Monday, 11th June 2018, Velenje

Gorenje Group wins four regional accolades for the best innovations

Gorenje Group wins four regional accolades for the best innovations

The Chamber of Commerce of the Savinja and Šalek Region (SŠGZ) presented for the 19th consecutive year the awards for the best innovations in the SAŠA (Savinja and Šalek) region. This year, the entries included 11 enterprises with 15 innovations by a total of 133 innovators. The jury that rated the innovations for their inventiveness – originality, economic results, sustainability effects, and environmental aspects, presented two silver and two golden awards to Gorenje Group. Three top-rated innovations include two from Gorenje: the new generation of Asko premium washing machines and dryers, and the new generation of Gorenje free standing cookers. With them, Gorenje Group innovators will also vie for the title of the best innovation at the national level.

The silver award for the best innovations in the SAŠA region went to innovators from Gorenje Orodjarna (toolmaking plant) for their innovative method of pull forming in sheet metal deep drawing, and innovators from Gorenje d.d. for their assembly line for built-in gas hobs.

The jury presented the golden award for Gorenje's new generation of free standing cookers (FS16) in which the authors developed numerous advanced functions for easier, more pleasant, safer, and care-free user experience. With the new generation of free standing cookers with a width of 50, 60, and 70 cm, Gorenje extends the offer of all-around home appliances that respond to the requirements of a fast pace of life.

Therefore, Gorenje's innovators also won the award for the new generation of prestigious washing machines and dryers Asko Pro Home Laundry that was designed in close cooperation with the users and which brings a range of new innovative solutions that help carry out one of the least popular household chores quickly, efficiently, safely, and reliably. The tests with the new generation of Asko washing machines and dryers have shown that these appliances are capable of withstanding 15 to 20 years of normal household use, while their sensor-supported technology ensures minimum use of time, water, and power.

We congratulate the innovators and we wish them a lot of success at the national level.