maribor for almost three decades. The city has a technologically advanced paint shop with an area of 3,000 square meters, which is built according to the most modern standards as an environmentally and employee-friendly facility. The multinational, which is a world-renowned name for cranes and hydraulic loading systems, has more than 600 employees in Slovenia. Globally it is present in more than 100 countries, and employs around 10,000 people.




Maribor, home to the global brands we all use



The German multinational Henkel, one of the largest manufacturers of chemical products and products for domestic use, operates in Maribor through several specialised companies. As a leading company in the field of sustainable development, they look for new sustainable solutions throughout their value chain. Henkel is present in the world with well-known brands such as Perwoll, Silan, Weisser Riese, Taft, Ceresit and many others that we use in our daily lives, with significant contribution from its company base in Maribor.


A global player who recognised the opportunity in a bank with a tradition



The global investment fund Apollo Global Management, based in New York and managing more than $400 billion in assets, is also present in Maribor. Maribor bank Nova KBM, with more than a 150-year-long tradition of operating in Slovenia, is realising its ambitious vision of becoming the best banking house in Slovenia under the ownership of Apollo Global Management.


One of the largest car manufacturers in the world trusts Maribor


The Daimler Group, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of premium vehicles and a provider of advanced mobility, owns Starkom in Maribor. Using state-of-the-art technology, the company manufactures chassis components and structural components for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and for other renowned customers worldwide. Expertise, technology, product quality, production flexibility and economic added value. In this way, they continue to achieve the company's goal: the successful and long-term development of the company as an internationally operating supplier of systems for the automotive industry.



The municipality of Maribor is characterized by a long industrial tradition. This was first prompted by the railway, then by exploiting the Drava river's water potential. The development of textile, chemical and metal processing industries in Maribor ensued. The metal processing industry was particularly strong within the automotive industry.


There are still several industrial and business zones in Maribor today. Tezno business zone is one of the largest business zones in Slovenia (www. home to over 200 companies and covering an area of about 100 ha. Today at the Tezno business zone, very complex parts and assemblies are being created for the largest European car manufacturers such as Citroën, Peugeot, Ford, Magna Steyr, VW, Daimler-Mercedes Benz, and Iveco. In addition, more and more highly sophisticated parts for other sectors are built in the Tezno zone, including postal and logistics, banking and insurance, which mainly involve the field of the electronics and informatics.