Monday, 11 July 2022

Croatian Companies Infobip, Tehnix and Koncar Get Special Recognition

July the 11th, 2022 - The Croatian companies Infobip, Koncar and Tehnix received special recognition at the recently held 17th edition of the Croatian exporters' convention.

As Mladen Miletic/Poslovni Dnevnik writes, at the recently held 17th convention of Croatian exporters, in addition to awards in 19 different categories, awards were also given for achievements and contributions in the digital transformation and green transition of Croatian companies. This special award was given on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the "Golden Key/Zlatni kljuc" award, and it was won by three companies: INFOBIP d.o.o., KONCAR - Elektricna vozila d.d. and TEHNIX d.o.o.

The Association of Croatian Exporters awarded awards to Croatian companies for their advanced and innovative new investments and technologies that contribute to higher production efficiency, lower electricity consumption, all of which should result in a reduction of CO2 emissions in the future.

It was pointed out from various associations in this field that they wanted to further affirm and improve production that reduces the CO2 footprint. Tehnix was founded back in 1992 as a small family business with only a few employees. During its 30 years of existence, it has become the leading eco industry in Europe and the world. Tehnix has representative offices throughout Europe, and in addition to the parent company in Donji Kraljevac, Tehnix has a factory in neighbouring Serbia.

The company is organised, equipped and applies ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 business systems, and more than 500 full-time employees work there with their subcontractors, they have an impressive 60 of their own patents and innovations, and more than 350 of their own products have been placed on the Croatian and global markets. All of the above rightly places Tehnix among the most successful Croatian companies.

"Since its foundation in the early 1990s, Tehnix has grown from a small family business into a leading eco industry on the world map. The business goal of Tehnix is ​​to develop and produce the best technologies that achieve sustainable development and a circular economy. We've developed and manufacture more than 300 machines and equipment for the environment, owing to which we've received a hundred international recognitions and awards. We've also developed the best MO-BO-TO technology for waste recycling, and by applying our technology, municipal waste becomes an economic and energy resource.

With the proper industrial recycling of mixed municipal waste, we obtain 8 new types of raw materials, we also produce eco compost and RDF fuel. MO-BO-TO is the technology of the future that achieves a circular economy and continues sustainable development. We've developed and manufacture special plants for the ecological purification of sanitary municipal water," stated the company's president, Djuro Horvat.

When it comes to the other winning Croatian companies, the main activity of the company Koncar – Elektricna vozila d.d. is the development, production, modernisation and maintenance of rail vehicles and equipment for rail vehicles.

"The key strength of Koncar lies in the fact that our products are the result of many years of continuous development within the companies of the wider Koncar Group's umbrella, which gives us flexibility in adapting to specific customer requirements. Our products comply with the requirements of applicable standards in the field of rail vehicles and their equipment. The lines of our DMV and EMV trains are also certified according to TSI standards, which enables their formal application in different EU member states.

The continuous development of new solutions and products is what we're primarily determined to focus on, and through the application of our own research and development potential, as well as partnership and synergy, we successfully come up with new products and services based on our knowledge. We offer our customers a complete product according to their specific requirements and needs. Following the guidelines on green and digital mass passenger transport, we're now working on the development and application of new solutions for rail vehicles with the use of standby energy that will replace vehicles powered by diesel fuel in the future,'' they stated from Koncar.

The remarkable Vodnjan-based company Infobip, as a global IT and telecommunications company that provides mobile communication services in the cloud for business users, is one of the two Croatian unicorns representing the concept of most absolute success in the demanding business world.

Their ever-increasing list of clients includes social media platforms, internet companies, mobile messaging applications (apps), banks, marketing agencies, corporations, and the list just goes on and on.

Infobip's campus

In addition to its huge contribution and success in implementing the digital transformation, Infobip proved itself once again this year by opening its new campus and the largest innovation centre in the world, Alpha Centauri, which spans a huge area of ​​20,000 square metres here in Zagreb.

"The campus follows global trends, meaning that great emphasis has been placed on green details and sustainability. The campus building itself has an A+ energy class, and the surrounding underground water is used for cooling and heating the working rooms, which results in lower electricity consumption,'' they stated from Infobip.

For more on Croatian companies, make sure to check out Made in Croatia.

Monday, 11 January 2021

Made in Croatia: Tehnix Containers in Banovina Also Present in Antarctica

January the 11th, 2021 - The Croatian earthquake which struck Sisak-Moslavina County has seen an outpouring of help, donations and support. Tehnix Containers, which were made in Croatia, are present in the affected Banovina area, oh, and in Antarctica.

As Vecernji list/Ivica Beti writes, two beds, a table and two chairs, a kitchen with a refrigerator and a stove, a shower, an electric boiler with a capacity of 50 litres, a sink,a toilet, electric heaters, LED ceiling lighting, air conditioning for heating and cooling, complete plumbing and electrical installations, and more.

All of the above is boasted by the housing containers designed for two people produced by the company Tehnix from Donji Kraljevec in Medjimurje County. More than ever before, there has been a need for such a quick fix for the thousands of victims of the recent Petrinja whose homes have tragically been destroyed, and they urgently needed a roof over their heads and a bed to sleep in in which they wouldn’t need to fear any new tremors. Croatian companies are ready to produce them and deliver them to the affected towns and villages.

‘’Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic clearly said that as many housing containers as possible should be delivered. He begged us to make as many of them as possible. We’re ready. We already have a finished project that we worked on for Croatian Caritas, of which we contracted a hundred pieces, as well as slightly larger housing containers with four beds, covering an area of ​​18 square metres. After the earthquake in Banovina, several companies engaged in this production agreed on a standard for the areas affected by the earthquake. We don’t perceive our competition to be enemies, but as friends,’’ said Djuro Horvat, the director of Tehnix.

‘’We promised to produce and deliver 200 pieces in January, and another 300 in February. We will reduce the deliveries we’ve planned for export, we’ve increased the number of working days, so we will work from 07:00 to 16:00, and even on Saturdays will be working, all in order to produce the agreed quantities and to help these people,’’ added Horvat.

150 people have been working on the production of Tehnix containers for days, and all 500 employees will now be returning from their collective vacation. Tehnix will also receive 20 workers from neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina who will also be housed in the company’s very own housing containers for the duration of the work. Otherwise, Tehnix has been making containers for more than ten years now, but mostly for export.

 For more news on Croatian innovation and startups, follow the TCN Made in Croatia section.

Monday, 23 March 2020

Corona Cabin: Despite Coronavirus, Međimurje Company Tehnix Does Well

As Novac/Visnja Gotal writes on the 23rd of March, 2020, the Međimurje-based company Tehnix has developed and manufactured an interesting mobile Corona Cabin for the prevention of the spread of coronavirus and for people with viral symptoms.

The mobile cabin, measuring 3x6,40 metres in size, is equipped with a kitchen, a bathroom and a sleeping area, it has a heating and ventilation system and is suitable for longer stays.

''We developed the cabin primarily because of our drivers travelling to Europe. Upon arrival, they leave the truck to be disinfected, and are placed in a sterile corona cabin, where they can rest and remain there until their next  drive. It is prevention for them and for the people around them. The cabin is for the healthy, to avoid the sick, but also for the sick, so as not to infect the healthy,'' said Tehnix owner Đuro Horvat.

The drivers have no contact with other people throughout this process. They are instructed on what to do by telephone, and the directorate receives an impulse when the driver arrives at the cabin.

''Corona Cabins are designed for up to four people, the food is put in a separate compartment, without having had contact with each person. A Corona Cabin has also been set up in Luxembourg to serve the rest of Tehnix's drivers while travelling.

It took a week from us at Tehnix having the idea of a Corona Cabin to actually bringing it to the point of realisation,'' said, Đuro Horvat, adding that orders for the cabin, which costs 130,000 kuna, are already arriving from Croatia, Europe and the rest of the world.

He believes that, except for prevention, Tehnix's innovative cabins are ideal for treating patients in the event of a lack of hospital capacity. Equally, they can be acquired by private individuals.

Tehnix has also announced an innovative contactless waste disposal system, also for the purpose of virus prevention.

For more on Croatian companies, products and innovation, follow Made in Croatia. For rolling information on coronavirus in Croatia in English, stay up to date with out dedicated page.