CEE Biz Hall of Fame
the house of independent or state players (leaders)
Atlantic Grupa d.d. – general distribution – Croatia
“the biggest food distributor in old Yugoslavia countries“
Atlantic Grupa is a company that creates! It creates added value for its shareholders and for the economy, career opportunities for employees and business opportunities for its partners. With special care for every stakeholder, always open towards new ideas, growth oriented and passionate – Atlantic Grupa creates brands that people love. Our vision is to inspire people to add flavour to their everyday moments. Our thrust for fresh and different, followed by exquisite taste in opportunities and collaboration made us (and keeps making us) fast growing multinational food and beverage corporation with companies in 8 countries that run 16 production facilities. As a leading FMCG producer in SEE region, in addition to food and beverages, we own a successful chain of pharmacies. Atlantic’s product menu includes more than 20 unique brands with a domestic pedigree. Argeta, Barcaffe, Grand kafa, Donat, Cedevita, Cockta, Smoki and Štark are available in over 40 markets! We cover the region with strong distribution network that has over a 500 vehicles delivering products from 16 distribution centers to over 60 thousand sales points enabling us a smooth shipping of principals’ brands like Ferrero, Wrigley, Unilever, Johnson&Johnson, MARS, Duracell, HIPP, SAB Miller and many more.
Asseco Poland S.A. – IT – Poland
“the biggest software company from CEE”
Asseco Poland is the largest software producer listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. It has developed technologically advanced software solutions for all key sectors of the economy for over 30 years. Today, Asseco Poland stands at the forefront of the multinational Asseco Group. We are the number one provider of state-of-the-art IT solutions in Central and Eastern Europe. Moreover, Asseco is the sixth largest software vendor in Europe. We are present in 60 countries around the world and employ 32.4 thousand people.. We develop and implement centralized and comprehensive IT systems for the BANKING sector used by over half of the banks in Poland. The products and services are the most advanced IT solutions for INSURANCE institutions, TELECOM operators, ENERGY sector, HEALTHCARE services, PUBLIC administration, AGRICULTURE, uniformed services and international organizations such as NATO or FRONTEX. Asseco Poland is present everywhere where technology and business are combined with everyday life. With a long track record of IT projects and experience in various industries, we are able to create reliable and highly-advanced products.
Grupa Azoty S.A. – chemicals – Poland
“the biggest chemical company from CEE“
Grupa Azoty is the largest Polish chemical group, established as a result of the consolidation of the most important plants in this industry. Grupa Azoty comprises the largest chemical synthesis plants in Tarnów, Police, Puławy and Kędzierzyn-Koźle, as well as about fifty other direct and indirect subsidiaries.
Grupa Azoty among producers:
No. 1 in Poland in compound fertilizers, in mineral fertilizers, in sulfur-containing fertilizers, in nitrogen fertilizers,
No. 1 in Poland in polyamide, in OXO alcohols and plasticizers, in titanium white, in melamine,
No. 2 in the European Union in mineral fertilizers,
No. 3 in the European Union in compound fertilizers
AB S.A. – IT retail – Poland
The AB Group is the largest distributor of electronic equipment (IT, CE, telecom and household appliances) in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of turnover and the number of customers. AB has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 2006. It operates on the Polish, Czech and Slovak markets, offering 96,000 products from the largest modern technology manufacturers in the world. It cooperates with 16,000 business partners: SMB dealers, VARs, hypermarkets, integrators, service providers, shops and computer wholesalers. In addition to its already well-established position in the IT market, the AB Group successfully distributes consumer electronics (audio/video), home appliances, mobile phones, DVB-T devices, cloud computing, toys and many other services that complement its commercial offer and make it more attractive. AB S.A. is a member of “Global Technology Distribution Council” – prestige association uniting the largest and the most influential distributors from all around the world. The association’s mission is to familiarize IT manufacturers and investors the role of distribution in the market of new technologies and creating a common communication platform. AB S.A. is also a participant of the Polish Champion Program created out at the request of the City of Wrocław and Wrocław Agglomeration Development Agency in collaboration with Ministry of Economy and the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency and PwC. The main purpose of the project is to support regional entrepreneurs in economic expansion and export to foreign countries.
Adris Grupa d.d. – holding&investments – Croatia
“one of the biggest investor in Croatia”
Adris grupa is one of the most successful companies in Croatia and the region and a leader according to the criteria of profitability, competitiveness and innovation. Adris is organized in three strategic business units (SBU). Tourism with Maistra d.d. at the helm, with fast growing food industry segment – Cromaris d.d., where Cromaris is its flagship. By acquiring Croatia Osiguranje d.d. in early 2014, Adris became the regional insurance industry leader as well.
Agrofert a.s. – chemicals – Czehia
“one of the biggest chemicals manufacture in CEE”
AGROFERT was founded as the Ltd. company on January 25, 1993 having 4 employees and focusing on trade with fertilizers. Nowadays AGROFERT concern consists of more than 235 companies operating in 15 countries in the chemical and agricultural production, forestry, food production, machinery distribution and media, with more than 34 ths. emoloyees and a shareholder’s equity of over 1.8 billion EUR. AGROFERT is ia – the largest Czech and Slovak agricultural and food group – the second largest chemical group in the Czech Republic – the largest private employer in the Czech Republic – the second largest producer of nitrate fertilizers in Europe – the largest Czech investor in Slovakia and Germany – a significant investor in Hungary
Aegean Airlines S.A. – airlines – Greece
“the biggest airline company in Greece“
For more than 23 years, AEGEAN, a member of Star Alliance, constitutes Greece’s largest airline, providing full service, premium quality short and medium haul services. In 2013 AEGEAN united its strength with Olympic Air; in order to become even better and to offer a wide-ranging network within Greece, as well as abroad supporting Greek regions and ensuring the qualitative access even to the most remote Greek island. AEGEAN connects every corner of Greece with 160 destinations, 31 domestic and 129 international in 44 countries and a total fleet of 68 aircraft by the end of 2022. As an outcome in 2019 AEGEAN transferred almost 15 M passengers. After the pandemic, recorded a significant recovery in passenger traffic in May 2022, carrying more than 1 million passengers just at the start of the new summer season. AEGEAN has been announced as the Best Regional Airline in Europe for 10th consecutive year and 11th time in the last 12 years. Moreover, AEGEAN was named 3rd Best Regional Airline in the Word, was ranked 10th in Europe for its cabin crew, was amongst the World’s Top 100 Airlines for 2021 (36th) and was amongst the winners of the COVID-19 Airline Excellence Award 2021 category, that rate the COVID-19 standards and best practices for the health and safety measures applied for both passengers and crew on board and on the ground. In June 2018 AEGEAN signed an agreement with Airbus, ordering up to 42 new generation aircraft of the A320neo family. The new aircraft facilitate new services for passengers, as well as increased range capabilities, enabling expansion to new destinations and markets.
Air Serbia A.D. – airlines – Serbia
“the biggest airline company in Serbia“
Air Serbia is the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, the successor of the first national airline, Aeroput, established in Belgrade in 1927. We have been operating under our present name since October 2013. Air Serbia operates scheduled, seasonal and charter flights to over 70 destinations in Europe, the Mediterranean, North America and Africa, in passenger and cargo traffic. In cooperation with our partner airlines, we also offer flights to international destinations in Asia, Australia, North America and Africa. Our fleet currently includes one wide-body, twelve narrow-body, and five turboprop aircraft. In addition to Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade, which is our base, Air Serbia also flies from Constantine the Great Airport in Niš and from International Airport Morava near Kraljevo. Air Serbia is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Banca Transilvania S.A. – banking – Romania
“the biggest banking company in Romania“
The bank of enterprising people.
Or better said, the company that wants things to be done, ideas capitalized, and dreams fulfilled, supporting people who have the courage to do things a little differently. Many believe that banking is only about money, loans and deposits. But we believe the best about people and about trust.
BT’s story began 25 years ago, at the initiative of businessmen from Cluj. They took the story further so that BT became the largest bank in Romania – over 3 million customers and almost 8,000 employees.
From banking to #normalbanking
They have learned over the years that in order to bring ideas as close to reality as possible, it is essential to continuously reinvent ourselves: from opening an online account to discussions with our chatbots – also online – or contactless payment with the phone. And that’s exactly what we do, as we know best.
Banking and something more
They don’t just do banking. We love sports and support the Romanian national team and the Cluj basketball team. And when we go to the match, we sing the University anthem with our hands on our hearts. We like to watch tennis and we are Simona Halep’s partners, promising her that she will remain number 1 in our hearts regardless of the place she occupies in the rankings. They are #peopleofTIFF, #peopleofUntold, #peopleofEC or people of every cool event & party, you could say.
CPI Property Group S.A. – real estate – Czechia/Luxembourg
“the biggest real estate company from CEE“
CPI Property Group (CPIPG) is a leading owner of real estate in Berlin, Prague, Warsaw and across Europe. Capital markets leader and active asset manager.
CEZ a.s. – electricity – Czehia
“one of the biggest energy company from CEE“
The ČEZ Group is a strong energy concern operating in a number of countries in Central and South-Eastern Europe and Turkey, which is centrally managed from the Czech Republic. The main business of the concern consists of production, distribution, trade and sale in the field of electricity and heat, trade and sale in the field of natural gas and coal mining. In its strategy, the ČEZ Group responds to new energy trends. It enters new areas of business and offers customers innovative products and services tailored to their needs.
The group employs more than 28,000 employees and is perceived as a prestigious and sought-after employer that takes care of its employees above standard. For those interested in employment, it offers the background of a strong Czech society and work that has meaning – work that millions of people rely on in their daily lives and without which others would lack energy.
At the same time, the ČEZ Group adheres to strict ethical standards in its business, including responsible behavior towards its employees, society and the environment. One of the important long-term priorities of the ČEZ Group is corporate giving, which is covered by the ČEZ Foundation.
Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. – telecom – Poland
“the biggest telecom operator from Poland“
Media entertainment and telecom market leader in Poland. Our mission is to create and deliver the most attractive TV content, telecommunication products and other services for the home, as well as residential and business customers, using state-of-the-art technologies to provide top quality multi-play services that match the changing needs of the market, while maintaining the highest possible level of customer satisfaction. The superior goal of our strategy is the permanent growth of the value of Cyfrowy Polsat for its Shareholders. They intend to achieve this goal by implementing the major elements of our operational strategy. The key elements of our strategy include: Growth of revenue from services provided to residential and business customers Growth of revenue from content Effective management of the cost base Effective management of the Group’s finances
CCC S.A. – footwear – Poland
“the biggest footwear company in CEE“
CCC Group is a leading footwear retailer and e-commerce company in Central and Eastern Europe. With about 1,000 stores and over 90 e-commerce platforms, a team of more than 13,000 employees currently operates brands such as CCC, eobuwie.pl, MODIVO in 28 markets. Through the HalfPrice chain, the company has also been expanding its footprint in off-price retailing since May 2021. CCC Group’s own brands include such names as Lasocki, Gino Rossi, Jenny Fairy, DeeZee, Sprandi, Badura, Americanos, Simple, DeeZee, which are available in the individual distribution channels. Since 2004, CCC S.A. (CCC) has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Croatia Airlines d.d. – airlines – Croatia
“the biggest airline company in Croatia“
Croatia Airlines, the national air carrier, has been carrying passengers and cargo in domestic and international traffic for more than 30 years. We offer our passengers a high level of service, placing special emphasis on safety and service quality and promoting Croatian culture and tourism. Inflight service is constantly being improved and adjusted to the needs of passengers: well-trained and friendly flight attendants, comfortable seats, the inflight magazine and children’s programme … Croatia Airlines is a member of Star Alliance. Special attention is paid to aircraft maintenance, ensuring the highest safety standards. At the moment we have 12 aircraft: 2 Airbus A 320 4 Airbus A 319 6 Dash 8-Q400
Czech Airlines a.s. – airlines – Czehia
“the biggest airline company in Czehia“
Czech Airlines is one of the oldest airlines in Europe. We have provided services to passengers since 1923. Right up to the present, we have gained an enormous amount of experience and have grown into a modern airline, boasting a number of awards for the quality of our service
Dino Polska S.A. – general retail – Poland
“one of the biggest supermarket network from Poland”
Dino is a Polish chain of medium-sized grocery supermarkets, which is one of the fastest growing chains on the entire grocery retail market in Poland. The Dino Group’s business model combines the advantages of the format of medium-sized supermarkets located close to customers’ places of residence with the ability to quickly open new stores and an attractive assortment.
At Dino Polska, we want to be “closest to you” not only by providing a wide selection of the highest quality products and enabling convenient shopping, but also by acting responsibly in our business: providing our employees with decent working conditions, economical use of natural resources and being a good contractor.
Rapid development combined with great opportunities for further expansion of the Dino store network create attractive prospects for professional development for existing and new employees of Dino Polska. This is also facilitated by our focus on internal promotions, openness to the ideas of our employees and appreciation of proactivity.
At the end of 2021, the Dino Group employed approx. 32.4 thousand people. people who worked in 1,815 stores throughout the country, in 7 distribution centers and in the company’s headquarters in Krotoszyn.
Since April 2017, the Company has been listed on the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Dino Polska S.A. is a company with dominant Polish capital.
Delta Holding d.o.o. – holding&investments – Serbia
“the biggest investment company from Serbia”
Delta Holding and its member companies are involved in many sectors including agribusiness, real estate development, food processing, wholesale distribution, automobiles. Delta Holding is keen to play its part in promoting Serbian success stories at an international level. Since being founded in 1991, Delta Holding has become a trailblazer and can serve as an example to other companies in the region. Through job creation and partnership with foreign companies, Delta Holding is helping to drive economic growth which is essential to increasing and maintaining stability in the region. Delta Holding is divided into three separate companies: Delta Agrar Group, Delta Real Estate Group and Delta Distribution. To be a strong global company in the eyes of our clients, partners and employees, recognizable for the values we uphold: EXCELLENCE, INNOVATION, INTEGRITY, ACHIEVEMENTS, CARE FOR PEOPLE. Delta Holding is a corporation that fully recognizes the significance and necessity of corporate social responsibility and tries to attain, by the overall ethics of its business, the position of a respected member of the community to which it belongs. Delta Holding adopted corporate social responsibility as a business principle that it pursues through the quality of the products and services it provides, environmental protection and relations with the community and is a member of the United Nations Global Compact and the ILO Global Business and Disability Network. Delta Holding has received numerous awards and recognition in the field of CSR. Recognizing the fact that the key to a company’s success lies in its people, we look for people who share our ambition to be competitive, successful and a force for good. As one of the most successful domestic companies in Serbia, Delta Holding creates numerous job opportunities.
Digi Communictions N.V. – telecom – Romania/Nethelands
“the biggest independent telecom company in Romania”
The DIGI Group is the leading telecommunications service operator in Europe, with operations in Romania, Spain, Italy and Portugal, the owner of one of the most extensive and modern fiber optic networks in the region.
Company DIGI | RCS & RDS offers in Romania cable and satellite television services of the DTH type, fixed internet, telephony and mobile data, fixed telephony, at the most affordable prices on the market.
DIGI | RCS & RDS occupies the first position in the market of cable television operators (63%) and is the leader in the segment of fixed Internet services (61%) and fixed telephony (40%). For more than 13 years, more than 3 million numbers have been ported to the DIGI network, a success that ensures its position as the leader in the portability service.
The company is the first telecommunications operator in Romania that invested in media content and currently owns the news television Digi24, four HD sports televisions, Digi Sport 1, 2, 3 and 4, the first ultra-HD television in Romania – Digi 4K, television Film Now (Pay-TV), three documentary televisions, Digi World, Digi Life and Digi Animal World, music televisions UTV, Hit Music Channel, Music Channel, as well as radio stations Digi FM, Digi24 FM, PROFM, Dance FM and Chill FM.
Energia Naturalis d.o.o. – oil&gas – Croatia
“one of the biggest energy company from Croatia”
The Energia Naturalis group is one of the leading investors in the region, as well as one of the most rapidly growing companies in Croatia that is committed to being a generator of know-how, innovation and development in the region. ENNA manages some twenty companies in the group. It is characterized by a broad spectrum of operations – from the distribution and supply of natural gas, renewable energy sources, trading in commodities, petroleum derivatives and electricity, all the way to ICT as well as investment projects and transport. At the core of ENNA is the PPD Group that is involved with the import, sale supply and distribution of natural gas. PPD’s buyers are the largest business and industrial consumers, as well as the largest suppliers in the distribution areas. The PPD – Prvo Plinarsko Društvo d.o.o. Group has its headquarters in Vukovar, Croatia, and companies in Switzerland, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia from which it operates throughout Europe. The base of the cooperation with they partners on honesty and quality, aiming at establishing long-term relationships. They can boast that we are one of the few, if not the only Croatian company that has an equal number of women and men in top management positions. Women make up half of our Managing Board, and the successes of our companies were actually achieved by mixed teams in what is almost exclusively seen as “man’s work”.
Energetický a Průmyslový Holding a.s. – electricity – Czechia
“one of the biggest diversified energy from old Czechoslovakia”
Energetický a průmyslový holding (EPH) is a vertically integrated energy utility operating gas infrastructure businesses (transmission, distribution and storage) as well as covering the complete energy value chain from lignite mining through to power and heat generation to electricity and heat distribution, including supply and trading platforms.
The EPH group currently consists of more than 50 companies operating in the region of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Poland and the UK.
Eurocash S.A. – general retail – Poland
“one of the biggest supermarket chain in Poland”
Eurocash Group is a leader of wholesale distribution of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) in Poland. Our cash&carry and franchise store chains spread all over the country. We are one of the biggest companies in Poland (8. rank in Polityka Magazine List of top 500). In March 2013 Eurocash entered the Warsaw Stock Exchange blue-chip index WIG 20. Our continual striving for achieving higher results, entrepreneurial and passionate people, leaders with clear vision of what we want to achieve – it all makes Eurocash Group full of life and action, helps us grow at an impressively fast rate and excites our hunger for more!
Enea S.A. – electricity – Poland
“one of the biggest energy company in Poland”
The Enea Group is the vice-leader of the Polish electricity market in terms of electricity production. We manage the full value chain on the electricity market: from fuel, through electricity production, distribution, sales and customer service.
We are responsible for safe energy supplies to 2.5 million customers. Enea Operator owns the distribution network in north-western Poland (approx. 1/5 of the country). Throughout Poland, we employ 15.7 thousand people. Employees who create an innovative raw material and energy concern.
The Group includes two important system power plants: Kozienice Power Plant and Połaniec Power Plant. The Group also operates Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka – the mine is the main supplier of raw material to the Group’s power plants. Our activities also include thermal energy in the plants in Białystok, Oborniki and Piła, as well as electricity generation in hydroelectric power plants, wind power plants and biogas plants.
We employ the best specialists in the industry, and we are looking for ambitious people who are open to new technologies.
Electrica S.A. – energy – Romania
Electrica Group is a key player in the electricity distribution and supply market in Romania, as well as one of the most important players in the energy services sector. Electrica Group provides services to over 3.8 million users and has national coverage – with subsidiaries in three areas for electricity distribution: Transilvania Nord, Transilvania Sud, Muntenia Nord and the entire country for electricity supply and for maintenance and energy services. As of July 2014, Electrica has become a company with private majority capital, listed on the Bucharest and London stock exchanges. Electrica is the only listed Romanian company in the field of electricity distribution and supply in Romania.
Fortenova Group N.V. – holding&investments – Croatia/Netherlands
“the biggest investment company in old Yugoslavia“
The Fortenova Group, old Agrokor, is one of the largest companies in SE Europe. The Group employs more than 50,000 people and operates in three core businesses: Retail & Wholesale, Food and Agriculture, while the non-core businesses are grouped within a separate holding. In each of these businesses,categories the Fortenova Group is among the leaders on the markets where it operates. In Retail and Wholesale, Fortenova Group revenues in Croatia(Konzum plus d.o.o. – retail, Tisak plus d.o.o. – retail), Slovenia(Mercator d.d. – retail), Serbia, B&H and Montenegro exceed HRK 31bn (EUR 4bn). Konzum, Mercator and Idea are the key brands through which this segment communicates with the consumers on their respective markets. Fortenova Group’s food companies at regional level hold some of the strongest brands in mineral waters, oil, margarine and mayonnaise that boast internationally recognized quality and a very high level of recognition among consumers. The Fortenova Group manages one of the largest agricultural areas in Europe and features diversified production including cereal and oil crops, livestock farms and cheese production, as well as fresh fruit and vegetable production. The Group generates revenues of HRK 3bn in this sector.
Franck d.d. – coffe – Croatia
“one the biggest coffe company in SEE”
Franck is one of the most successful Croatian producers and exporters of food products with a leading position in the categories of coffee, tea and snacks. Since 1892, when Zagreb factory opened until today, the company has become a symbol of visionary and entrepreneurial spirit by way of continuous investments in research, development and innovation as well as expansion to regional markets. At Franck we are very proud of the fact that entire generations have grown up with our products and that even today, more than 120 years since the founding, the name Franck stands for a guarantee of superior quality. This is the basic principle the company has been built on and the backbone of our business. Behind each of our products is a great commitment and effort, rich professional experience, excellent knowledge of the market and consumers as well as significant investments in research and innovation. Nowadays, Franck successfully combines this valuable heritage of quality with the dynamics of modern business, innovative approach and advanced technological processes. In our success stories we include Superiore and Stretto espresso, Jubilarna coffee, Franck 100% Arabica, Franck teas, Franck café, Kroki kroket and Chipi Chips. Our mission is: – to ensure the long-term customer satisfaction while respecting the old tradition and superb quality of our products, – to provide an opportunity for all employees to develop their creative potential and focus them on continuous improvement of business processes, – to achieve a satisfactory business results by increasing the value of invested capital.
GEN energija, d.o.o – electricity – Slovenia
“one the biggest energy company from Slovenia”
With its own, sustainability-oriented electricity production and effective trading, the GEN Group provides its customers with a reliable and competitive power supply. As much as 99 percent of the GEN Group’s electricity output is generated from sustainable and renewable energy sources: nuclear, hydro and solar energy. This makes for a substantial contribution towards low- or zero-carbon electricity production and to the sustainable development of Slovenia. GEN energija d.o.o., is the parent company of the GEN Group and is wholly owned by the state. Its principal activity is that of holding companies. Apart from the parent company, the GEN Group also comprises the following affiliated companies:
• Nuklearna elektrarna Krško, d.o.o. (NEK)
• GEN-I, trgovanje in prodaja električne energije, d.o.o. (GEN-I)
• Savske elektrarne Ljubljana, d.o.o. (SEL)
• Termoelektrarna Brestanica, d.o.o. (TEB)
• Hidroelektrarne na spodnji Savi, d.o.o. (HESS)
• Srednjesavske elektrarne, d.o.o. (SRESA)
With all its constituent companies, the GEN Group annually produces between 5,600 and 6,300 GWh of electricity, accounting for approximately 40-45% of all the electricity generated in Slovenia.
Hidroelectrica S.A. – water energy – Romania
“the biggest water energy producer in CEE”
Hidroelectrica is a leader in electricity production and the main provider of technological services needed in the National Energy System, being a vital company for a strategic sector with implications for national security.
In a world where energy is the main driver of development, Hidroelectrica responds to the challenges posed by the interconnection of markets at regional and European level, through a permanent orientation towards quality and innovation, through the optimization of a strategic management that leads to the sustainable development of society, the efficient use of hydropower resources in order to maximize production and maintain a high level of profit, by ensuring a high availability of electricity production capacities, under the conditions of safe operation of the installations and equipment from the hydropower facilities of Hidroelectrica and by accelerating the listing process on the stock exchange of Hidroelectrica, respecting the principles of corporate governance.
The company has 257 hydropower plants having an installed capacity of 6,375 MW under administration, the output in 2020 turning out to be 14,822 GWh.
InPost S.A. – last mile courier – Poland/Luxembourg
“one the biggest last mile courier in Europe”
InPost S.A. – a company listed on Euronext Amsterdam – is the leading out-of-home e-commerce enablement platform in Europe. InPost Group operates across key geographies: Poland, the UK, Italy and the Iberian Peninsula, as well as France and Benelux, through its subsidiary, Mondial Relay. In July 2021, InPost acquired the leading French logistics operator – Mondial Relay. It was the largest Polish private foreign investment and allowed the InPost Group to enter new markets. InPost Group provides modern logistics delivery through the network of more than 50,000 out-of-home pick-up points, including over 27,000 Automated Parcel Machines (“APMs”), as well as to-door courier and fulfilment services to e-commerce merchants. Positioned in the fast-growing e-commerce market, InPost Group’s strategy is further enhanced by its investments in technology that provides consumers, merchants and our planet a best-in-class, lower cost, more convenient and sustainable form of last-mile delivery. Through its delivery services, InPost Group is creating a greener solution for e-commerce, as APM deliveries reduce CO2 emissions due to highly efficient logistic model on last mile, as well as significantly lower traffic and noise pollution in cities. In the last full year (the 12 months to 31 December 2022), InPost Group handled 744.9 million parcel deliveries.
Inter Cars S.A. – automotive parts retail – Poland
“the biggest automotive parts supermarket in CEE“
Inter Cars is the biggest importer and distributor of automotive spare parts for passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the Middle and Easter Europe. Our product range also includes garage equipment, especially tools for servicing, repairing and maintaining cars and also motorcycle spare parts and tuning parts. At present we have over 240 branches in Poland and over 240 branches in Europe (Ukraine, Czechia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Estonia, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova). We hire over 14 000 people in whole organisation, included head quarter, daughter companies in Poland (Feber Ltd, ICMS Ltd, ILS Ltd, Lauber Ltd, Q-service Ltd, Q-service Truck Ltd, Armatus Ltd, Cleverlog-Autoteile GmbH, InterMeko Europa Ltd) and foreign subsidiaries(Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czehia, Serbia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia-Hertegovina) , all branches polish and foreign and regional warehouses in whole Europe. Passion and involvement, partnership and entrepreneurship – daily operations for our company. We try to make them the most important values in everyday work of our company. We expect their realization from one another, as this is the basis of integration and fruitful cooperation. This is something that makes us different and gives us a great advantage as an Organisation. We are proud to be able to set the trends and benchmarks, and also to see that other people gain on working with us.
Jumbo S.A. – toys supermarket – Greece
“the biggest toys supermarket in CEE”
Jumbo is the largest retailer in the toys, seasonal/home opportunity, baby apparel, and stationery market in Greece, Cyprus, Romania & Bulgaria. Jumbo currently operates 66POS, of which 14 is in Romania, 5 are in Cyprus, 9 are in Bulgaria and 51 are in Greece. A Jumbo store is a one-stop shop for both parents and children. Key to its success is the variety of products on offer, 22K SKUs, with average price of EUR 4.99, its modern logistic system and warehouses of almost 250k sqm.
KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. – mining&metals – Poland
“the biggest mining company from Poland“
KGHM’s most valuable capital is its employees. They are committed and passionate people. Families and entire communities are actively involved in the lives of each of us. KGHM Polska Miedź is a responsible employer who values the commitment and cultural diversity of its employees, regardless of the position and place of work. The company employs over 18,000 people who are convinced that what they do is important to the world. Thanks to their knowledge, courage and responsibility, valuable metals, without which the development of the world would be impossible, reach global markets.
KGHM enjoys the reputation of a trusted business partner. He is appreciated for innovation in everyday activities and development with respect for the environment. The company conducts its operations in accordance with the highest environmental standards and legal regulations. KGHM’s achievements in the area of corporate social responsibility are widely recognizable in every place where the company operates. Over several decades of operation, Polska Miedź has mastered the complicated process of ore extraction and enrichment to perfection. We are proud of it.
KKCG AG – holding&investments – Czehia/Switzerland
“one of the biggest investment company from Czehia“
We are a private investment group that turns every challenge into a success story. Four business segments:
Lotteries & Entertainment – Allwyn International(Sazka Group) a.s.- Czehia
Energy – MND a.s. – Czehia
Technology & IT – Aricoma Group a.s. – Czehia
Real Estate – KKCG Real Estate Group a.s. – Czehia
The most important and most dynamically growing segments of our business include lotteries and gaming, new technologies, and energy. Our portfolio includes 36 prosperous companies that employ more than 7,000 employees.
Kulczyk Investments SARL – holding&investments – Poland/Luxemborurg
“the biggest private investment company in Poland“
Leading investment house in Poland with significant exposure world-wide. Focused on energy and infrastructure sectors accompanied by significant presence in brewery and automotive businesses. Known from many considerable transactions in Poland.
Kulczyk is also Venture Capital company located in Luxembourg. Kulczyk Investments is an international investment company focused on business opportunities in high growth markets. Owned by a renowned entrepreneur Mr Jan Kulczyk.
Krka d.d. – pharmaceuticals – Slovenia
“one of the biggest pharma manufacturer in CEE”
Krka is one of the leading generic pharmaceutical companies in the world. We have now been successfully implementing our strategies and pursuing our mission and vision for more than 65 years. Krka’s basic line of business is the production and sale of prescription pharmaceuticals, non-prescription products and animal health products. The company’s activities are supplemented by health resort and tourist services. Our products are sold in over 70 countries. At Krka we develop innovative generic medicines, i.e. value-added generic medicines that are the product of our own in-house knowledge, and provide our products with major advantages for years after market entry. All our pharmaceuticals offer high quality, efficacy and safety. Our products are marketed under our own brands. As a generic producer, Krka produces medicines that can take their place alongside the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies in terms of quality, safety and efficacy. Quality, in the broadest sense of the word, is created, maintained and the responsibility of all employees. Krka’s systematic approach is intended to ensure it exceeds customer requirements and achieve the company’s set operating objectives. Krka’s strategy for own-brand generic pharmaceutical development is achieved through investment in research and development capacity and Krka’s own production and distribution centres around the world. Krka’s business performance is based on the commitment and the knowledge of its employees. At Krka we are committed to acquiring, motivating and retaining dedicated and capable staff and building an international corporate culture. Investment in knowledge and the development of all our employees helps them to become among the very best in their own fields of work.
Kutjevo d.d. – wineries – Croatia
“one of the biggest wine manufacturer in SEE”
Kutjevo d.d. was founded on 20.september 1963 by joining together several small agricultural enterprises, agriculture cooperatives and arable land of smaller agricultural estates as well processing and foodstuff units of Požega County. On extra ordinal maine assembly of enterprise, held on 20.july 1997 it was performed transformation from PPK Kutjevo d.d. in a new company name: Kutjevo d.d. for production and distribution of agricultural and nutritional products, abbr. Kutjevo d.d. Business Units: BU Agriculture BU Cattle breeding BU Cooperation BU Agroturism BU Winegrowing production BU Crop Science BU Pozezanka BU Papuk Head-office Kutjevo d.d Kutjevo wines The story about tradition, cellars and wine began in 1232. when the Cistercians built the monastery with the accompanying cellars whose centuries-old walls are soaked with memories of good and bad times traveling through the past to the present days. Kutjevo cellar is one of the oldest wine cellars in South East Europe. Through centuries of dedication, refinement, devotion and passion we have learnt to extract the very best from our wines. KUTJEVO has now become a potent symbol of both Croatian wine and culture. Today, about 1.000 ha of modern vineyards have been spread on the southern slopes of archaic mountains Papuk and Krndija, of rolling middle Slavonia, at 200-350 m height above sea level. The varieties are modern, European and have an excellent genetic potential. The quality of KUTJEVO is clear from our numerous gold medals and awards – from Wine Fairs in Zagreb and Split to the prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in Belgium where the KUTJEVO cellar won the gold medal last year and repeat this success also this year. Our most popular wine is the crisp refreshing white, Grasevina, but we also produce top quality Rhenish Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Grey Pinot, Sauvignon, Tramine and Merlot.
LPP S.A. – apparel retail – Poland
“the biggest fashion chain company in CEE“
They are a Polish family business and we have been helping our clients to express their style and individualism through fashion for more than 30 years now. Our passion is designing clothes for those who value freedom, beauty and aesthetics. It is for them that we created 5 clothing brands – Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito and Sinsay. Our original and inspiring collections have already been presented in over 1,700 stores and online shops in nearly 40 markets. We are ambitious, which means that we are constantly looking for new challenges and striving to improve. Our biggest strength is our team, which today consists of 24,000 talented people in Poland, Romania, Czechia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Serbia, Greece, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine. Their passion motivates us to still have the energy and courage to reach for more.
Liburnia Riviera Hoteli d.d. – hospitality – Croatia
“one of the biggest hospitality company in Croatia”
Liburnia Hotels & Villas is the largest hotel company in the Kvarner region with the longest hotel tradition in Croatia. The area’s ideal location – surrounded by the sea on one side and the lush plant life of nearby Mount Učka on the other – makes the hotels on the Opatija Riviera one of the most desirable holiday and business destinations in Europe. For a complete relaxation of body and soul, visit Liburnia Hotels & Villas and experience the Mediterranean paradise filled with sunshine and sounds of the sea. It offers rich wellness and gastro packages, as well as high-quality cosmetic procedures in collaboration with the best beauty doctors. In its hotels you can indulge in the best that Adriatic can offer, with a magnificent view of the sea from the private terrace or the hotel café. In Liburnia Hotels & Villas, the guests’ safety and comfort is a priority. Visitors can enjoy the hospitality and attractiveness of the tourist destination and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Experience the Mediterranean through Opatija and feel the magic of the sun and sea, cultural heritage, nature, gastronomy, and the unique lifestyle!
LOT Polish Airlines S.A. – airlines – Poland
“the biggest airline company in Poland“
LOT Polish Airlines as a Star Alliance member serves over 100 destinations worldwide, equally expanding network routes through our latest interline partnership with JetBlue. We proudly represent more than 90 years of history as Poland’s national airline and soar to new heights with our fleet of new and improved Boeing 737s, Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Embraer 170s/175s/190s/195s. People, their safety and satisfaction are at the heart of our operation. We come together with expertise in our commitment to excellence and drive to provide quality service and passenger care. As an employer we look toward the future by creating early career opportunities through our apprenticeship program ‘Od LOTowy Staz’, as well as training and mentoring our future team members. We embody our company’s motto in practice and spirit, taking young and talented under our wings. We are dedicated to implementing socially responsible policies and practices under the Destination Eco Project, which focuses on the ever-growing importance of eco-friendly attitudes. Currently running projects such as tree restoration in areas affected by natural disasters, restoration of crane habitats in the Swarozyn commune by revitalizing water reservoirs, purchase of lightweight in-cabin trolleys.
MK Group d.o.o. – holding&investments – Serbia
“one of the biggest private investment company in Serbia”
With 6000 employees and business operations spread in Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro, MK Group is one of the most successful holding companies in the Adriatic region. Thanks to optimal corporate governance and stable growth, MK Group has become a regional leader in agriculture and food industry, tourism and real estate, and renewable energy sources. Today, MK Group is recognized as a trustworthy and reliable partner who brings innovations and new trends in these key business areas. In addition to developing sustainable business, corporate social responsibility is one of our company’s core values. With the vision to connect the Adriatic region through business and philanthropy, for forty years MK Group has been creating value and supporting the development of 123 local communities in which it operates. Accordingly, MK Group and its member companies have organized more than 500 socially responsible activities in the last five years, primarily oriented towards the education and health of young people and children.
MVM Rt. – electricity – Hungary
“the biggest energy company in Hungary“
The MVM Group is a key player in the Hungarian energy system, and with its successful and competitive activities, it plays an important role in the implementation of the country’s energy strategic goals. The ever-expanding portfolio of the MVM Group covers the entire Hungarian energy sector. With its additional services (e.g. IT, financial and security services), it is prepared to serve increasingly complex consumer needs from a single source. Today’s MVM Group is the most complex MVM of all time, as it encompasses practically everything related to energy: it produces, stores, trades, distributes, supplies, designs, builds, delivers, incubates. The MVM Group is the second largest corporate group in Hungary and the tenth largest in Central Europe. The 100% state-owned, dynamic, innovative energy company group, which is becoming more and more dominant at the regional level, is also the largest domestic energy knowledge center, which contributes greatly to the security of supply in Hungary and Central-Eastern Europe with its professional expertise.
MOL Rt. – oil&gas – Hungary
“one of the biggest petroleum company in CEE”
MOL Group (Slovnaft a.s – Slovakia, INA d.d. – Croatia, TVK Rt. – Hungary, FGSZ Rt. – Hungary) is an integrated, international (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania) oil and gas company, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. It is active in over 30 countries with a dynamic international workforce of 26,000 people and a track record of more than 100 years in the industry.
Nelt Co d.o.o. – general distribution – Serbia
“one the biggest distribution company in old Yugoslavia countries”
Founded in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1992, Nelt Group is the leading distribution and logistics company in Serbia and the region. Our group has more than 5.000 employees in the Western Balkans and Africa. We build long-term partnerships with global business leaders. Using innovative technologies, we improve people’s quality of life through safe and efficient services. Our corporate values are winning mentality, innovation, ownership, long-term perspective, and a caring mentality. They are part of our company’s DNA. Our partners are renowned global companies such as P&G, Mars, Dr. Oetker, Mondelez, PMI, SC Johnson, Nestle, Ferrero, Jacobs, GSK, etc.
Orbico d.o.o. – general distribution – Croatia
“the biggest distribution company in CEE“
Let’s learn something more about US! Orbico Group is a leading European distributor of many recognizable brands. Currently, we are present in 20 countries and almost 8,000 employees work for our joint success. As a distributor we represent a large number ofhigh-quality global brands from diverse categories, tobacco, house hold, personal care, food & beverages, electronics, automotive, toys, beautyand style. We are very proud of our long term win-win relationships with our partners many of whom are global market leaders in their categories. Working closely with them helps us understand each brands unique philosophy and strategy. That is why we can offer a wide range of services from distribution and logistics to sales marketing, brand management, merchandising and retail. 💎 Values matters for US! Our values reflect our heart and soul. They define the way how we operate, behave, communicate. Values are the part of the company culture, which is our real asset in building competitive advantage. They are ouridentity and foundation of our company. They build reputation and business success of the Group. This DNA over the years is the fundament of our business code: 🔵 TRUST 🔴 PASSION FOR WINNING 🔵 OWNERSHIP 🟢 HONESTY & INTEGRITY 🟣 RESPECT 🟠 PERSONAL MASTERY 🟡 ATTUNED FOR CHANGES
OMV AG – oil&gas – Austria
“one of the biggest petroleum company in CEE”
With Group sales revenues of EUR 62 bn and a workforce of around 22,300 employees in 2022, OMV is amongst Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Chemicals & Materials, OMV through its subsidiary Borealis AG – Austria, is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers, and plastics recycling. Together with its two major joint ventures – Borouge (with ADNOC, in the UAE and Singapore) and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, in the USA) – Borealis supplies products and services to customers across the globe. OMV’s Fuels & Feedstock business produces and markets fuels as well as feedstock for the chemical industry, operates three refineries in Europe, and holds a 15% stake in a refining joint venture in the UAE. OMV operates around 1,800 filling stations in ten European countries. In the Energy segment, OMV explores and produces oil and gas in the four core regions of Central and Eastern Europe(OMV Petrom S.A. – Romania), Middle East and Africa, North Sea, and Asia-Pacific. Average daily production in 2022 amounted to 392 kboe/d. Its activities also include the Low Carbon Business as well as the entire gas business. OMV intends to transition from an integrated oil, gas, and chemicals company to become a leading provider of innovative and sustainable fuels, chemicals, and materials, while taking a leading global role in the circular economy. By switching over to a low-carbon business, OMV is striving to achieve net zero in all three Scopes by 2050 at the latest.
Opus Global Nyrt – holding&investments – Hungary
“one of the biggest private investment company in Hungary”
Opus Global Nyrt, formerly Opimus Group Nyrt, is a Hungary-based industrial conglomerate company. Its portfolio comprises Wamsler SE, fireplace and stove factory, Euro General, the construction company, Mediaworks Hungary Zrt, the media company, real estate and office property Revay Irodahaz in central Budapest, among others.
PKN Orlen S.A. – oil&gas – Poland
“the biggest petroleum company in CEE“
Is an fully integrated, multi-utility (oil, gas, electricity, chemicals, transport, retail) company, operating in Central Europe (Grupa Lotos S.A. – Poland, Orlen Unipetrol a.s. – Czehia, PGNiG S.A. – Poland, Orlen Lietuva AB – Lithuania, Energa S.A. – Poland, Ruch S.A. – Poland, Anwil S.A. – Poland) and Canada. We provide energy and fuel to over 100 million of Europeans, while our advanced products are marketed to over 90 countries across 6 continents. We pursue strengthening our position of a regional leader in energy transition by implementing clean and sustainable technologies, as well as power generation based on low- and zero-emission sources. Our actions are driven by a strategic goal of reaching emission neutrality by 2050.
Petrol d.d. – oil&gas – Slovenia
“one of the biggest petroleum company in SEE”
Petrol is the leading energy company in Slovenia and the former Yugoslavia and controls 500 petrol stations of which there are: 318 in Slovenia; 110 in Croatia; 42 in Bosnia and Herzegovina; 15 in Montenegro; 15 in Serbia. It is the largest Slovenian importer, the largest Slovenian company in terms of revenue and one of the largest Slovenian trading companies. It is the principal strategic supplier of oil and other energy products to the Slovenian market. We have now been successfully implementing our strategies and pursuing our mission and vision for more than 70 years. With the comprehensive offer of modern environmental and energy solutions, we are striving towards a reliable, economical and environmentally-friendly consumer energy supply in Slovenia and on the markets of South Eastern Europe. Together with our partners, we are aiming to create a low-carbon society. Petrol’s successful business performance is based on commitment, satisfaction and knowledge of its employees, therefore, we are highly commited to acquiring, motivating and retaining capable and dedicated people.
PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. – electricity – Poland
“the biggest energy company in Poland“
PGE Group is the largest vertically integrated electric utility in Poland in terms of revenues, installed capacity and electricity generation volume. PGE operates on a whole value chain from generation through electricity distribution and supply to end customers. PGE has a unique generation portfolio. Our fleet is highly diversified and the youngest in Poland. The parent company of PGE Capital Group is PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. Within the Capital Group, the integration of activities of the particular segments is the responsibility of the following companies:
PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.,
PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A.,
PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A.,
PGE Dystrybucja S.A.
PGE Obrót S.A.
PGE Group currently organizes its activities in five main business segments: – Conventional Generation – Renewable Energy – Wholesale Trading – Distribution – Supply.
PPF Group N.V. – holding&investments – Czehia
“the biggest private investment company in old Cehoslovakia“
PPF Group invests in multiple market segments including financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate and mechanical engineering. PPF Group’s growth rests on the development of traditional and new industries, the building of modern infrastructure, the digital economy and linking up Czech talent and capabilities with global opportunities. PPF Group’s reach spans from Europe to North America and across Asia. The Group owns assets worth EUR 40 billion and employs 80,000 people globally.
Paval Holding SRL – holding&investments – Romania
“one of the biggest private investment company in Romania”
Paval Holding, the investment vehicle of the Paval family, brothers Adrian and Dragoş Paval from Dedeman, becomes the largest Romanian office owner, with a portfolio that exceeds 800 million euros and can accommodate 35,000 employees in Bucharest and Cluj, with buildings in the best-positioned areas and tenants “blue chip”.
Paval`s use the holding to invest in companies listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, such as Alro Slatina, Transelectrica, Purcari, Vrancart or BRD.
Porr AG – constructions – Austria
“one the biggest constructions company in CEE”
Driving innovation for excellence – that’s what PORR stands for since already over 150 years. With around 20,000 employees and a production output of around EUR 6.2 billion (as at 31.12.2022), it is one of the largest construction companies in Austria and among Europe’s leading providers in the sector. As a full-service provider, PORR offers every service in building construction, civil engineering and infrastructure construction, covering the entire value chain. PORR focuses on its home markets Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. On selected international project markets such as in Norway, the UK, the UAE and Qatar, PORR focuses on export products in tunnel construction, railway construction and civil engineering. The PORR share is listed in the prime market of Vienna Stock Exchange.
Podravka d.d. – general food – Croatia
“one the biggest food manufacturer in CEE”
Podravka is a global brand, established in 1947, present on over 50 Markets and 5 continents. We are one of the leading companies in SouthEast, Central and Eastern Europe. Headquartered in Koprivnica, we operate today in two main business segments: food and pharmaceuticals, and numerous consumers have recognized the value of our products and given us their trust. Our No. 1 product is Vegeta, a global Brand for it’s own. The trust of our consumers and the dedication of our employees are our biggest success. We have built this success together for decades and thanks to it we have become a leading food brand in the region. Only together we can keep our tradition and it’s values, and combine it with latest creative methods and technological achievements.
Red Bull GmbH – beverages – Austria
“the biggest energy beverages into the World“
Red Bull Gives Wings to People and Ideas. This drives us – and all we do – since 1987. Today, Red Bull operates in over 170 countries selling more than 7.9 billion cans annually and growing! Above all, our people remain the essential ingredient in bringing the Red Bull brand to life. Becoming the #1 energy drink in the world is a journey of passion and hard work. It’s about asking ourselves everyday: how can we do it better? Check out our open roles to become part of the world of Red Bull.
Romgaz S.A. – gas – Romania
“the biggest gas energy producer in Romania“
Romgaz is the largest natural gas producer and the main supplier in Romania. It is a joint stock company whose majority shareholder is the Romanian State owning a 70% stake. The company is listed on Bucharest Stock Exchange and GDRs are transacted on London Stock Exchange. The company has a vast experience in the field of gas exploration and production and a history that began in 1909 with the discovery of the first commercial gas reservoir in the Transylvanian Basin by drilling well Sarmasel. Romgaz undertakes geologic research in order to discover new gas reserves, produces methane by exploiting the reservoirs included in the company portfolio, stores natural gas in the underground deposits, interventions, workover and special operations on wells and technological transport
Strabag S.E. – constructions – Austria
“the biggest constructions company in CEE“
Strabag SE is a European-based technology group for construction services, a leader in innovation and financial strength. Our services span all areas of the construction industry and cover the entire construction value chain. With courage and passion, we are working to build a more sustainable future. As a company, we are constantly improving our processes, materials and approaches so we can live up to our responsibility to our more than 74,000 employees, their families and our society. We understand the most pressing issues facing us in the future and have committed ourselves to becoming climate neutral along the entire value chain by 2040. To find out how we plan to achieve this goal, you can check back here for regular updates or visit work-on-progress.strabag.com.
Holding Slovenske Elektrarne d.o.o. – electricity – Slovenia
“one of the biggest energy company in Slovenia”
The HSE Group is the largest Slovenian organisation in the field of electricity and the largest producer and trader in electricity on the wholesale market in Slovenia. Hydro power plants, thermal power plants and a coal mine joined under one brand – the HSE Group.
Signa Holding GmbH – holding&investments – Romania
“one the biggest private investment company in Europe”
The Austrian company SIGNA, founded in 1999 by René Benko, is a privately held industrial group that is active in the retail and real estate sectors, among others. SIGNA Real Estate develops and manages a comprehensive portfolio of exceptional real estate projects in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and in Italy and is among one of the leading property investors in Europe. SIGNA Retail manages several holdings in brick-and-mortar retail companies and online retailers (including The KaDeWe Group, Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof, internetstores, MyBestBrands, etc.). Stores in the finest inner-city locations and a lot of web shops contribute to SIGNA Retail Group’s strong growth in Europe. The focus is on the consistent further development of the omni-channel strategies of the individual commercial platforms.
Sunce Hoteli d.d. – hospitality – Croatia
“one of the biggest hospitality company in Croatia”
Bluesun Hotels & Resorts is a Croatian hotel chain run by Sunce hoteli d.d. Bluesun hotels are located on the most beautiful Croatian beaches and are ideally suited as vacation destinations. Bluesun hotels represent the best of Croatian hospitality; their interiors are tastefully decorated with great care, and they offer first-rate service and exquisite cuisine. Every Bluesun hotel is unique, offering a singular experience wherever the chosen location, be it Tučepi, Bol, Supetar, Brela or Starigrad-Paklenica. Even the most demanding of guests will be pleased by the reliable and renowned service and quality offered by Bluesun hotels.
Tauron Polska Energia S.A. – electricity – Poland
“one of the biggest energy company in Poland”
The TAURON Group is one of the largest business entities in Poland – it has equity capital of approximately PLN 16 billion. The holding is the largest electricity distributor in the country. Distribution networks of companies belonging to the Group cover 18.3% of the area of Poland. Distribution services are provided in the area of over 57,000. km2, through 258 thousand km of power lines.
Companies within the TAURON Group sell approximately 35.9 TWh of electricity (in 2015) to approximately 5.3 million end users. In addition, the holding controls 29% of Polish hard coal energy resources and achieves a 7% rate of domestic hard coal extraction.
The TAURON Group is the second largest electricity producer in Poland. The power of concentrated power plants
in the Group in 2015 is about 5.1 GW. The TAURON Group is also the largest supplier of heat in Upper Silesia.
TAURON Group’s core activities include: Hard coal mining, Generation of electricity and heat, Electricity distribution, Sale of electricity, Distribution and sale of heat
Tiriac Holdings Ltd. – holding&investments – Romania
“the biggest private investment company in Romania“
Created at the initiative of Mr. Ion Ţiriac, the Group currently brings together more than 40 local private companies, operating in the following main sectors: automotive – Tiriac Auto S.A., real estate, financial services (insurance – Alianz-Tiriac S.A., financial and operational leasing), air transportation and energy. In addition to the above, Ţiriac Group carries out activities in several related fields – surveillance and protection, property management, media services etc. Irrespective of the field in which it operates, the Ţiriac Group team is acknowledged for its professionalism, reliability, team spirit, promptness and open-mindedness, all of which are specific to the founder of the Group who left his unmistakable mark not only on the manner in which the activity of Ţiriac Group is conducted, but also on the competitive spirit and the business vision of each of its members.
Třinecké železárny a.s./Moravia Steel as. – steel&mining – Czehia
“the biggest mining-steel company in Czechia“
Třinecké železárny (Třinec Iron and Steel Works)-Moravia Steel is a successor of a long tradition of steelmaking in the Czech Republic. The company was established in 1839. At present, Třinecké železárny is the largest Czech steel company with local capital. The sole shareholder is the commercial company Moravia Steel. Třinecké železárny has a capital share in 28 companies in the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. Our production plants comprise of the comprehensive cycle from coke-chemical production, sinter plants, blast furnaces, crude steel production in the BOF converter plant and EAF steel plant to the final hot rolled steel products. The cycle is closed by the secondary raw materials plant. Třinecké železárny produces approximately 2.5 million tonnes of steel annually. This represents almost half of current total production of steel in the Czech Republic. The main product portfolio consists of long rolled products – wire rod, sections, special steel bar, drawn steel, rails, wide steel, seamless tubes and semis. Additional products include coke and by-products resulting from production, further artificial compact aggregates and granulated slag. To date, TŽ has produced more than 180 million tonnes of steel. More than half of the annual production of high-quality steel products bearing the trademark of three hammers in a circle has been directed to customers in more than 60 countries worldwide. We are the largest employer in the region and one of the leading companies within the Czech Republic. Thus, we offer to our employees economic security, stability and professional development opportunities in prospecting technical fields. We are currently looking for employees for positions in production or in maintenance sector.
Tele-Fonika Kable S.A. – cables and wires products – Poland
“the biggest cables and wires manufacturer into the World“
Tele-Fonika Kable S.A. is a recognized and trusted producer of copper and aluminum cables and wires, optical fibre cables, used by the world’s leading companies in telecommunications, energy transmission and distribution, electronics, shipbuilding, mining. TFK offer a comprehensive assortment of wires and cables. Apart from the standard assortment of products, we also offer special cables made to meet individual customer orders.
Tinmar Energy S.A. – energy distribution – Romania
“one of the biggest energy distributor in Romania“
Leader in integrated energy services, Tinmar is a solid and far-reaching Romanian entrepreneurship, dedicated to the delivery of integrated utility services – electricity, oil and natural gas – to industrial and domestic customers. Our ambition is to become the best modern utility service company in the region.
Transelectrica S.A. – energy distribution – Romania
“one of the biggest energy distributor in Romania”
National Electric Energy Transport Company “Transelectrica” – S.A. is the only Romanian company that administers the electricity market, the balancing market and the green certificates market. The company has a key role on the electricity market, being the only transport, system and commercial operator of the wholesale electricity market in Romania.
The Company’s vision is to position ourselves among the best performing transport and system operator companies in the Organization of the European network of transport and system operators for electricity in the South East region of Europe.
The Company’s mission is to ensure the stable and safe operation of the National Electroenergetic System by fulfilling the standards of quality, safety, economic efficiency and environmental protection.
Transgaz S.A. – energy distribution – Romania
“one of the biggest energy distributor in Romania”
The National Gas Transmission Company, “TRANSGAZ” S.A., established based on Governmental Decision no. 334/28 April 2000, is the Romanian legal person operating as a trading joint-stock company, under the Romanian legislation and its By-laws. “TRANSGAZ”S.A. aims at the achievement of the national strategy on: transmission international transit natural gas dispatching Research-design in the field of natural gas transmission by performing, under the Romanian legislation, commercial deeds proper to its object of activity agreed in its By-laws. For the support of the main object of activity “TRANSGAZ” S.A. may complementary perform other related activities, in compliance with the legislation in effect and with its own By-laws, except for the purchasing and trading of natural gas from domestic production or import. “TRANSGAZ” S.A. is the technical operator of the national gas transmission system and it is responsible for its operation under quality, safety, efficiency and environmental conditions.
Turisthotel d.d. – hospitality – Croatia
“the biggest camping company in Croatia“
Turisthotel d.d. is one of the leading Croatian companies specialized in hospitality and tourism. With 50 years of excellence and experience the company has contributed to Zadar region’s economic and cultural development. The local population has been at the heart of the company’s success, greatly present both in the ownership structure and workforce. Continuous developments and investments have resulted in internationally recognized properties and quality services. At the forefront of the Turisthotel’s portfolio is Zaton Holiday Resort, one of the top European camping resorts. The company also owns Boutique Hostel Forum, award winning design hostel in the center of Zadar old town as well as a number of other brands which are an important part of the regional hospitality industry.
Tarom S.A. – airlines – Romania
“the biggest airline company in Romania“
TAROM Romanian Air Transport was established in 1954 and developed together with the Romanian aviation. TAROM is member of SkyTeam Alliance as of June 25th, 2010. The company operates on more than 60 own destinations as well as destinations operated by its code share partners. The Romanian flag carrier owns a fleet consisting of 25 aircraft and has been a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) since 1993 and of the Association of European Airlines (AEA) since 2000. TAROM is a modern and future-oriented company which is environmentally friendly by implementing innovative procedures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
United Group B.V. – telecom – Serbia/Netherlands
“the biggest independent telecom company in SEE”
Dutch-based United Group is the leading telecommunications and media operator in Southeast Europe, providing customers with a full range of telecommunications services. Active in eight countries, the company has approximately 11 million users and nearly 14,500 employees. United Group has the widest network coverage in the region and offers users the most attractive selection of TV content from around the world. Significant investments in digital infrastructure, content and technology ensure the excellence of the products and services it provides to customers. To support its growth, United Group has partnered with a number of leading global investors. In March 2019, it became majority-owned by BC Partners, a leading global investment firm. Founded in 1986 as one of the first pan-European buy-out investors, BC Partners has grown and evolved into a leading alternative investment firm, investing principally in larger businesses in Europe and North America. Since inception, BC Partners has completed 122 acquisitions with a total enterprise value of over €160 billion and is currently advising funds totaling over €34 billion.
Vilniaus Prekyba AB – general retail – Lithuania
“the biggest supermarket chains in Baltic countries“
Private limited liability company “Vilniaus prekyba” is a private holding company, headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania, that oversees, controls and manages the group of subsidiary companies operating the chains of retail stores, pharmacies and real estate development and management companies in the Baltic States, Poland, Sweden and Bulgaria. Activities of the Group Companies: Activities of MAXIMA GRUPĖ, UAB engages in retail of food and commodities and provides other related services. Retail by the MAXIMA GRUPĖ: in Lithuania (Barbora UAB), in Latvia (MAXIMA Latvija SIA); in Estonia (MAXIMA Eesti OÜ); in Bulgaria (MAXIMA BULGARIA EOOD); in Poland (Stokrotka, Sp. z o. o.). MAXIMA GRUPĖ, UAB also owns a subsidiary FRANMAX, UAB, key activities of which include franchising and agency services. The main activities of EUROAPOTHECA, UAB group are defined by retail and wholesale trade of medicines. Retail trade by the EUROAPOTHECA, UAB: in Lithuania (UAB EUROVAISTINĖ); in Latvia (EUROAPTIEKA, SIA); in Estonia (OÜ EUROAPTEEK); in Poland (EURO-APTEKA Sp. z o.o.). EUROAPOTHECA, UAB also owns Apoteksgruppen i Sverige Holding AB in Sweden. AKROPOLIS GROUP, UAB operates real estate project development enterprises as well as companies providing rental services in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Bulgaria. At the end of 2017, the Group started preparatory construction works for a shopping centre Akropole in Latvia. The shopping centre Akropolis in Riga was opened in April 2019. ‘’ERMI group’’ manages UAB “Ermitažas”, which operates chain of stores of construction and finishing materials as well as household goods in Lithuania. In 2018 ”ERMI Group“ acquired 100 percent share control of Estonian company “Bauhof Group”, thus becoming the third largest DIY sector store network in Baltic States. SOLLO, UAB collects payments for utilities, telecommunication and other services and carries out money transfers via the intermediary MAXIMA LT, UAB and MAXIMA LATVIJA SIA.
voestalpine AG – minning&steel – Austria
“one the biggest mining&steel company into the World“
voestalpine is a globally leading steel and technology group with a unique combination of materials and processing expertise. voestalpine, which operates globally, has around 500 Group companies and locations in more than 50 countries on all five continents. It has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1995. With its premium products and system solutions, it is a leading partner to the automotive and consumer goods industries as well as the aerospace and oil & gas industries; it is also the world market leader in railway systems, tool steel, and special sections. voestalpine is fully committed to the global climate goals, and its greentec steel program represents a clear plan for decarbonizing the production of steel.
Valamar Riviera d.d. – hospitality – Croatia
“the biggest hospitality company in Croatia“
Valamar Riviera is a leading tourism company that operates hotels, resorts and camping resorts along the Adriatic coast – in Istria, on the islands of Krk and Rab, in Makarska and in Dubrovnik. Valamar is a large investor in tourism with over HRK 4 billion invested in the development and improvement of its portfolio. The acquisition of Valamar Obertauern Hotel in Austria in 2018 represents an important step in expanding Valamar’s portfolio internationally. Valamar operates about 12 percent of the total categorized accommodation in Croatia and can welcome about 57,000 guests daily in its 34 hotels and resorts and 15 camping resorts
VISION To be the leader in leisure tourism and create authentic guest experiences in partnership with our destinations.
MISSION To create unforgettable guest experiences by using innovative services in leisure tourism. To develop a stimulating corporate culture where guests and employees come first. To deliver new value for shareholders through corporate responsibility by promoting sustainable development and supporting local communities.
CORE VALUES RESPONSIBLE They are a responsible business partner, a caring employer, supportive towards the community and committed to preserving the environment.
WELCOMING We make our guests feel very welcome and highly appreciated.
AMBITIOUS They set challenging goals and strive for excellence in everything we do.
INNOVATIVE They engage in collaborative innovation to improve our performance, stay alert and open to change. PROUD We take pride in our destinations and being part of the Valamar family.
Vindija d.d. – beverages&dairy – Croatia
“one of the biggest beverage&dairy manufacturer in SEE”
The Vindija Group is one of the leading food industries in Croatia and the region, with a tradition that has been going on for 60 years.
Wizz Air Holdings plc – airlines – Hungary/United Kingdom
“one the biggest low cost airline company into the World“
At WIZZ, they believe that affordable travel provides the opportunities that can change people and the world around us for the better. Wizz Air is one of the leading low-cost airlines in Europe and the largest in Central and Eastern Europe. Founded in 2004, Wizz Air carried more than 34 million passengers in 2018 and continues to grow, adding new countries, new destinations and new opportunities to travel. Wizz Air flies to 44 countries and counts on more than 4,500 enthusiastic aviation professionals from more than 50 countries – pilots, cabin crew, operations, administration, sales, marketing and communications for the company’s success. Visit the Careers section at wizzair.com (https://wizzair.com/en-GB/career) to learn about exciting opportunities to join the WIZZ team.
Honorable Mentions(bought companies)
Skoda Auto a.s. – automotive – Czechia (part of Volkswagen)
“the biggest automotive manufacturer in CEE“
Since 1895, we have been creating progressive contemporary vehicles. This approach was first applied to bicycles, followed by motorcycles and finally cars. For more than 125 years, we have combined design, the latest technology, functionality and innovation in everything we do. #BEPARTOFTHIS as we change the auto industry.
We’ve long been ranked at the top in surveys about the best places to work. Our employees always come first. We value what they do, and we try to create the best conditions for them. At ŠKODA AUTO, you have the opportunity to work with the most modern technologies while being part of innovative projects. We support education, personal development and team spirit. Because the best ideas are born in a great team.
Maistra d.d. – hospitality – Croatia (part of Adris Grupa)
“one of the biggest hospitality company in Croatia”
Maistra Hospitality Group, part of the Adris Group concern, is successfully developing high-quality & luxury tourism in internationally recognised destinations in Rovinj, Vrsar, Zagreb, and Dubrovnik. Explore our job offer and join us!
Plava Laguna d.d. – hospitality – Croatia (part of Adriatic Investment Group)
“one of the biggest hospitality company in Croatia”
Plava Laguna is a company backed by more than 60 years of successful operation and development, based on ecological principles and sustainable development, during which it has continually taken a leading position in Croatian tourism, by permanently improving its overall offer and also adapting to the needs of the increasingly demanding tourism market. Our accommodation portfolio includes 20 hotels, 11 apartment villages, 9 campsites or a total capacity of 16,219 accommodation units. Plava Laguna employs around 3,000 people at the peak of the tourist season, of whom more than half in one of the forms of cooperation for an indefinite period of time, and generates revenues at the level of HRK 1,186,085,009.00. In our accommodation, refined and adjusted to guests through permanent investments, we can accommodate over 43 thousand guests per day (Poreč, Umag, Rijeka) and thus achieve over 4.8 million overnight stays annually. We also have 360 berths in two marinas and a series of food and beverage, sports and other facilities that complete our basic offer and services. In addition to our 19% market share in overnight stays in Istria and 5.7% in Croatia, we own licenses for sporting events such as Croatia Open Umag ATP tournament and the Olympic triathlon race 5150 triathlon series.
Cromaris d.d. – fishing – Croatia
“the biggest fishing company in Croatia“
Cromaris is a company that specializes in growing, processing and sale of indigenous Adriatic fish and shellfish. We were established in 2009 through merger of Croatian and European aquaculture pioneers. Our fish is present in the European market for over 35 years. Today, by its production, Cromaris is a leading company on Adriatic sea in farming, processing and marketing of fresh and processed fish. Our core products are the highest native quality white fish species – sea bream, sea bass, meagre, dentex – as well as their processed products which facilitate consumers purchase, preparation and consumption of fish. All of our products feature superb freshness and contain no preservatives or GMO ingredients. Our mission is to develop and spread a culture of healthy and balanced diet and consumption of fish, fish products and shellfish as an extremely healthy food, taking care of the environmental impact. Our goal is to become leading company in the european market of white fish – recognized as a leader in quality.
INA-Industrija Nafte, d.d. – oil&gas – Croatia (part of MOL Group)
“one of the biggest petroleum company in SEE”
INA-Industrija Nafte, d.d. (INA, d.d.) is a medium-sized European oil company. INA Group has a leading role in Croatian oil business and a strong regional position in oil and gas exploration and production, oil refining, and oil and oil products distribution activities. INA was established on January 1, 1964. It is a stock company with MOL and the Croatian Government as its biggest shareholders, while a minority of shares is owned by private and institutional investors. INA shares have been listed at the London and Zagreb stock exchanges since December 1, 2006. INA Group has 10,575 employees. Apart from Croatia, INA has business operations in Angola and Egypt, in the oil and gas exploration and production segment. A comprehensive transformation program INA Downstream 2023 New Course is launched, focused on ensuring sustainability and profitability of the Refining and Marketing operations, as well as the whole company through changes of the downstream business model. INA operates a regional network of more than 500 service stations in Croatia and neighboring countries. INA is committed to doing business in accordance with the principles of sustainable development, which means that it strives towards integrating economic, environmental and social factors in its daily operations. INA wants to be a driver of social and economic development, taking care of people and the environment while fostering responsible business operations and local partnerships.
Croatia Osiguranje d.d. – insurance – Croatia (part of Adris Grupe)
“one of the biggest insurance company in SEE”
Croatia Osiguranje is the leading insurance company in Croatia and has been a part of Adris Group since 2014. The company was established on June 4, 1884 as Croatia Insurance Association. Over the years, Croatia osiguranje has established itself as a respectable economic operator in the region, owing to its financial potential and assets. This was accomplished by covering a large part of the market and providing different types of insurance: insurance of persons, property, motor vehicles, transport and loans. During 133 years of operation, Croatia osiguranje has constantly supported development of the national economy, while simultaneously fulfilling all its obligations and justifying the purpose of its establishment: “We respectfully preserve what our people have been creating for over 133 years.” Nowadays, Croatia osiguranje is a modern and agile business system with individualized approach to insureds and with the widest range of innovative products, adjusted to all the requirements of any insured person. Croatia osiguranje cherishes a long tradition of social responsibility and encourages and supports cultural, health, sports and special education institutions. Development of advanced and innovative products with implementation of new technologies and clear client-oriented approach creates a stable foundation for organic growth and potential acquisitions, enabling strong breakthrough on the regional market.
Konzum plus d.o.o. – retail – Croatia (part of Fortenova Grupa)
“one of the biggest retail chain in SEE”
Konzum is the leading retail chain in Croatia with a sales network of more than 600 stores spread across all parts of the country. With a tradition of more than 60 years, Konzum continuously confirms its leading position on the market by following its mission and vision and setting new trends in retail. Adapting to the needs of its customers while providing the best service creates added value for every user every day, and the strength of over 10,000 employees is a guarantee that Konzum is always one step ahead.
Is to provide every customer with the best value for money through superior service and shopping satisfaction, as well as a carefully selected assortment of quality goods with an emphasis on fresh, healthy and homemade.
To be the best retail chain in the region that will be the standard and measure of quality and professionalism in all business segments – the first choice for customers when purchasing, the preferred employer for employees, a reliable partner for business entities and a socially responsible company. The values on which we base our success are quality, service, trust, innovation and understanding of our customers’ needs.
Ledo Plus d.o.o. – ice cream – Croatia (part of Nomad Foods)
“one of the biggest ice-cream manufacturer in SEE”
Today, Ledo is the largest manufacturer of mass-produced ice-cream and the largest distributor of the frozen foods in Croatia, as well as within South Central Europe. Ledo has been a part of Agrokor concern since 1994. This partnership has facilliated faster growth and the allocation of large investments into modern technology, a prequisite to any expansion.
Jamnica plus d.o.o. – beverages – Croatia (part of Fortenova Grupa)
“one of the biggest beverage manufacturer in SEE”
Today, Jamnica is the largest Croatian producer of mineral and spring waters and soft drinks with a tradition longer than 190 years.
In addition to constant investments in the development of new technologies and the expansion of its own distribution system and sales channels, Jamnica bases its development above all on building strong brands that have a leading position in their segments on the Croatian market, and play a significant role in regional markets, and all more and on the global world market.
Dukat d.d. – dairy – Croatia (part of Lactalis Group)
“one of the biggest dairy manufacturer in SEE”
For 110 years, Dukat had been dedicated to consumers and only the best milk.
It has always been important for us to hear and understand how we can enrich the lives of our consumers and be their support and support in their everyday life.
Our dedication to the consumer and every drop of milk has always been our passion and our purpose – the reason we exist.
Back in 1912, we started an organized milk purchase in the Zagreb area, and today we are the largest milk buyer in Croatia.
We are dedicated to every liter of milk produced, and we collect fresh milk of the best quality throughout Lijepa Naša.
Thus, the tankers, which transport fresh raw milk from the farms of our subcontractors to our dairies in Zagreb, Karlovac and Bjelovar, are seen every day on highways, local and rural roads in almost every corner of Croatia – in as many as 15 Croatian counties.
More than 50 percent of the milk we buy comes from two counties: Osijek-Baranja and Bjelovar-Bilogor. The farmers there have been trusting us from generation to generation.
Dukat milk was the first to carry the label “Milk of Croatian farms”, which guarantees consumers domestic origin and the best quality of milk.
Today, we cooperate with around 2,000 large, medium and small milk producers throughout the country and purchase around 185 million kg of fresh raw milk per year, or 43 percent of the milk offered for purchase.
Proud that small milk producers today make up as much as 50 percent of our milk suppliers. Because, by supporting and strengthening small family farms, we encourage the development of dairy farming, the stay of young people in the countryside and the sustainability of life in rural parts of the country.
Since 2007, we have been operating as part of the Lactalis Group, the leading dairy group in the world.
Proud holders of the Employer Partner certificate and the Excellence in Challenges certificate, which confirm our commitment to work with employees and place us among the best employers in Croatia.
Kras d.d. – candy – Croatia (part of Braca Pivac Group )
“one of the biggest candy manufacturer in SEE”
For a century, generations of consumers have enjoyed a wide range of sweet Kraš products. Right from the start of production in 1911 till nowadays, Kraš has been systematically extending its production of all three confectionery categories – cocoa products, biscuits and wafers, as well as sugar confectionery. A long-time focus on manufacturing original products of high quality and satisfying customer needs and wants has ensured that Kraš has maintained its leading position among the confectioners of the region. Kraš flagship brands such as Bajadera, Griotte Desserts, Dorina chocolate, Animal Kingdom, Domaćica, Napolitanke wafers, Kiki and Bronhi toffees, and many others that are well-known to our consumers are the best proof of that. The complete manufacturing process is set up in accordance with the international confectionery standards and, in doing so the most stringent quality requirements have been met. Kraš today operates as a modern, market-oriented company with an annual output exceeding 33,000 tons of confectionery. More than half of total output is marketed domestically, while the remainder is being successfully exported to world markets.
Zvijezda Plus d.o.o. – vegetable oil – Croatia (part of Fortenova Grupa)
“one of the biggest vegetable oil manufacturer in SEE”
Zvijezda has been at the top of the Croatian food market for over 106 years celebrating its 105th year in 2021. With its lines of products such as Zvijezda, Margo, and Omegol, it meets the needs of the most demanding consumers. Zvijezda’s products are made of natural, strictly selected ingredients of high quality through technological processes during which all valuable substances are preserved. Apart from the products from its own production, Zvijezda distributes the following products under its name as well: vinegar, oil for frying, pumpkin oil, additives, olives, and canned vegetables. It also distributes products by Belje, Ribella, and Dijamant Company. The values of the Zvijezda Company products are authenticity, excellence, and recognizability. Because of its traditional recipes and high-value ingredients, Zvijezda’s products are put in the category of highly trusted products by consumers who find it easy to be faithful to them. Zvijezda’s kitchen is modern, innovative, and always trendy and it has an attractive visual identity. Innovations regarding packaging and the development of new tastes are a part of Zvijezda’s business objectives. Zvijezda’s success on the market is the success of the entire team. All Zvijezda employees contribute to the quality of Zvijezda’s products meeting the needs of a modern man through their work, knowledge, and skills.
Bambi A.D. – confectionares – Serbia (part of Coca-Cola HBC)
“the biggest candy manufacturer in Serbia”
Bambi is the leading and most dynamic confectionery producer in Serbia. Our business is to monitor and understand our consumers expectations and fulfil these by offering a wide range of quality and tasty confectionary products. Our knowledge and technology, commitment to consumers and customers and our continuous investment in powerful and recognizable brands form the basis for building consumer trust and expanding our market share.
Frikom d.d. – ice-cream – Serbia (part of Nomad Foods)
“the biggest ice-cream manufacturer in Serbia”
Frikom is a market leader in the production and distribution of ice cream and frozen food. Its leader position is maintained by continuous innovation of selection. By providing quality products and services Frikom has set standards in the organization of all elements of business in the area of ice cream and frozen food. Frikom successfully defends the status of the largest manufacturer and distributor of industrial ice cream and frozen food. Over the last several decades of existence Frikom has developed a recognizable image as well. With right selection strategy of assortment and by following leading world trends Frikom listens to the request from the market, while, through innovative solutions, offer of top quality and careful building of its brands enters the homes of satisfied consumers daily. Product selection of Frikom is aimed at a wide circle of consumers, which can be seen in the fact that in addition to a wide selection of ice cream it offers frozen vegetables, frozen pastry and fish. Due to different affinity of consumers Frikom continuously changes its selection in order to please the desires of all consumers, even the most demanding ones. With the goal to become a powerful regional company in the production and sales of ice cream and other frozen products, Frikom permanently expands its selection and modifies it to the new requests of the market and different desires of the consumers. With enrichment and expansion of the domestic market, sales organization abroad is expanded as well.
Imlek d.d. – dairy – Serbia (part of Danube Foods Group)
“one of the biggest dairy manufacturer in Serbia”
The company Imlek is a regional leader in the field of production of milk and dairy products. It operates in the territories of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro. The company buys milk from over 4,000 cooperative farmers across the country and with them achieves European standards and quality criteria. A tradition of more than 60 years, professional staff, modern technology and constant improvement of the production process are just some of the facts that position Imlek as a leader in its industry. In addition to clearly recognizable brands such as Moja Kravica, Bello, Jogood and many others, special investments are made in the segment of Balans+ functional products. In addition to its market orientation, Imlek also deals with social issues, providing special support to children and socially vulnerable categories of the population.
NIS A.D. – oil&gas – Serbia (part of Gazprom)
“one of the biggest petroleum company in SEE”
NIS Group is one of the largest vertically integrated energy companies in Southeast Europe. Main activities consist of research, production and oil and natural gas refining, sales and distribution of a wide assortment of petroleum products, as well as the realization of projects in the fields of petrochemistry and energetics. NIS headquarters and main production facilities are located in the Republic of Serbia: oil and gas fields, the Pančevo Oil Refinery, warehouses, as well as a network of petrol stations. In addition to Serbia, NIS is also developing its business in the Balkans region. Regional expansion is taking place in two main directions – in the field of oil and gas exploration and production (in Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina) and through the development of a retail network (in Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Romania). In the Balkans market, NIS manages a total network of over 400 petrol stations, under two brand names – NIS Petrol and the premium brand GAZPROM. On top of that, NIS is active in the field of electricity trade as well, where, in addition to the Serbian market, it is also present in the markets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia and Hungary. In addition to business-related activities, NIS is also implementing numerous socially responsible projects aimed at improving the life of the community in which the company operates. The efforts of NIS in this area are particularly focused on young people who are the bearers of future development. Today, NIS is one of the most successful companies and the largest budget provider in Serbia.
Carnex d.o.o. – meat – Serbia (part of Delta Holding)
“one of the biggest meat processing in Serbia”
The Carnex company was founded in 1958 with its headquarters in Vrbas. Through many years of dedicated work, we have learned how to prepare the highest quality meat and meat products. Our experience, knowledge and tradition allow us to be a leader in Serbia for decades.
Tradition modernized with the latest techniques and a modern approach to production with the commitment of each of the more than 850 employees at Carnex are dedicated to our most important task – the best quality products for your satisfaction. This is supported by loyal consumers and ISO 9001:2008 and HACCP certificates. Also, Carnex has a GOST R certificate, which is necessary for exporting goods to the market of the Russian Federation.
Carnex is, above all, a responsible company. Strict control standards of the entire production process “from field to table” ensure the best ingredients and good taste of products that make your life more beautiful. Growth and development through profitable investments and all this rounded off with quality service and marketing, show why we are leaders. Our assortment includes more than 100 products belonging to different groups, such as bacon, smoked meat products, fermented dry sausages, dried meat products, sausage products, pasteurized canned meat, sterilized canned meat in aluminum foil and cans, sterilized meals from canned meat and fat. The annual volume of production is 18,000 tons, and every fifth product from our plant is exported.
In addition to the meat industry, four more business centers operate within Carnexa: PC Plant production, with more than 4,500 ha of arable land, PC Silos, with silos with a capacity of 75,000 t, PC Production of animal feed, which annually produces around 50,000 t of animal feed, and PC Livestock , which includes three farms with a capacity of about 100,000 pigs. Quality fodder, adequate recipes, for the production of which various agricultural crops are used, along with the control of the production process in our facility, ensure high-quality animal nutrition.
Hemofarm A.D. – pharmaceuticals – Serbia (part of Stada Group)
“one of the biggest pharma manufacturer in SEE”
For 60 years we have been wishing you – every good – because we know that good health is our greatest wealth.
the history begins back in 1960 in the northeastern part of Serbia. Six decades were enough for us to develop from a small Vrsa plant to a company operating on three continents. Today, we are part of the global STADA family, which we joined in 2006. Together with the parent company, we build our overall approach to business as well as our corporate identity on four key values: Agility, Entrepreneurship, Integrity and One STADA.
The principles of sustainable development, as well as the desire to make our environment a better place to live, are the pillars of our business. Hemofarm is present in the best-selling pharmacotherapy groups, and more than 3,000 employees make sure that quality medicines reach end users on time.
The dynamic and multicultural environment within the STADA group provides employees with full support in their professional and personal development. In addition, with various activities, scholarships and mentoring programs through the work of the Hemofarm Foundation, we try to meet both young talents and the entire school system and educational institutions. That is why we are always open to new faces, suggestions and ideas.
Pliva d.o.o. – pharmaceuticals – Croatia (part of Teva Pharmaceuticals Group)
“one of the biggest pharma manufacturer in SEE”
With 100 years of successful pharmaceutical experience, PLIVA is today a member of the Teva Group, one of the largest global pharmaceutical companies. We at PLIVA are dedicated to providing our customers with high quality, affordable medicines for a better quality of life. PLIVA is the largest pharmaceutical company in Croatia and one of the leading companies in Southeast Europe thanks to its highly competent employees, innovative technologies and continuous investments in production. PLIVA is also one of the major exporters in Croatia with over 80% of products intended for exports, and its major markets are Croatia, the USA and Russia. PLIVA’s production portfolio includes a high number of finished dosage forms covering almost all therapeutic groups and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Focused on development of generic and niche products, PLIVA has the broadest portfolio of generic medicines in Central and Eastern Europe. Thanks to the approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the British Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and those of other relevant European agencies, PLIVA is one of the manufacturers complying with the highest global quality standards required for international markets. PLIVA’s success and status may be largely attributed to its in-house research and development of finished dosage forms and active pharmaceutical ingredients, and Zagreb is therefore today one of the leading R&D centres in the Teva Group. In addition to Croatia, PLIVA successfully operates in Southeast European markets, ie. in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia.
Lek Pharmaceuticals d.d. – pharmaceuticals – Slovenia (part of Sandoz/Novartis Group)
“one of the biggest pharma manufacturer in SEE”
Lek Pharmaceuticals d.d. is a pharmaceuticals company based out of Verovkova 57, , Ljubljana, City Municipality of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Kandit d.o.o. – confectionary – Croatia (part of Mepas)
“one of the biggest candy manufacturer in SEE”
Kandit d.o.o. works systematically to meet the needs and wishes of our consumers by providing high quality products, to create a motivating working environment for our employees and to ensure an adequate return for our shareholders. Our activities include: development, production and sale of chocolate and candy products. Through our activities we are improving: the range and quality of our products, the efficiency of our business processes, the quality of our relationships with customers and suppliers, and the quality of our relationship with our employees. Development of new strategic knowledge, professional education and continual attention to our personnel are also part of our quality policy. For this purpose, Kandit utilises an internationally recognized quality management system according to ISO 9001:2000. Kandit d.o.o. pays systematic attention to the health and safety standards of our products in accordance with Croatian legislation, and legislation of the EU and other countries with whom we do business. Within the framework of our quality management system we carry out internal controls based on HACCP principles with the aim of ensuring the production of healthy products and the protection of the health of our consumers. Since 2008. within the framework of our quality management system we have introduced the International Food Standard (IFS) with the aim of being listed among the suppliers of the EU member states.
Arena Hospitality Group d.d. – hospitality – Croatia (part of PPHE Hotel Group)
“one of the biggest hospitality company in Croatia”
Arena Hospitality Group is a well-established hospitality group which owns, co-owns, leases, operates and develops full-service hotels, self-catering holiday apartment complexes and campsites in Croatia, Germany and Hungary. We have the exclusive right to operate and develop the recognized international Park Plaza® brand in 18 countries in the Central and Eastern Europe region (the ‘CEE region’), allowing us to further grow our Group. Our primary objectives are to become a dynamic hospitality group in the upscale, upper upscale and lifestyle market segments in the CEE region, whilst striving to create and realize shareholder value. Our exclusive right to operate and develop hotels under the Park Plaza® brand covers 18 countries and provides us with excellent growth prospects across the region. Our portfolio includes 27 owned, co-owned, leased and managed properties with over 10,000 units located in major gateway cities such as Berlin, Cologne and Budapest, and select resort destinations in Istria, Croatia. Our revenue is generated from different market segments – predominantly holidaymakers in Croatia and a diversified business mix in Germany and Hungary, catering for business and leisure travelers, as well as conference delegates and trade fair attendees.
Orbis S.A. – hospitality – Poland (part of Accor Group)
“the biggest hospitality company in CEE”
Orbis SA is the largest group investing in hotel assets in Poland and Eastern Europe. It comprises almost 70 hotels in 6 countries of the region: in the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary. Hotels operate under Accor brand names: Sofitel, MGallery by Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget, soon also adagio and Tribe. Recognized brands guarantee the quality of services of various standards, from luxury 5-star to economy 1-star hotels. Orbis SA is a leader in the EE hotel real estate market, invests in the construction and modernization of hotels. It is also active in the field of asset management.
Austrian Airlines AG – airlines – Austria (part of Lufthansa Group)
“the biggest airline company in Austria“
Who are they?
We are Austria’s largest airline and operate a global route network of 130 destinations. Since 2009 we have been part of the Lufthansa Group, the largest airline group in Europe and a member of the Star Alliance, the first global group of international airlines. With around 6,300 employees from over 60 nations, we are pursuing a common goal – to give our passengers an unforgettable travel experience. The aviation industry is a dynamic business environment in which we are always required to act in an agile and flexible manner.
what do they stand for
They are the Austrian airline with award-winning service and Austrian hospitality with flights to various destinations worldwide. We offer a high level of competence and quality standards across our wide range of products, both on the ground and on board.
Borsodchem, Automobile Dacia, Slovnaft, INA, Grupa Lotos, Unipetrol, Maxima Grupee, Rompetrol, Fortuna Game, Zabka Polska, Continental Barum, Gorenje, Arctic, Lek, Mercator, Tisak, Konzum, Porsche Holding, Allegro, Emag, Hungaropharma, Mega Image, Pepco Poland, Cersanit, Synthos, Barlink, Dedeman, Zentiva, Pliva, Interenergo, Continental Matador, Kompania Piwowarska, Ursus Breweries, Tigar Tyres, Oscar Downstream, Avast, Ciech, Geoplin, Cetin, Solaris Bus & Coach, Palink, Alro, Pilsner Urquell Brewery, Eustream, SPP Infrastructure, Waberer’s International, Netia, Farmexim, Duslo, Selver, Borealis, Telekom Austria, Agrana Beteiligungs, Amag Austria Metall, Semperit Holding, Brau Union, Ledo, Jamnica, Frikom, FACC, Immofinanz, S-Immo, CA-Immo, Buwog Group, Austrian Airlines, Doka, Casinos Austria, Banca Comerciala Romana, Zagrebacka Banka, DSK Bank, Monbat, Rombat, Privredna Banka Zagreb, Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor, Bank Austria, SID – Slovenska Izvozna in Razvojna Banka, Gorenjska Banka, AIK Banka, Libra Internet Bank, First Bank, Vista Bank, Credit Europe Bank, Patria Bank, Euroins Romania Asigurare Reasigurare, Croatia Osiguranje, Omniasig Vienna Insurance Group, Euroherc Osiguranje, Asirom Vienna Insurance Group, Bulstrad Vienna Insurance Group, Agram Life Osiguranje, Makedonija Osiguruvanje – Vienna Insurance Group, Azomures, Silcotub, Delgaz Grid, Tiriac Auto, Pharmafarm, Artrom Steel Pipes, Help Net, ICME ECAB, Pro TV, Antena TV Group, Albalact, Terapia, Chipita, Europharm Holding, Grup Feroviar Roman, GSP Offshore, Bergenbier, Adeplast, Delivery Solutions, Budapest Airport, Vel Pitar, Perhart Tec Grup, Centrul Medical Unirea, Caroli Foods Group, Varta, Aluflexpack Novi, Cargus, Delaco Distribution, Wetterbest, TeraSteel, Somaco, PayPoint Services, Electroaparataj, Electromagnetica, Sun Wave Pharma, Net Brinel, PC Garage, Valrom Industrie, Labormed Pharma, Abatorul Peris, Sapte Spice, Fabryo Corporation, Duraziv, Betty Ice, Travel Brands, Covalact, Biofarm, Fortech, Elefant Online, European Food, Maravet, US Food Network, Cotroceni Park, Moara Cibin, La Fantana, Sortilemn, Argus, Elpreco, Cemacon, Sanex, Promateris, Kandia Dulce, Zarea, RTC Proffice Experience, IRUM, Valplast Industrie, Optical Investment Group, Infopress Group, Impar, Policolor, Smartree, Toltal Soft, Alpin 57 Lux, Prodlacta, Prospectiuni, Agra’s, AEM. Orbis, Yonder, Zitec Com, Macon, Dendrio Solutions, Winmarkt
in memorial (dissolved brands)
Polisano, Astral Telecom, Chimopar, Rocar, Roman, Sensiblu, Miniblu, Vegastel, City ins, Asiban, hipmenu, Aro
Infobip Ltd. – IT – Croatia/United Kingdom
Infobip is a global leader in omnichannel engagement powering a broad range of messaging channels, tools and solutions for advanced customer engagement, authentication and security. We help our clients and partners overcome the complexity of consumer communications, grow their business and enhance the customer experience – all in a fast, secure and reliable way. Quality engineering is the backbone of everything we do. Building great customer solutions on the edge of innovation means we hire, grow, and retain the best engineering talent worldwide. Over the last 15 years, we’ve grown into an Engineering Powerhouse with 70+ offices in 6 continents and over 3,700 experts, aiming to change how the world communicates. We see ourselves as humble engineers led by our philosophy of learning by doing and fueled by our passion for technology. This is why all our solutions are entirely in-house developed, and we are proud of all the talents we have in our company!
Rimac Group d.o.o. – automotive – Croatia
As a part of RImac Group, along Bugatti Rimac, Rimac Automobili, Rimac Technology is a leading electric hypercar brand that designs, engineers, and produces the next generation of performance cars. Founded in 2009 with headquarters in Croatia, Rimac started as a garage project and grew into a globally recognized technology leader, built upon the passion and vision of the company’s Founder and CEO Mate Rimac. Strongly believing that electric propulsion systems can be used to power the new generation of sports cars and make them better, faster and more exciting, he has started the project with a handful of people as his team. The company’s flagship, the Concept_One, was entirely designed, developed and manufactured in-house. In 2021 Rimac revealed its second tech machine on four electric motors – Rimac Nevera, the fastest accelerating production car on the planet. Once again, entirely made under one roof in Croatia. Today, the company numbers over 1000 people and has grown into a leader within a highly competitive industry.
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