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Victoria Group a.d.
Victoria Group, an agro-industrial leader in Serbia, is one of the largest producers, exporters and employers in the region. The Group is comprised of ten companies: Victoriaoil, Sojaprotein, Victoria Logistic, Veterinary Institute of Subotica, Fertil, Port of Bačka Palanka, SP Laboratory, Riboteks, Victoria Starch and Victoria Phosphate. It employs over 1,800 people and works with approximately 40,000 farmers through 300 cooperative partnerships in Serbia. The company is the single largest buyer of agricultural produce in Serbia.
Over the past 10 years the Group has invested over €200 million in Serbia, while in 2012 the exports exceeded €200 million. Victoria Group was ranked among Deloitte's top 500 most successful companies in Central Europe for two consecutive years (2010-2011).
Services: The core activities of Victoria Group involve the procurement and processing of oilseeds and grains, the production of fertilizers and of final food products (for human and animal consumption) - exported to over 40 countries around the world.
A word from Zoran Mitrovic, CEO of Victoria Group a.d.
1.What are the core values of Victoria Group a.d. business philosophy?
Victoria Group’s business philosophy is based on corporate values: integrity, team work, reliability, high quality, long-term partnerships and social responsibility. We work together with the agricultural community, creating value for all participants in the supply chain, as well as for society in general. Our mission is to be recognized as a reliable partner with a high quality production portfolio.
2.How do you perceive Victoria Group a.d. strategy for further growth on this market?
Victoria Group's business results are in constant growth; therefore our plans are focused on maintaining this ascending trend. The company's strategy for growth is based on investments, as it has always been the case. Only in the period of 2011-2012, the value of direct investments exceeded 50 million EUR, while in this year we will continue with the initiated projects. In 2012 Victoria Group achieved the highest export level so far, precisely because of the investment policy, which is securing further growth of the company’s business, as well as investing in employees and professional management.
3.What is in your view the role of FIC and what are your expectations?
The role of FIC, as perceived by Victoria Group, is to actively promote development of the business environment through open dialogue between members, the authorities and other relevant stakeholders, and to influence the improvement of business climate in Serbia. Our expectations involve particularly the work of Food and Agriculture Committee, which is of special interest for our company. We hope to contribute with our experience in agribusiness and the results achieved both on domestic and international market.