SARIO 20 Years of Successful Stories

Monday, 04. October 2021

SARIO IS WRITING A SUCCESS STORY ABOUT MODERN SLOVAKIA FOR 20 YEARS NOW
Without an agency like SARIO, Slovakia would not have become an attractive business center where it pays to invest and trade, as evidenced directly not only by the quantity but also the quality of established investors and competitive local companies. SARIO has become an expert and consulting team not only for commercial entities, but also for representatives of public administration and local governments, global companies, embassies and academia.

SLOVAKIA IS ATTRACTIVE FOR INVESTORS
Over the course of 20 years, SARIO has successfully completed more than 580 investment projects worth EUR 12.6 billion. Foreign direct investment directed by SARIO has brought up to 132,600 direct jobs to Slovakia since 2002. These projects, as well as the indirect jobs linked to them, contributed to the growth of living standards and the reduction of regional disparities throughout Slovakia. Increasing the number of higher value-added projects remains a priority.

Source: SARIO, own internal data processing

SARIO consultants prepared dozens of authorial publications of sector analyses of Slovak industry, processed and presented detailed information about the Slovak business environment, opportunities for cooperation, investment incentives, business start-ups, as well as suitable locations and real estate. The agency provides services and expert advice systematically, efficiently and tailored to the specific needs of investors.
The competitiveness of Slovak companies is growing, they are successfully launching new sectors.
SARIO responds flexibly to current developments and trends, in which it sees new opportunities and has also introduced new services - Innovation Services, Diversification Services, Supply Chain Localization, or Technology Transfer Services. These services help local companies to diversify their portfolio of products and services through specific opportunities in promising high-tech sectors and allow them to connect the needs of investors with the capacities and capabilities of Slovak technology companies or strengthen their position in investors' supply chains.

SARIO IS CONNECTING SLOVAK COMPANIES WITH FOREIGN COUNTRIES FOR 20 YEARS NOW
Through SARIO, thousands of Slovak companies have won contracts and contacts with foreign and domestic partners during 1840 business missions, cooperation events and participation in international fairs. The agency has developed and provided thousands of individual territorial consultations, organized hundreds of training seminars to increase export readiness.
Since 2017, the SARIO agency has supported more than 1,100 Slovak SMEs in the amount of almost EUR 3 million within the national project Support for the Internationalization of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), which is implemented under the Integrated Infrastructure Operational Program, Priority Axis 11.

SARIO AGENCY IS PRESENTING THE INVESTMENT, TRADE and INNOVATION POTENTIAL OF SLOVAKIA
Since 2001, when the agency started with 7 staff, its advice has gradually grown. The agency currently employs 84 staff - the average age is 38, 90% have a university degree, 54% women and 46% men. The average age of SARIO staff is on the rise. The agency succeeds in recruiting and hiring people with many years of professional experience from the labour market.
 
SARIO IS A TEAM OF PEOPLE WHO, THANKS TO THEIR EXPERTISE, COMPETENCE AND PROFESSIONAL NETWORK OF CONTACTS, MOVE THINGS FORWARD. IN ADDITION TO SERVICES TO SUPPORT THE INFLOW OF INVESTMENTS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOREIGN TRADE, IT FULFILLS THE MESSAGES OF THE GOOD IDEA SLOVAKIA  BRAND. IT CURRENTLY IMPLEMENTS THESE ACTIVITIES PRIMARILY THROUGH THE USE OF INTERNAL CAPACITIES AND KNOW-HOW.