The 17th international fair of mining and energetics equipment took place at the EXPO center in Nasrec – Johannesburg from 11th to 15th September 2006. At the exhibition area of 30.500 m2 were represented some 650 exhibitors from 22 countries, mostly from Canada, USA, Poland and Germany. The representatives of the Croatian companies appeared within the common exhibition area in the organization of the Croatian chamber of commerce in Zagreb. Beside Elka kabeli the companies Končar, Eko-vent, EXOR and Dok-ing were also present at the fair.

– Electra Mining Africa, Elenex Africa, Machine Tools Africa belongs to the most significant fairs in South Africa and the African continent, with a number of individual exhibitions for the producers of power source equipment, lighting, mining equipment, tools and machine tools and the accompanying engineering. The main topic of this year’s fair was mining, and Elka laid emphasis on the equipment for power source plants and mines. Beside the South African visitors, the fair visited a large number of businessmen from the other countries: Great Britain, Canada, India, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Czech Republic, Slovakia and others. The businessmen were mostly interested in the products intended for mines and the mining technology control. Our company is satisfied with the achieved business contacts and we believe that the successful business contacts will lead to some concrete exports deals.

– The official opening was also attended by the Croatian ambassador in Johannesburg, Mr. Ivan Picukarić and the counselor for economy, Mr. Nikola Grubišić, who have also visited the Croatian exhibition area. Considering the fact that the Croatian companies are more and more recognized at that market, and the country itself is interested in better economic relationships with Croatia, it has been announced that the Croatian economic delegation will visit the Republic of South Africa.