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					     It is our intention, using this brochure, to inform you that the Cluster
     for Humanitarian Demining Ltd. is established, and to express our
     readiness for possible business-technical co-operation in organisation,
     conducting and monitoring in the field of mine action system.
     Croatia, as many other countries worldwide, is mine contaminated.
     Mine victims are mostly civilians that suffer for decades after the
     armies withdraw and all weapons are silenced. Other than human
     suffering, mines cause catastrophic humanitarian, social and eco-
     nomic consequences. Vast areas that are mine contaminated are
     inaccessible to the population, fertile soil remains unused and dete-
     riorate due to the lack of cultivation.
     The Republic of Croatia had to face up to this great issue, and has
     committed to ban the use, manufacturing, storing and transfer of
     anti-personnel mines, and as one of the first signatories of the
     Ottawa Convention, has decided to help mine victims, and to demine
     its whole national territory, which is the only way to avoid further
     civilian casualties.
     In order to reach these goals, the Republic of Croatia has organised
     a system, developed capacities and conducts humanitarian demining
     activities in a transparent and professional manner.
     Through the development of mine action, the Republic of Croatia has
     achieved one of the most organised systems, and its system is becom-
     ing a role model to the most of the mine contaminated countries.
     We are aware of the fact that all mine contaminated countries want
     to resolve mine threat in a faster and safer way. We can solve the
     mine issues due to the fact that we take maximum care when select-
     ing, training and educating our employees and our future associates.
     In order to ensure the quality of the services rendered abroad, our
     employment policy is to use our own education system and a strict
     selection when choosing our staff.
     If you are looking for a responsible, high quality and transparent
     partner regarding organisation of the mine action system, or you
     need equipment for humanitarian demining activities, then our
     organisation is right for you. We believe that our co-operation has
     started with you reading this brochure.
     From the professional aspect (quality and quantity of our services),
     your best choice in mine action services is:


     We are looking forward to your contacts and to the beginning of
     successful co-operation.

                                                                                Cluster manager: OTO JUNGWIRTH

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 Cluster for Humanitarian Demining Ltd.
A company contract on establishment was signed in Zagreb, on 8th of        • Elaboration of the Mine action programme and Humanitarian dem-
April 2008. The Cluster acquired a legal entity status on 17th of July       ining plan
2008, by registration into court register at the Commercial Court in       • Carrying-out the general and technical survey in order to collect
Zagreb.                                                                      and process data on mine suspected, mined or demined areas and/or
The Cluster was founded with the aim to promote, lead and                    buildings; data on found and destroyed mines and other technical
co-ordinate developmental activities in humanitarian demining                characteristics of mine suspected areas
abroad.                                                                    • Carrying-out humanitarian demining operations
                                                                           • Taking-over demined areas and/or buildings after completed survey
The Founders of the Cluster are:                                           • Marking the mine suspected areas and/or buildings
1. Croatian Mine Action Centre - CROMAC,                                   • Elaboration of the survey and demining projects
                                                                           • Conducting QA/QC monitoring during demining and during final
2. Croatian Mine Action Centre - Centre for Testing, Development
   and Training Ltd. (CROMAC-CTDT Ltd.),
3. DOK-ING Ltd.,                                                         3 Mine awareness education
4. Đuro Đaković Special Vehicles Inc.,                                   4 Mine victims assistance, rehabilitation and reintegration
5. Šestan Busch Ltd.,                                                    In order to conduct humanitarian demining operations in a safe manner,
6. Borovo-Gumitrade Ltd.                                                 and in order to have all stakeholders of the demining process maximally
                                                                         protected, the Cluster can, through its founders and associate members,
On 1st of January 2009, the following organisations, at their own
                                                                         provide professional and quality equipment, such as:
request, have joined the Cluster as Associate Members:
                                                                         1. Demining machines, equipment, and workshop for maintenance of the
1. ISTRAŽIVAČ Ltd.- demining company
                                                                         machines with experienced and qualified staff, mechanics, electricians
2. Regional Centre for Divers Training in Underwater EOD
                                                                         and computing experts.
3. Vallon GmbH- mine and UXO detectors manufacturer
                                                                         2. Protective and safety equipment used in humanitarian demining. The pro-
4. GEOFOTO Ltd.                                                          gramme encompasses helmets, visors, ballistic vests and bullet-proof vests,
The Cluster, through its founders and associate members, has capaci-     3. Equipment for mines and UXO detection.
ties, resources and knowledge to conduct all activities in the mine      4. Training for divers and underwater demining.
action system, such as:
                                                                         Other than services and equipment
1 Setting-up of and/or assistance in organisation and establish-         for humanitarian demining, we can
    ment of national authority for mine action:                          provide support, primarily equip-
  • Assistance in elaboration of laws and bylaws in the field of mine    ment-wise to military and police
    action,                                                              units.
  • Assistance in elaboration of Standard operative procedures in the
    process of humanitarian demining,
  • Training of the stake-holders in mine action (i.e. deminers, work-
    site managers, team leaders, QA/QC officers etc.)
2 Humanitarian demining that consists of actions which result in
    mine and UXO threat removal, and are carried through the follow-
    ing activities:
                                                                                                  Assembly President: ZDRAVKO MODRUŠAN

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         CROMAC-Croatian Mine
                                                                    CROMAC ACTIVITIES:

                                                                   • General and technical survey
                                                                   • MSA marking and fencing
                                                                   • Planning and development of mine search and demining project proposals
                                                                   • Public tenders and awarding the works
                                                                   • Quality control - quality assurance over mine search and demining operations and handover of searched and/or demined area
                                                                   • Issuance of demining certificates guaranteeing that the area is no longer mine contaminated
                                                                   • Accreditation of certified legal entities or tradesmen for conducting humanitarian demining operations
                                                                   • Research and development of demining technologies
                                                                   • Testing of machines, devices and equipment used in humanitarian demining operations
                                                                   • Providing expert assistance and information on mine danger and status of mine suspected area to the authorized bodies
                                                                   • Cooperation with international mine action subjects

                                                                    MINE INFORMATION SYSTEM - MIS
                                                                     Mine information system is an integral dynamic user system of digital mine situation data collected and it consists of:
                                                                   • database
                                                                   • geographical information system (GIS)
                                                                                                                                          Database and GIS are in function of planning humanitarian dem-
                                                                                                                                          ining, efficient and rational conducting of general and technical
                                                                                                                                          surveys, inclusion and cancellation of MSA, development of project
                                                                                                                                          documentation, quality assurance, quality control, issuance of dem-
                                                                                                                                          ining certificate and availability of information over the Internet.
                                                                                                                                          Maps produced with most modern technologies of digital colour
                                                                                                                                          ortophoto (DOF 2, product of GEOFOTO Ltd.) S 1: 2 000) are inserted
                                                                                                                                          into the database. Thanks to the donation of the Kingdom of
                                                                                                                                          Norway to IT Department - Scan Section, in March 2007, there was
                                                                                                                                          a highly sophisticated scanner installed and CROMAC SCAN CENTRE
                                                                                                                                          established. The scanner was manufactured and installed by the
                                                                       MV-4                                                               company ProCaptura from Norway.
                                                                                                                                          Scan Centre enables scanning of large format maps and other
                                                                                                                                          graphical information and their geocoding into the official co-
                                                                                                                                          ordinate system, vectorization of data from the maps and their

                                                                                                                                                     Preparation                           Image
                                                                                                                                                        Effort                           Processing

                                                                                                                                                    Georeferencing   Quality Control    Vectorization

Klaster menadžer: MR.SC. NIKOLA PAVKOVIĆ

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                                                                                 CROMAC - Croatian Mine Action Centre

Action Centre
                                                                                 address: Ante Kovačića 10, 44000 Sisak, CROATIA
                                                                                 phone: + 385 44 554 100
                                                                                 fax: + 385 44 554 111


                         Mine information system - MIS:
                       - Database
                       - Geographic Information System
                       - Scanning
                       - DOF 2

                             General survey:                                  • Defines the boundaries of mine suspected
                                                                                area (MSA)
                         - Analytic preparation
                                                                              • Defines the categories of areas inside MSA
                         - Field data collection and verification
                                                                              • Estimates the MSA structure according to the
                         - Marking of mine suspected area
                                                                                area type and intended use
                         - Final analysis and making general survey reports   • Performs the reconstruction of minefields
                                                                                inside the MSA and estimates the number and
                                                                                type of mines
                                                                              • Performs the MSA marking with mine warning
                                                                              • Continuous reconstruction of the entire MSA

                                                                              Areas inside MSA are defined as per method of
                                                                              demining on the basis of criteria for the estab-
                                                                              lishment of area status by general survey:
                                                                              - area to be demined
                                                                              - area to be searched
                                                                              - areas used at one’s own risk
                                                                              All registered general survey data is inserted
        SOP 01.01                                                             into CROMAC MIS and available in a form that
        SOP 01.02
        SOP 01.03                                                             suits the practical use for mine search and/or
                                                                              demining project development and informing
                                                                              the citizens.

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         CROMAC-Croatian Mine
                                                                   PLANNING AND PROJECT DOCUMENTATION DEVELOPMENT

                                                                                                                                                    Planning and project documentation development:
                                                                                                                                                   • Planning
                                                                                                                                                   • Technical survey execution projects
                                                                                                                                                   • Mine search and demining execution projects
                                                                   For the purpose of precise priority setting, standardized criteria and ra-
                                                                   tional usage of limited funds for areas important from safety, socio-eco-
                                                                   nomic and ecological aspect, Croatian Mine Action Centre has developed
                                                                   criteria for setting humanitarian demining priorities that are the basis
                                                                   for the development of Three-Year Humanitarian Demining Plan as well
                                                                   as Annual Humanitarian Demining Plans and clear definition of mine
                                                                   impact on the development of the Republic of Croatia.
                                                                   Based on Annual Humanitarian Demining Plan, Croatian Mine Action
                                                                   Centre makes Operative Plans of Activities defining project documenta-
                                                                   tion development (mine search and demining project proposals, technical
                                                                   survey execution projects), general and technical survey, marking and
                                                                   supervision over demining operations.
                                                                   Project documentation is made in accordance with valid regulations and
                                                                   rules of profession. It comprises all information that enable the following:

                                                                   • making a decision on implementation of public tender procedure i.e.
                                                                     awarding mine search and/or mine clearance operations to accredited
                                                                     legal entities or tradesmen as per law on public procurement on the
                                                                     basis of mine search and/or demining project proposal,

                                                                   • conducting demining, mine search or technical survey based on dem-
                                                                     ining, mine search or technical survey project proposals.

Klaster menadžer: MR.SC. NIKOLA PAVKOVIĆ

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                                                                                                     CROMAC - Croatian Mine Action Centre

Action Centre
                                                                                                     address: Ante Kovačića 10, 44000 Sisak, CROATIA
                                                                                                     phone: + 385 44 554 100
                                                                                                     fax: + 385 44 554 111



 Quality assurance and control: • Accreditation of humanitarian demining companies
                                • Quality Assurance
                                • Supervision
                                • Quality Control

 • Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) over mine search/      • QA Officer determines the control samples manual mine detection
   demining operations is the responsibility of a Quality Assurance and     is to be applied.
   Quality Control Department. Quality Assurance during the execution     • Sampling methods and procedures have been elaborated by apply-
   of mine search/demining operations is conducted by Quality Assur-        ing sampling plans indexed as per acceptable quality level-AQL (ISO
   ance Officers and Monitors.                                              2859-1).
   Quality Assurance during the execution of operations includes:
                                                                          • Control samples include all project entireties (minimum 1% of the
 - supervision over the operations in progress,
                                                                            total area searched and/or demined).
 - control inspection, sampling of the area searched and demined,
 - record keeping.                                                        • Maximum size of separate control sample is determined depending
                                                                            on the intended use of the land area.
 • During the QA procedure, QA Officer identifies the situation at the
   worksite in relation to the execution project and performs sampling    • Based on the Report on Handover of the demined or searched area,
   of searched and demined areas.                                           CROMAC issues a certificate guaranteeing that the area is no longer
                                                                            contaminated i.e. that it has been cleared.
 • Quality Control over executed mine search and/or demining
   operations is planned and conducted by QA Officer on the control       • Analysis of completed demining projects
   samples of the demined i.e. searched worksite.

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         CROMAC-CTDT                                                                                                                                                                                              Ltd.
                                                                                          CLUSTER MEMBER - CROMAC - Centre for Testing, Development and Training Ltd.
             CLUSTER MEMBER - CROMAC- Centre for Testing, Development and Training Ltd.

                                                                                          CROMAC-CTDT Ltd., was founded in 2003 in Sisak.
                                                                                          The Centre conducts:
                                                                                          • operative testing and operative evaluation of new technologies and methods for
                                                                                            mine fields detection, for reduction of mine suspected areas, and for detection of
                                                                                            mines and UXO,
                                                                                          • introduction of advanced methods of decision support, determination of state of
                                                                                            an area and increase in quality of spatial information.
                                                                                          According to the customers’ requests and requirements CROMAC-CTDT Ltd. con-
                                                                                          ducts education of work-site managers, team leaders, employees working on elabo-
                                                                                          ration of demining projects and employees working in monitoring of demining
                                                                                          operations. Furthermore, the Centre conducts training for all levels of mines and
                                                                                          UXO disposal, and training of deminers on the use of metal detectors.
                                                                                          According to the customers’ requests and requirements CROMAC-CTDT Ltd.,
                                                                                          through a special programme, conducts a preparation of managers in mine action
                                                                                          for missions in foreign countries.

                                                                                                                                                        The Centre is accredited in accordance with the European norm
                                                                                                                    Accreditation Certificate           HRN EN 45011:1998 for certification of demining machines, metal
                                                                                                                    According to HRN EN 45011:1998      detectors, mine detection dogs, protective vests, prodders and
                                                                                                                    for conducting certification of     helmets with visors.
                                                                                                                    demining machines, metal
                                                                                                                                                        At its own test-sites, the Centre provides to donors, manufacturers
                                                                                                                    detectors and mine detection
                                                                                                                    dogs used in humanitarian           and end-users testing of demining machines, mine detection dogs,
                                                                                                                    demining activities                 prodders and protective equipment, as well as of new technologies
                                                                                                                                                        of mine and unexploded ordnances (UXO) detection. The Centre
                                                                                                                                                        disposes with three test-sites:
                                                                                                                                                        1 Test-site Cerovac
                                                                                            MV-4                                                        • Performance and survivability testing and certification of dem-
                                                                                                                                                          ining machines (three test lanes with different types of soil in
                                                                                                                                                          accordance with CWA 15044)
                                                                                                                                                        • Testing and certification of mine detection dogs and handlers
                                                                                                                                                        • Conformity verification of metal detectors
                                                                                                                                                        • Training of deminers on the use of metal detectors
                                                                                                                                                        2 Test-site Benkovac
                                                                                                                                                        • Testing of hand-held mine detection systems and vehicle-mounted
                                                                                                                                                          systems (MD, GPR, dual sensors)
                                                                                                                                                        • Training of deminers on the use of metal detectors
                                                                                                                                                        3 Test-site Škabrnja
                                                                                                                                                        • Testing of biosensors and vapour sensors
                                                                                                                                                        • Testing and certification of demining machines and mine detec-
                                                                                                                                                          tion dogs during winter
Klaster menadžer: MR.SC. NIKOLA PAVKOVIĆ

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                           CROMAC - CTDT Ltd.

                           address: Sortina 1d, 10020 Zagreb, CROATIA
                           phone: + 385 1 650 00 20
                           fax: + 385 1 652 03 01


• Reliability testing of metal detectors, in co-operation with BAM
 (German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) 2003
 and 2005.
• February and March 2006- testing of Japanese robot vehicles and
  dual sensors for mine detection (Mine Hunter Vehicle -MHV-1 and
  MHV-2, Gryphon, ALIS)
• September 2006 - STEMD project - Systematic testing and evalu-
  ation of metal detectors, that are most represented in SE Europe
  in co-operation with BAM (German Federal Institute for Materials
  Research and Testing)
• October 2006: testing of scanner for demining in co-operation with
  Fraunhofer Institute, Germany, within HUMIN/MD project
• Multi-sensor airborne survey and monitoring system in emergencies
  and environment protection, from April 2007
• October 2007: - testing of Japanese robot vehicles and dual sensors
  for mine detection ALIS (Advanced Landmine Imaging System) and
  Gryphon + LAMDAR IV
• December 2007 - May 2008 - operative testing of ALIS in Quality
• Deployement of Decision Support System in Mine Suspected Area
  Reduction in co-operation with ITF, from February 2008
• Use of bees in demining - on-going project

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                                             From its founding in 1991, up to date, DOK-ING, as an umbrella organisation of DOK-ING Group, has grown into the biggest
                                             commercial company for humanitarian demining in South-Eastern Europe, and into one of the leading mechanical demining brands
             CLUSTER MEMBER - DOK-ING Ltd.

                                             in the world.
                                             Our member has 160 employees and a capacity to mechanically clear about 1.000.000 sq. metres per month, and its production
                                             capacity is 60 machines per year. The company provides services in over thirty countries world-wide, has a branch-office in South
                                             Africa, and it is planning to open branch-offices in Libya, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

                                             PRODUCT RANGE
                                             DOK-ING product range consists of three key fields that use technology and
                                             specialised remote controlled machines intended to operate in inaccessible terrain,
                                             and in life endangering and extreme conditions (anti-personnel and anti-tank
                                             mines contaminated areas, deep ore mines world-wide, and various areas with high
                                             fire risk). .
                                             All DOK-ING machines are remotely controlled which gives them originality and
                                             unique technical construction of the compact design. All types of MV machines
                                                                                1         2
                                             have been tested by CROMAC-CTDT , SWEDEC“ and United States Army.

                                                                                                                          Demining machines
                                                                                                                          MV-4 is a multi-purpose machine, used for clearance of areas
                                                                                                                          contaminated with anti-personnel mines. Due to its small dimensions
                                                                                                                          and high manoeuvrability capabilities, MV-4 is suitable for demining
                                                                                                                          smaller areas such as courtyards, forests, forest paths, river banks and
                                                                                                                          other types of terrain where the use of larger demining machine is
                                                                                                                          Due to its high power and speed MV-10 is intended for demining
                                                                                                                          of large areas that are UXO, anti-personnel anti-tank mines
                                                                                                                          contaminated. The work tool consists of a flail and a tiller or double
                                                                                                                          flails mounted in front the system. Additional tools are roller,
                                                                                                                          bulldozer digger and hydraulic jaws.

                        MV-10                                                                                              MV-10
Klaster menadžer: MR.SC. NIKOLA PAVKOVIĆ
                                             1 Abbreviated: “Croatian Mine Action Centre-Centre for Testing, Development and Training”
                                             2 SWEDEC: Swedish Demining Centre

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                                                                                               DOK-ING Ltd.

                                                                                               address: Žitnjak bb, 10000 Zagreb, CROATIA
                                                                                               phone: + 385 1 2481 300
                                                                                               fax: + 385 1 2481 303

Ore-mining machines
MVD mini dozer is constructed as extremely low/short remote         MVD
controlled machine intended for multiple applications such
as under surface mines and construction industry. Due to its
dimensions and remote controlled operations it is MVD is suitable
for multiple purposes and tasks. Since MVD XLP was introduced to
platinum mines, the production has increased 500%.

                                                                    Fire extinguishing machines
                                                                    Fire extinguishing machines, Jelka series, are designed to extinguish
                                                                    fire that originates in dangerous (easily flammable) spaces, such as: oil
                                                                    refineries, storages of flammable and dangerous materials, etc. If minor
                                                                    modifications are applied, Jelka machines can be used for neutralising
                                                                    “wild” and forest fires.



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         Đuro Đaković Special
                                                                   • Rail programme (different types of cargo wagons)
             CLUSTER MEMBER - ĐURO ĐAKOVIĆ Special Vehicles Inc.

                                                                   • Production of steel constructions Demining machine RMK-
                                                                     Machine for humanitarian demining RM-KA-02, developed
                                                                     and produced by ĐĐ Specijalna vozila, is a tracked vehicles,
                                                                     weighs about 14 t, and it is protected from the explosion
                                                                     impact with ARMOX 10 mm steel armour.

                                                                                                                                    This is a radio remote controlled system made; for safe removal
                                                                                                                                    of thin and dense vegetation; and for destruction of all types of
                                                                                                                                    anti-tank and anti-personnel mines in the areas which are inac-
                                                                                                                                    cessible to heavy demining machines. The operator uses a mobile
                                                                                                                                    control system.
                                                                                                                                    Small dimensions of the machine and a simple construction
                                                                                                                                    enable easy maintenance, low servicing costs and usual trailer
                                                                                                                                    Our member offers to the users a complete service in a sense of
                                                                                                                                    maintenance, spare parts delivery and technical support. The
                                                                                                                                    construction of the machine can be adjusted in accordance
                                                                       MV-4                                                         with buyer’s requests.

Klaster menadžer: MR.SC. NIKOLA PAVKOVIĆ

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                                                                                                  ĐURO ĐAKOVIĆ Special vehicles Inc.

Vehicles Inc.
                                                                                                  address: Dr. Mile Budaka, 35000 Slavonski Brod, CROATIA
                                                                                                  phone: + 385 35 218 822
                                                                                                  fax: + 385 35 218 833

  Experiences in tank production, as the most complex product in the category of combat
  vehicles, have confirmed that this company is capable; to combine own knowledge and
  production potentials with knowledge and production potentials of other manufacturers
  and development institutions; to set-up requirements and quality assurance system that
  result in quality product; and to conduct final integration and testing of the most complex
  Our member, other than production of demining machines, manufactures a range of other
  special purposes products:

                                                                                            • Military programme (main battle tank Degman,
                                                                                              tank M-84, modernisation programme of T-72

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                                                      BOROVO-GUMITRADE Ltd. manufactures: rubber composites, rubber and buckram
                                                      footwear, motor, industrial and agricultural engine belts, special purposes prod-

                                                      ucts, shoemaking tools and glues, and other rubber-technical goods.

                                                                    Special purposes products are intended for protection in conditions
                                                                    of increased risk of fire arms attacks or shrapnel - fragments. The
                                                                    construction and elastic fastening system enables adjustment to the
                                                                    user’s body, allows free movement during intensive movement; work;
                                                                    use of personal weapons; and driving vehicles (especially during more
                                                                    demanding tasks of emergency police units or security agencies’ units
                                                                    and EOD units).

                                                                1   Ballistic protection - Protective vest against shrapnel/fragments B1
                                                                    Purpose: Protection from shrapnel of explosive projectile, grenades,
                                                                    split-off projectiles and physical thrusts, primarily during demining

                                                                    Other than Protective vest against swhrapnel/fragments B1, our
                                                                    member is also manufacturing the following equipment for special
                                                               2    Bullet-proof vests B2, B4, B5, B 6A, B7, B9, B 12 S
                                                               3    Protective boots Z M-1- RKB - Zaštita
                                                               4    Protective covers for military footwear - RKB - Zaštita
                                                               5    Protective isolating suit OZI M-2 - RKB Zaštita

Klaster menadžer: MR.SC. NIKOLA PAVKOVIĆ

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                                     BOROVO-GUMITRADE Ltd.

        GUMITRADE d.o.o.             address: Dr. Ante Starčevića bb, 32010 Vukovar, CROATIA
        Specified purpose products   phone: + 385 32 422 639
                                     fax: + 385 32 422 640




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                                                  Šestan-Busch Ltd. has twenty five years of experience in development and manu-
                                                  facturing. The range of products has high level of quality and ballistic protection.

                                                  Our member produces protective and safety equipment for military, police and
                                                  sports purposes. The product range primarily covers the manufacturing of protec-
                                                  tive (shrapnel and bullet) helmets, and range of plastic mixes.

                                                                                                                                         • Šestan-Busch also disposes with own
                                                                                                                                           laboratory for testing of its products.
                                                                                                                                           These tests are conducted in accordance
                                                                                                                                           with national and international standards.

Klaster menadžer: MR.SC. NIKOLA PAVKOVIĆ

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                                                                                                 ŠESTAN-BUSCH Ltd.

                                                                                                 address: Industrijska zona 3, 40 323 Prelog, CROATIA
                                                                                                 phone: + 385 40 646 330
                                                                                                 fax: + 385 40 646 300


                                                                      Active and constant exchange of information and experiences with
                                                                      raw materials suppliers, government agencies and end-users is one of
                                                                      the most important elements when developing new products. Quality
                                                                      of the products is a result of practical experiences gained during war
                                                                      operations in Croatia.

The products are produced in accordance with ISO 9002 standard,
and the process of production is continuously monitored from
receiving of the raw materials to final tests of finished products.
Our member’s products are used in following countries: The Czech
Republic, Bulgaria, Poland, Lithuania, Saudi Arabia, U.S.A., Spain,
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Australia,
Uzbekistan, Turkey, Republic of Macedonia, France, Malaysia, Egypt,
Germany, Argentina, Italy, Columbia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Ireland,
Cyprus, Norway, Denmark, Israel, Greece, Lebanon, Japan, Portugal,
Kuwait, Pakistan, Kenya, Mexico, Sweden, Russia, U.A.E.

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                                                                          Since its establishment in 2002 up to date, the employees of the regional Centre
                                                                          for Divers Training in Underwater EOD (RCUD) have extracted from the sea

                                                                          around 100 tons of UXO and underwater anti-ship mines.
                                                                                                                                                                 REGIONAL CENTER for DIVERS TRAINING
                                                                          Our associate member owns a Hotel with capacity of 51 rooms, a separate build-         in UNDERWATER EOD
                                                                          ing with offices and classroom for theoretical part of lectures; technical block
                                                                                                                                                                 address: Bijela, Herceg Novi - MONTENEGRO
                                                                          for gas mixtures NITROX and TRIMIX with up-to-date equipment for diving and
                                                                          underwater demining.                                                                   phone: + 382 31 683 375
                                                                                                                                                                 fax: + 382 31 683 477
                                      IN UNDERWATER EOD

                                                                                       The Cluster can, through our associate member, offer the follow-
                                                                                       ing services:

                                                                                     • Training of divers for underwater
                                                                                       demining and precautions in regard to UXO in water,

                                                                                     • Elaboration of the projects for underwater research, and elaboration of projects regarding UXO civil defence,

                                                                                     • Underwater EOD in the region,

                                                                                     • Operational research and mapping
                                                                                       locations of underwater mines.

Klaster menadžer: MR.SC. NIKOLA PAVKOVIĆ

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                                     MINE & UXO DETECTION

                                     Vallon GmbH has been a manufacturer of mine detectors for more than 40 years.
                                     The own R&D division develops hand-held mine detectors, hand-held bomb loca-               VALLON GmbH
                                     tors, vehicle mounted multi sensor detection systems, navigation tools for the field
                                     work, and powerful software for automatic evaluation of the detector data and              address: Im Grund 3, D-72800 Eningen, GERMANY
                                     following identifcation of UXOs.                                                           phone: + 49 7121 9855 0
                                                                                                                                fax: + 49 7121 83643
                                                  Vallon GmbH’s engineers and technicians work closely with the users
                                                  in order to integrate their requirements into the equipment.                  e-mail:,

                                                                      Metal Detector                                  UXO Detector
                                                                      VMH3CS                                          VMXC1-3
                                                                      with pinpointing                                with special
                                                                      feature                                         firmware to detect

                                                                                                                       for deep lying
                                                                                                                    metal cased mines
                                                                                                                               / UXOs

                                       MV-4                                                                           Detector VMR2
Customized Vehicle-Mounted Detection
Systems,                                                                                                               GPR and metal
for example VMV8                                                                                                          detector to
                                                                                                                         detect metal
                                                                                                                       and metal-free

                                                                                                                      Metal Detector
                                                                                                                      for special tasks

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          GEOFOTO Ltd.
                                                   Geofoto LLC is a Croatian company which began to operate in 1993 in Zagreb.
                                                   Beside the headquarters in Zagreb, companies are established in Ljubljana, Skopje,

                                                   London, La Paz, Oslo, Orašje, Belgrade, branch in Osijek and sister company
                                                   Infomax in Zagreb. The main activities of the company are aerial survey, digital
                                                   photogrammetry, cadastral survey, production of topographic and cadastral da-
                                                   tabases, design and creation of geoinformation systems and solutions and digital

                                                                Company Geofoto produced for Croatian Mine Action Centre (CROMAC) a web
                                                                portal, i.e. mine information system portal, which began
                                                                operation on 25th February 2009.
                                                                MIS portal enables all Internet users to review the mine situation in Croatia. Mine
                                                                suspicious areas (MSA) and the signalization for MSA are displayed on various
                                                                topographic maps (even on the 1:25000) and for authorized users on DOP of high
                                                                resolution (1:2000 / pixel 20cm).

Klaster menadžer: MR.SC. NIKOLA PAVKOVIĆ

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                                                                                                  GEOFOTO Ltd.

                                                                                                  address: Buzinski prilaz 28, 10010 Zagreb, CROATIA
                                                                                                  phone: + 385 1 6680 103
                                                                                                  fax: + 385 1 6680 112

The portal consists of three components, created for different user categories:
Public component- of the system is made for the wide public, Authorized users- have access
to a specific functionalities which enable insight to the attribute data sending requests to
obtain official documentation on the status of mine suspicious areas and exchange data
about space or/and plan demining of specific areas and Administrative component- of the
system is used for administration of the entire system.

                                                                                               MIS Portal is the logical upgrade of the
                                                                                               implemented Mine Geoinoformation system,
                                                                                               which Geofoto built in 2007, which is the
                                                                                               central point for comparison and spread
                                                                                               of accurate information related to mines
                                                                                               as well as update and management of the
                                                                                               registers necessary for all processes for
                                                                                               demining. In addition, it ensures quality
                                                                                               planning, preparation and implementation
                                                                                               of general and technical view, exclusion of
                                                                                               mine suspicious areas, production of projects
                                                                                               for humanitarian demining and supervision
                                                                                               during the project, final control and issuing
                                                                                               certificate of mine cleared area.

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           Istraživač                                                                                                       Ltd.
                                                 Istrazivac Ltd., a humanitarian demining company, is a limited liability company.
                                                 The contract on founding a limited liability company was signed on 17th of No-

                                                 vember 2005.                                                                             ISTRAŽIVAČ Ltd.
                                                 “Istrazivac” ltd, currently employs 44 workers, 32 of them are deminers, 4 of them
                                                 are auxiliary workers in humanitarian demining, machine operators, 2 doctors, 2          address: Bana Jelačića 39A, 32221 Nuštar, CROATIA
                                                             Geo Information:
                                                 medical technicians, 4 workers in administration, with 2 from logistics department.      phone: + 385 32 338 356
                                                             Mine Information
                                                 All our workers possess Credentials in the area of work-protection, issued by the
                                                 relevant authority.                                                                      fax: + 385 32 338 357
                                                             CROTIS GML                                                                   e-mail:
                                                                The company has also been issued a licence by the Croatian Ministry
                                                                of Interior to conduct mining activities while demining.
                                                                On 1st October 2008 “ Istraživač” ltd. Nustar, has recieved a CERTIFI-
                                                                CATE ISO 9001:2000 from Bureau Veritas, in HUMANITARIAN DEM-
                                                                INING ACTIVITIES, which confirms that a full audit of our company
                                                                has been conducted, and that compatibility with the norms has been

                                                              “The aim and obligation of the company “Istrazivac” ltd. is achieving completely clean demining site, in accordance
                                                              with international standards of humanitarian demining.”


Klaster menadžer: MR.SC. NIKOLA PAVKOVIĆ

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                                                 • 26 certified demining companies
                                                 • 611 deminers
                                                 • 52 various demining machines
                                                 • 765 metal detectors
                                                 • 37 tested mine detection dogs



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address: Sortina 1d, 10020 Zagreb, CROATIA
phone: + 385 1 611 98 78
fax: + 385 1 611 79 20

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