Wednesday, 26th September 2012, Velenje, Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia

Gorenje wins two CCIS gold awards

At the tenth Innovation Day held today, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS) presented awards for the best innovations of last year to enterprises, public-private institutes, and innovators. Two of seven highest, gold, awards went to Gorenje for their Gorenje HomeCHEF oven with innovative colour touch screen and laundry dryer with a heat pump, ranked in the A energy class.

Boštjan Pečnik, executive director of development at Gorenje, commented upon receiving the two gold awards: "We are happy about the CCIS awards as we see them as further confirmation that we did well in developing the HomeCHEF oven and the new generation of dryers fitted with a heat pump which allows them to be ranked in the A energy class or beyond. Yet a company's development may never rest on its laurels. We shall further pursue our activities of developing new home appliances excelling with innovative features and functions. Indeed, we are already launching new innovative appliances from Gorenje, such as the IQcook cooking hob with steam cooking technology."

Gorenje's HomeCHEF oven and dryer with a heat pump ranked among the best innovations of the year

The award-winning Gorenje products boasting cutting-edge technology, environmentally friendly operation, and distinctive design, have been available for over a year. Owing to their remarkable features and user-friendly operation, they have enjoyed very positive customer response. HomeCHEF oven, which won the Plus X Award in Germany and garnered an honourable mention of the international jury of the red dot design award, will convince and impress with innovative electronic touch control while the highly energy efficient laundry dryer will do the same with innovative sensor technology and numerous automatic functions for superior laundry care. Both products address the most demanding consumers.

CCIS awards for the best innovations are the highest commendation for innovative achievements of Slovenian companies, and a vehicle of promotion for innovation in Slovenia. This year, the contest for the best innovations saw 230 entries of innovation projects by a total of 736 innovators. The best of them received seven gold, twenty-eight silver, and six bronze awards presented by the CCIS at the award ceremony held at the Congress Center in Brdo pri Kranju.