Starco receives Croatian “Business Fly” award
Starco’s Croatia-based rim manufacturing operation, Starco Beli Manastir, has been voted the best mid-size company in Eastern Croatia and as such honoured with a “Business Fly” award. The company was nominated for the award by the Croatian Ministry of Economy based upon its track record in recent years, including growth of turnover, number of employees, operating profit and export achievement. Starco BM managing director Mario Biscan received the accolade on behalf of the company from the President of Croatia, Zoran Milanović, at a ceremony in the regional capital, Osijek. The operation will compete for the national title of best “Business Fly” company in a couple of weeks’ time.
According to the Danish company, its decision to establish a steel wheel factory in Beli Manastir in 2005 has “consistently been proven a wise investment.” Starco says that, over the years, the factory has achieved remarkable results, including class leading quality performance and exceptional productivity. With the recent inclusion of Croatia in the European Union, the strategic value of Starco BM’s location has become even more evident, and the operation has attained certification from and been successfully audited by a number of leading agricultural and industrial OEM companies.
“Starco BM is no longer a business development experiment,” stated Starco in its report on the award. “Today the factory is the primary source of pressed and spun steel wheels for most Starco wheel solutions, and with continued process innovation including several large diameter wheel spinners and a unique prototyping service for special wheels, Starco BM has set the standard for steel wheel manufacturing, delivering steel wheels to the Starco global distribution operation.”
In addition to public recognition, the award includes a range of free training seminars for key Starco BM employees to support the company’s continued growth and success.