Quality Award 2008 was presented for the fourteenth time on the World Quality Day by the Quality Centre of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Fund for Quality Culture and Excellence (FQCE), to the best candidates in small and medium size eneterprises category.
The judges, that were chaired by the guest of honour, Minister Mladjan Dinkić, chose, among those that applied for this year’s prize, the best enterprises that had achieved top results in improving the quality of their processes and products.
The winner of the Quality Award in the category of big companies is “Carlsberg Srbija”, Čelarevo, and in the category of small and medium-size enterprises the winner was “Ingrap-omni”, Valjevo.
While presenting awards, the Minister of Economy and Regional Development, Mladjan Dinkić, emphasised that attainment of quality standards would be a basis for economic development of the entire country and it would open the door to home and European market. The Minister added that the increase in import would be one of the priorities of Serbia in the forthcoming period given the lack of possibility to finance the ever growing balance of payments deficit.
Dinkić informed the present participants that the Government had finalised the Law on Technical Requirements for Products and Conformity Assessment and Food Safety Law, and the Draft Law on Standardisation, and emphasised that it was important for these laws to be adopted as soon as possible since their existence was a prerequisite for Serbia to join the World Trade Organisation and speed EU accession process up.
On that occasion he announced for the first time that public enterprises “Jugoinspekt”, Belgrade, and “Kvalitet”, Niš should remain state owned enterprises due to their importance.
The business excellence certificates were presented to:
- “Messer Tehnogas” AD (joint-stock company), Belgrade, in the field of human resources, processes, consumer satisfaction and business results,
- “Kolubara universal”, Veliki Crljeni, in the field of leadership, consumer satisfaction and processes,
- “State Pharmacy Belgrade”, Belgrade, in the field of leadership, human resources and processes,
- “Vode Vojvodine” in Novi Sad, in the field of social impacts.
In the category of small and medium-size enterprises the certificates were presented to:
- “Eterika”, Trstenik, in the field of leadership, and
- “Students’ Centre”, Niš, in the field of leadership and resources.
Vidosava Džagić, Vice-president of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce
Dejan Krnjaić, ATS Director, Miloš Jelić, Deputy Director of the Kirilo Savić Insitute, Jelena Popović, Assistant Minister, Vesna Arsić, State Secretary, and Mladjan Dinkić, Minister of Economy and Regional Development (first row)
Minister Dinkić presenting certificates to Aleksandar Radosavljević, Director of “Carlsberg Srbija”
Minister Dinkić presenting certificates to the owner of “Ingrap-omni” Company from Valjevo