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New impetus


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The Slovenian car manufacturer Revoz is considered one of the best and most successful factories of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, in particular with regard to the quality of its products. That is also true for the Clio, one of the mainstays of Renault’s production, and the good news for Revoz is that they will be producing even more Clios in the future.

Revoz has officially launched serial production of the new Clio 5. The cost of setting up a production line for the new Renault model amounted to EUR 90 million, and the Slovenian Government contributed EUR 6 million as a project incentive. Prime Minister Marjan Šarec pointed out at the opening that Slovenia will always support foreign investment, and that a valuable new asset, such as the aforementioned production line, represents a milestone in the development of Slovenia’s automotive industry. For now, Revoz is the only Slovenian car manufacturer, but the automotive industry is one of the strongest export sectors in the country.

One could say that, in the field of foreign investment, Slovenia is at the stage of reaping what it sowed in the past, as it recorded EUR 15.2 billion of foreign investment last year, which is EUR 1.2 billion more than in the previous year. In this context, the Yaskawa investment in the Kočevje and Magna production facility, which will start operating next week in Maribor, should be mentioned.

In a similar way as the investment in Revoz, an action plan for strategic partnership between Slovenia and France, signed this week by the Slovenian Foreign Minister Miro Cerar and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, should help to expand economic cooperation between the two countries. This plan will deepen and add new impetus to the cooperation between the two countries in a number of areas, as France is already Slovenia’s fifth-largest trading partner and is ranked among its priority markets.

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