The winner of the main Aurea 2019 award and the recipients of the special acknowledgments were picked by a six-member jury
, and the readers of ekapija.com
also voted. The requirements were that the projects had been realized in the previous calendar year, meeting three criteria: innovation, social usefulness and financial potential.
The partner of eKapija at the Aurea 2019 award ceremony is Global IT Factory. The Aurea 2019 award ceremony at Aeroklub Belgrade was attended by numerous representatives of the diplomatic corps, the business community and the media.
The business portal eKapija hands out Aurea awards as part of its orientation towards socially responsible business, without a financial interest, intending to promote and support projects important to a sustainable development of the Serbian economy.
The direct benefit for the winners, but also all the investments shortlisted for the award, is promotion, which further materializes through increased visibility with investors, easier communication with the media, banks, public administration and other potential partners. Since 2009, eKapija’s initiative of supporting projects benefiting the sustainable development of the Serbian economy has resulted in a wide media promotion of around 80 innovative companies and individuals.About the Aurea 2019 laureate
Baby Food Factory started operating in October 2018. The factory, which features the most modern facilities, produces a full range of baby foods, consisting of dry grain meals, liquid grain meals, juices, purees in a glass packaging, but also in the new soft “pouch” packaging, under their own Nutrino brand.
From the very beginning, they set high production standards for themselves at the factory, opting for a responsible approach when it comes to food quality and safety. In each part of the production process, they pay special attention to the healthiness of the products in line with international standards.
The entire production space, the laboratory and the logistics passageways of the factory comply with the standards of the so-called “clean room panels”. These standards entail a full absence of anything unclean, matching conditions that can be found in operating rooms and pharmaceutical facilities.
Keeping in mind that clean room panels are neither the standard nor the practice across the baby food production business, but a choice of the team behind Baby Food Factory, it’s clear that the care for a healthy growing up of children is deeply ingrained in the philosophy of baby food production which the company wants to establish in the local market.
The daily production capacity is 50 tons of tasty and healthy baby food, which will be available in the local and the regional markets (Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Croatia and Slovenia), but also in the markets of Southeast Europe and the CIS (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan).
The factory takes up 33,500 m2, of which 13,600 m2 are indoor facilities. The investment is worth EUR 34 million, which makes Baby Food Factory one of the biggest investments in Serbia, but also the largest local investment in 2018.