Honored citizens of the Novo mesto Municipality visited TPV

The TPV Group is hosting more and more experts, business people, students and other groups or individuals who want to see their organization as an example of good practice and emerging smart factory.

On Thursday, February 21, they were visited by honorable citizens of the Novo mesto municipality: Janez Gabrijelčič, Ph.D., Miha Japelj, Ph.D., Mr. Božidar Kočevar and Jože Gričar, Ph.D., who received their honorary titles for lasting and important successes and contributions in the economic, scientific, cultural, educational and humanitarian field.

The guests were hosted by Mr. Vladimir Gregor Bahč, procurator of TPV Group d.o.o. and Marko Gorjup, M. Sc., CEO – Chairman of the management of TPV d.o.o who  presented the TPV Group to the guests.  Later on they took an interest in visiting the automated production processes at the Novo mesto business unit and at the Velika Loka business unit, where a smart factory with increasingly more modules of automation is approaching its final image.

The guests were surprised at the development and progress of the TPV Group. Mr. Gričar even expressed that for the automotive industry, it is a true success for this company already to have survived over such a long period of time. But for the company to be more and more successful in the wider global field, it just confirms the excellence of leadership, commitment to the goals and the extremely innovative mindset of people working for the TPV company, which is evident in many fields. They emphasized the importance of TPV, one of the rare successful Slovenian companies and offered to the guests a monography “15 years of the Growing book project” whose idea father is Mr. Janez Gabrijelčič, Ph.D. TPV joined the project at its very beginning, promoting the importance of continuous learning and intercultural connectivity through books and knowledge that they carry. For this reason TPV is one of the Golden leaves of this book.



TPV Group is one of the leading development suppliers operating on the global market of automotive industry. Their core activity, whose main driver is the company TPV d.o.o., is development and production of different components for automotive industry, such as body and chassis assemblies, car seat components and parts, and engine gaskets. Moreover, they develop and provide comprehensive solutions for production logistics management, where the automated guided vehicles, which are result of their own development, are one of the key products. The company is located in five sites in Slovenia– Novo mesto, Brežice, Suhor, Velika Loka and Ptuj – and one site in Kragujevac, Serbia. Due to the needs of customers, they intend to extend their production processes to new markets in the following years.
They are globally recognized as a development and pre-development supplier in the automotive industry. Their development services are purchased by most demanding OEMs for their premium brands like BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Land Rover, Renault etc. TPV develops products which have a significant impact on the driving dynamics, safety, ecology and driving comfort.

The TPV Group is besides TPV d.o.o. composed of TPV Prikolice d.o.o., TPV Avto d.o.o. and TPV Šumadija d.o.o,, extending their field of operation to sales of new and used cars, program of comprehensive services for car users and program of light car trailers. The latter are developed and produced jointly with the German partner Böckmann. TPV is also one of the partners in the development company called SiEVA, who develops technological competencies and takes part in various research projects.

TPV Group revenue:   153 mio € (2017)

Employees: 1.205 (2017)