Closed market, the inability of placing own products and the loss of customers are some of the main consequences of the current crisis in the world and a major cause of the shuting down a large number of businesses.Đuro Đaković Strojna obrada showed how to develop a successful business strategy, and despite the crisis operate with profit. Beacuse why is often mentioned as a positive example in the national media.
After the closure of the Western European and American market, on which the Duro Dakovic Strojna obrada exported three quarters of its production, the Board was forced to lay off 80 of 180 employees in 2009. Revenues fell from the previous 46 to about 10 millions, but the next few years, revenues began to grow again. With revenue of 32 millions, with a million in net profit last year was the best of the last six, and the company has also entered into new markets - Finnish, Swedish and Dutch.
- We invest a lot of effort in order to be re-positioned on the global market. We are developing our production programs and continuously investing in new technologies, and trying to find a large strategic partners which will bringa a new businesses to us - says Director Hrvoje Kekez.
The most important part of the production program today is production of specific products such are gate valves for the exploitation of oil, which company mainly produces for INA, but tries to place them on the world market also. It is a part of eruption device by which oil is pumped in oil fields and offshore platforms. With years of experience, gate valves of ĐĐ Strojna obrada in quality are the same as those produced in the United States and Western Europe which can be seen from the fact that company received a certificate of American Petroleum Institute last year.
- Offers for gate valves we have sent to Russia's Gazprom, Houston, Saudi Arabia and Ukraine. In May, we should be licensed for full eruption device, which will bring us the opportunity to compete for a wider range and increase the chance of successfully make a deal - continues Kekez.
With oil program ĐĐ Strojna obrada is also present in the railway program, in which the largest part occupies the production and overhaul of wheelsets for rail vehicles - trams, locomotives and wagons. In this segment company is working for all countries in the region, but also for the world-famous company Bombardier Transportation and its facilities throughout Western Europe.
The last are slewing bearings of large diameter, which are used on fighting vehicles and lately on wind power plants. Currently, the company works mostly for an Irish manufacturer for which is producing about 20 different components that are installed in wind power plants.