Presentation of the Laboratory Equipment program at the Arab Health 2024 exhibition
05. 02. 2024|Andreja Thaler
Once again, this year, as part of the collective representation of Slovenian companies, we showcased our products at the Arab Health exhibition in Dubai.
With its longstanding tradition, this exhibition is considered the largest specialized fair for medical equipment and supplies on the Arabian Peninsula. We presented ourselves as a European manufacturer that equips laboratories worldwide with laboratory equipment – the Domel LABS program.
The exhibition provides us with a unique opportunity to meet with business partners, establish new business opportunities, and enhance the visibility of the #DOMEL brand in the medical sector.
EC Systems, a business unit operating independently since 1998 under the able leadership of Mr Lojze Demšar, stands out as one of the most successful units within the Domel company. EC Systems manages its own sales, development, technology and quality control, while central services like planning, procurement and logistics support them.
Team and Work Environment
Currently, around 70 dedicated employees are involved in EC Systems’ programmes, primarily hailing from the Selška Dolina region and the vicinity of Škofja Loka. They operate cohesively as a team, conducting regular monthly programme meetings and weekly troubleshooting sessions. The department maintains a seamless flow of information, fostering a productive working atmosphere.
At the end of each year, the sales, development and production leaders present the results of the past year and outline plans for the upcoming year to all employees, including production workers. This inclusive approach ensures that everyone understands their roles and contributions. Additionally, the team comes together twice a year for a summer picnic and a pre-New Year celebration. In the winter, some colleagues even gather for Tuesday evening football matches, strengthening their bonds outside of work.
EC Systems predominantly specializes in fume extraction systems , followed by industrial vacuum cleaners, fuel cells, washing disinfectors and printing machines. Over the last three years, they have actively engaged in hydrogen technology, offering comprehensive solutions for air supply and pumps for hydrogen recirculation. This commitment aligns with their efforts to contribute to a greener future by reducing carbon footprints and preserving the environment for future generations.
In 2023, the largest markets for EC Systems are:
EC blowers find applications wherever:
a) long lifetime is essential, with their minimum expected operational time of 20,000 hours;
b) where the absence of brush dust is required, unlike traditional vacuum units;
c) precision control is required.
The EC blower&pump product range covers various voltages (low voltage, high voltage, DC and AC), with blowers ranging up to 2,500W in power. A global EC blower has been introduced operating at 100–240V, along with CAN communication capabilities for seamless integration with other systems.
EC Systems actively fosters innovation, generating numerous proposals, some of which have received awards. Notably, two Gold Award recipients hail from this business unit.
Since July 2020, a new expansion has been in place to accommodate increased production needs.
EC Systems establish a flexible medium-volume production approach, enabling the assembly of various products within a single shift. Since 2014, they’ve operated on two shifts. This year is expected to see a production increase of approximately 10%. They produce over 300 different blower concepts, necessitating an exceptionally flexible production process.
Sales and Development
Regular market trend monitoring guides EC Systems’ sales strategy, with a focus on identifying market needs before embarking on new product development. They currently serve over 250 different customers. All aspects of product development, including electronics and motor development, are carried out in-house. The development encompasses mechanical, electrical and software aspects.
Let’s take a closer look at why the e-bike is so amazing. It contributes to sustainable mobility and also helps improve the health of individuals and of society as a whole.
The option of purchasing a Domel-driven e-bike bearing your company’s logo provides an additional incentive for increasing physical activity. Did you know that we offer personalised bikes?
Riding an e-bike can help employees improve their physical fitness, reduce their stress levels and help them on their way towards a healthier lifestyle. They can now incorporate physical exercise into their daily routine, which eliminates the need to spend time at the gym.
But that’s not all the e-bike has to offer. Adaptable mobility is another one of its many super powers, helping employees avoid traffic jams and providing them with a fast and efficient means of getting around. E-bikes are perfect for shorter or medium-length distances, and can be combined with public transport for the best results. And let’s not forget about how much money they can save on fuel and parking charges. E-bikes can open the door to mobility and independence for every employee, not all of whom will have a driving licence or a car.
Let’s take a look at how e-bikes are saving the planet. Their CO2 emissions are low because they don’t produce direct exhaust gases or particles. This improves air quality.
Domel encourages its employees to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle in their free time. It places great emphasis on recreation, to which it gives substantial financial support. We help finance recreational activities away from the workplace, including skiing, swimming and group recreation in sports halls. We also co-finance massages, visits to the sauna, and holiday accommodation by the sea and at spa resorts. We cover the registration fee in full for employees who wish to take part in running and cycling events, subsidise season tickets for the swimming pool, sauna and tennis facilities at Ratitovec institute, and provide vouchers for group exercise, fitness, massage and recreational swimming in Železniki, Škofja Loka and Kranj.
During the summer months, we exercise and take part in various events at Selca sports park. Every year we organise an unforgettable employee picnic, which provides a perfect mix of entertainment and sport. In the autumn and winter we organise group recreation, where employees can play badminton, table tennis, five-a-side football, volleyball or basketball for free. There can be no excuse for not taking part in fitness or group activities on grounds of price, as we provide vouchers that keep costs to a minimum. And if you’re a skiing enthusiast, you’ve come to the right place, with low-price ski passes available for the Soriška Planina, Stari Vrh, and Cerkno ski resorts.
Every day we make a wide range of apples available for our employees.
We do all of this to promote sustainability and our employees’ health. E-bikes are proving to be a key factor in the development of a more sustainable future. Not only do they reduce CO2 emissions, but they also provide long-term benefits for individuals and the environment. The combination of fun, recreation and e-bikes gives our employees an unforgettable experience. We are building a more sustainable future – one that connects us and makes us healthier, happier and full of energy.
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