5TH SIJ DAY – RECORD TURNOUT, INCREDIBLE ATMOSPHERE
On Sunday, 15 July 2018, SIJ Group’s co-workers from Jesenice, Ljubljana and Ravne, and their families gathered at the sports park in Ravne na Koroškem. As many as 3500 smiling participants enjoyed the varied programme. We gave our thanks to the best co-workers and best inventors in SIJ Group, who lead by example and create new solutions. SIJ Group values loyalty and tradition, so we honoured the employees celebrating their 40th work jubilee within SIJ Group, as well as the families with a long tradition in the steel industry. Our iron will and nerves of steel were put to the test at the football tournament, where the team Metal 1 from Ravne na Koroškem won, bringing the cup back from Gorenjska to Koroška.
“Plenty of challenges lie before use. The demanding steel market continuously tests our productivity, innovativeness, production quality, boldness and creativity in penetrating foreign markets. This year we again celebrate our best co-workers and inventors, employees celebrating work jubilees, and families who have been dedicated to the steel industry for several generations. All these people affirm my believe that we have enough passion, innovativeness and commitment to remain at the top of producers of stainless and special steel,” emphasised Tibor Šimonka, a member of the SIJ Group Management Board. The guests were also welcomed by the Mayor of Ravne na Koroškem Municipality, dr. Tomaž Rožen.
The children tested their sport skills at mini Olympic games which were organised in cooperation with OKS, and tried their hand at making jewellery and pirate clothes and ships. The most fearless tested their bravery on a space trainer and at bungee jumping.
The event was hosted by Katja Čevnik, while the comedian Tomi Vrlič, the music band Pegaz, the popular singer Tanja Žagar and the energetic singer and guitar player Dunja Vrhovnik took care of entertainment.