Hydraulic press maker expands production
The company's main products include hydraulic presses for the production of plates from polyethylene and polypropylene.
It has been producing hydraulic presses for plastics for almost 30 years now, its biggest export market being Germany, along with other countries from the EU and the US.
Due to increasing orders and problems related to long delivery periods, SiTOR has decided to expand its production and storage capacities by 1,200 square meters, said Tomšič.
This would improve the production process and work conditions, which would in turn increase the quality of the company's products.
Next year, the company also plans to purchase new equipment for welding and scrapping steel sheets as well as new cutting machines.
"We focus on the development of new products," said Tomšič. The company has made a laboratory press for the production of plastic plates, adding to a series of three similar presses SiTOR has already made this year.
The company was founded in 1978 as a subsidiary of wood industry company Javor, but later separated from it in 2012 due to bankruptcy threats and changed its name from Javor Stroji to SiTOR.
Last year, SiTOR generated EUR 1.16m in net profit, up 5% from 2014. Tomšič predicts the company will achieve similar results this year.