KONČAR held a successful meeting with the aim of strengthening business cooperation with Montenegro, attended by the Montenegrin Minister of Economy, Dragica Sekulić, the Minister of Finance, Darko Radunović, the Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Osman Nurković, and the Croatian Ambassador to Montenegro, His Excellency Veselko Grubišić.
Earlier that day KONČAR’s delegation, led by Gordan Kolak, the President of the Management Board, was received by the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Duško Marković.
With Montenegro expected to embark on a major investment cycle, the meeting was an opportunity to discuss projects in energy and transport and to explore possibilities in education and professional training for the youth.KONČAR gave a presentation on manufacturing and technological capabilities before government representatives, the academic community, local partners and executives from various Montenegrin companies operating in the fields of transport and power generation, transmission and distribution.
At the business meeting in Podgorica, the attendees were greeted by the President of the Management Board of KONČAR, Gordan Kolak, along with his associates. During the formal part of the meeting speeches were also delivered by the President of the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro, Vlastimir Golubović, and the Vice President for International Affairs and EU, Ivan Barbarić.
Over the past few decades, KONČAR has been present on the Montenegrin market in the fields of transport (locomotive modernization) and energy. KONČAR Group companies have carried out numerous projects, including construction of hydro power plants and delivery of generators, transformers, excitation systems and other equipment from KONČAR’s product range for various hydro power plants, including Perućica, Piva (Mratinje), Liverovići, Glava Zete, etc. In recent years, our sales on the Montenegrin market have primarily included delivery of equipment, mostly manufactured by KONČAR – Instrument Transformers and KONČAR – Distribution and Special Transformers.
„Trade relations between our countries have been on the rise and I expect this meeting today to further boost the relationship between Croatia and Montenegro. Companies such as KONČAR are the best ambassadors of Croatian business in our country. The projects that you have delivered, such as HPP Perućica and Glava Zete, are highly regarded. You have positioned your company as a partner in the development of the energy system in Montenegro. The energy sector is one of the leading driving forces of the economy, and with new projects under way, we hope that KONČAR’s expertise and capabilities will contribute to this new phase of development in Montenegro”, said Vlastimir Golubović, the President of the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro.
“There are few companies in the region that can, like us, boast a century of tradition. We have gained the trust of customers in over 100 markets worldwide, across all continents. It gives us great pride to say that KONČAR has been successfully building up its the reputation in Montenegro for over 7 decades and we are confident that our experience, expertise and manufacturing capabilities will allow us to meet all challenges in the further development of the energy sector and electric traction in Montenegro”, remarked Gordan Kolak, the President of the Management Board of KONČAR.