Foreign Direct Investment in Podravje

Podravje is  focusing its efforts on building a strong business-friendly environment as a precondition to capturing growth-fuelling FDI investments. Foreign direct investment is equally important to Slovenia’s economic growth as it is for global GDP and jobs worldwide.

Facts and figures, investor stories and experiences over the past decades can help potential investors to benchmark the qualities of the country and its people to land investment project in the Podravje region.


How to Invest

The specific information regarding the necessary activities in relation to the investments are includedin the following documents:

 Foreign Investment Regime (98 KB) 

 Investment in existing companies (94 KB)

Mergers & acquisitions (75 KB)

Takeover procedure (91 KB)

 Concessions and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) (151 KB)


Major Investors in Podravje:

  • Henkel Slovenija
  • Messer Slovenija
  • Siemens Transportation Systems
  • Geberit Johnson Controls
  • Palfinger
  • Reiffeisen Bank
  • ISS Servissystem
  • E. Leclerc
  • Eurospin Italia,
  • Harvey Norman
  • Lidl
  • MOL
  • ÖMV
  • Rutar
  • Spar

Inward FDI into Slovenia by sector

(FDI stock as of year-end 2014 EUR 10,130 million)

Source: Institute of Macroeconomic analysis and development