Business expansion
Slovenija; Pomurska;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.2 - Manufacture of bodies (coachwork) for motor vehicles; manufacture of trailers and semi-trailers

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 March 2007
Employment effect (start)
4 August 2008
Foreseen end date
4 August 2010


German company Carthago relocated part of its production of motohomes from Germany to Slovenia. The main reason of Carthago to move the production to Slovenia is lack of workers in Germany. The reasons like good labour force in Slovenia, good business environment, good transport connections with parent company and low level of corruption have also been mentioned. The new factory, which will produce upper-end market motohomes, will begin its operations on August 4, 2008. The location of factory will be Odranci, village in the North-East part Slovenia known by the highest unemployment rate in the country. At the beginning 40 people will be employed, while in the next two years the number of employees will increase up to 150. Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Entrepreneurship and Foreign Investment (JAPTI) contributed EUR 1,127 million for the initial investment, while the total project is worth some EUR 4 million.


  • 21 March 2007: Delo
  • 17 March 2007: Delo
  • 1 August 2008: Delo


Eurofound (2007), Carthago Odranci, Business expansion in Slovenia, factsheet number 65097, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65097.