Early Years and Studies
Branko Kavcic was born in Dornberk, Slovenia. He went to school to become an electrician and worked in the field for one year. After moving to Paris, France he realized there was no electrician work there for him, so when he got the opportunity to work as a mechanist, he took it. The company sent him to night school for training. He ended up working there for three whole years.
Brando Precision Machine & Tool Co. Ltd
In 1967, Branko moved to Ontario Canada, where he started his business in the year 1972.
Today, Brando Precision Machine and Tool Co Ltd has become a key player in the evolution of metal manufacturing technologies. With their team of expert engineers and machinists they are able to design precision parts and components in virtually any material imaginable. Their quality controls, superior machining capabilities and on-time delivery has made them leaders in single and high-volume part-production for international airports, and mining, aircraft and automotive industries.
An example of innovation in the company is their famous “Transformer Trailer”. A towable trailer that transforms into three different trailers: Flatbed, Box and Boat trailer, depending on its intended use.
Branko Kavcic in Cuba
Mr. Kavcic originally came to Cuba to supply the country with his Transformer Trailers, but after a long negotiation they did not agree due to extra royalties. Nevertheless, his company, Brado Precision, became a key supplier of heavy equipment to the countries oil and mining industry. From this moment on Mr. Kavcic became a good friend of Cuba’s and a big supporter of Canada-Cuba relations, as well as participated trade talks between Slovenia and Cuba.
Branko was introduced to this delegation to share his experience how he came from Slovenia to Canada where he has successful company in Toronto. He also shared his experience and knowledge regarding Cuban industry and how he began doing business with Cuba.
An Elvis Presley Super Fan
Branko Kavcic is also known for being an Elvis Presley memorabilia collector. He purchased the original 1969 Blackhawk car which was driven by many celebrities including Elvis Presley for two months. Other items in his collection include a $4,000 replica of Elvis’ signature TCB ring, a $2,000 studded belt from an Elvis festival, CD’s, instruments, figurines and many more.