Austrian horticulture firm and Swedish furniture store plan new bases near Lendava
There is good news for eastern Slovenia with the announcement of a possible 600 new jobs that could be created by the Swedish furniture company IKEA and Austrian horticultural company Herneth-Gartenbau, which intends to build 30 hectares of greenhouses. Although IKEA doesn’t currently have any stores in Slovenia, one is in the pipeline for Ljubljana and now the company looks set to establish a logistics centre near Lendava.
It is not a coincidence that the two companies should plan a project together since IKEA is one of the Graz-based agricultural company’s major customers.
A zoning plan is currently being undertaken and should all go according to plan, construction of the greenhouses and the logistics centre would start at the beginning of 2018. Although area currently has a significant issue with unemployment, there would not be enough workers to fill all the positions, and so some workers would no doubt come from just over the Hungarian and Croatian borders.