Dewesoft building large hi-tech hub in Trbovlje

Trbovlje, 24 October - The high-tech company Dewesoft plans to build a new hi-tech hub dubbed the City of Acrobats in Trbovlje, a former mining and industrial city. The 40,000-square-metre park is expected to create 300-500 jobs.

Dewesoft headquarters.
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As Dewesoft CEO Jure Knez and Trbovlje Mayor Jasna Gabrič signed a letter of intent to construct the hub on Friday, it was announced that the project, in which Dewesoft will cooperate with the Katapult Business Accelerator, is to revive the city economically and contribute to regional development and cooperation.

Economy Minister Matjaž Han said on the occasion that, through such projects and with the use of funds from the Just Transition Fund, Zasavje could become one of the most developed regions in Slovenia.

This is a step towards the implementation of the vision of creating new content and high added value in abandoned former mining areas and vacant lots, said Mayor Gabriš.

The importance of this land was recognised as soon as the Trbovlje-Hrastnik mine started selling its plots, so all efforts were invested in buying the land, which is of strategic importance for the municipality and seen as having a huge potential, the municipality says.

Dewesoft and Katapult currently employ 200 people in Slovenia and plan to expand their facilities in the coming years in the City of Acrobats.

Many other companies are also interested. "They want to come to the City of Acrobats as soon as they get the plot," said Knez. The technology hub plans to offer 40,000 square metres of surfaces for building and after five years of construction it is to offer 300 to 500 high-quality jobs. Combined consolidated annual turnover of the companies in the hub is estimated at EUR 60 million.

Dewesoft is a multinational developing innovative measuring instruments. It has 17 subsidiaries around the world and generates over EUR 50 million in annual turnover, and employs more than 300 people. It has received multiple business awards.

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