Press release

SIJ Group will offer employment to current employees of Adient Slovenj Gradec, a manufacturer of interior parts for the automotive industry, as most of its 430 employees could lose their jobs by the end of the year. SIJ Group has already contacted Adient to help in this situation. Together, they are looking for the most effective employment solutions for workers whose knowledge, skills and experience are also needed in SIJ Metal Ravne and SIJ Ravne Systems, which are the largest SIJ Group companies in the Koroška Region. Both companies will offer work in production and maintenance, i.e. workers with secondary technical education (mechanical technicians, electricians, mechatronics technicians, metallurgists, locksmiths, metalworkers, technical assistants), as well as work in other jobs in production. They will also welcome candidates with other backgrounds, whose applications will also be prioritized.

Given the stability of operations and sufficient orders, SIJ Metal Ravne and SIJ Ravne Systems are ready to provide employment immediately to at least 30 people and are therefore inviting Adient employees as well as other candidates to regularly check the current job adverts on their websites.They will also organize other activities to invite candidates to apply. 

As the largest and most reliable employer in Ravne, SIJ Group provides secure employment to 1600 employees. Borut Urnaut, the Managing Director of SIJMetal Ravne, is looking forward to new employees in production and maintenance, whose skills are in high demand: “Just like the whole SIJ Group, SIJ Metal Ravne uses a systematic approach to promote professional competencies, development, health and safety of employees in production while striving for a positive organizational climate and employee commitment.” Viljem Pečnik, the Director of SIJ Ravne Systems, added:We are proud of our employees in production who are always looking for solutions to improve production efficiency while staying loyal to the company. As mentors, many play a very important role in transferring valuable knowledge to their co-workers and successors and, of course, in mentoring new employees. Together, we try our best to bring new employees up to speed quickly and successfully, and, following their interests and ambitions, provide all the support to further develop their knowledge, skills and careers.”

One of the SIJ Group three key goals by 2025 is to become one of the most attractive Slovenian employers to top talent. The Group offers many benefits to employees and their families, including supplementary retirement benefits, free leisure activities, etc. Employees rate it as a company that offers secure long-term employment. By 2025, SIJ Group plans to invest more than EUR 300 million in further growth and development. As the largest Slovenian metallurgical group, its products occupy leading market positions in European and global niche steel markets.





SIJ Group is the largest vertically integrated metallurgical group in Slovenia and a market leader in European and global niche steel markets. It is among the ten largest corporate groups, five largest exporters and one of the most important employers in Slovenia.


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SIJ – Slovenian Steel Group, d.d.

Mag. Sara Wagner, Head of Corporate Communications

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