Farmtech is expanding its capacities

The company Farmtech d.o.o. is expanding its production capacities at its headquarters in Ljutomer, laying another important foundation for the future.


“The laying of the foundation stone is an important milestone for the expansion at the location in Ljutomer.”

Konrad Niderl

The right path for development

In November, Farmtech started expanding the capacities at its headquarters in the industrial zone of Ljutomer, and laid the foundation stone for a new complex in early December. “After a year of planning and overcoming many obstacles, the laying of the foundation stone is an important milestone for the expansion at the location in Ljutomer”, says Konrad Niderl, the company’s director, adding that the Komptech group – and thus Farmtech as part of the group – is investing intensively in the future at this location. The new construction, estimated at five million euros, is expected to be completed next year. “We are on the right track of development and achieving our goals. Thanks to the additional capacities, we can increase production and productivity capabilities and are thus in an ideal position to handle the larger upcoming orders”, says Niderl, who hopes to have the entire construction project completed by the end of April 2023.


Bigger every year

At the Farmtech headquarters, an expansion of production with new production premises and the surrounding area to a total of 6,100 square meters is planned, 2,600 square meters of which will be an extension to the existing hall. It is a new, modern hall equipped according to the latest standards and needs, primarily intended for welding – i.e. welding assemblies and frameworks – for the entire portfolio of machines. This way, we will acquire much-needed production areas for further growth and at the same time open up possibilities for the healthy development of the company. “Thanks to the positive trend of the industry and the high level of orders, the new, additional production premises will be an important foundation for us and at the same time an obligation for further development. We will also create new jobs”, says Niderl, adding that this is a recognition for the company’s achievements and also a great opportunity for the future.

A success story

Farmtech, as a sustainable company, gives great importance to sustainability in construction, especially in the selection of materials, equipment and technologies. In the long term – in addition to the already existing 3,750 square meter solar power plant – the new building will be completely covered with photovoltaics. The main contractor for the construction works is Remont d.d., which will carry out the entire project with a number of subcontractors, including companies from Pomurje region. However, this is not the only investment, as the Ljutomer facility is constantly investing in automation and robotization as well as technological upgrades. In addition to annual investments in production worth more than one million euros, two more larger machines have already been ordered for the future – namely a fourth robot for automatic welding and a modern CNC bending machine – with a total value of over 1.5 million euros. “The events we have been experiencing here in Ljutomer in recent years at Farmtech show a success story. Few could have guessed that the company would grow into such a successful organization with more than 410 employees. And we keep growing, developing and trying to be better every day”, concludes Niderl proudly and optimistically.