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BETI – Bela Krajina Knitwear Industry is established. The main focus of production is on manufacturing materials for curtains, cotton knits, and silk fabrics. Additionally, a small dyeing facility is already in operation.
A factory building, constructed for “Belokranjka”, occupied by Novoteks II in 1956 (BMM archive).


The opening of the new premises of the Beti factory.
The opening of the new premises of the Beti factory on July 22, 1960. Photo by Jože Dular (BMM Archive).


Nearly 300 young girls work in the Bela Krajina knitwear industry at Beti in Metlika.
Almost 300 young girls, just like the one in the picture, work in the Bela Krajina knitwear industry at Beti in Metlika. Dolenjski list, Year 12, No. 46, November 16, 1961 (BMM Archive).


Circular knitting machine.
Mechanic Ivan Brodarič at a circular knitting machine, concluding his work at Beti as the head of technical service in 1962. (Jožica Brodarič Archive)


At the end of the anniversary year, the company already had 1068 employees. The Beti Vocational School was also established for in-house training of personnel.
Ad in Dolenjski list newspaper (year 17, no.22, 9.6.1966)


Beti successfully expands its production facilities and conquers many foreign markets.
The markets of Beti abroad in 1966, from the publication Beti / Knitwear Industry Metlika 1956-1966 (BMM Archive).


One of the high-profile visits to Beti.
High-profile visit to Beti from the right: Peter Vujčič, director of Beti, Stane Kavčič, Prime Minister of Slovenia, Ivan Žele, president of the Metlika municipality assembly, June 16, 1971 (BMM Archive).


Establishment of the Kodranka plant for the production of polyamide yarn.
Production of new types of yarn at TOZD Kodranka and Volna, 1988. Photo by Branko Matkovič (Branko Matkovič Archive).


The production of new types of yarn in Kodranka and Beti grows into a large company with over 2000 employees, nine organizational units, and three branch offices in Ljubljana, Split, and Belgrade. During these years, Beti reaches peaks in the development of global markets.


The breakup of Yugoslavia and the consequent loss of markets bring a challenging period for the company. Despite the difficult circumstances, Beti maintains brand recognition and all production programs.


The company strengthens and invests. Among other things, in 2003, it invests 220 million Slovenian tolar in a biological wastewater treatment system.


Beti specializes in the program of polyamide and polyester yarn. In the following years, the Beti brand for the underwear program is sold to a smaller local company with the goal of preserving the brand in this segment as well.


The transformation and stabilization of the company begin. The experienced local management and professional team take over full leadership. With a capital injection from local owners, the company achieves financial stability. In this year, the first major project is realized with dyed recycled yarns – specifically, yarn for socks at the World Cup in Brazil.


Entry into the medical textiles market.

Photo: Yarn for use in medical textiles.


Investment in the Dose&Dye Robot, a significant technological advancement for fast and precise sampling of various shades. Over the next few years, the company carries out more than 2 million investments in technological upgrades and improvements in manufacturing processes.

Photo: Modern dyeing laboratory.


Beti initiates the implementation of the Sustainable Business Strategy 2020-2025. It acquires the Global Recycled Standard. In June 2021, Beti successfully presented itself at the TechTextil fair in Frankfurt.

Photo: Beti booth at the TechTextil fair in Frankfurt.


With successfully executed research and development projects, Beti receives multiple awards for innovations.


The leadership team is strengthened and ready for new challenges.