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Third generation taking over at Pastika Skaza

Ljubljana, 19 September (STA) - After more than four decades in business, Plastika Skaza, a fast-growing family company specialising in plastic products, is undergoing a generational change in leadership. As owners Tanja and Igor Skaza withdraw from the company, executive directors Robert Agnič and Bart Stegeman are taking over.

Spouses Tanja and Igor will act as supervisors, as they hold 98% of the company, while Stegeman and Agnič hold 1% each.

"When a firm foundation has been laid, when a vision has been developed, when the values and mission are well known, the owner no longer has anything to do at the company," Tanja Skaza told the press in Ljubljana on Thursday.

Agnič will run the technical side of things, strategic sales for industry, strategic purchases, R&D and quality. Stegeman will meanwhile run the administrative side of things as well as sales, marketing, ICT and the supply chain.

As for the plans under the new management, Agnič said the company was planning to expand production, pursue sustainable development and reduce its dependency on suppliers to turn into Skaza Group by 2025.

The Velenje-based Plastika Skaza was established by Igor Skaza's parents Franc and Martina Skaza in 1977.

The company has been growing substantially in the past years, reporting record sales last year. Moreover, pre-tax profit was up seven-fold to EUR 1.4m last year.

The company has abandoned production for the automotive industry and now focuses on the furniture and electronics industry, while putting an emphasis on biomaterials and recycled materials for its products.

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