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Hidria successfully developing cutting-edge technologies in Technology Park Koper

In our corporation, Technology Park Koper has an important strategic role. Its business units Alutec, Industrial Automation and Mototec together employ around 400 people. Recently they also made new long-term strategic agreements with the giants of the motorcycle world to develop and deliver motorcycle frames.

The Technology Park Koper originated in the 1990s from the tradition and know-how of Tomos as the past centre of cutting-edge technologies. Nowadays Hidria is successfully developing this site, which again puts Koper in the centre of innovation. The Technology Park is a strategically significant part of the corporation, and our loyal partners in Koper include names such as Audi, BMW, Bosch, Ducati, Jaguar, Mercedes, Porsche, VW, and now also KTM.

Motorcycle manufacturers as well as automobile giants have been recognising us as a trustworthy partner moving the limits of what is known today by means of innovation. BMW has been using Hidria’s solutions in various models, including some new motorcycles like the BMW R Nine T and S 1000 XR; Ducati uses them in the motorcycles Diavel and xDiavel. And the manufacturing of KTM motorcycles with integrated solutions from Hidria are about to be started in 2017. The new strategic contracts help to strengthen Hidria’s position in the motorcycle segment.

For this purpose, the corporation invested into a new cutting-edge manufacturing line. It means a significant increase of the manufacturing capacities of the motorcycle segment of Hidria. The line consists of robotic cells with state-of-the-art welding technology for front and main frames, and CNC processing centres for mechanical processing. This offers our partners a unique solution combining welding, mechanical processing and coating of frames.

For our corporation, this year is the best business year so far. This allows us to make many investments into research, development and cutting-edge facilities. In addition, we managed to significantly lower our debts and strengthen our financial stability.