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KONČAR celebrates another birthday

Croatia, Zagreb: The Laboratory for Power Systems and Drives was officially commissioned today at KONČAR to mark the 102nd anniversary of the company.

This high-tech testing complex, one of only a few such facilities that currently operate in the world, is a vital part of the Laboratory Centre at KONČAR – Electrical Engineering Institute. The Laboratory Centre consists of nine laboratories internationally accredited for nearly 700 testing and calibration methods. The construction works on this unique laboratory were launched in July 2021 and the $7.6 M (€7 M) investment is fully financed from KONČAR’s funds. The official opening was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butković who commissioned the new laboratory, and KONČARS’s key domestic business partners.

Addressing the audience at the laboratory opening, KONČAR’s CEO Gordan Kolak emphasized that the investment cycle focused on investments in new equipment and machinery will continue.

“Long-term R&D investments, which are the cornerstone of profitable business, and which create added value, contribute to the stability and further growth of the Group. KONČAR plans to invest more than $65.1 M (€60 M) this year, and a large part of this amount will be directed towards environmentally friendly products in power engineering, development of components and equipment for battery and hybrid trains, and projects in digital technologies”, Kolak pointed out.

The Laboratory Centre and the Certification Department (SCERT) within KONČAR – Institute are globally renowned for their adaptability, expertise and one-stop testing approach, and this is the result of accreditations obtained from the Croatian Accreditation Agency, the accreditation as a notified body for relevant EU directives and membership in the Certification Body Testing Laboratories, the exclusive group of the world’s leading laboratories.

Representatives of Transformers Magazine also attended this exceptional occasion.

Source: KONČAR

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