Litostroj is a Slovenian heavy machinery manufacturer based in Ljubljana. Its products include mainly water turbines for hydroelectric powerplants. Most of the production is exported. It provided around 8000 MW of installed power worldwide. Around 150 of them are pumped storage. It has also designed around 1200 large cranes. They also manufacture forging and pressing machines.

Litostroj Kaplan turbine

The structure for the plant was built using forced labor by political prisoners from camps set up immediately after the Second World War.[1]

Its name is derived from Livarna in tovarna strojev, meaning "Foundry and Machine Factory" in Slovene.[2] Litostroj Street (Litostrojska cesta) in Ljubljana is named after the company.

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  1. ^ Milko Mikola (2008). "Communist Concentration Camps and Labor Camps in Slovenia". In Jambrek, Peter (ed.). Crimes Committed by Totalitarian Regimes (PDF). Brussels: Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. p. 150. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Rot, Tom (November 2009). "Organizacijska kultura ob prestrukturiranju družbe" [The Organisational Culture at the Restructuring of a Company] (PDF). Zbornik 6. študentske konference Fakultete za management Koper (in Slovenian). Faculty of Management, University of Koper. p. 821.

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