For the past, we would like to express our gratitude to everyone that we had visited during our business stays. It was great meeting so many new contacts and discusses many of exciting projects making this region one of our best.
Vision of Partnership in the Alpe-Adria region
Based on this experience and back to days when we start to model a company, we decided to build the company’s culture on the principle of partnership. More and more, Western companies from advanced and developed countries and Alpe-Adria companies are finding that creating partnerships in the region is a way to bridge this unknown, and is mutually beneficial for both parties involved.
Partnership collaboration is a way for Western companies to break away from their ignorance of this market and to penetrate it, and for Slovenian companies it gives them privileged access to production, distribution and translation, and allows them to develop a long term relationship.
For our company especially it means an instrument to break into new territories, as we give a promising business model for them to benefit from, while taking shared risks and profits. They give us their time, tackle major problems, take chances, and trust us to do the right thing. As one of our partners would say: “It is like adding a turbo – we go faster and higher. It’s a very good opportunity for a local company like Kunstel & Kikel Ltd. to give us the credibility of an international company and we can develop in the region and not just in Ljubljana.”
Alpe-Adria is a region in Central Europe embracing all of Slovenia the Austrian states of Carinthia and Styria and the Italian regions of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia and Veneto.
It is history that both divided and united the Alpe Adria region – until today. In a region where there were borderlines in former times an atmosphere of collective departure arose. Nature is the unifying element, place of inspiration and starting point for economic success in equal measure. The Adriatic Sea defines the region in the south, offers access to important ports and, by that, to all around the world. And it’s the Alps in the northern part of Carinthia which connect the region to bigger markets like Germany or France. And the Slovenian Karavanks give sight to the eastern European Union countries like Croatia and Hungary. The airports of Ljubliana and Klagenfurt are the hubs of the region to the entire world – a world full of possibilities.
At our company most important job is to help our partners to win and to satisfy their appetites towards a good service provision.
We are deeply invested in our partners’ success. This is the only way we will survive and thrive. When you look at the relationships as partnerships, everything clicks into focus. You see the value of a strong feedback loop, of innovating fast to meet their needs, of pushing the envelope on features, and admitting fault when need be.
We trust our partners to give us good, honest constructive criticism, and we share their commitment to great assistance. This is why we provide unlimited support and consulting services for them. We don’t turn on a timer when someone needs help, or charge by the minute when a partners is struggling. That would be creating unnecessary tension in a relationship that should be all about mutual benefit. Partners all around, and everyone wins.
Plans for a Successful Future
In future we will launch several new custom made opportunities for our partners and we are looking forward to another fantastic stays in Ljubljana for business.