The German company Henkel has been present on the global market for 140 years. It is the leader in three business segments: detergents and cleaning preparations, beauty care products, and adhesives and technology. Globally it employs nearly 50,000 people from over 120 countries. The company’s origins in Slovenia reach back as far as 1990, when the factory Zlatorog Maribor and Henkel Austria GmbH signed a joint venture contract. In 1993, the company Henkel Ecolab d.o.o. was established. Today, Henkel employs around 560 people in Maribor.
The Palfinger group is a global producer of lifting, loading and storage systems. The company has its headquarters in Salzburg, Austria, but it has production and prefabrication sites all over Europe and in Asia, as well as in North and South America. It is the leading manufacturer of knuckle boom cranes and container changing systems. In 1993, Palfinger, d.d. established its branch Palfinger d.o.o. in Maribor in the Tezno Industrial Zone. It employs around 600 people.
Terme Maribor is an important tourist service provider in Slovenia. Its business activities include hotel, medical, wellness, congress, trade, restaurant and catering services. The hotel chain comprises the hotels Piramida, Habakuk, Orel and Bellevue as well as Hotel Uni; services are also performed in Travel Shops at Slovenia-Austria border crossings and the restaurant Pri Treh Ribnikih. In 2012, Terme Maribor was taken over by the Russian owned company Platanus, d.o.o.
The DuraBus company manufactures buses and is a commercial producer of vehicles with a strong strategic commitment to efficacy of products and environmental sustainability. DuraBus was established in Maribor in 2012 and is located in the Tezno Business Zone. It employs around 200 people. DuraBus is owned by the Chinese CHTC China HiTech Group Corporation. The CHTC China Hi-Tech Group Corporation was founded in 1998 within the scheme of former companies under the auspices of the Ministry of the Textile Industry. CHTC comprises 23 subsidiaries with over 60,000 employees in more than 20 countries around the world. CHTC’s main business activities include textile machinery, textiles and trade, commercial vehicles..