The best large exporter in 2018

At the 14th Convention of Croatian Exporters held in Zagreb’s Westin Hotel under the title Role of export in modern economic policy, the Golden Key, award presented to the most successful Croatian exporters, was awarded for the twelfth time. The Golden Key for the best large exporter in 2018 was awarded to AD Plastik. Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Andrej Plenković presented the award to the President of the Management Board of AD Plastik Marinko Došen. On this occasion, Marinko Došen thanked on behalf of all the winners of the Golden Key Award.

“This acknowledgment is a confirmation that we have set our plans well and that we have been directing our business in the right direction, but for us it is above all the obligation to be even better in the future. We welcome the measures and initiatives taken by the Government in order to help us exporters facilitate business in an extremely demanding global market. I believe that in the future the Government will be even more decisive in supporting Croatian production and export, which are the cornerstones of the economy. In order to successfully operate in the global markets, we ought to be competitive, and this is possible only with the reduction of the tax and cost burden of business. We also look forward to and support the introduction of the euro, as it will greatly facilitate the business for the exporters,” Došen pointed out.

In addition to AD Plastik, the most successful exporters were awarded in various categories. Thus, the best medium-sized company is Tehnix, the best exporter in the category of small and micro companies is Tremak, while Altpro company has been awarded in the category of the most innovative exporters. Apart from the category of large companies, AD Plastik was nominated in three other categories, namely Best Exporter to Slovenia, Best Exporter to France and in the category Most Innovative Exporter.

According to FINA (Financial Agency) data for 2018, exporters account for less than 15 percent of companies in Croatia, employing 52 percent of total employed people and having more than 70 percent of investments in development.

While presenting the awards, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković pointed out that the activities of exporters should be supported and encouraged, which his Government has been doing by taking numerous measures.

“Two and a half years ago, we set clear goals. We want a healthy growth that is not an increase in debt but a reduction in our public debt, responsible budget policy, budget surplus, better absorption of European funds, responsible policy, structural reforms and attracting foreign investments,” said Andrej Plenković.