January, 2024
Visit us at PAINT EXPO 2024, the leading trade fair for industrial coatings technology, from 9 - 12 April at Messe Karlsruhe, Germany.
PaintExpo is the largest surface protection trade fair in Europe and has over the years gained the status of the leading international trade fair in its field. 
We invite you to visit us in Hall 1, Stand 1436.
We look forward to welcoming you at our stand! 
Contact us for a free ticket!
November, 2023
The aim of the project is to develop a high-tech product in the form of an automated and digitally controlled line for the sustainable de-lacquering of metal components, which will be taken to a final design stage ready for use in a real industrial environment. By developing a highly scalable solution, we are revolutionising the de-lacquering industry, with direct benefits throughout the chain due to lower costs throughout production, reduced energy and resource consumption. CO2 emissions, energy consumption, consumption of basic materials, time and resource consumption are greatly reduced, while eliminating the direct emissions of harmful substances that are integral to existing methods.
Project partner: SOP International d.o.o. and DDC d.o.o.
Implementation period:  02.11.2023 - 01.11.2025
Total project value:         EUR 500.000,00
EU funding:                       EUR 300.000,00
The investment is part of the measures under the plan financed by the European Mechanism.
December, 2022
Completion of SOP-INTERNATIONAL's new commercial facility for pre-assembly of the production programme and testing/processing of the paint lines during the pre-assembly phase.
May, 2022
SOP-INTERNATIONAL organised an open day for customers, subcontractors and students of the Krško Technical High School.
We will be exhibiting at the PaintExpo 2022 fair in Karlsruhe, Germany between 26.04.2022 and 29.04.2022.
We would kindly like to invite you to visit us in exhibition HALL 1, BOOTH 1436 to discuss new projects, potential cooperation or just a chat to catch-up.
Click on the picture and get free entry with code PEX2022LM.
We are looking forward to seeing you!                   



In the January issue of Italian magazine IPCM - INTERNATIONAL PAINT & COATING MAGAZINE, contains an article about the company SOP-INTERNATIONAL Ltd.

The title of an article:         The only appropriate approach in SOP is the individualised approach

The author:                          Jasna Močnik, Project manager

Enjoy your reading.

Krško, June 6, 2016 – Posavje Chamber of Commerce and Industry Best Innovation Award

The company SOP-INTERNATIONAL has applied for the best innovation award presented by the Posavje Regional Chamber of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia. 

The company applied with the innovation HANGING TRANSPORTER FOR HEAVY DUTIES WITH A LIFTING DEVICE – 10 tons, for which it was presented with a bronze award.

The authors of the innovation are Mr Anton Jenžur and Mr Jernej Stanko.

On behalf of the company, the award was collected by Mr Jernej Stanko and Mr Gregor Zevnik.



June 3rd, 2016 – SOP-INTERNATIONAL Technology Centre

IGP Powder Coatings seminar

Swiss company IGP Powder Coatings, a leading producer of powder coatings, held a seminar and a presentation of new, innovative series of powder coatings IGP Effectives in the business premises of the SOP-INTERNATIONAL Technology centre.

This is a ground-breaking technology of production of powder coatings which has numerous advantages in comparison to bonded power coatings. IGP-Effectives can be re-used without the loss of quality, and ensure a homogenous distribution of effect agent.

The seminar was attended by representatives of painting industry from all over Slovenia. After the presentation of novelties and trends, we moved to the Technology centre and observed the IGP Effectives being used in practice. We will absolutely thrilled with the results!




March, 14, 2016, Markdorf, Germany

We visited our long-time business partner J.WAGNER GMBH form Markdorf, Germany, where we had a tour around their technology centre and were presented with novelties in the field of manufacture of powder coating chambers.


On the pictures are: Mr. Rudolf Bitzinger/ WAGNER, Mr. Jernej Zorko/ managing director, SOP-INTERNATIONAL, Mr. Matej Božič/ technologist, SOP COATING LINE

December, 17, 2015, Turkey

In the December issue of Turkish magazine INDUSTRIAL PAINT & SURFACE, contains an article about the company SOP-INTERNATIONAL Ltd.

The title of an article:        Environmentally Friendly Electrophoresis

The author:                          Jasna Močnik, Project manager

Enjoy your reading.


October 29, 2015, Krško: Technology centre SOP-INTERNATIONAL

Experts’ seminar SOP-WAGNER on the topic: Surface protection of metals with powder coating

In cooperation with our long-time business partner J.WAGNER GmbH, we organised an experts' seminar on the topic Surface protection of metals with powder coating. We introduced the participants of the seminar with novelties in the field of powder coating surface protection. Besides our company, which presented technological equipment, the lectures were also given by representatives of the following companies:

  • J. WAGNER GmbH from Germany and their representative for Slovenia INVITRA Ltd., Ljubljana (novelties regarding applications and powder coating booths)
  • HENKEL Slovenia Ltd., (metal pre-treatment agents)
  • CINKARNA Celje Plc. Slovenia (EKOLAK powder coatings, development and trends)
  • HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT GmbH Germany (use of infrared radiation in the powder coating process)

The seminar was concluded with a tour around the SOP-INTERNATIONAL powder coating line and a demonstration of the change of colour in the WAGNER automatic cyclone powder coating booth.

The participants were thrilled with the presentation. We would therefore like to thank all the participants for their participation and visit of our TECHNOLOGY CENTRE.

We would like to express our special thanks to the lecturers from the above mentioned companies. We are extremely happy to be able to share the knowledge and the novelties, as well as priceless business, and personal moments with you.

Thank you all!

Here you can watch the movie made at the seminar and during the tour of our painting line.