New culinary partnership launched.
Podravka and Gammachef presented on Tuesday their strategic partnership on the project of a robo-chef. Gammachef, whose founders are Dražen Drnas and Đulijano Nolo, has developed an innovative robotic technology which enables robo-chef to automatically prepare a meal, reports tportal.hr on December 21, 2016.
Robo-chef prepares a dish according to the recipe exactly as people would prepare it themselves in their own kitchens. Zvonimir Mršić, CEO of Podravka, said that the future of preparation and consumption of food is a global challenge, and Gammachef had offered an innovative solution precisely in this segment, which Podravka recognized and decided to provide its strategic support.
He added that Podravka, in accordance with its own innovation and growth strategies, was continuously exploring possibilities of cooperation with start-ups. “Investing in Gammachef is Podravka’s first investment in a start-up, but our ambition is to continue investing in promising projects of this sort, although we are aware of potential risks due to the unpredictability and uncertainty that are always present on the international market. Gammachef is a company which has offered an innovative solution in food preparation segment, which is in our focus and we firmly believe that the market will recognize it”, said Mršić.
As for the business results for 2016, the head of Podravka explained that it was too early to announce any final data, but added that this will be the company’s best year in its history. “This is the end of one phase of development of Podravka, and we have already prepared plans for the next five years in which we want to turn the company into a global player”, said Mršić, stating that the goal of Podravka was to become the largest multinational company based in Croatia.
The founder of Gammachef Đulijano Nolo said he was proud to be a partner of Podravka, which recognizes the importance of innovations for competitiveness and development. “Our mission is to help you prepare your dish according to your favourite recipe, but this time using Gammachef”, said Nolo and added that the next step was cooperation with a technology partner, for example with a manufacturer of kitchen and home appliances that would support further technology development and commercialization of Gammachef.