IT Equipment Donated to the “Lukavac Grad” Primary School

In order to improve the educational process and provide students with better quality education, our company decided to help another school with IT equipment.

A valuable donation in the form of smart TVs, computers and related equipment was handed over today to the primary school “Lukavac Grad”.

We believe that our donation will make it easier for teachers to deliver educational content, bring knowledge closer to the needs of the digital modern age, and help students more easily visualize and master the educational process. 

Our company previously supported the “Lukavac Grad” school in equipping a multimedia classroom.

Mechanical Engineering Students Completed their Industrial Internship at GIKIL: Harmony between Research Quality and Industry Needs

Safet Horozić is in his final year at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tuzla. In recent weeks, together with his colleagues, Safet has carried out an industrial practice at Global Ispat Koksna Industrija d.o.o. Lukavac. In addition to the knowledge gained, Safet says he will bring a lot of experience from GIKIL to help him complete his studies and decide on his future career.


“Since I am studying in the industrial engineering department, this was the first time I was exposed to specific jobs and received practical training, so the internship was very useful. So far, we have only had one day to visit the company. There are great mentors and people around them who are always willing to show us, explain and answer questions, so I am very pleased with what I have learned,” said Horozić .


Adnan Smajlović, also a final year industrial engineering student, shares a similar experience stating that a company like GIKIL is not only an inexhaustible treasure of knowledge for orientation, but also a place where every young engineer would gladly start his career.


“The most important thing is that we have a much closer picture of the real world than what we learn in university, i.e. the theory written in the books and the practice visible in the field.” “It is an honour for me, after finishing my studies, to work in a complex like this, which has both history and tradition, and has a large number of employees,” pointed out Smajlović.


The mentors, on the other hand, emphasized that they were very satisfied with the students and their commitment to learning.


“The students were very interested and asked a lot of questions, and we tried to bring them closer to what we do and how we spend our working time as engineers in a practical and optimal way, all aimed at raising their interest to be the best tomorrow at their job”, said Nurdin Ribić, a graduate mechanical engineer and maintenance manager at the Coke Plant.


Admir Bektić, head of the Maintenance Plant unit, emphasizes the importance of professional experience for future engineers, explaining that although theoretical training is the basis, it is experience that makes up the expert.


“Practice is very important for a student of this orientation as it will bring him closer to everything that awaits him in his future work, should he decide to work in a company like this. In addition to the theoretical and pedagogical part in my opinion Bektić says: “All students who have completed their studies and are about to finish their studies already have a clear understanding of the seriousness of the profession as well as the problems and benefits that come with it”.

A total of 10 students from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering completed an industrial internship at GIKIL. This partnership is the result of an agreement signed in April.


“It is very important that our company’s management recognizes the value of such a mission, for us and the students. On the other hand, it is very important that the University recognized the need for a connection and understanding between education and practice. In this context, it is very important for students to quickly realize that in addition to many things taught in university, there are a number of processes and operating standards that can only be seen in industry”, says Amer Salihović, Assistant to the Executive Director for Technical and Production Affairs.


Faced with staffing shortages, Salihović said it is very important for companies like GIKIL to develop in this direction and create high-quality personnel that match the needs of the industry.


Proof of this is Lejla Mehmedović, a mechanical engineering intern at GIKIL, who says students are well on their way to gaining their first work experience and work habits that will help them in the future.


“Until yesterday, I was a student just like my colleagues who are currently interns. I know what it means to bring quality knowledge to the workplace to advance, which GIKIL absolutely can. For this reason, we are always ready to support our students and colleagues, as they will bring with them a great first work experience, useful habits and above all, love of the profession, which is really valued at this company,” Mehmedović said.


Appreciating the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the University of Tuzla as an institution committed to continuous improvement of the curriculum, especially the engineering profession, the GIKIL Management intends to elevate the existing cooperation to a higher level.

“In the coming period, the Management will consider the possibility of providing scholarships for students and employment after graduation. We have already discussed all these issues as well as other forms of mutually beneficial cooperation with the Dean of the Faculty all with the aim of combining theory and practice, i.e. knowledge and its application,” said Dževad Kasumović, Managing Director of GIKIL.

The IT Cabinet of the School of Economics Has Been Equipped Thanks to GIKIL’s Sponsorship

At the Public Institution Combined School of Economics and Chemistry Lukavac, the layout of the computer cabinet was completed. The installation of the cabinet and the purchase of computer equipment is financially supported by GIKIL company. It is one of the examples of quality social responsibility, practical support and cooperation with the local community.

Most of the teaching at our facility is done by computer, and most of them do not cover all quality work needs. With the support of the company GIKIL, we have received 6th generation computers to fully meet today’s highest programming and algorithm requirements, the school’s management told our portal.

In addition to purchasing computers, lighting, and audio equipment for presentations, some chairs were replaced and entire cabinets were furnished. The introduction of a significantly faster and better internet throughout the school is underway, which will support teaching (project-based teaching, managed IT, etc.) also in other cabinets.

On behalf of the students, staff and school management, I would like to once again thank the management of “GIKIL BH” for their support, because an investment in education is an investment in a quality future for our students and society. With various supports, individual and corporate social responsibility, investment in projects and all the work completed so far, our school environment is becoming warmer and more comfortable every day for all educational activities.” they emphasized on behalf of the school management.

A Cooperation Agreement was signed with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Tuzla

We bring together theory and practice, knowledge and application. We seek the best solutions, exchange experiences and learn from each other.

We have signed an agreement with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Tuzla. Our goal is to create collaborative research and projects, organize useful training courses and enable our students to learn in the field.

This is an example of the immense possibilities with a successful partnership

The Company GIKIL donated a Modern 3D digital Mammogram to the Lukavac Health Centre

Tuzla Canton Prime Minister Irfan Halilagić and TC Minister of Health Dajana Čolić today attended the handover ceremony of a modern 3D digital mammogram, donated to the Health Centre by GIKIL d.o.o. Lukavac.

Minister Čolić, who until recently held the position of the Director of the Lukavac Health Center, understands very well the importance of today’s donation.

“This modern 3D mammogram, the first of its kind in the area of ​​our canton, will significantly contribute to the health care of the citizens of Lukavac and Tuzla Canton, because the importance of preventive diagnostic mammography is immeasurable in the early detection of malignant breast disease. In this regard, today, on behalf of the Health Centre, but also on behalf of the Ministry of Health of the Tuzla Canton, I would like to thank the company GIKIL, which showed a high level of social responsibility by this act,” said Minister Čolić.

“Symbolically, today’s action takes place on the eve of International Women’s Day, and in addition to GIKIL’s humanitarian and corporate social responsibility, today’s ceremony imposes obligations on both the Government of Tuzla Canton and all the cities and municipalities that are the founders of health centres, to be even more dedicated to our health institutions and help them, both in personnel as well as physical and technical equipment, all with the aim of better health care for our citizens”, said Prime Minister Halilagić, thanking the representatives of the GIKIL company for this valuable donation.

On behalf of the sponsor, Global Ispat Koksna Industrija Lukavac, the Executive Director for Production, Almin Suljić, addressed guests today and emphasized that today’s donation is an indication that the paradigm is changing around this company.

“Until now, GIKIL has been known to the public as a company that pollutes the environment and there was not much positive associated with our name. With this we show that we are changing the paradigm, that we are a socially responsible company that lives with the community and that we are here to solve the problems the community is facing within the limits of our abilities,” said Suljić.