Našice, 15/10/2020 - Today, at ceremonial session of Economic council of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce of Osijek County, cement factory NEXE d.d. Našice received 'Zlatna kuna' award in category of the most successful large company in 2019. The award was presented to President of the Board of Nexe d.d. Stjepan Ergović by Zoran Kovačević, president of Osijek County Chamber-Croatian Chamber of Commerce.
After Croatian Exporter's award "Zlatni ključ" for the best exporter to Hungary in 2019 and nomination for the best exporter to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina,'Zlatna kuna' award is another confirmation of excellent business results in 2019.
"It is always a great honor and encouragement for future to be in selected company of the most successful companies. On behalf of NEXE d.d. I would like to thank Osijek County Chamber for recognizing the importance of achieved business results of our company, as a result of work of our 427 employees. NEXE d.d. as the largest company in Nexe Grupa business system will remember 2019 for its excellent business results, which were crowned with awards in 2020, which we are extremely proud of. I would like to congratulate other nominated and awarded companies on the achieved business results", said President of the Board of NEXE d.d. Stjepan Ergović.
In 2019 NEXE d.d. achieved an increase in revenues from sale of cement and Namal of 13% compared to 2018, as a result of increase in sale of cement and Namal on domestic market by 16% and on export markets by 6%, mostly in neighbouring markets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Hungary and Slovenia. At the same time, revenues from sale, transport and pumping of concrete increased by 27% compared to 2018. In 2019 clinker production increased as well. Total production was 745.000 t, or 5% more compared to 2018. In addition, in 2019 for the second time in its history, cement factory in Našice- Nexe d.d. produced more than one million tons of cement and Namal - such production result was first recorded in 2008.
In 2019 total investments amounted to almost HRK 40 million and were aimed at improving technology, increasing energy efficiency in production and improving the process. In 2019, as a result of investments in the plant for acceptance, transport and combustion of RDF-1st phase and obtaining the permit for waste management, use of significant quantities of RDF/SRF began. This enabled the growth of indicators of energy substitution from fossile fuels to energy from alternative fuels from 16 % in 2018 to 27.2% in 2019.
2019 was marked by investments in new line for cement bagging which is characterized by minimizing scattering of cement during palletizing, loading and unloading and generally during product handling, which ensures cleaner working environment.
NEXE d.d.'s business operations will continue in the same direction. In 2020 activities aimed at increasing the share of alternative fuels by construction of plant for RDF dosing to a pre-calcinator continued. Plans also include an RDF warehouse with the plant for reception and processing of alternative fuels, as well as a rotary kiln bypass project. Current business indicators in first 9 months of 2020 show that NEXE d.d. is on a good path to make this business year one of the most successful.