The award is given by the Association of Croatian Exporters and supported by the Croatian Government, the Croatian Chamber of Economy, financial agencies and other state institutions. Based on the value of exported goods, the association determines the years’ biggest Croatian exporter to the 10 biggest exporting countries as well as to other countries in different regions of the world (North America, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia). Awards are given to the biggest exporters in the categories big, middle and small businesses.
Already in 2009 HF Belišće had won the “Golden Key” award for the best Croatian exporter to the USA and in 2010 for the best Croatian exporter to China.
In 2013 HF Belišće received an award as the biggest Croatian exporter to Middle and South America and in particular to Brazil.
Also, HF was nominated for the prize for UK and Ireland.
Using state-of-the art manufacturing equipment, the location in Croatia has successfully served HF as a production facility with high production integration for the last 15 years and has since then become the Center of Manufacturing Excellence and the by far largest production site of the entire HF Group.
Harburg-Freudenberger Belišće d.o.o. was founded in 1998 as a joint venture between the former Tronica strojeva Belišće AG and Krupp Elastomertechnik GmbH. The history of industrial production in Belišće is dating back to the year 1884. Krupp Elastomertechnik GmbH was the name of Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau GmbH (HF) prior to the acquisition by L. Possehl & Co. mbH in 2005. Today the HF Group consists of three business divisions: HF Mixing Group, HF TireTech Group and HF Press+LipidTech. In the meantime HF Belišće has been completely taken over by the HF Group.
The HF Belišće plant has been used predominantly to produce curing presses and mixing components for the rubber processing and tire fabrication industry.
The award documents the success story of our production facility in Croatia and exemplifies the high quality standards that are successfully implemented at the HF location in Belisce.