Over time, the craft has changed, hand tools have been replaced by machines, blacksmiths have been replaced by locksmiths. When Mihael Rajh, representative of the already third generation of the Rajh family, took over the business in 1970, the company was renamed in Ključavničarstvo, procesna oprema, reduktorji, Rajh Mihael s.p..
Due to the wide product portfolio and the increased need for employees, Slavica Rajh, Mihael Rajh’s wife, founded the company Kovinska galanterija, Slavica Rajh s.p. in 1979. Both Mihael and Slavica Rajh’s companies were responsible for product development, personnel and customer satisfaction throughout Slovenia and the former Yugoslavia.
Until 1990, the company’s products were used to equip poultry farms throughout Yugoslavia. They also manufactured systems for continuous feeding of poultry without human intervention. The company also received awards for these systems.
After the break-up of Yugoslavia, the company turned to the development of gearboxes needed for installation in plants whose operation did not require human intervention. Customised gearboxes and drives are still one of the company’s main products today.
Mihael and Slavica Rajh found the company RAJH PLUS d.o.o.. During this time, the company is mainly active in the field of complete solutions for drive technology with innovative solutions in various industries where highly loaded machines, automated production lines or processes are used. Various projects are often carried out in the aluminium, pharmaceutical, chemical and other industries, where special machines and equipment are designed and manufactured.
Mihael Rajh is still active in the company after his retirement, but leaves the management to his wife Slavica Rajh and his son Mate Rajh. Matej Rajh has meanwhile completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Maribor and is successfully integrated into the regular work of the company.
Blaž Rajh obtains an official trade licence and opens a blacksmith’s workshop in Košaki near Maribor. Later he moved the workshop to Črešnjevec, where they were engaged in the manufacture of various products, but they were best known for their ploughs. At the ” blacksmith’s “, as it was called, many masters of their trade were trained. At that time, the name Rajh was also still used.