Helios Group is the leading manufacturer of coatings in South Eastern Europe with approximately 3,000 employees in more than thirty companies in fourteen countries and recorded sales of $386 million in 2010. Recently Helios strengthened its operations in Slovenia and opened a car refinishing coatings center and a production plant for water-based coatings in Domzale. The coatings manufacturer also opened a center for metal coatings in Medvode, Slovenia. Helios invested €14 million in the three projects. Additional resources will be invested in the production plant for water-based coatings and the car refinishing coatings center until 2012. Currently the production capacity of decorative and car refinishing water-based coatings is 500 tons per month.