Business expansion
Slovenija; Osrednjeslovenska;
Location of affected unit(s)
Å martno pri Litiji
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.14 - Manufacture of other taps and valves

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
23 January 2018
Foreseen end date
30 September 2018


Herz, a manufacturer of valves and sanitary fittings from Šmartno pri Litiji, is building a new production hall in Šmartno and plans to employ 100 new workers by September 2018. Herz from Šmartno is a part of the Austrian multinational company Herz which decided to expand the production facilities in Slovenia by 50%. In addition to the expansion of its production, the company is developing some products of a higher price range, the sanitary kitchen mixers as well as heating and cooling regulating systems. Most of their products are sold under their old brand names Unitas and Kovina in ex-Yugoslav countries. Herz currently employs 267 workers.


  • 22 January 2018: Finance
  • 23 January 2018: MMC RTV SLO


Eurofound (2018), Herz, Business expansion in Slovenia, factsheet number 93141, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93141.