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Slovenia Business Week no. 09: New Intereuropa CEO Presents Ambitious Strategy

New Intereuropa chairman Andrej Lovsin told business daily Finance that the logistics company's new strategy was "aggressive leadership"

New Intereuropa chairman Andrej Lovsin told business daily Finance on Thursday, 23 February that the logistics company's new strategy was "aggressive leadership". "We will attempt to regain all business which Intereuropa once already had," he said.

"This year we will set up companies in Romania, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro and Albania, thus regaining everything Slovenia has lost by joining the EU. Next year we will attempt to break onto the markets of Central Asia and the countries surrounding the Black Sea," Lovsin added.

He explained that the previous management "lost the incentive in the Slovenian logistics market, which is something we will have to restore". "With the projects I am planning, Intereuropa will become an excellent company within three years," Lovsin assures.

In Serbia alone, Intereuropa plans to invest around EUR 10 million during the mandate of the current management. The company is moreover to invest in other markets of southeastern Europe, according to Lovsin.

"We are also currently in talks with the German publisher WAZ Mediengruppe on taking over its logistical activities on the markets of SE Europe," said Lovsin, who was appointed to the new post in mid January.

Intereuropa will furthermore probe the market for the port operator Luka Koper on all the above markets. "We will cooperate on projects in the Far East and are considering having a terminal depot in Hungary," he added.

Lovsin said cooperation with the port is expected to increase by 15% this year. There would also be a global logistics centre project to which Slovenian Railways would be invited to participate in.

Source: Slovene Press Agency STA

Author: STA