"The roots of the company AvtoTransporti Kastelec date back to the year 1979 when I, as an individual entrepreneur, brought home the first truck, which was five years older than me", recalls the owner of the company, Mr. Lado Kastelec. "I was dealing mainly with the transport of bulk cargo, cereals and cement. In 1988 I hired the first driver. Two years later an excellent opportunity was given for the transport of cars. I was among the first. Customers have trusted me, and as regards work, I respected the principle of professionalism and quality."
With patience and hard work the first truck was soon followed by the new ones, new jobs were opening and there are now more than two hundred of us.
The main activity of the company is the transport of cars so that is why in 1994 we renamed the company to AvtoTransporti Kastelec, Kastelec Lado s.p. The company's registered office is located in Grosuplje on Adamičeva cesta 57.
Over the years, due to the increasing demands for good organization and increasingly diverse requirements of our customers, the activity of the company has spread to different areas: customs warehouse, parking service centre for the preparation of new vehicles before sale, the parking lot for public use, car wash and decommissioning of out-of-use vehicles. Recently we have expanded our business with the construction of the economic zone in Novo Mesto, namely in the first phase with a public parking area for trucks.
"The path to today was not easy. There were many obstacles on it, but the desire for success and better life was stronger; like an invisible bond it has pulled me along", says Lado Kastelec.
Our own mechanical, body and paint workshop makes sure that cargo vehicles are always clean and impeccable on the way. Through constant investing in knowledge and education we make sure that our drivers and personnel are adequately trained.
The company holds more than 120 specially-equipped cargo vehicles intended for the transport of vehicles, vans and light commercial vehicles.
We transport about 150.000 cars and vans annually. Our cargo vehicles travel altogether a distance of about 16 million kilometres a year.
The company provides transport of vehicles throughout Europe and the Balkan countries. We also provide distribution of vehicles of different brands in Slovenia.
Additionally to the existing parking lot for trucks in Grosuplje we opened a new automated parking lot for trucks in Novo mesto at the beginning of 2016.
Both parking lots are fully lighted, fenced, protected by the alarm and under 24-hour video surveillance. The protection on both parking lots is ensured by the security service Sintal which is carrying out regular patrols. The drivers of cargo vehicles are provided with the cost-effective and above all safe parking, with an additional supply of sanitary facilities, showers and canteen which is furnished with the vending machines with drinks, snacks and coffee maker.
We have a subsidiary company named AT Kastelec in Belgrade, Serbia and AutoTrasnporti Kastelec in Sveta Nedelja in Croatia. In these two companies we hold a customs warehouse, parking service centre and a small fleet of trucks.
In addition to transport services the company also deals with ecological activity, namely with decommissioning of out-of-use vehicles - IMV, for which the company has also acquired the concession by the Republic of Slovenia. To this end, the company decomposes about 1500 cars per year in the facility equipped for this purpose. Within the decommissioning activity the company is also engaged in selling of spare parts for vehicles, car towing services, vehicle weighting activities and sale of trucks and cars.