History

THE FUTURE IS BUILT ON SOLID FOUNDATIONS OF THE PAST

14th–20th century        

Development of ironworks and iron working plants on the territory of Slovenia

1969 Merged company of Slovenian Steelworks (Jesenice, Ravne, Štore) 
1986 Termination of the last blast furnaces; since then steel in Slovenia has been produced exclusively from steel scrap
1991

Slovenian independence and restructuring of the Slovenian steel industry

1992 Foundation of Acroni and Metal Ravne – now SIJ Acroni, the largest steel company in SIJ Group, and SIJ Metal Ravne, now the second largest steel producer in the Group; Slovenian Steelworks system renamed to SIJ – Slovenian Steel Group
1993 Privatisation of Slovenian Steel Group finalised
2007 The Russian group KOKS with its subsidiary Dilon becomes the new majority owner
2007–2017 A period of intensive investments in production modernisation, increase of production capacities and the orientation towards programmes of higher added value products for niche steel markets 
2015–2018 Strengthening of the market position – also through the introduction of steel brands and the development, innovation, and strengthening of sustainable operation principles