During a special event organized by Savinja and Šalek Chamber of Commerce to celebrate its 40th anniversary the awards for the best innovations in the region have been assigned. Gorenje received three awards: the gold one for its new generation of WaveActive washing machines and dryers, the silver one for the new generation of Asko dishwashers; Gorenje Orodjarna (toolmaking plant), instead, won a bronze award for their complex progressive tool for sheet metal semi-products.
The new generation of Gorenje WaveActive washing machines and dryers, which won the golden award, combines innovations and cutting-edge technologies such as SteamTech that uses steam to effectively rehydrate the fabric and break down the dirt, and IonTech that uses ionized air to improve stain removal by 30 percent. Uniquely designed drum with wave-shaped ribs ensures soft treatment of garments. In the tumble dryers, IonTech technology removes any odours to leave the garments with a fresh smell, while SteamTech employs steam to straighten the fibres and all but do away with the need for ironing. All Gorenje WaveActive generation appliances meet the highest environmental standards and they are highly energy-efficient.
The new generation of Asko premium dishwashers, to which the committee presented the silver award, was developed in tune with the brand’s values: functionality, minimalist (Scandinavian) design, high quality, and environmental responsibility. Two new programs have been developed and four different dishwashing modes for even more flexibility in accommodating the users’ needs. The capacity to wash 17 place settings worth of dishes at once is the most that can currently be found in the market. The appliances are highly energy-efficient (rated in energy class A+++), they use very little water (9.5 litres), and they are very quiet (39 dB).