History

1976

Anton Pangrčič began his independent business path

1984

The first brake disc tested in Minden

1986

DB AG has approved 2 types of brake discs

1991

The establishment of the company KOVIS d.o.o.

1995

  • Acquisition of the Foundry Štore as part of KOVIS d.o.o.
  • Obtaining ISO9001:1995

2000

The establishment of the company KOVIS-LIVARNA d.o.o.

2001

Became the system supplier for the Austrian railways (ÖBB)

2002

Become the system supplier to the Swiss railways (SBB)

2003

Beginning production of axle boxes and other metal parts

2004

  • DB AG confirms the production of axle boxes
  • SVL Halle certified the welding of axle boxes according to DIN 6700-2

2005

  • The establishment of the company KOVIS BP d.o.o.
  • ISO 9001:2000 with development

2006

  • The beginning of production of axle boxes for passenger transport for PESA Bydgoszcz
  • Became the system supplier for the German railway (DB AG)

2007

In September the beginning of the construction of a new manufacturing plant in Brezini

2008

  • In March opening a new production unit KOVIS d.o.o. Brezina
  • The establishment of the company KOVIS TRANSPORTI d.o.o.

2009

ISO 14001:1994

2010

  • First supply of steel bearing casings in PESA Bydgoszcz
  • Approval for production of the fifth wheel for trucks

2011

  • Construction of a new production/warehouse unit in Brezini
  • New Information Program Perfect

2012

New axle box 25t (own development)/DB approval

2013

  • Wheel brake disc without screw fittings
  • Obtaining IRIS Rev. 2, 2009 certification

2014

  • Obtained the patent for brake disc type Z and NET cooling
  • Strategic partnership Kurimoto

2015

  • A new market in Japan
  • First AAA Excellence Award
  • Obtained the H2020 grants
  • Automatic Paintshop BP

2016

  • New production hall in Štore
  • AAA Gold Excellence Award
  • The brand Kovis
  • Aknowledgement to Alen Šink
  • The beginning of the construction of a new administrative building in Bačka Palanka

2017

Opening of a new administrative building in Bačka Palanka

2018

Starting the construction of a new foundry in Štore