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Integration and proactiveness


Yaskawa inaugurated its new robot factory in the Slovenian town of Kočevje. Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA
This week the Japanese corporation Yaskawa, the biggest manufacturer of industrial robots in the world, opened a new industrial robot production facility and a European centre for the development of robotics in Kočevje. For the local community this may signify a new beginning and new challenges. An entirely new field of artificial intelligence is being developed, and in this field many Slovenians can find a lot of jobs with high added value. All this will leave long-term positive consequences both in Kočevje and throughout Slovenia.

The fact is that artificial intelligence accompanies us at practically every step of life. The need to be proactive and to keep pace with today’s trends was underlined by Prime Minister Marjan Šarec on the Slovenian-German economy day. The business event took place under the title “Industry 4.0: Artificial Intelligence”, an area with great relevance to the German and Slovenian manufacturing sectors.

The fact that foreign direct investment in Slovenia is growing can be seen in the figures. At the end of 2018 such investments amounted to EUR 14.7 billion or 7% more than at the end of 2017. Slovenia is seeking the kind of investment such as the Yaskawa greenfield development in the future. According to assurances from Prime Minister Marjan Šarec, the Government will continue to assist the commercial sector, both through measures to ease burdens and by opening doors in foreign markets.

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