Today at Riko two
symbolic anniversaries, celebrating Riko - its beginnings and its perspectives,
were celebrated with selected guests and in a relaxed atmosphere. In May 1968, Stanislav Škrabec senior moved
from Nova Gorica where he worked at the Factory of Vehicles (Tovarna vozil) and returned to his
native Ribnica where he took over the Ribnica Metal Company. The
company, which was just before closing, was developed into one of the most
successful Yugoslav companies - Riko Ribnica, which under its wing united the
entire Yugoslav machine building industry.
On May 9th 1988,
Stanislav Škrabec, then director of the company Riko Ribnica, together with Peter
Vogrič MSc, then the director of Litostroj, and Jože Tišler, then director of
Kovinoplastika Lož, traveled to the Soviet Union to sign a contract for presses
and the manufacture of an automatic line for making sinks. The young
businessman Janez Škrabec also took part in this business visit, which turned
out to be very successful. This was the first time he entered the Russian soil and became fatally linked to its culture, art and business opportunities.
employees of Riko are very pleased that Mr. Jože Tišler and Mr. Peter Vogrič MSc joined in
on the marking of these two very important anniversaries.