At the 11th Innovation Day held in Brdo pri Kranju the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia presented awards to the most innovative companies and the best innovators of 2012.
Among the participating innovations, the expert jury presented the highest gold awards to 11 projects. Domel won the gold award for its blower designed for the German company Wagner. The new blower for the hand paint sprayer operates at 65,000 rpm and achieves excellent results through highly dynamic switching. Due to its innovative design, the blower has been patented. It weighs only 590 g and is more efficient than competing blowers with lower rotation speeds. The high-speed blower, labelled 459, is produced in China by Domel´s subsidiary Suzhou; investmet in the production equipment totalled EUR 0.5 million.According to current projections, two million of the award-winning blowers are expected to be sold in the next three years, and probably even more based on the extremely good sales on the American market in the first half of the year.