ABOUT US

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We have been creating them with our customers since 1967. As a family and a development-oriented company with 96 employees, we are one of the leading manufacturers of pens, roller ball pens, and inks in Europe. Our development is based on good business relationships, innovative ideas, quality, and flexibility.

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Beginnings of our craft

Jože Viktor Melanšek started the craft business of tool making and metal and plastic products in his parents’ garage in Žalec. The first client was the company Galip from Šoštanj, and soon after that he started to manufacture products for Aero, Celje.

1967
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Mr. Melanšek hired the first employee who stayed in the company until his retirement.

1975
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His wife, Vanda Melanšek, opened a similar craft business and the name VIVA was created from the first two syllables of their names: Viki and Vanda.

1978
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Started production of ink cartridges for AERO, Celje.

1982
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Gold Award at the Crafts Fair in Celje for spirit levels.

1984
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  • Gold Award at the Crafts Fair in Celje for an angle meter.
  • Gold Award at the Crafts Fair in Celje for a spirit level housing made of foamed ABS.
1985
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Construction of own premises in Nazarje.

1986
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LOBE’s Award for a machine for filling spirit levels.

1988
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Purchase of the first HUTT machine for assembling and filling ink cartridges.

1989
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Gold Award at the Crafts Fair in Celje for TEHNIK technical ruler.

1989
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Establishment of the company VIVA trade, d.o.o.

1990
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Establishment of a subsidiary company LINEA GmbH, Germany.

1991
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Their daughter, Petra Melanšek, joined the company.

1992
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Jože Melanšek received a GZS (Slovenian Chamber of Commerce) award for outstanding achievements in economy.

1994
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Start of production of ink eraser corrector pens.

1997
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Rented an additional hall in Ljubno ob Savinji.

1998
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Purchase of land and laying of the foundation stone laid (11th April 2002) on a municipal holiday in the City of Celje.

2002
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Commencement of business in Celje.

1.1.2003
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First own ink-feeding system (V04) for the first fountain pen – SPIRIT.

2004
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Petra Melanšek took over the management of the company.

2007
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Petra Melanšek is included in the ownership structure as an equal partner.

2010
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  • RGZS Gold Award for an Ink feeding system for a roller ball pen.
  • GZS Gold National Award for an Ink feeding system for a roller ball pen.
2011
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Petra Melanšek received a GZS (Slovenian Chamber of Commerce) award for outstanding achievements in economy.

2012
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RGZS Silver Award for the project Shorty fiber pens.

2012
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  • RGZS Silver Award for UMS3 Device.
  • RGZS Gold Award for the Tool for two-sided pen and organising injection process.
  • GZS Gold National Award for the Tool for two-sided pen and organising injection process.
  • Best innovation chosen by the public for the Tool for two-sided pen and organising injection process.
2013
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  • RGZS Gold Award for the First fountain pen made of conductive ABS polymer.
  • GZS Gold National Award for the First fountain pen made of conductive ABS polymer.
  • GZS Gold National Award for the First fountain pen made of conductive ABS polymer.
  • Silver Coat-of-Arms of the City of Celje.
2014
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The 6th type of the ink feeding system was completed, giving the company a strategic advantage in the market.

2015
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