Sixty years of tradition.

Firm foundation for higher goals.

BTC – Open company

A company open to new ideas and opportunities.

Jože Mermal, Chairman of the Board of  Directors

It is with great pride that I look at my team and collective who have, through plenty of courage and wisdom, succeeded in applying a focused and strategic management style to fundamentally transform the BTC company from what was once a specialised logistics and warehousing company into a modern and open company that now stands securely and confidently on five diverse pillars of operations.

Our vision is clear – to continue to provide our business partners and visitors with the highest level of service and in conjunction with our partners create a new and different world of opportunities that enable new possibilities of development and a better future for all of us. Innovation is the key to opportunity and new added value and that is what we aim to bring our business partners. The innovative and unique test environment of the BTC Living Lab, our technologically advanced infrastructure, the BTC co-owned ABC Accelerator in its three locations (Ljubljana, Munich and Silicon Valley) together make up a unique ecosystem. It is our core infrastructure for bringing together the private, public and start-up sectors into a coherent whole, creating new content and responding to the signals of the future. The young generation shapes the future and we are more than happy to include young, talented and perspective individuals and companies from all over the world into our ecosystem. Their knowledge and operational paradigms are aimed at development and creation of new smart solutions.

Digitalisation and constant innovation are in our DNA and that is exactly what we want to share with our business partners.

Jože Mermal

Our path from 1954 to this day and a glance into the future.

Establishment of the Central Warehouses company


Gradual construction of Central Warehouses and transformation of the company into Public Warehouses.


Completed construction of 68,867 m2 of warehouse space.


The company then called Goods Transportation Centre becomes one of the largest land based terminals in Europe with 180,970 m2 of space.


Renaming of the company to Goods Transportation Centre and transformation into a joint stock company. First shops open.


Opening of the first shopping centre in Slovenia. The BTC company participates as a co-founder.


Founding of the BTC Kratochwill micro brewery and pub.


BTC shares become listed at the Ljubljana Stock Exchange.


Construction of the BTC Market and MERCURIUS congress hall.


BTC connects to city centre with a regular bus line.


BTC becomes the first Slovenian company to be listed on the London Stock Exchange.


Designing a modern European urban city with new content


Transformation of the Murska Sobota logistics centre into a shopping centre.


Opening of the Millenium sports centre at BTC City Ljubljana.


Opening of the EMPORIUM high fashion retail centre.


Development of the BTC CITY brand as a symbol of the unified space


Establishment of the SiTi Teater BTC theatre.


Construction of the 13,000 m2 BTC Logistics Centre.


Construction of the BTC business tower


The former Novo mesto logistics centre transforms into a shopping centre


KOLOSEJ - the first multiplex cinema in Slovenia opens in the BTC City area


Construction of the Spar distribution centre at the BTC Logistics Centre


Completed full renovation of Hall A at BTC City Ljubljana


Interspar retail centre opens in BTC City Murska Sobota


Construction of the BTC City Ljubljana parking garage


Opening of the Merkur retail centre


Renovation and conversion of Hall 12 into the first outlet retail centre


Opening of the 20,000 m2 Atlantis water park


Opening of the Arena Play & Party leisure centre


Opening of the RIO Casino


Development of the Šmartinka Partnership - a public-private partnership that redefines the potential of 230,000 m2 of undeveloped land in the vicinity of BTC City


Development of the Eko Index business model for consistent monitoring of sustainable development


Commencement of construction of the Crystal Palace


Opening of the Crystal Palace, the tallest business building in Slovenia


Construction of the solar power plant in the BTC Logistics Centre in Ljubljana


Construction of the solar power plant in BTC CITY Murska Sobota


Construction and opening of the PLAZA Hotel in BTC CITY Ljubljana, an investment of 21 million EUR for the company Zlatarna Celje


Establishment of a new pillar of BTC operations – BTC PROP for complete management of third party owned premises and space


Establishment of a new pillar of operations – BTC Mission: Green for sustainable development of the BTC company


Establishment of an IBM innovation centre in the Crystal palace business tower


Establishment of the first start-up accelerator in Slovenia


Establishment of the ABC HUB multipurpose innovation hub


BTC CITY receives international recognition as an innovative city


International breakthrough and success of ABC Accelerator through expansion of activities and operations into the USA and Germany


Establishment of new traffic infrastructure and implementation of one way traffic in the BTC area with the aim of improving traffic safety and sustainable development


Revitalisation of an area and opening of a unique gastronomy park – BTC STREET FOOD


Establishment of a new pillar of BTC operations – BTC DIGIT for the development of digitalisation and innovative business environments


Establishment of the BTC Living Lab testing area for autonomous vehicles


Renovation and revitalisation of the BTC Market and opening of the flower market


Signing of a contract for new road infrastructure - 300 million Euros worth of investments in the wider area of BTC City Ljubljana


Renovation and revitalisation of a multipurpose area into a new social space – YOUTH PLAZA


Technological and digital of BTC as part of the DIGIT pillar of operations


Transformation of BTC's management system from two-tier to one-tier management system


BTC becomes an open company, trendsetter and generator of new innovative business and social approaches


Growth in all directions.

We are an open, modern and successful company that builds its business culture on innovation, social responsibility and sustainable development.

Our business growth is achieved through constant development of our commercial centres, logistics operations and integrated management of properties and facilities.

We dictate responsible environmental practices and support wider social incentives through our Mission:Green approach.

We are open for new ideas, innovations, new collaborations and partnerships. Our attitude is perhaps best presented by our ABC Accelerator with four locations around the world and countless possibilities for participants.

Management systems

ISO 9001 quality management system certification

The BTC company has gained the ISO 1998 Quality Management System certification in 1998. The certification marked an important moment in the successful transformation, restructuring and business growth in the 1990 to 1997 period when the company transformed from a public warehouse company into a modern European business and commercial centre.

The quality system was the first step towards raising the quality of operations, rationalisation and optimisation. Quality standards are implemented and amended in all current and new operations that the company undertakes.

The quality system is more than just a formal description of the quality assurance system that we employ, it embodies a value that each and every person in the company supports and observes and which is the starting point for excellence in business that we all work towards. Our quality assurance system assures all business partners and visitors a friendlier BTC, better, faster and higher quality services, leading to long term business relationships built on trust.

Quality management system includes processes (business pillars) Real estate management (BTC Cities), Logistics services management (Logistics) and Digital content and solutions management (IT and digitization).

ISO 14001 environment management system certification

BTC City is becoming a lively city of attractive architecture, modern infrastructure and landscaped environment. The BTC company is well aware of the importance of careful environmental management. It therefore places special emphasis on the treatment of waste, water and air, efficient use of energy and the safety of visitors and property.

The company places special emphasis on the treatment of waste, packaging, protection of water and air and rational energy consumption. In 2006 BTC acquired the ISO 14001 Environment Management System Certification in the field of property management in the BTC City Ljubljana area and the Atlantis water park. In 2009 the certification was expanded to include logistics. BTC thus acquired an internationally recognised approach to property management and showed its responsible attitude towards the environment.

Environment management system includes processes (business pillars) Real estate management (BTC Cities), Logistics services management (Logistics) and Sustainable content management (Mission: Green).

ISO 50001 Energy management system certification

In June of 2012 BTC acquired the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certification. The certificate is the culmination of deliberate work and activities in the field of sustainable development. A considerable part of these efforts are aimed at permanent improvement of energy efficiency and increasing energy savings in order to decrease negative impacts on the environment.

Energy management system includes processes (business pillars) Real estate management (BTC Cities), Logistics services management (Logistics) and Sustainable content management (Mission: Green).

ISO 55001 asset management system certification

BTC is the first company in Slovenia to receive the ISO 55001 Asset Management System Certification. The certificate was awarded for quality in the management of properties and business partner assets by the Slovenian Institute of Quality and Metrology (SIQ) following a successful audit of the BTC PROP business unit. BTC is among the first recipients of these certificates that are awarded by IQNet – an international network of partner certification bodies that assess management systems. The organisation issues a quarter of the world’s annual management system certifications.

Asset management system includes Real estate management process for other owners (business pillar BTC PROP).

Quality assurance, environmental management, energy management and asset management policy
  • to remain a successful and modern European business, shopping, leisure, entertainment, culture and innovation centre, one of the largest in the world,
  • to keep generating an adequate ROS,
  • to make substantial investments in development aimed at sustaining meaningful and complementary programmes at all our existing and new locations,
  • to satisfy the expectations and wishes of our business partners in accordance with the commercial orientation and capacity of BTC at all stages of cooperation with a view to attaining the highest possible level of loyalty and satisfaction,
  • to ensure stable financial growth of business operations,
  • to increase the number of our visitors and satisfy their needs and expectations with a well-promoted balanced range of products and services, as well as the architectural design of BTC City and BTC’s business units,
  • to provide our business partners with organisationally and technologically advanced logistics services,
  • to manage our own real estate and the real estate of others according to the principles of economic efficiency and sustainability,
  • to encourage all our employees to seek new ideas as well as organisational, technological, environmental and energy improvements as they relate to business operations, and to facilitate the constant growth of added value based on innovation,
  • to manage investments in accordance with modern environmental and energy resource utilisation insights and requirements, doing so in an environmentally and socially friendly manner,
  • to encourage innovative, environmentally aware and socially responsible actions by our employees, business partners, visitors and the broader social community,
  • to support the development of the broader social environment (i.e., sport, culture, science, etc.),
  • to encourage and enable our employees to grow professionally and personally,
  • to facilitate, in all respects, the constant organisational and technological improvement of work processes,
  • to prevent and mitigate harmful environmental effects due to waste produced at BTC’s locations,
  • to optimise water consumption and minimise the burden of wastewater on the environment, originating from any activity undertaken by BTC, through investments and upgrades,
  • to arrange and manage traffic at all locations in such a way as to provide safety for all road users and minimise direct and indirect negative impacts on the environment,
  • to support the planning and implementation of projects aimed at achieving specific goals as well as continuous improvement, and to raise the awareness of stakeholders with regard to energy efficiency,
  • to plan and implement the purchase of products and services that take into account not only quality but also environmental aspects and energy resources, and their specific demands on these in the life-cycle of a product or service,
  • to ensure the highest possible safety of individuals and their health, as well as the security of assets belonging to their respective owners and all our business partners, with active measures pertaining to fire safety and hygiene and other special measures,
  • to respect ethical and social conventions and the requirements set forth by the applicable laws pertaining to energy, the environment and business.
AAA Platinum Creditworthiness Certificate of Excellence

The BTC Company is among the first companies in Slovenia to receive the AAA Platinum Creditworthiness Certificate of Excellence. The certificate, awarded by the Bisnode credit rating agency, is awarded to companies that have received the highest creditworthiness rating Gold AAA for three years in a row. In Slovenia, the internationally recognised standards of platinum creditworthiness excellence are achieved by only 1.5% of companies, among which there is also BTC. The companies that have shown platinum creditworthiness excellence are seen as the most reliable, credible and low-risk business entities for cooperation with all business partners.

Certificate of Financial Reliability

In May 2019, the BTC Company acquired The Certificate of Financial Reliability. The Certificate of Financial Reliability is a document issued by Prva bonitetna agencija, d. o. o., to those business entities belonging to an elite group, which represents only 6.81% of all Slovenian business entities and for which a rating agency can, on the basis of carefully selected criteria and with all professional care, confirm that their financial situation and business operations are distinctly above-average. These business entities finance their business operations with the respective share of their own capital and have such a structure of assets and liabilities regarding their maturity that the latter assures their liquid current business operations and constitutes proper assurance of their solvent financial situation in the future medium-term period.

An open company is led by open ideas.

Organisation & ownership structure

Company organisations

Company organisations

  • Investpoint doo

  • Ostali delnicarji

  • Ajda com dd

Ownership structure on day 31.12.2020

The company is majority owned by its employees, management and retired former employees. Ajdacom, d.d. is owned by employees and management, Invest Point, d.o.o. is owned by the wider company management.

In 2001 BTC executed a management/employee buyout that gave the company a stable ownership structure.

  • Ajda com d.d. – 66.36%

  • Investpoint d.o.o. – 29.01%

  • Other shareholders – 4.63%

Good results are there to be exceeded.

Breakthroughs are created by people.

Employees & Innovations

Employee innovation culture

The new identity of BTC was shaped by two generations who faithfully pursued common goals and enabled the growth and development of company operations. The BTC company established itself through realised projects that arose from a collective effort towards innovative approaches and a strive for progress. Company management therefore continues to deliberately include its employees in processes of innovation. The creative spirit of our widest community gives rise to enterprising ideas, original thought and new visions.

Ideas and projects with a vision.

The BTC company is infusing its operations with an innovative business culture. To this end the Ideas And Projects With Vision project was commenced to promote and include employee creativity into company operations and further development. This has created space for forward thought and innovation of our employees to move to the forefront and strengthen while also bringing our employees closer at all levels of communication. The transfer of ideas and incentives into practice is therefore faster and more efficient.

Ideas that became reality.

Including greater numbers of employees into innovative thinking processes has created an explosion of business ideas and discoveries of new business opportunities. Between the years 2008 and 2014 our employees applied for 206 business ideas with a vision and 31 projects with a vision. One of these ideas led BTC to introduce a new undertaking of managing properties owned by other parties. The numerous awards that BTC has received over the years confirm the enterprise, originality and innovation of every person working in the company.

Excellent work and innovative ideas are always noticed.

Awards and recognition

Awards and recognition

  • Crystal Triglav Award 2019, the highest award in Slovenian tourism for the outstanding contribution of BTC City Ljubljana to the development of Slovenian tourism
  • Digital Transformation of the Year award for its successful implementation of numerous digital solutions
  • Best partner Award – awarded by ABC accelerator for being a co-founder and supporter of the accelerator from their start
  • Highest honor of the Municipality of Ljubljana – Honorary Citizen Jože Mermal
  • Prestigious international communication award – The Gold Quill for communication excellence for encouraging cycling in Slovenia
  • AAA Golden Creditworthiness Certificate of Excellence awarded by Bisnode credit rating agency
  • Platinum donor for its support of the activities of the Slovenian science foundation
  • Award for the best Slovenian cycling team of the year, given to the women’s professional team BTC City Ljubljana
  • Best partner Award – awarded by ABC accelerator for being a co-founder and supporter of the accelerator from their start
  • Platinum donor award of the Slovenian Scientific Foundation
  • Outstanding Achievement Award in the field of advertising in the Outstanding competition (BTC Company and advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • Slovenian Advertising Festival (SOF) gold award for the project “From cycling lanes to the marathon”
  • SPORTO Awards: Special award for the BTC City Ljubljana cycling team
  • Platinum donor award of the Slovenian Scientific Foundation
  • Tourist Prism award for new quality in tourism
  • Green Logistics 2013 award for realising environmental protection goals in logistics
  • European award for socially responsible business practices in Slovenia, in the large business category for the BTC City project and ladies ski jumping
  • Special award for achievements in the field of efficient use of energy, energy production from renewable sources and energy management, part of the 15th Days of Energetics
  • InLoCom 2013 for an innovative project at local community level for BTC City and ladies ski jumping
  • BTC company nominated for European business award for the Ecoindex business model
  • JAPTI award for the most innovative business model for Ecoindex
  • Horus Award for the most socially responsible company
  • Environmentally friendly company award
  • Primus Award, expert commendation for excellence in communication, awarded by the Slovenian Public Relations Society

Past, meet the future.

Vision through time

Jože Mermal, Chairman of the Board of  Directors, BTC d.d.

Jože Mermal, university graduate in economics, started his professional career at BTC in 1978. He worked at different management positions until 1993, when he became Chairman of the Management Board of BTC. He served as the Director of the development and planning service, assistant to the General Director and Procurator for the commercial sector, Member of the Management Board of the joint stock company and responsible head of the Interspar shopping centre which was a key step in the creation of the modern BTC City. In 1997 Mr. Mermal led the demanding project of placing BTC stock on the London Stock Exchange. In 2019 BTC company transformed it’s business structure to one-tier management system in which Mr. Jože Mermal serves as a Chairman of the Board.

Jože Mermal is the author of the versatile project BTC City, which represents a one-stop-shop that combines business, shopping, entertainment, recreational and cultural programs. In fact, it is a business unique on an international scale, since in the 20 years the company has evolved from the organizer of the first Slovenian shopping center in Slovenia into the manager of one of the largest business, shopping and recreational centers in Europe with 21 million visits per year.

The development of BTC City has been most influenced by the excellent implementation of business plans and the intense investment of the last two decades. From 1993 to 2019, the company renovated 200,000 m2 of business premises and invested 269 million EUR, and its business partners an additional 184 million EUR. With its openness, the company has achieved partnerships with the most excellent domestic and foreign partners, which have influenced the strengthening of market contents, the top offer of BTC City, the implementation of the latest technology for individual programs. New synergies have established a new culture of social contact, and BTC City has become an important, indispensable part of the map of Ljubljana, which can no longer be ignored from either a domestic or an international perspective.

As the BTC company is involved in many projects that include the wider social environment – in the fields of culture, science, education, humanitarianism and sports – which Jože Mermal actively supports, the BTC company and Mr. Mermal personally have received many important awards over the years.


Awards and recognitions

  • 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award in management awarded by the Managers’ Association of Slovenia
  • 2017 Highest honor of the Municipality of Ljubljana – Honorary Citizen Jože Mermal
  • 2016 Independent agency for the selection and promotion of managers / 34th Best European Managers Awards: Jože Mermal, Chairman of the Management Board of BTC, prestigious award for exceptional results of the BTC company under his leadership, the highest managerial lifetime achievement award of “Best Manager 2016” of Southeastern and Central Europe and “Best Company”.
  • 2014 Award of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce for exceptional achievements in economics and business for 2013
  • 2013 European award for socially responsible business practices in Slovenia, in the large business category for the project “BTC City and ladies ski jumping”
  • 2012 The “Jože Mermal, patron of the year 2011 in culture” award
  • 2012 The “Jože Mermal, Vision Manager” for visionary management and creativity
  • 2011 BTC company nominated for European business award for the Ecoindex business model
  • 2011 SiBrand award for the BTC City brand name
  • 2011 JAPTI award for the most innovative business model for Ecoindex
  • 2011 Horus Award for the most socially responsible company
  • 2011 Diamond award for over 15 years of sponsorship for Cankarjev Dom
  • 2010 The “Most environmentally friendly company” award
  • 2005 Award of the Slovenian Scientific Foundation
  • 2001 Primus Award – expert commendation for excellence in communication, awarded by the Slovenian Public Relations Society
  • 1997 Award for “Jože Mermal, Manager of the Year”

Board of Directors



Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs, Deputy Chairwomen of the Board of Directors, Non-executive director, member of the Board of Directors



Non-executive director, member of the Board of Directors



Chief Executive Officer, member of the Board of Directors

Foto: Piqant Photography


Employee Representative, Non-executive Member of the Board of Directors

Executive Directors



Chief Executive Officer

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Chief Finance, Accounting, Controlling and Informatics Officer

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Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer

From Central to Public Warehouses

The BTC company began in 1954 with the adoption of the founding contract for the Central Warehouses company at the incentive of the then Mayor of Ljubljana Marijan Dermastja. Expansion of operations and scope of business soon led the company to rename itself Public Warehouses. All of the warehousing activities in Ljubljana were thus consolidated in one place. In 1963 the company managed 68,867 m² of warehousing space. Just two years later the location grew into the largest goods storage facility in the former Yugoslavia.

Goods Transportation Centre Ljubljana – BTC

In 1975 the company developed into the largest goods and transport centre in former Yugoslavia and the Public Warehouses were again renamed into the Goods Transportation Centre Ljubljana (Blagovno-transportni center) – BTC. The company primarily operated in goods storage and distribution and in the period between 1977 and 1987 became one of the largest land terminals in Europe with 180,970 m2 of covered storage facilities. The warehouses stored goods prepared for export abroad and goods imported from Europe which were then distributed throughout Yugoslavia. The warehouses ware filled to capacity at all times.


BTC City

Over two decades of business transformation and urban renovation between 1993 and 2013 the BTC company – whose shares were successfully placed on the international capital market at the London Stock Exchange – pursued an intensive restructuring of the warehouse facilities and reorganisation of operations and developed into a property management company which now along with numerous business partners creates a harmonious fusion of different activities in a modern urban city space. The newly created BTC City is a diverse, architecturally modern, ambitiously reformed and carefully planned space, created as a response to the changing demands of modern times. The space has now become an integral part of the central cityscape and has established itself as a place of vibrant happening that anybody can participate in and co-create.


Growth of business premises and development of content at BTC City Ljubljana


Intensive investments and development

The growth of BTC is the result of large scale investments into development.

Revolution in space

Best practices around the world and new opportunities of modern time became the incentive that led BTC to reinterpret and redefine its space. The grey warehousing monolith at the edge of the city was gradually transformed into a modern city area. The changed image and new business purpose of the area became a generator of further company development, source of inspiration and constant challenge.

That is why every year of BTC’s history was marked by investments, either the company’s own or those of partners, through which the company realized set projects, many of them large in scale and breakthrough in nature. Their realization influenced the growth and expansion of operations that are based more and more on the principles of sustainable development.


BTC shares at the London Stock Exchange

Shares of the BTC company were listed on the London Stock Exchange between 1997 and 2001. The selling of shares at LSE brought the company important funds for further development.


Investments; construction 1993–2014

  • 177,000 m2 of renovated business premises
  • 150,000 m2 of new constructions
  • The BTC company invested 241 million EUR.
  • Partners of the BTC company invested 165 million EUR.


One-tier management system

With the consent of the BTC, d. d., Assembly, the BTC Company adopted a one-tier management system in July 2019. The change in company management from a two-tier to a one-tier management system was implemented to facilitate the inclusion of BTC Company owners in strategic management decision-making and the development of the company’s activities. Therefore, the Board of Directors will also include the representatives of owners, who will not deal with business operations directly but rather monitor them and be involved in decisions relating to the company’s strategic matters.

The one-tier management system requires the establishment of a Board of Directors. A four-member Board of Directors was unanimously approved by the Assembly, with an additional member of the Board of Directors proposed by the Works Council. On the basis of the decisions adopted during their constitutional meeting, the Board of Directors consists of Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jože Mermal (non-executive member), his deputy Helena Petrin (non-executive member), Andrej Repina (non-executive member), and an employee representative, also a non-executive member, who will be proposed by the Works Council. The chief executive director, who will be responsible for the business operations of BTC, d. d., along with the other executive directors, each responsible for separate domains, is mag. Damjan Kralj.

With the one-tier management system, the BTC Company continues with the implementation of its vision and strategy, ensures transparency and a greater inclusion of company owners in the process of the company’s strategic development and decision-making, and fosters intergenerational co-operation and the transfer of knowledge in the company.

From green projects and state of the art technology to inventive management solutions.

Operations that create possibilities for successful development and new business opportunities.

Management of property and space, development of assets and consulting engineering

Through its many years of development the BTC company profoundly transformed itself and renovated the expansive area of BTC City, developing in the process into an exceptionally well versed manager of property. The company is now successfully marketing its comprehensive expert knowledge and experience in the field of property management.

The company portfolio was supplemented by another new service: integrated management of business premises for other business partners. Clients benefit from a comprehensive insight into the local market as the operative, tactical and strategic aspects of building and spatial management constitute part of the company’s daily activities.

High quality services and innovative management solutions assure optimal processes in the management of buildings and premises and enable the achievement of optimum cost efficiency.

Sustainable development

All the business decisions the company adopts reflect its responsible attitude towards its business partners, visitors, greater community and the environment.


Innovative business services

Expert and innovative business services in property management have empowered the BTC company to expand its undertaking of managing and developing properties to groups of similar character, including shopping centres, logistics, business premises, …

Inventive management services are based on partnerships with key business partners. BTC strives for excellence in its management of properties owned by other business entities and its knowledge and experience is supplemented by specialised know-how of strategic partners such as Petrol in the field of energy, IBM Slovenia and Microsoft in IT and others.


Multidimensional growth

The BTC company maintains its dynamic character through various forms of growth, ranging from innovative services and new business content, projects based on sustainable development, synergy between local and foreign business partners, social responsibility … to entry into new market segments. We have close ties with various multinational corporations and local companies, allowing us to link new projects with the local community while assuring investors all the benefits of long term growth and optimal yields.

BTC has in conjunction with IBM Slovenia introduced the most modern information system for computer supported management of assets and services – IBM Maxima. The system supports integrated management of investment projects, space, energy and the environment.



The BTC logistics centre builds on its long standing tradition of logistics services and wealth of knowledge and experience with modern information and communications technology. Modernisation of services across the board has strengthened BTC’s position on the logistics market and placed it among the leading service providers for higher end goods.



BTC company selects international business partners for long term strategic cooperation and strengthening of market content on the basis of trends and guidelines in the global and local arena.


Key generators of income:

  • BTC Cities management
  • Logistics services
  • BTC PROP – Development and management of third party properties
  • Mission: green
  • Strategic projects

The future is now

In 2014 the company celebrated its 60th anniversary. Thoughts about where to take the company in the future developed gradually throughout the year, culminating in the realisation that we are bound not only to maintaining the continuity of our current success, stable development and goodwill, but also to put efforts towards emphasising modernity through new services and incentives for new and original creations. Our management is infused with vibrant energy and synergy among generations. The strategy is a sound foundation that will allow the company to continuously increase growth, act responsibly towards the environment and continue to co-create further socially responsible projects in various areas. In this sense the development strategy is more than just a document detailing the company’s plans to expand and increase in economic terms. It sets out a gradual transition into a new business culture for BTC, a culture focused on increased creativity, innovation and constant dynamics. We are certain that these guidelines will bring us to our goal – an open company in the year 2020.

The rich history of BTC has taught us that change is the only constant and that the company can only maintain its vitality and growth through taking on new and increasingly daunting business challenges posed by current social and economic circumstances. This realisation has led us to define our company mission for the 2014 – 2020 strategy as such: create conditions for the flourishing of new business opportunities.

Intensive and thorough work on the strategic plan showed that we are either already working on most of the anticipated new developments in the region or we are very close to launching. The company, which until recently focused its operations on two main sources of revenue, namely renting of properties and logistics, is expanding its portfolio by two further areas of operations – integrated management of third party properties and Mission: Green. Initial activities in these areas are already bearing fruit, but we are aware that most opportunities for growth and generating new value in both existing and new operations lie in the future.

Successful business in the past and new findings on business opportunities in the future are a source of optimism and we firmly believe that the company will maintain its position among the most successful companies in the region, create new jobs, co-create social wellbeing and keep its place among the most esteemed companies in Slovenia.

Jože Mermal, Chairman of the Board
october, 2013

Innovative services, creative solutions, partnership networks in dialogue with the future.

Management of property and space, development of assets and consulting engineering

Another major factor in the further development of BTC City beside the Ljubljana Intermodal Logistics Terminal will be the large scale new urban development project titled the Šmartinska Partnership.


A prestigious city quarter like New York’s Manhattan

Considerable investments over the past twenty years, particularly in new construction, renovations of facilities and infrastructure, energy efficiency and modern information technology have transformed the suburban industrial area into a modern city – BTC City, attesting to the company’s relentless pursuit of growth, development and expansion of activities.

This public-private partnership project, for which the Urban Municipality of Ljubljana published an international urban planning competition for a complete design concept of the area that directly borders on BTC City, will redefine the purpose of 230,000 m2 of degraded industrial land along one of the longest traffic routes in the city, Šmartinska street, and a railway line.

The selected concept proposes that the area be developed into a prestigious urban quarter the likes of New York’s Manhattan, with a number of business/commercial and residential buildings around a large central park.

Two of the projects planned in the Šmartinska Partnership have already been realised: the Crystal Palace and Plaza hotel.

Architects responsible for the foremost projects at BTC City

Peter Bassin
Petra Bauer
Marjan Bežan
Mirjana Berčič
Urban Brandner
Heinz Brunner
Andrej Cvar
Miha Dobrin
Angelca Dokl
Dušan Engelsberger
Andrej Erjavec

Franci Erjavec
Mojca Fišer
Peter Gabrijelčič
Miran Gajšek
Mihelj Gorazd
Andrej Gregorčič
Ðuro Ivanović
Igor Jurančič
Andrej Kasal
Milena Kitek
Toš Kitek

Janez Koželj
Vladimir Koželj
Ivo Koritnik
Nande Korpnik
Jelica Kupec
Jagoda Ličina
Vera Lovrečič
Jože Nemec
Matjaž Pangerc
Mira Prelog
Bojan Purg

Janez Roš
Jurij Sadar
Nada Schollmayer
Barbara Schollmayer
Denis Simčič
Brane Smolej
Fedor Špacapan
Milan Štrukelj
Luka Tomori
Sandi Trajkov

BTC d.d. Corporate Governance Code

Company management and the Supervisory Board have adopted the Corporate Governance Code in order to further emphasise the ethical relations and conduct among all stakeholders in the company: company bodies, employees, shareholders, business partners and the wider community. Professional and appropriate relations and well defined responsibilities are the basis for good, transparent and forward looking management and a precondition for further development and all future successes of BTC.