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Prestigious official recognition for Knauf Insulation in Slovenia
By Knauf Australia on August 01, 2010

Knauf Insulation at Škofja Loka, Slovenia, was chosen as the best foreign investor in Slovenia in October 2010. The title "FDI Slovenia Award" was awarded by the Ministry of Trade in collaboration with the Slovenia Times and the Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Enterprise and Foreign Investment (JAPTI). Prize-winners were chosen in three categories; Knauf Insulation was honoured in the Results category.

Knauf Insulation at Škofja Loka, Slovenia, was chosen as the best foreign investor in Slovenia in October 2010. The title "FDI Slovenia Award" was awarded by the Ministry of Trade in collaboration with the Slovenia Times and the Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Enterprise and Foreign Investment (JAPTI). Prize-winners were chosen in three categories; Knauf Insulation was honoured in the Results category.

In their presentation paper, the organisers based their decision on the fact that in 2009 the company achieved the best results of any Slovenian company holding foreign capital. Moreover, the large portion of the profits that was reinvested in ecology, developing new technologies and in product development, worked decisively to the company's advantage.

This honour is beyond any doubt in recognition of the high quality of our work and the visible results achieved in the Slovenian setting and elsewhere. The Škofja Loka (Slovenia) branch houses the company's OEM European sales headquarters, the customer-information system (CIS) as well as the sales headquarters for the construction sector in the Northern Balkans region. As well as higher sales targets, our management is following up the project to turn the Škofja Loka branch into our world centre for fibreglass product-development and production technologies. This clearly demonstrates the value that the Group attaches to Slovenian know-how in this field. For Slovenia itself, it means new job openings for well-qualified managers, also opportunities to co-operate with Slovenian university faculties and institutes in the domain of research and development. In the future, we shall be investing in modernising our production facilities in order to improve the quality of our products still further, and to make our production more cost-efficient.

In keeping with the spirit of the Group strategy, Knauf Insulation attaches particular importance to sustainable development, which is given high priority by the company's management. We therefore enshrine sustainable development in all our corporate activities, into the products themselves and production process, as well as the organisation of labour, public relations and briefing of staff. The sustainability-orientedness of our company's development calls for a high level of innovation, openness, entrepreneurialism and commitment. These values which are espoused by our Group are put into practice in our everyday work. It gives us great satisfaction that this has been recognised outside the company.

 

Barbara Hafner