Iskra (company)

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Iskra stand at the 1961 International fair Modern electronics in Ljubljana

Iskra (Slovene: Spark) was an electronic equipment manufacturer in Yugoslavia, established on March 8, 1946 in Kranj, Slovenia.[1] Starting with 850 workers, it employed as many as 35,000 at its peak.[2] In the beginning of the 1970s, Iskra was the largest Slovenian company in the field of electromechanics, telecommunications, electronics and automation.[3]

In 1989, Iskra SOZD consisted of the following organizations:[4]

  • Iskra Banka
  • Iskra Commerce
  • Iskra Servis
  • Iskra Telematika
  • Iskra Delta
  • Iskra Kibernetika
  • Iskra električna orodja
  • Iskra Elektrozveze
  • Iskra Merilna elektronika
  • Iskra Elektrooptika
  • Iskra Avtomatika
  • Iskra Orodja
  • Iskra Elementi
  • Iskra Mikroelektronika
  • Iskra Antene
  • Iskra Elekroakustika
  • Iskra Elektromotorji
  • Iskra Videomatika
  • Iskra Rotomatika
  • Iskra Avtoelektrika
  • Iskra Kondenzatorji
  • Iskra Baterije Zmaj
  • Iskra Institut za kakovost
  • Iskra "ZORIN"
  • Iskra Invest servis
  • Iskra High School

Following the breakup of Yugoslavia, it is now a company in Slovenia. The company's operations in Slovenia were divided into many separate companies, including Iskratel, Iskra Avtoelektrika, Iskraemeco, Fotona, Iskra Amesi, Iskra, elektro in elektronska industrija, d.d. (Iskra d.d. for short)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Trademarks History". Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Iskra: Non-Aligned Design 1946–1990". Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pregledna razstava Iskra: Neuvrščeno oblikovanje 1946-1990" (PDF) (in Slovenian). Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Iskra: Vodič po Iskri, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Iskra Commerce, dejavnost marketinških raziskav in komuniciranja, 1989 
  5. ^ Iskra d.d. Web site (Source for Iskra d.d. only)

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