The opening of the new facility Delamaris Kal

10 October 2014

On Friday, 10th October 2014, we started a new chapter in the 135-year-old tradition of Delamaris with the grand opening of the new facility for fish processing and production of fish products Delamaris Kal.

Prerez traku The ribbon was cut by our co-worker Timka Kasič and by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Dejan Židan, M.Sc. Next to them are Vlasta Kocjan, Assistant to Director of production, quality, development and technology and Aleksander Debevec, Member of the Board of Directors of Pivka and Director of Delamaris Kal (both to the left in the picture), and Director of Delamaris and President of the Board of Directors of Pivka, Janez Rebec, M.Sc. (to the right).

The new facility is built to the highest standards of fishing industry and, at the same time, it also complies with all environmental and sustainable aspects of construction. It is designed to enable the future growth and capacity increase, which is an excellent starting point for the expansion of sales on the existing markets and for entering new markets. This is how the new facility will ensure the development and progress of Delamaris. »I wish that our path, which started in Izola, would go firmly upwards also in our new facility in Kal pri Pivki. I believe that with hard work, mutual cooperation and understanding, and with quality and innovativeness, we will manage to continue a 135-year-old tradition of Delamaris,« Aleksander Debevec said at the opening.

Debevec Mitič

The decision of building a new facility for fish processing and production of fish products was influenced by the fact that with its well-conceived project, Delamaris Kal succeeded in obtaining around 60 percent of EU grant from the European Fisheries Programme . The total investment is estimated at EUR 6.4 million. And as the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Dejan Židan M.Sc., said at the opening: »This investment represents stable 70 jobs and a stock of 50 additional jobs, and I wish as much sales as possible to both directors, because we urgently need every newly created job.«

The relocation of production and the arrival of employees from Izola to Kal also lead to the transfer of knowledge and tradition, which is a good basis for continuing the activity with a bright future ahead. Delamaris is a firm cornerstone of Pivka Group, which has more than doubled its income in the last 10 years and will get close to EUR 50 million this year. »Pivka Group is satisfied with the results. Furthermore, we managed to provide employment in these difficult times and thus facilitate the situation in the Notranjska-Karst region, which has been seriously affected by the crisis.« Janez Rebec, M.Sc., , Director of Delamaris and President of the Board of Directors of Pivka, said at the opening.

Rebec nagovor