STA, 11 July 2022 - VonPharma, a maker of food supplements, plans to open a manufacturing plant in Velenje. The company's CEO Tadej Von Horvath and Velenje Mayor Peter Dermol signed on Monday a purchase agreement for 14,580 square metres of land in a commercial zone, a project that the company says could create over 1,000 new jobs.
The first phase of the project will see a new administration building and a new manufacturing complex built by 2023. The EUR 15-20 million investment is expected to create 150-300 jobs, according to Von Horvath.
By 2024 the company hopes to open a new logistics centre and build a facility to produce skin care product, a project valued at EUR 15 to 30 million that could create between 500 and 700 new jobs.
The company has already submitted a request for a state subsidy for the logistics centre.
They chose to place the new complex in Velenje due to its strategic position and focus on entrepreneurship, Von Horvath added.
VonPharma focuses on natural food supplements. Last year, they generated EUR 1.2 million in revenue, with a net profit of EUR 43,000.
Velenje Mayor Peter Dermol said that the commercial zone offered plenty of opportunities for job creation, and that he is glad that VonPharma and the municipality have managed to reach an agreement.