Ilirija’s has grown on sound business decisions and it has developed into a successful company with a long tradition. The growth however has not induced us to rest on our success. On the contrary, it inspired us to further present ourselves in this highly competitive market as fast developing, dynamic, adaptable and modern company with great respect for tradition. We have set cost efficiency and consumers wishes as our main priorities, well aware that consumers demand a clean and healthy environment for themselves along with products of good quality. Ilirija is ready to meet all these needs and wishes.
The company, today known as Ilirija d. o. o., started in 1908, when the company's founder, Franc Golob, together with 6 of his associates started a company called Golob & Ko. They started manufacturing shoe and leather cleaning products for which Ilirija brand name was used for the first time. After some time, the factory was renamed to Ilirija.
Today, the Ilirija Group is a company with 180 employees and the full name Ilirija, razvoj, proizvodnja in trženje kozmetičnih izdelkov, d. o. o..
With the renovation of the production plant in Lendava in 2009 in accordance with the EU regulations on the regularity of cosmetics production, we have provided the optimum conditions for production, particularly for the key areas of hair cosmetics, facial cosmetics, and hair colourants. Investing in the production plant has enabled us to keep up with the modern trends that top-level products and high quality ingredients demand.
Thanks to many years of experience and investment in systematic training and development, we have the capacity to develop a product from the initial concept and first laboratory samples through to product testing, manufacture, and bottling. Among our ranks we have experts who specialise in the development of various types of semi-finished products and packaging. We are proud to be the only company in Slovenia to develop and manufacture products as demanding as hair dyes.
Ilirija has a long tradition of manufacturing high quality products, leading to the successful operation of the company. Our success is largely due to the fact that every product we make is thoroughly tested for functionality and microbiological safety. All hair care products are tested by our highly qualified hairdressers on human hair in our renowned Subrina Professional Studio. We also carry out tests in the development stage to verify the microbiological safety of all cosmetic products in our own microbiology laboratory.
Knowledge, experience and motivation of our employees are of vital importance for Ilirija's growth. With this in mind, we carefully plan hiring new personnel, the course of apprenticeship and job introduction, and the employees' personal and professional development. At the same time we strive to create a working environment in which working demands and results are combined with satisfaction and good interpersonal relations.
We try to make all employees feel like a part of the entire process and feel a sense of belonging, realizing that only with joint effort can we maintain stability in the company and continue with our aggressive growth in the market.
Ilirija's growth is based on sound business decisions and it has developed into a company with a long tradition. The growth however has not induced us to rest on our success. On the contrary, it inspired us to further present ourselves in this highly competitive market as fast developing, dynamic, adaptable and modern company with a great respect for tradition. To show that we have the consumer and cost efficiency as our main priorities, we will achieve this only if we continue to nurture our mission, which is to be:
At Ilirija, the quality of operations is a value and a key component of business culture; it is the basic objective of our company and something that all employees strive for. We recognise that the only way to keep old customers while also attracting new business is by maintaining a high level of quality when it comes to products and operations, since customer satisfaction is our first priority.
We are proud of the consumer trust and expertise achieved through keeping track of the markets where Ilirija is already present, as well as the markets we aim to penetrate in the future. We are well aware that it takes knowledge of local customs and trends to be able to offer to consumers exactly what they want and need.
Ilirija drug store offers a wide range of products of Ilirija's production and of other, well-known brands. This includes cosmetic and decorative products, household products, professional products and equipment for hair dressers, fashion accessories like bags and jewellery, as well as candles of all sorts.