Trival Antene: Production of Antennas in Slovenia Is in Safe Keeping

Trival Antene is a leading manufacturer of antennas and antenna masts for HF, VHF and UHF radio systems in Slovenia.

Last year, the additional cost per employee in the company was 180,922 euros. In 2017, given a successful implementation of the large complex project, this figure may exceed 200,000 euros. In 2016, Trival Antene received a 4.9 million revenue from sales, operating profit (EBIT) reached 1.84 million euros, and net profit made 1.53 million euros.

98% of the Company’s products are exported. Key markets, according to the Trival Antene manager Miran Kozjek, are the USA, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle and Far East, and Russia. In 2016, the volume of orders for Vietnam amounted to 1.1 million euros. Representatives of the Company hope that negotiations on a free trade zone between the EU and Vietnam will complete successfully.

Trival Antene has been manufacturing professional equipment, antenna masts, and antennas in Slovenia since 1993. Fans of Formula 1 probably remember that in 2000–2006, Ferrari used VHF-antennas by Trival Antene for communication between mechanics and racing drivers.

Today, the manufacturing programme includes more than 300 products. “A contest for the production of small ATVs has recently completed in Slovenia. Two suppliers, whose products were equipped with our antennas, attended it. By the way, one of them won the contest. We also pin great hopes on the contest for IFV 8×8 (infantry fighting vehicles) production, which will be held in autumn–winter,” notes Miran Kozjek.

Kozjek emphasizes that Trival Antene delivers products for the world’s leading manufacturers of professional equipment for radio communications—the American company Harris, the French Thales and the Israeli Elbit.

In 2011, the company relocated from Kamnik to new premises in Mengeš, where, on the building roof, the company employees equipped a fully automated system for measuring antenna directional patterns and amplification using an azimuth/elevation rotor and two antenna masts 15 metres high each. The system is controlled by software that monitors the measuring devices and controls the movement of rotary device. This provides greater accuracy and speed measurement of electrical parameters. The company has its own physicochemical laboratory, where the mechanical properties of materials, semi-finished and finished products are checked.