Group TPV will support again the Women’s Volleyball Club Novo mesto

Group TPV, an innovative and high-tech corporation from Novo mesto with the majority of its activities in the automotive industry and with over 1200 employees in Slovenia and abroad, after a few years, again became the general sponsor of the Novo mesto Women’s Volleyball Club, entering the new season with a brand new name – TPV Volley Novo mesto.

TPV has been, through its existence, closely involved in the cooperation with the local environment. Social responsibility is considered to be its moral commitment, which is implemented through the support of sports, cultural, humanitarian, educational and environmental projects, ensuring the development of the environment in which they operate, the environment of their employees.

Social responsibility towards children and youth is particularly important as they tend to spend more and more time in the virtual world. Therefore, the TPV Group emphasize that also companies have to do more to help them direct back to socializing in sports, where the youth learn of co-operation, positive competitiveness, and also that both victories and defeats are part of our lives, by which we must be able to pick up and continue with even greater eagerness.

TPV supported the Women’s Volleyball Club Novo mesto for many years before and on its 30th anniversary, they decided to re-support them again. ŽOK Novo mesto has also been chosen because it is one of the role models in the field of promoting sports among youth. It organizes a free volleyball training for girls in elementary schools in Novo mesto and its surroundings. It also proves its innovativeness with its Mala šola športa, a multidisciplinary project, in which girls and boys in lower grades of elementary school are acquainted with a wide variety of sports and training adapted to the youngest and their general motor abilities. The club has also proved to be an excellent organizer of various volleyball competitions in both indoor and beach volleyball in the last few years. By organizing and participating in various international tournaments, they provide networking, acquisition and exchange of experience aswell.

TPV enters into the story primarily with the aim of strengthening the promotion of healthy life among the youth. “It is an important decision and a big step towards the development of women’s volleyball in the city of Novo mesto, the region and the country. The club, in many innovative ways, encourages the youth to pursue activities, healthy lifestyle and strengthens their sport spirit, significantly contributing to the development of a healthy and responsible society of the future. TPV will undoubtedly stand by them and support them.”- said the new president of TPV Volley Novo mesto, Mr Vladimir Bahč Jr., at the signing of the agreement.

“The youth is our future and we believe that by promoting sports activities, companies can contribute to a healthy and vital young generation, ensuring better tomorrow,” stressed the Group president and CEO, Marko Gorjup, M.Sc.

ABOUT TPV GROUP:
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 hosted the final presentation of the results of the MARTINA project

On 6 June 2019 the TPV Group hosted the final presentation of the results of the research and development project MARTINA (Materials and Technologies for New Applications) in Novo mesto. 16 partners from industry, institutes and universities with a complete multidisciplinary approach participated in the development of five areas of materials including new tool steel for work in hot environment, new high-strength steel, new aluminum alloy with a higher share of recycled aluminum, development of multicomponent materials and 3D printing of parts of the tool.

Participating partners are: Kolektor, Impol, Sij Metal Ravne, Talum, Štore Steel, TPV Group, Zlatarna Celje, Jesenice Development Center, Tecos, Vesolje-Si, Chemical Institute, Institute of Metals and Technology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Maribor, and the Slovenian Construction Institute of Ljubljana.

The MARTINA project began on August 1, 2016 and will end on July 31, 2019, the value of the project is 9.6 million EUR, and the leading partner in the project is the Institute for Metals Materials and Technologies from Ljubljana. The project, which is being carried out within the Strategic Development and Innovation Partnership Materials as Final Products (SRIP MATPRO), is an example of an extremely successful model of cooperation between the economy and knowledge institutions in the field of smart specialization strategy. The project was created on the initiative of the Strategic Council for Metallurgy, which also held its regular meeting on 6 June in the premises of the TPV Group in Novo mesto.

TPV, as a development supplier in the automotive industry and a connector of innovative solutions in the project, has an important role in designing development starting points, as well as in the development itself and the development of prototypes and their testing in a laboratory environment. TPV has been directly involved in the development of a new high-strength steel for automotive seat components, in the development of a new aluminum alloy for lightweight components with load capacity as part of the chassis and bodywork of the vehicle, as well as in the development of components that are a combination of metallic and non-metallic materials. Developers from TPV have thus acquired new knowledge and competences in the field of new materials and technologies of design and merging. “In the automotive industry, new solutions are constantly being sought by using new materials and technologies. “Lightweight”, that is, reducing the mass of vehicles and, consequently, reducing energy, fuel and emissions, is one of the main development guidelines for the development of new vehicles. Regardless of the type of fuel that will be used by the vehicle in the future, the vehicle will have to be easier. In the MARTINA project, TPV has acquired valuable knowledge and competences in the field of new materials and technologies of design and merging, which are crucial in responding quickly to the demands and needs of the market, as well as in the acquisition of new development activities, especially with vehicle manufacturers. “ Marko Gorjup, President – Director of TPV Group.

For future projects and transactions, the value chain is important, and above all the trust that has developed between participating researchers and partners.

Main results of the MARTINA project in figures:
• 211.77 FTE (1 FTE = 1700 hours) of research activities carried out
• 19,415 FTE performed research activities by new employees.
• 122 innovations
• 86 process solutions
• 8 new products
• 2,926,007 EUR of new investments
• 3,606,766 EUR of new investment in R & D
• 46 new mentors
• 106 scientific publications

 

ABOUT TPV GROUP:

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 helping Novo mesto to get back the cultural heritage

TPV is a company aimed at development and progress since the very beginning. We are aware that only new challenges can bring changes

Anton Podbevšek, the most prominent protagonist of the Novo mesto spring, a unique and bold initiator of the Slovenian avant-garde movement, and a model of Slovenian modernists, who introduced a lot of radical novelties on the Slovenian literary scene.

During a recent pulling down of a house in Ljubljana, they accidentally found the original copy of a literary rarity, a collection of poems A Man with Bombs annotated by Podbevšek, and typescripts of a corrected edition which was never published, and TPV at their 30th anniversary of operations and upcoming 100th anniversary of the Novo mesto spring decided to help to return it back to Novo mesto in cooperation with the Miran Jarc Library.

Returning the collection to the city of Novo mesto is an important act towards preserving cultural heritage on both local and national level as it has made it available to citizens of Novo mesto and other interested public in both physical and digital form.

The literary collection along with some other rarities from Podbevšek’s heritage will be offered to the citizens of Novo mesto by Marko Gorjup, M.Sc., the president – Director of TPV Group, and on behalf of the citizens received by the Mayor of the Municipality of Novo mesto, Gregor Macedoni. The collection will find its place in special collections held in the library in Novo mesto.

The ceremony of handing the collection followed by a rich cultural musical program will be held on Wednesday, 5 June 2019, at 18:00 in the atrium of Miran Jarc Library in Novo mesto. Admission free.

Most warmly invited!

Changes in organisational structure in TPV Group

Companies within the TPV Group operate successfully and have well established themselves in their respective marketing areas. They have different core businesses and use them in their respective product programs or business divisions, i.e. production of automotive components, sales and servicing of vehicles, and production of light car trailers.
With the aim of ensuring more optimal and more transparent operations of each individual company, we have implemented some crucial organisational changes in the TPV Group, clearly specifying roles of the individual company within the group.

TPV Group d.o.o. as a parent company manages the capital investments and investment property and holds the strategic corporate functions of the group, such as corporate governance, strategy, strategic sales and marketing, corporate finance and corporate communications.  On the other hand, the associated companies TPV d.o.o., TPV Avto d.o.o. and TPV Prikolice d.o.o. are responsible for target management of their respective company or division, operationnal planning, performance of their operations and reporting.

In accordance with the recommendation of the Corporate Governance Code for non-public companies, the Shareholders’ Assembly of TPV Group d.o.o. adopted a resolution on appointment of the supervisory board  of the company, with Vladimir Gregor Bahč appointed as chairman of the supervisory board, Marija Rešetič as deputy chairperson of the supervisory board, and Darinka Antončič as member of the supervisory board.

In accordance with the reorganisation, the following changes in management  became effective on 1 April;

in the parent company of the group TPV Group d.o.o.:
Vladimir Gregor Bahč was appointed as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board,
Marko Gorjup, M.Sc.,  was appointed as the Group President and CEO of the parent company – TPV Group d.o.o,

in company TPV d.o.o.:
Ivan Erenda, Ph.d., was appointed as CEO.

No changes were implemented in other companies.

The new organisational structure will enable more effective operations which will facilitate the achievement of goals by all companies within the group and provide further progress in the coming years.

Minister for Economic Development and Technology paying a visit to TPV

Yesterday, representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, led by Minister Zdravko Počivalšek, visited the TPV Group in Novo mesto. The TPV Group is one of the leading development suppliers in the automotive industry, which develops products for the most demanding premium car manufacturers that have a significant impact on driving dynamics, safety and driving comfort
The management of TPV presented to the guests the achievements in the past year emphasizing newly acquired deals. They also presented the planned projects and future development plans of the company. By developing their own solutions for smart factories, TPV is also one of the main players in the field of automation and robotization. Therefore, representatives of the Ministry have also been interested in highly automated production processes at one of TPV’s business units.

Minister Počivalšek expressed his satisfaction with the visit and congratulated the management of TPV for their achievements.

ABOUT TPV GROUP:

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.

 

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.

 

ABOUT TPV GROUP:

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)

6th Day of Innovation: TPV launches an open platform for innovations

This year, company TPV celebrates its 30th anniversary, which made the programme of the 6th Day of Innovation of TPV Group, the event where TPV Group presents their innovative activities and achievements of the previous year and points out the trends and novelties in this field, particularly rich. At this opportunity, TPV launched their own open platform called  TPV Innovation Station to acquire new ideas and connect with external partners.   

Mr. Marko Gorjup, MSc, Director – President of the Management TPV d.o.o., held the opening speech, where he stressed the decisive role the innovations play in ensuring competitiveness to companies, and by saying »when the innovative minds unite, the ideas do not only add up, but also multiply« he pointed out the need to open and cooperate in this field to the greatest extent possible. In TPV they are aware of this so they have been systematically developing, promoting and remunerating innovations at all levels of operations involving all employees for many years now. As of today, their innovation system is opening outwards by launching a new platform called TPV Innovation Station and inviting organisations and individuals to create together the mobility of the future.

The idea of connecting and opening was supported also by the main speaker at the event, dr. Johannes Reindl, Head of Strategy and Processes Innovation Management, Purchasing, BMW Group, who in his lecture demonstrated the impact of innovations on changes in the automotive industry and the way BMW addresses this area.

The presentation was followed by a round table discussion on  »Innovative platform and open innovation« with  dr. Johannes Reindl, BMW Group, prof. dr. Marko Munih, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, and prof. dr. Marko Jaklič, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. Under the guidance of  Krunoslav Šimrak, Director of Research and Development in TPV, the participants explained in more details the advantages and possible ways of cooperating and connecting in the field of innovation, and opening companies outwards. With an exciting launch of space shuttle, the conclusion of the round table transformed into the birth of TPV open platform for innovation called  TPV Innovation Station. It represents the ground for the innovative ecological system  involving all employees, external partners – faculties, institutes, startup companies, incubators, TPV’s OEM customers, suppliers, etc… – and innovative students, and other individuals who will be in this way given the environment to have their ideas matured and help to make their dreams come true.

Innovativeness is strongly involved in all work processes and mindset of employees in TPV Group. Since they established an effective process of acquiring, encouraging, evaluating and implementing new ideas in 2007, they have received over 13.000 innovative proposals. What is particularly exciting is that the number of submitted proposals is increasing every year and that all employees, not only individuals,  are taking active part in this. Last year they submitted over 3.000 innovative ideas. Furthermore, the number of team innovations has increased as well, which is especially optimistic as innovativeness is based right on cooperation and team spirit.

Among the innovative ideas, the Innovation Committee traditionally selects the most valuable proposal submitted by an individual and a team who receive an additional award. At the ceremony, the recognitions and awards for the best innovative ideas  were conferred by the director – president of management, Mr. Marko Gorjup and the director – member of management, Mr. Ivan Erenda.  According to the Innovation Committee, Predrag Vučinić was the most impressive innovator with the innovative proposal called »Manufacturing of a welding tool for resistance welding on the Daimler project«. The award for the most valuable team innovation was conferred to Blaž Stare, Mišo Pereško, Veljko Goleš, Alen Černelč, Boris Antolovič, Peter Pšeničnik and Jože Gramc  for their innovation called »Smart machine – cardboard box assembler with cardboard storage«. Both awarded innovations follow the company’s guidelines and support the company’s vision »Connecting innovative solutions« for they have been implemented in cooperation with at least two business units within the company and are directed towards the automation, search for breakthrough ideas and optimisation of existing processes. They have both contributed to increasing the company’s competitiveness, winning new deals, achieving higher productivity, and improving work ergonomics.

 

In accordance with strategic guidelines adopted by TPV Group, the further education of employees is besides the innovation system also part of  the incentive plan. Therefore, Mr. Marko Gorjup and Mrs. Martina Brec, the HR director, granted recognitions to all employees who finished their education last year:  Edvin Jankovič, Davorin  Cimermančič, Nino Švab, Matic Muc, Jernej Knežič, Nenad Rađenović, Davor Novak and Boris Menič. 


Increase in employees knowledge by learning, researching and exchanging knowledge enhances the competencies of individuals and company. With a view to encouraging such activities TPV has been for many years announcing the call for the Martin Sever Award for the best research thesis, graduate thesis, master thesis, doctoral dissertations, paper thesis and articles relating to the theme of the call. The award for the best master thesis was conferred by  Mr. Marko Gorjup and Vladimir Gregor Bahč, the procurator of  TPV Group to Boris Menič for the thesis »Estimating durability of dynamically loaded weld joints with anticorrosion protection« (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana).


As every year, TPV was innovative also in the way of passing the awards – this year they were delivered by a space shuttle which is the result of their own development.

The event was in an innovative way spiced up by musicians Anina Trobec and Joseph Wheba, who, especially for this occasion, played an innovative instrument made from parts TPV manufactures for the most demanding car manufacturers. 

A proof that TPV’s care for innovativeness is not fruitless and that with the growth in number of submitted proposals their quality grows too, are also 8 innovation awards TPV received last year: a gold recognition and award for the best innovation of people’s choice conferred by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Dolenjska and Bela krajina Region,  two gold and one silver recognition for innovation by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Dolenjska and Bela krajina Region, a gold and bronze recognition by the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Posavje Region, and a silver recognition by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Štajerska Region. In future, the company is going to focus their innovative strength even more intensively on the area of automation and robotization, digitization, cloud management, and innovation platform.

 

ABOUT TPV GROUP:

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)

Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc paying a visit to TPV

The European Commissioner for Transport, Mrs. Violeta Bulc was welcomed yesterday at TPV headquarters in Novo mesto, accompanied by Mr. Blaž Pongračič, Member of the Cabinet , and Mr. Zoran Stančič, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Slovenia.

At the occasion of the meeting on the mobility of the future and planned developments, which have been identified by the European Commission in the field of vehicles and automotive industry, TPV presented their latest achievements in the automotive industry emphasizing the recent outstanding development deal with BMW and Volvo Cars, and their development plans. The representatives of the European Commission were also given a presentation on the smart factory modules  the company designs for their own needs and for marketing. In the discussion, they mentioned the possibility of financial incentives granted for projects that TPV and similar Slovenian companies are planning within the development of the mobility of the future.

The Commissioner commended numerous novelties and progress the TPV Group has made since her last visit a year ago and was fascinated by their innovative solutions both in the automotive  industry and digitalization. She expressed her support for the presented projects and plans of global expansion of TPV Group.

 

ABOUT TPV GROUP:
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)

New breakthrough success of TPV – we fascinated Volvo Cars as well

TPV consolidates its path towards the world’s top suppliers in the automotive industry. In addition to the historic deal with BMW, this year TPV also achieved a remarkable succes on the market with the premium car manufacturer Volvo Cars.

The acquired deals include the development and production of structural chassis and automobile bodywork with the function of supporting and protecting the electric power. This way TPV enters the field of electric vehicles even more intensively and becomes one of the key suppliers of Volvo Cars in the field of electrification, which is one of the main trends in the automotive industry. More precisely TPV is penetrating into the segment of aluminium products, introducing a range of new  most advanced technologies.

The obtained projects are the result of a systematic approach to the development of the market and will consequently strenghten the market position of TPV in the coming years. These projects represent a great potential for the development of the TPV Group on global markets, as well as the expansion of existing production sites in Slovenia. TPV is planning to create more than 100 new jobs and expansion of production capacities designed as smart factories.

According to Marko Gorjup, director – president of the management, “this year TPV has achieved a record year in terms of volume of new-found businesses which represents an excellent companionship for the future. By strenthening trust and winning such important deals from leading premium manufacturers such as BMW and Volvo Cars, we strengthen our position as key development supplier in the automotive industry. I am proud of my colleagues doing exceptional work and constantly demonstrating our excellence and creating the mobility of the future by developing product for the world’s best-quality vehicles.” 

Strategic cooperation with Volvo Cars represents an enormous potential for increasing the volume of operations in all key global markets where TPV appears and “… is a confirmation of the globalization strategy of the TPV Group with planned penetration in the US and China”, added Gorjup.

ABOUT TPV GROUP:
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)

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.

 

ABOUT TPV GROUP:
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)