Vili Malnarič, M.Sc., our Director of Advanced Development, was given the recognition award for his outstanding innovation achievements at the 7th International Conference of Mechanical Engineers

The Conference which finished with a festive Academy of Engineering, took place on Thursday, October 25, in Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana. The main aim of the event was to point out the role of engineers in Slovenia and worldwide, and to show the achievements of the Slovenian engineering as a cooperation between Science and Industry. At the event, most deserving individuals and groups were honored with awards and recognitions.

As said, Director of Advanced Development, Vili Malnarič, M.Sc., was given the recognition award for his outstanding innovation achievements. The commentary said that Mr Malnarič is the key person of many innovation teams which all together obtained 16 different awards, the last one being the best innovation chosen by the public given by the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

TPV develops its competencies in the light weight field, one of the key trends in the automotive industry nowadays, which aims to lower the weight of vehicles, provide higher energetic effectiveness as well as lower the emissions of CO2. With its competencies in the field of being familiar with different materials, its redesigning, joining and other production processes, TPV offers to its buyers solutions for smart factories. In the field of development they have obtained the trust of many big car producers known worldwide, such as BMW, Daimler, Volvo, Renault and others. Besides, they develop smart factories solutions, where automated guided vehicles are the main product, developed with their own experience and knowledge.

TPV has its own strong Research and Development team, and is connected with others external institutions. They have already obtained 7 awards for innovativeness this year including the Gold award for best innovation chosen by the public for the innovation First integrated stepless door check. They are aware of the meaning of innovativeness and that is the reason they put a lot of effort into its encouragement and promotion among the employees. They got a 12.000th innovation suggestion in the month of June this year.

In the festive event, Mr Vladimir Gregor Bahč, the procurator of TPV Group, the prize winner for his life achievements in 2011, handed out the Award of the Slovenian ingeneering for global profundity.


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. 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)