KONČAR – Distribution and Special Transformers (D&ST) was proclaimed the best exporter to Austria in 2019. The Golden Key award was awarded to Ivan Klapan, Chairman of the D&ST Management Board at the 13th annual awards ceremony held on 8 September 2020, as part of the 16th Convention of Croatian Exporters. This year’s convention was centred around the topic “Impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the Croatian economy and exports”.

“D&ST has been on the Austrian transformer market for decades. Through our focus on market activities and tailoring our products for our Austrian customers, sales have continuously grown, and last year entered into the double digits of million euro. We sell oil-immersed distribution transformers, medium power transformers, and special transformers on this demanding market.

“We are pleased that our sales results in Austria have been recognised as among the best of Croatia’s exporters, and we hope that the quality and professionalism of our deliveries to date will lay a solid foundation for continued growth in supply to that market,” stated Ivan Klapan.

D&ST has previously won several Golden Key awards. In 2008, it won in the category of best large exporter; in 2010, it was proclaimed the best exporter to Nigeria; in 2009 and 2011, it was proclaimed the best exporter to the United Arab Emirates, while in 2014, the company won the Platinum Key award in the category of best exporter in continuity, and a Plaque as the most diverse exporter among the winners of that award.