Wednesday, 17th April 2019, Celje
Golden award for Gorenje Orodjarna
International Industry Fair in Celje, the company Gorenje Orodjarna, a
toolmaking plant, won a golden award for its progressive tool for manufacturing
highly advanced sheet metal parts. The technologically highly complex tool is entirely a
result of in-house knowledge, and it will be used for mass production of parts
for their customer until 2025.
According to the expert jury, Gorenje Orodjarna has earned
the golden award for its progressive tool for making highly advanced sheet
metal parts with a tensile strength of 980 MPa. Two parts are made in the
tool at the same time, which are not entirely symmetrical. An additional
challenge was the integration of the system for simultaneous thread rolling
into such hard metal. The development of the tool required the use of the most
complex engineering methods, design solutions, and surface protection.
The chairman of
the jury Dr Gašper Gantar described the criteria applied to selection of award
winners: "Technical properties were the most
important aspect in our evaluation, i.e. how technically perfected is the
product that we were evaluating, compared to the products currently in the
market. The second category was the economic criterion, i.e. market potential;
the third one was effect on the environment. I can say we were unanimous in our
choice of winners and that there were not any dilemmas."
"The award is a recognition of the work of our
employees who worked on this project for eight months. The tool is entirely a
product of our own knowledge. The tool shall remain at our factory, and we will
use it to mass-produce parts for our customer until 2025," said the
director of of Gorenje Orodjarna Boštjan Dokl Menih after receiving the award.
Industry Fair in Celje is the largest and the most important fair on machine
building and toolmaking, welding and cutting in Southeastern Europe. Among the 350 exhibitors, there were over 60 percent of
international companies from a total of 30 countries.