'You need a clear vision of your goal, but also a bit of luck'
Published: Friday, 30 August 2019
When Erik Zobec launched Seven Refractories at
the height of the eurozone crisis, few would have believed the company would go on to become one
of the world’s leading monolithics producers. As
Seven approaches 10 years in business, he talks to Ross Davies about its ascent.
On the face of it, 2010 was hardly the most auspicious year
to launch a new business.
The Great Recession which followed the 2008-9 banking crisis
in the United States and Europe cast a long shadow across the
eurozone, resulting in a series of national bailouts.
Yet, while economists mulled...