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About zone tezno

Identifiable by Progressiveness
In the Business and Industry Zone Tezno, among other things, very complex parts and assemblies are made for the largest European car makers such as Citroën, Peugeot, Ford, Magna Steyr, VW, Daimler- Mercedes Benz, Iveco and others. At the same time our zone is the scene of planning and creation of ever more highly sophisticated, so-called high-tech products and services, including postal-logistics, banking and insurance. It is also an area, which is renowned for developing the most advanced solutions in the field of industrial energy efficiency, and the development and design of passive houses. The suchlike can also be found here in the image of a futuristically designed business premises.
Everything your company needs
Zavod PPC Tezno Institute delivers various activities and services for companies in the Business and Industry Zone Tezno. These services vontribute to increased functionality and professional effectiveness of the zone, which is an important economic area.
  • • Regular maintenance inspections of the stations
  • • Planning of new stations
  • • Indoor, outdoor, freestanding, wall, electricity meter, cabinets for communication systems...
  • • Making, installation, expansion and modernization
  • • installation in industrial facilities and business premises
  • • new power supply facilities, reconstruction, modification of existing facilities
  • (Slovenščina) • projetkiranje novih postaj
  • • power flow measurements, measurements of the quality of electric energy according to the standard SIST EN 50-160, lightening conductor measurements
  • • the design of new stations
Detection of defects
in the water supply network
  • • State of the art equipment, such as correlators, loggers and geophones
Machine, electrical maintenance
  • • minor house jobs: setting of work appliances, unblocking plumbing, measuring power flow, replacement of worn parts, fuses
  • • providing technical assistance for major maintenance interventions and mediating professional opinion
Gardening and maintenance of surroundings
  • • Mowing grass, lawn maintenance, fertilization, removal of moss
  • • Maintenance of shrubs
  • • Maintenance of car park (sweeping, clearing of leaves, cleaning of drains, removal of grass)
Winter service
  • • Snow-clearing, salting roads, removal of snow if necessary
good location in terms of transport corridors (V and X), accessibility (highway, railway, airport)
infrastructure provided
several good-standing companies, production tradition, technical expertise processing, automotive industry, tools, processing, etc.)
enough space enabling growth
no pollution, tendency of “green” economy development
trained workforce, industry and service tradition
Exceptional geostrategic location
Apart from a rich industrial tradition that goes back 70 years, the biggest advantage of the Business and Industry Zone Tezno is its geostrategic location. In the immediate vicinity are the intersections of the European highway corridors 5 and 10, which connect Europe's north and southeast in the direction Hamburg – Istanbul, and Europe's east and southwest in the direction Kiev – Lisbon respectively. Another advantage of the zone is the fact that Maribor, as the second largest city in Slovenia, has excellent road and rail links with the Adriatic ports of Koper and Trieste, which are a distance of about 200 kilometres from Maribor. Finally, the zone is just a few kilometres away from Maribor's modernised airport; Graz airport in Austria is a mere 45 kilometres.
Coordinates | 46 33' N and 15 39 E
Altitude | 274 m
Surface | 148 km2
Jože Pučnik Airport
Edvard Rusjan Airport
Koper - 235 km
Munich - 485 km, Vienna - 257 km, Budapest - 341 km, Graz - 70 km,
Milan - 628 km, Venice - 372 km,
Koper - 235 km, Ljubljana - 129 km,
Zagreb - 117 km, Belgrade - 510 km
Business tradition
In the past, the area of today’s Business and Industry Zonbe Tezno had been occupied by the famous TAM factory (Tovarna avtomobilov Maribor), which marked the area with notable trace of modern industrial development. During the Second World War, even before the TAM factory’s establishment, the facilities were used as an aeronautical parts factory. Nowadays, almost 212 companies registered on the premises of the Tezno Zone, there are some 3830 people employed.
  • As already mentioned, the area of today’s Business and Industry Zonbe Tezno had once been occupied by the famous TAM factory (Tovarna avtomobilov Maribor), which marked the area with notable trace of modern industrial development.


  • The very beginnings of the TAM factory go as back as 1942, when the factory was built by the Germans. The factory then produced aviation parts for the purposes of war industry.

  • An important piece of heritage is represented by underground passages that were built on a great scale in 1943 due to the risk of being attacked from the air. The passages occupying area of 2,1 acres served as an emergency site, where the production could have continued even in case of attacks on the factory, which was quite a frequent event at the time. Part of the passages can still be seen today.


  • Bombilng of military and indstry facilities in Maribor.


  • Soon, the production focused in motorized vehicles, and the factory was named Tovarna avtomobilov Maribor in 1946. The logotype (three circles and a five-pointed star) was designed by the architect Jaroslav Černigoj. The inspiration was drawn from one of the stained glass windows in Notre Dame, Paris. The logotype was officially rgistered in February 1947, and it was used as such right until the closure of the factory.


  • After 50 years of operation, bankruptcy was declared in 1996 and several thousands of employees began to fight for their day-to-day survival. Their either had to retire prematurely or register as unemployed. TAM used to be the largest factory in Maribor for a very long time. It was the employer of the every tenth citizen of Maribor.


    Fourteen MPP (Maribor restructuring project) companies were established, which took over the programs and the employees of the former factory. There was a lack of resources for new investment, so the companies started to seek new strategic partners right away.


    All the assets owned by the former factory were sold to a consortium of 22 companies by the liquidator. Among those companies, the largest share was gained by the Slovenian Development Fund (SRS), which later sold all its shares and no longer participated in the companies.


  • In the beginning of 2000, the Business and Industry Zone Tezno launched its operation. Zavod PPC Tezno Institute was entrusted with the management of complete infrastructure, networking with municipal administration and energy product supply. In the matter of years, the Institute became the driving force of the zone.

  • Throughout these years, metal-processing industry developed the most, as well as large-scale automotive parts production and specific production systems. Contractors and complementary activities gradually filled the portfolio. The scope of service activities increased quickly, including activities utilizing excellent expertise and great added value.


    When new companies came, external image changed as well. Old production halls, previously used by TAM, modern buildings popped up, but the Tezno Zone still offers space for new challenges – about 267 acres of land in need of transport and communal infrastructure needed in order to catch the attention of foreign investors.


City Maribor
Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia and as such represents the economic, cultural, commercial and tourist center of the North-East Slovenia
€ 15,000 GDP per capita
average gross wage of € 1,486
average net wage of € 965
guaranteed gross wage of € 783
Quality workforce, technology-oriented people with a long industrial tradition, innovative ideas and excellent knowledge of information technologies, as well as foreign languages.
Education | 18.59% primary, 56,81% secondary (high school), 22,21% university degree
Cultural and geographic diversity
(Slovenščina) 43% materni jezik, 29% 1 tuji jezik, 28% dva tuja jezika
43% mother tongue, 29% one foreign language, 28% two foreign languages
"High standard of living" place 15 among 51 countries (2012 International life quality index)
Economic incentives
Lower taxes
Communal infrastructure
Subsidies for direct foreign investments
Business zones