Višković, Pašalić and Tomaš visited Mladegs Pak

Prime Minister Radovan Višković, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Srpska Boris Pašalić, and the Mayor of Prnjavor Darko Tomaš visited the company, Mladegs Pak.

During the visit, the guests toured the company's production facilities and discussed new projects launched by the company in order to completely modernize the process.The new ketchup factory, one of the main projects, is coming to an end. The total value of the project is estimated at 5m euros.

The big next step is the tomato plantation project, which would provide the company with its own raw materials and thus complete the ketchup production process.This was exactly what was discussed at the last session of the Government of Srpska, which made a decision to raise the issue of issuing a concession to this business entity, in order to encourage domestic production in that way as well.

"It is not a tomato that is made in greenhouses, it is a completely different type of production where specific machines are needed. This enables, not only this business entity but also future subcontractors who want to cooperate with them" said Prime Minister Višković.

Minister Boris Pašalić confirmed how important this step would be for the company itself, saying that in this way the company will no longer depend on imported products and suppliers of raw materials because a significant part will be produced on its own plantations.Export manager Mladen Pratljačić also commented on the current situation. He assessed the situation as good, but also noted that there are big turbulences in the market, that supply chains have been broken, and that prices are rising every day.

The primary production of the company is ketchup, and it produces as much as 54 tons of ketchup per day. In addition to ketchup, the company has over 350 items in its range. It earns 27 million KM annually, and almost 50 percent is outside BiH because it exports its products throughout Europe. The expansion of the company is in the interest of the local community because it will create conditions for new jobs.


Reconstructed central park in Prnjavor with the help of the company "Mladegs Pak"

The works on the reconstruction of the city park in the partnership project of the company "Mladegs Pak" and the municipality of Prnjavor with a total value of more than 330,000 KM have been completed. The new green oasis in the center is intended for rest, socializing, recreation and enjoyment of all, from the youngest to the most experienced citizens of Prnjavor and visitors. On this occasion, the handover of technical documentation between the owner of the company "Mladegs Pak" Goran Vrhovec and the mayor of Prnjavor Darko Tomas was performed.

"As of today, all our fellow citizens can use this park for the needs for which it was made, but what I want especially is to thank the owners of the company" Mladegs pak "for everything they have done for our city. This is not the only project in which they participate, this company has been showing its social responsibility for many years by participating in all activities carried out by the local community and individuals, but what is a special pleasure is that we got a modern park from an old park, "he said. is Tomas.

The renovation of the park was realized according to the idea and in memory of the deceased co-owner of the company "Mladegs Pak" Srdjan Vrhovec, and according to the project of his daughter Jelena Popović. The new park called "Love, faith, hope!" Includes several content units, one of which is a children's playground in 3 subzones - for children up to 3 years, older than 3 years and a children's playground in the sand. The content of the park also enables the maintenance of cultural and social content in the open-air theater, suitable for performances, performances, sections, presentations, etc.

Recreational content, an important segment of the modern city park, is prepared with quality equipment for outdoor recreation, fitness, outdoor gym and athletics track, and this unit is enriched with a table tennis table. The whole park is equipped with a large number of benches for rest and socializing, and for chess lovers, practical benches with chess tables have been constructed.

Tomas expressed satisfaction that Prnjavor residents of all ages can now use the park for rest and recreation in full capacity, but also stressed that without the idea and support of the Vrhovac family, this project would not have been realized. "What I am convinced of is that this park will serve exactly the purpose that Srdjan Vrhovac imagined, and that is that our citizens have one of the most beautiful places here in the city," Tomas added.

Socially responsible business and encouraging the progress of the local community is part of the mission of the company "Mladegs Pak" from Prnjavor, which is one of the leading domestic producers of food products with more than 30 years of tradition. Known for the domestic brand "Bonito", the company has been helping associations, organizations and fellow citizens in need for humanitarian and other activities for years.


From family business to record exports - Thousands of European and African customers choose Bonito

Back in 1989, a successful family story began in Prnjavor, which is an example that with persistent work and uncompromising belief in quality, it is possible to build a company in BiH that creates new value and contributes to almost 200 employees, their families and the local community. Today, the company "Mladegs Pak" does just that and achieves some of the best results in the country.

Production for respectable European chains

Building its success primarily on quality, as evidenced by the world's highest food certificates HACCP, ISO and IFS, the company's products for years have been satisfied with thousands of customers of European retail chains such as Lidl, Aldi, Rewe, Penny, SPAR and others for which the company produces. Not neglecting the importance of exports, "Mladegs Pak" and employees of this domestic producer point out that they always prefer to choose domestic raw materials of proven quality, to complete the production process in our country and thus provide the best quality needed for quality and delicious food in family lunch.

"Bonito" ketchup is a favorite of customers in Africa as well

For 30 years, there has been a domestic brand "Bonito" with an assortment of over 350 food products, whose recognizable leader and everyone's favorite side dish is certainly "Bonito" ketchup. The latest proof of quality is the success of this ketchup in the new market, this time far beyond the European markets, in the Angolan market.

The inhabitants of this great African country have shown that we have a similar taste when it comes to ketchup, and they reacted well to the quality and taste of ketchup from BiH.

"The first quantity of 100 tons of ketchup has already been used by our customers in Angola, so we reacted quickly and delivered new quantities, and next year we plan to increase these quantities to meet the growing demand for our products in this market," said Miso Lambic, Sales Director companies. In addition to Angola, Lambić cites the markets of other countries in Africa as new export targets, and for joint successes he emphasizes the merits and efforts of the partner distribution company Nelt, a leader in distribution and logistics solutions for the entire region and beyond. #MladegsPak #Bonito

"Far Angola with its 25 million inhabitants is a very challenging market with many different customs and traditions, both in terms of culture and cuisine. At least now we can say that our tastes are similar when it comes to ketchup ", reveals Mirko Malešević, the export manager who made this trade venture possible. He adds that the popularity of ketchup in Angola was certainly helped by the sympathetic coincidence of the name of the brand "Bonito", which in Portuguese, which is predominantly spoken by the local population, means beautiful or good.

New successes in the domestic market as well as in the field of exports are not a novelty for "Mladegs Pak", which for the results in 2020 was declared the first in BiH in terms of revenue in its industry.

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Mladegs Pak at the first B2B meeting of "Club 100"

The first B2B meeting of the "Club 100" was held, which, together with the representatives of the company Mladegs Pak, gathered the owners and managers of the most successful business entities in BiH, organized by "Poslovne novine". This was another opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss cooperation and connect Mladegs Pak, the most successful medium-sized company from Republika Srpska in 2020 and the first in terms of revenue in its business in BiH, with other successful companies.

The challenges and crises that befell companies in 2020, imposed by the pandemic, have spawned many positive management strategies and practices. These examples were one of the main topics of conversation during the meeting.

Mladegs Pak successfully adapted to the new working conditions during the pandemic, which enabled the efficient continuation of production, preservation of jobs and realization of business goals. Many realized investments are also a great success, as well as the continuation of planned investments in the coming years, of which the launch of own production of tomatoes for the production of ketchup stands out, as well as the launch of new production lines for mayonnaise and mustard. An important change in the company's production process is the transition to the use of PET packaging that can be 100% recycled.


Mladegs Pak at the leading global food industry fair in Germany

Mladegs Pak with its premium brand Bonito is one of four companies from BiH at this year's food industry fair „Anuga 2021“ in Cologne, Germany. More than 160 thousand visitors to the fair from 200 countries around the world have the opportunity to get acquainted with the range of the Bonito brand.

The rich assortment of Bonito products includes over 350 products, and at the fair, visitors are presented with Bonito teas, ketchup, Boni spice and other food additives, additives for pastries and cakes, soups and stews, winter products, desserts and other products.

The Cologne Fair is another opportunity for Bonito representatives to establish contacts with new partners, renew existing ones and achieve new collaborations that will result in even better company results as well as new Bonito products for our loyal customers.


Bonito at the International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad this year as well

With a wide range of products of our premium brand Bonito, we presented at the 88th International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad to numerous visitors. Everyone had the opportunity to get acquainted with the new Bonito products - mixes for muffins and cakes as well as new mixtures of spices for meat and salads.

The Novi Sad Fair brings together all important agribusiness actors and representatives of industries related to agriculture, from 60 countries, from all continents. Bonito, as a premium brand of Mladegs Pak, has been a domestic producer of food products since 1989 and operates with the clear goal of meeting the requirements of every household with its quality products.


Mladegs Pak at the "100 greatest in BiH" ceremony

Mladegs Pak company is a domestic producer of food products, which with its quality and wide range of products, increasing exports, and hard work of all employees deservedly participated in the ceremony "100 greatest in BiH" as the first in its business in terms of revenue.

In a pleasant environment and surrounded by the best businessmen in BiH, numerous topics for discussion and potential new cooperation were not lacking. According to Goran Vrhovec, the owner, Mladegs Pak quickly adapted to the new working conditions, which enabled the efficient continuation of production, preservation of jobs and the realization of most business goals.

Mladegs Pak has been a domestic producer of food products since 1989 and operates with a clear goal to meet the requirements of every household with its quality products. Over 400 various products can be divided into categories of ketchup and tomato products, spices and side dishes, soups and stews, cake and pastry additives, muffin and cake mixes, puddings and ice cream, oatmeal and cereals, teas and beverages, winter stores products, mill bakery products and cereals, and gastro products for the HORECA sector.