History

Important history facts

1772
Soap works owned by Josip Fock from Kranj, which continued in the Fock family’s possession until 1946.

1947
After expropriation, district industrial enterprise “Tvornica mila” (soap factory) established by decision of the District People’s Committee; employees: 8, activity: manufacture of soap, soap powders and other chemical products.

1958
The company changed its name from “Tovarna mila” to “Oven Kranj”; activity: manufacture of washing and cleaning agents and cosmetics. Due to a steady decline in output, the company switched to the manufacture of chemical products for foundry industry and metallurgy in the same year; the soap production was abandoned in 1960.

1961
The company changed its name to Exoterm chemical works.

1991
The collapse of the joint Yugoslav market and fall in production. The company commences the ownership transformation in the nineties.

1995
The begin of the technical co-operation with a German company “Eckart Werrke” and it’s subsidiary company “non ferrum” from Austria respectively, in the field of production of Alu-dust and the begin of technical co-operation with the German company “MAGMA GmbH” from Aachen in the field of use of computer simulation in foundry.

2002
The end of the ownership transformation and the formation of the subsidiary company “Exoterm-it d.o.o.”, a company for production, engineering, representation and trade.

2009
Exoterm-it d.o.o. got the prize, called Gazela, as one of the most dynamic and fastest growing companies in Slovenia.