In 1965, Jožef Smrkolj arranged a workshop in the basement of his house and opened a locksmith shop. The first major business orders were chairs for different event halls - from Španski borci (Spanish Fighters Cultural Centre) in Ljubljana to the Red Hall in Moscow’s Kremlin - and lights that are still fully functional in Laško and Portorož.
The gradual growth of the company allowed us to introduce new machines and technologies into the operation, to widen our circle of customers and buyers, to increase the number of employees, and also demanded an increase in space. Twenty years after the founding of the company we built a new office building with a net area of over five hundred square meters. In 2017, we are in the process of adding a new unit to our premises in the nearby town Kisovec.
The management of the company has now been passed on to the family’s third generation. Our family business, in the most noble meaning of the word, is a continuous flow of knowledge and experience which conveys a certain maturity in decision-making, resulting in complete dedication and responsibility to our customers, employees and the local environment. The company has become a powerful metaphor of life itself.
UNIQUE AND SERIAL PRODUCTION
PROFESSIONALISM AND RESPONSIBILITY