The global market research firm “MarketsandMarkets” has published a report on the textured soybean protein market, according to which Victoria Group, with its member company Sojaprotein, is among the top 11 players in this market segment in the world.
The 14th Farmers’ Winter Seminar organized by the farmers’ association “Klub 100 P plus” from Novi Sad was held on Tara Mountain from January 28 to February 3. Around 300 participants attended the opening ceremony, and the seminar was opened by the Provincial Secretary of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry, Vuk Radojević.
The 52nd Conference of Agronomists and Farmers of Serbia was organized by the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops from Novi Sad, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, and it took place on Zlatibor Mountain from January 21 to 27. The conference gathered all relevant participants from the agriculture sector and demonstrated once again that the close collaboration of science, business
On January 24, the Veterinary Institute Subotica, a Victoria Group member company, organized an expert lecture for dairy farmers on Zlatibor Mountain. The subject – “Sustainable Animal Production Today” – attracted more than 80 farmers from the Zlatibor District.
The XIV Plant Protection Counseling Session organized by the Plant Protection Society of Serbia was held from November 27 to December 1, as the largest vocational gathering where, each year, the latest information in the field of plant protection is exchanged and the current problems and subjects that defined the previous period are discussed.
According to a report by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia based on information collected by the Customs Administration, the export value of the 15 leading exporters in Serbia for 11 months of 2017 was EUR 3.8 billion.
Food Ingredients Europe 2017, the most important food industry exhibition, was held from November 28 to 30 in Frankfurt. Sojaprotein, a Victoria Group member company, took part in the event once again.
A huge charity event called “Topli dinar” (“Warm Dinar”) organized by the supermarket chain PerSu, and supported by Victoriaoil, a Victoria Group member company, has been completed.
The Supervisory Board of Victoria Group has appointed Stefan Babović as the new Chief Operations Officer of the company.
Victoria Group took part in the “Originalni razgovori” (“Original Conversations”) project organized by Original Magazine and the Novak Djoković Foundation.
The 7th Agricultural Forum “Food for Europe” organized by the Economics Institute and the Serbian Association of Agricultural Economists was held in Vrdnik, November 16-18, gathering scientific and practical experts. Representatives from the government, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SANU), Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (PKS), agricultural and food companies and cooperatives
On October 31 and November 1, the final regional meeting of the National Supervisory Boards of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia within the “GMO-free Quality Soybean From the Danube Region” project of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) was held in Teslić.
The fourth charity cooking event “Izađi mi na teglu” (English: Go Out and Fill a Jar) was held this year. The promotion of ajvar as a Serbian gastronomic brand was followed by it being donated to the institutions from the municipalities hosting this event.
The starting point leading to high quality and high yield is the implementation of the agrotechnical measure known as soil fertility analysis. Fertility analysis enables agricultural manufacturers to save money indirectly, by learning about the chemical value of the soil based on the results of the analysis and consequently about which mineral fertilizers should be added and in which quantities.
The month of September was marked by several events of significance for domestic veterinary experts. The Veterinary Institute Subotica, which operates within Victoria Group, participated in these events, presenting its wide range of feed products and pharmaceuticals for animals.
The 26th Poulterers Conference organized by CIIP Živinarstvo took place from September 26 to September 30 on Tara Mountain with a number of international participants. In the course of the event, more than 170 participants had the opportunity to find out all the details about agro pellets for animal litter, a new product placed on the market by Victoria Starch, a member company of Victoria Group.
Victoria Starch, the youngest member company from the Victoria Group business system, began continuous production of agro-pellets, i.e. pellets from agricultural biomass, in mid-2013.
On August 17, in Šid, Victoriaoil, a Victoria Group member company, gathered the representatives of 20 of the largest animal feed factories in Serbia to promote the meal production program from its assortment. The main focus was on the high-protein sunflower meal and its application in feed formulations for different categories of farm animals.
On August 9, a round table discussion was held in Novi Sad on the current issues in the agricultural sector, namely the state of sunflower, soy, and maize and the quality of wheat from the crop of 2017, featuring a special topic on rapeseed as a promising culture. The conference was organized by the Association Serbia Grains with the support of UN FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the
At the ceremonial session of the Municipal Assembly of Bečej held on August 1 as part of the Municipality Day festivities, the annual awards for the contribution to the local community – the August 1st Awards – were presented.
The 13th “Games Without Frontiers” were held on July 4 at Zemunski kej in Belgrade as part of the permanent activities of the charity organization “maliVeliki ljudi” (“littleBig people”).
Rapeseed covered a record 38,000ha last fall, due to a stable price, a secure placement and the good yields realized last year. Immediately upon harvest which began around July 20, Victoriaoil started with the receipt and processing of rapeseed, especially the rapeseed certified with the ISCC standard.
Victoria Group is very active on the world’s largest social network, Facebook, which — according to the latest data — gathers more than 2 billion users. The corporate page of Victoria Group in the Serbian language was launched in September 2014 and from then on there has been a constant growth in the number of “Likes”. This month it even exceeded 70,000 followers!
The Provincial Secretary of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry, Vuk Radojević, visited Victoriaoil, a Victoria Group member company, during his tour through the municipality of Šid on June 27. The delegation of the ministry was received by the General Director of the company, Srđan Popov.
AgroPort center in Bačka Palanka celebrated its first anniversary on June 26. On this occasion, Victoria Logistic and the Port of Bačka Palanka welcomed business partners and offered them an organized tour and presentation of their offer. Vladimir Grujičić, the General Manager of the Port of Bačka Palanka and the director of Victoria Logistic’s storage sector presented the services and results
The 58th Conference on the Production and Processing of Oilseeds themed “Innovations for a better world” was held from June 19 to 24, in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. The focus of the Conference was on scientific innovations and the application of new findings in oilseed industry practice.
The third “Danube Soya Field Day — From NON-GMO soybeans to NON-GMO milk” was held on June 15 in Lugovo near Sombor. It was attended by over three hundred soybean manufacturers from the whole country as well as representatives of the processing industry and scientific community.
For the second time in a row, Iskon edible sunflower oil was presented with the prestigious “Superior Taste Award”, awarded by the International Taste and Quality Institute, iTQi. This is a leading global organization made up of chefs and sommeliers awarded with famous Michelin stars, who test food products and promote top quality of food and drinks.
Victoria Logistic Call Center has been receiving calls from Serbian agricultural producers for four years. Victoria Logistic Expert Service has given more than 1,500 pieces of advice regarding most diverse agricultural issues, and the users rated it as a fast and easy way to obtain useful and reliable information.
Victoria Logistic offers oilseed producers to choose between and combine three purchase models that were introduced last year and received approval and a lot of praise from business partners.
Victoria Logistic and the Veterinary Institute Subotica, Victoria Group member companies, gathered around 500 business partners on the occasion of the 84th International Agricultural Fair. The gathering was held on May 18 in the assembly hall of the Novi Sad Fair. Management representatives from both companies discussed the results of the previous cooperation and plans for the second half of the
Companies with the best achievements in the export of agricultural products were awarded by the association “Žita Srbije” (“Association Serbia Grains”) in the framework of “Seed Day”, organized within the International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad on May 17. Victoria Group was awarded for its successes in the export of soy and sunflower meal.
Victoria Group is among the 15 largest exporters from Serbia in the first quarter of this year. According to the data from the Customs Administration and from the list of the largest exporters issued by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia, Victoria Group has achieved EUR 36.8 million of sales in the foreign market. This placed the company on the 14th position for the quarter January
Last year, Victoriaoil entered the Chinese market, and this year the breakthrough is continued with the Iskon sunflower oil.
Two events, the 5th International Conference of Sustainable Postharvest and Food Technologies (INOPTEP 2017) and the 29th National Conference of Processing and Energy in Agriculture (PTEP 2017) were held simultaneously in Vršac, from April 23 to April 28.
After the “Battle for the Babies” (“Bitka za bebe”), Fund B92 is organizing a national educational program “Battle for Knowledge” (“Bitka za znanje”) aimed at primary school children. Victoria Group supported this program as well and gave its contribution by donating teaching tools for KODigranje (Code-Play), the first project within the “Battle for Knowledge”.
On April 26, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia and the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce organized a conference entitled “Business With the United Kingdom – Brexit as a New Opportunity”. The potentials of this market and the opportunities for the improvement of commercial cooperation were presented at the conference, along with the regulations and export procedures for the British
The product portfolio of the Veterinary Institute Subotica, a Victoria Group member company, has been enriched by two new disinfectants.
The traditional quality assessment of products categorized into several commodity groups was organized ahead of the 84th International Agricultural Fair which will be held in Novi Sad from May 13 to 19. ISKON edible sunflower oil produced by Victoriaoil, a Victoria Group member company, has been awarded several times already at the Novi Sad Fair for its exceptional quality.
The constitutive session of the Grains, Industrial Crops and Fodder Group at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia was held in Belgrade, on April 11. Goran Radić, Director of the “Stari Tamiš” Company, was elected the group chairman and Olga Čurović, Director of “Industrijsko bilje” Business Association, was elected deputy chairwoman.
As part of the “PRO PR 2017” regional conference dedicated to public relations, prestigious “PRO PR Awards” were presented on April 8 to individuals who have contributed to the development of the PR profession over the course of their careers, both in their own county and in the region.
As part of the large Easter charity campaign “Helping together” (“Pomažemo zajedno”), the Food Bank received a record donation of 7 tons of staple foods in only one day. The charity was organized by Delhaize Serbia and its partners, among which was Victoriaoil, a Victoria Group member company.
The beginning of spring marks the beginning of intense work on the most important task in agriculture — the sowing of spring field crops. Every year in March, April, and a part of May, over 1.5 million hectares of land are sown with corn, soybeans, sunflower and sugar beet.
The second regular monitoring evaluation by the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ABS) was carried out in March at SP Laboratorija in compliance with the requirements of the SRPS ISO/IEC 17025:2006 standard. In the course of monitoring, ABS had verified the competency of personnel in charge of conducting research, as well as the equipment, and the results of previous evaluations.
Victoria Logistic, a Victoria Group member company, publishes the agricultural magazine “Za našu zemlju” (“For Our Land”) each month. A fresh design marked the beginning of the fifth year for this magazine, 3000 copies of which are printed and distributed to business partners and agricultural producers across our country, and it is also sent electronically to over 1000 e-mail addresses.
On March 21 and 22, the fourth workshop within the “GMO-free Quality Soybean From the Danube Region” project of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) was held in Novi Sad. The topic was “The Transfer of Knowledge from Science to Practice as an Instrument for Achieving Economically, Ecologically and Socially Sustainable GMO-free Soybean Production”.
On Saturday, March 25, the lights will be turned off from 20:30 to 21:30 to symbolically mark the tenth “Earth hour”. This global event is organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise awareness of climate change and its consequences.
The Veterinary Institute Subotica, a Victoria Group member company, has prepared a new company video to support its sales.
The Victoriaoil union organized a blood donation campaign, with the support of its employer. Apart from employees at the Šid factory, employees from other Victoria Group member companies joined the cause.
The beginning of 2017 announced a successful business year for the Veterinary Institute Subotica, a Victoria Group member company. Namely, in the first two months of this year, the animal feed sales increased by 110 percent in comparison with the same period in 2016.
The 38th Veterinary Knowledge Innovation Seminar organized by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, was held on February 10. The veterinarians from the Veterinary Institute Subotica, a Victoria Group member company, actively participated in the discussions.
The sales results achieved last year confirmed Victoria Group’s place among the leading exporters in Serbia. According to the reports of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia and the information collected by the Customs Administration in 2016, this company took the tenth place on the list of leading exporters, with the export value of EUR 172.6 million.
The Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Novi Sad, the Department of Field and Vegetable Crops, organized a scientific and professional event “Hello, farmer” (“Dobar dan domaćine”) on February 9 and 10.
The 51st Conference of Agronomists and Farmers was held, which traditionally takes place on Zlatibor Mountain at the end of January and brings together the key players in Serbian agriculture. More than fifty lectures and presentations on primary agricultural production, soil fertility and crop protection were given from January 22 to 28.
This year, the 51st Conference of Agronomists and Farmers of Serbia, organized by the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops from Novi Sad, was held on Zlatibor Mountain from January 22 to 28, 2017. At the same time, the 63rd “Agricultural Engineering” (“Poljoprivredna tehnika”) Symposium was held, organized by the National Scientific Society for the Agricultural Engineering and the Faculty of
For another year in a row, Victoria Group participated in the charity event “Santa’s Sleigh” (“Sanke Deda Mraza”), which involves giving New Year gifts and holding theater performances for children with disabilities and children without parental care who live in social protection institutions throughout Serbia.
“The First Standard and non-GM Label for Quality and Domestic Origin – Danube Soya” conference was held at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia in Belgrade on December 22.
On December 22, Veterinary Institute Subotica, together with its partners, celebrated 95 years of its existence and business operations, as well as bringing another successful business year to a close.
Research carried out by the Business Info Group on the largest and most profitable companies in Serbia between 2008 and 2015 focused particularly on export and company performance by sector. The processing industry is the second most common sector after the commercial sector, and it generates nearly a quarter of the total business income within the group of 100 best ranked companies. The largest
A certified validation of compliance with the FSSC (Food Safety System Certification) 22000 standard was given at Sojaprotein in November by the SGS certification company. By obtaining a positive report, compliance with the highest requirements of the food safety management system was proven.
In November, the plant for the production of ointment for general use was set up in the Veterinary Institute Subotica. The plant covers an area of around 200m2 and it was built in accordance with all the requirements of the domestic legal regulations and standards regarding the production of objects for general use.
At the meeting of the Group of vegetable oil manufacturers within the framework of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia held in November, Srđan Popov, Victoriaoil Operations Director, was elected as Group chairman. This Group is a part of the Association of Food Industry of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, and in the same month the Operations Director of our oil refinery
The fourth International Danube Soya Congress Sustainable Soya – Sustainable Europe organized by the Danube Soya Association and the Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary was held on November 24 and 25 in Budapest.
An international workgroup was held in Skopje on November 8 and 9 as part of the Support to the Establishment and Advancement of Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) in Western Balkan Countries and the Republic of Moldova project, implemented by the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, and supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature
The international conference SEE ENERGY - Connect&Supply 2016 organized by SERBIO, the National Agency for Biomass, was held on November 15 and 16 in Novi Sad, with the goal of promoting the use of biomass for thermal energy production and the networking of all actors involved in the renewable energy sources (RES) sector. The conference gathered about 200 participants: representatives from
Victoria Logistic has prepared a new company catalog with short description of its business activities and services portfolio offered to comapny's clients and business partners.
The introduction of standards and the vertical integration of agriculture is imperative in the process of domestic agricultural development and its positioning on the market of the European Union – this was one of the conclusions on the first day of the “Food for Europe” (“Hrana za Evropu”) forum. This agricultural forum, which takes place in Vršac on November 4 and 5 for the sixth time, is
The Veterinary Institute Subotica commissioned a state-of-the-art robotic palletizing system within the animal feed production plant. A robotic palletizing system is a set of devices used for sorting bags onto a pallet and preparing a loaded pallet for transportation. The goal of this investment was to speed up the sorting and stretching process and to reduce and relieve the workforce in the
Victoria Group is among top 10 exporters in Serbia according to the report of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia and the data from the Customs Administration. The Group took the ninth position with the export value of €126.1 million in the first nine months of this year.
The Turkey–Serbia–Bosnia Business Forum, organized by the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia and Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina took place in Istanbul, on October 26.
In Serbia, grain crops (wheat, barley, rye, triticale, durum wheat) are sown on between a 450,000 and 600,000 hectare area on average each autumn.
The “Bakers and Millers Conference” was held at Novi Sad Fair from October 6 to 8. Current topics related to this branch were discussed at this year’s conference, which was held for the 21st time. A fair exhibition was added to the program for the first time. Visitors had an opportunity to learn about the equipment used by bakers and millers, to see how baked goods are prepared and baked in mini
This year, Victoriaoil, a Victoria Group member company, was once again awarded the “golden rose” for product quality at the 23rd General BH ZEPS Fair 2016 that was held from October 4 to 8 in Zenica. In the category of food products, ISKON refined sunflower oil was awarded the “Ruža ZEPS” gold medal for quality, for the seventh time.
At the initiative of the Serbian Fruit Juice Producers Association (UPVSS), of which SP Laboratorija is also a member, and with the organizational support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, the seminar “Innovations in the fruit and vegetable processing sector – legal framework” was held at the end of September. The seminar was attended by around 50 people, the representatives of
The third annual “Izađi mi na teglu” event will be supported by Victoriaoil, a Victoria Group member company, which produces ISKON edible sunflower oil. By promoting ajvar (red bell pepper relish) as a traditional domestic cuisine delicacy, this socially responsible event organized by the BaštaMašta Association donates food to institutions in need throughout Serbia.
The traditional meeting between Victoria Logistic and its business partners regarding the upcoming sunflower and soybean purchase took place on August 19 in Novi Sad. Around 150 partners attended the meeting and they were addressed by Nikola Vujačić, Victoria Group Chief Operations Officer and Executive Director; Mladen Jovanović, Victoria Logistic General Manager; Goran Borčak, Victoria Logistic
On August 17, Victoria Logistic organized the first Sunflower field day in Banatsko Novo Selo in association with the cooperative Agromilenijum from Banatsko Novo Selo. The event was attended by around 160 agricultural producers who collaborate with Agromilenijum, the cooperative that has begun the purchase of sunflower at their purchase locations.
The Supervisory Board of Victoria Group has appointed Ivica Smolic the new Chief Executive Officer of the Group.
Excellent sales results that Victoria Group is achieving on foreign markets are confirmed by its placement among top 15 Serbian exporters. The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia has published this list for the period January – June 2016, according to the Customs Administration data. Victoria Group took the eleventh position with the export value of €73.4 million in the first six months
Wheat harvesting is coming to a close. This year, wheat has been sown on an area of 600,000 hectares, and this year's yield will amount to three million tons, which is 20% more compared to last year. Many producers in Vojvodina have achieved above-average yields – from six to eight tons per hectare.
After last year’s 41% increase in revenue from sales and an increase of EUR 10.8 million in exports, Victoriaoil continues conquering new markets and expanding in countries where it has been operating for years. This year, the oil refinery which is a part of the Victoria Group made a breakthrough into the Chinese market, where the first placements of edible sunflower oil and raw soybean oil were
The 57th Conference on the Production and Processing of Oilseeds themed “Innovations for a better world” was held from June 19 to 24, in Herceg Novi. The Conference was organized by the Faculty of Technology of the University of Novi Sad, the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in Novi Sad, the Industrial crops business association, and the oil industry's Council of technologists, with
Sojaprotein, one of the largest European processors of non-GMO soybean, today exports its products to 53 countries worldwide. With just over 30 European countries that make up the central market of the Company, which operates within Victoria Group, the market has expanded to the Middle East and Northern Africa in the past year, with exports going to the Far East, and even to Mexico.
Two member companies of Victoria Group – Victoria Logistic and the Port of Bačka Palanka – have prepared a new service in a joint offer: the AgroPort logistics centre. This is a complete package of services that now includes in one place, in Bačka Palanka, warehousing, packaging and port services for commercial goods and chemical fertiliser. The AgroPort logistics centre is designed to improve
The Supervisory Board of Victoria Group has appointed Vladimir Čupić as the new Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the company. Čupić comes to this company from the Atlantic Group, where he held the position of the Director at the Representative Office for Serbia. He gained his extensive experience in the banking sector in AIK Bank and Hypo Alpe Adria Bank, which he led for 12
The Victoria Logistic has prepared two education brochures for agricultural producers - on soil analysis and an electronic book of fields, explaining the significance and advantages gained by using them.
The Call Centre of Victoria Logistic has been receiving calls from agricultural producers for over three years. The professional service of the company has given more than 1,000 pieces of advice regarding most diverse agricultural issues, and the users rated it as a fast and easy way to obtain useful and reliable information.
After the promotion of the range of finished soybean products for use in human consumption in catering facilities on the territory of the municipality of Bečej, Sojaprotein began to promote this production segment in restaurants in Novi Sad. Zorica Belić, technology coordinator for the use of soybean products at Sojaprotein, held an educational presentation on the nutrient value of this protein
Victoria Logistic and Veterinarski Zavod Subotica gathered Business Partners during the Agricultural Fair
As a part of the activities at the 83rd International Agricultural Fair, Victoria Logistic and Veterinarski Zavod Subotica organized “A Day for Partners”. Business partners of both companies gathered on May 19 in Novi Sad.
As a part of the TAIEX program of the European Commission (Technical Assistance and Information Exchange), in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, an expert mission took place in Sombor from May 18 to 20 with the theme “Methods of New Soybean Sorts Trial with the Purpose of Registering them with the Official List of Sorts”.
The best food products earned recognitions of quality in Novi Sad, at the traditional manifestation during the 83rd International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad. In the category of edible oils, the expert jury of the Novi Sad Fair awarded a Grand gold medal to Victoriaoil, for their edible sunflower oil.
The second regional agro-business conference “Across the Field to Europe” was held on March 15 within the 83rd holding of the International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad. The central topic was the possibilities of expansion of trade and cooperation in the regional agro-business and using pre-accession IPARD funds.
A Gathering about Financing Agricultural Manufacturing with Participation of Victoria Group Representatives
On May 10 in Belgrade, organized by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), a work meeting was held on the implementation of the Law on Financing and Securing Financing of Agricultural Production. This first workshop within the program for the promotion of the Law was intended for representatives of banks,
The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia has published a report on the current macroeconomic developments containing a list of the top 15 exporters in the period January – March 2016, according to the Customs Administration data.
Within the Forum for Social Innovations that was held on April 22 in Belgrade, the previous work of “Academy of Business Skills” for non-profit organizations was presented. As a result of this initiative, there was a gathering of the first community of business professionals from the biggest companies that operate in Serbia, who donate their knowledge and skills, and in this way help
From April 17 to 22, at Bor Lake, the XXVIII National Conference “Processing and Energy in Agriculture” was held, traditionally organized by the PTEP (National Society for Processing and Energy in Agriculture), where papers dealing with current problems in this field were presented.
Thanks to the favorable weather conditions - air temperature, but also the soil temperature, which, in the beginning of the first ten days of April, three days in a row, stabilized at 12 degrees in the soil planting layer (5-7cm), agricultural producers all over Vojvodina began to sow thermophilic plant species in the second ten days: soybean, sunflower and corn, depending on the region.
A German economic delegation, that has been interested in applying renewable energy sources to industry, paid a visit to Sojaprotein , a member of the Victoria Group. On this occasion, Sojaprotein’s power plant was visited by Vlastimir Stojanović as a member of the German Economic Delegation in Serbia, and Zlatko Jovanović, representative of the German company A.P. Bioenergietechnik Gmbh.
The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia has published a report on the current macroeconomic developments containing a list of the top 15 exporters in the period January – February 2016, according to the Customs Administration data.
As a part of the project of the bilateral cooperation between Serbia and China, called “Soybean for Human Consumption”, on March 23, the Chinese delegation were given a tour of the Sojaprotein factory and the SP Laboratory which operate within the Victoria Group. The project was supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and the
The conference on the “Trends and strategies in the supply of GMO-free proteins and food products in Europe” was held in Sarajevo on March 17 and 18, 2016. It was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina in association with the German Organization for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), in the scope of the “High-quality, GMO-free soya from the Danube
On Saturday, March 19, private homes, office buildings, institutions, famous sites around the world will turn off their lights at 20:30 for one hour in the local time zone as a part of the ”Earth Hour” initiative organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Victoria Group will also join the initiative this year encouraging its employees to take part and turn off the lights for one hour.
The 23rd Kopaonik Business Forum was held on Kopaonik Mountain from March 8 to 10. It gathered more than 800 businessmen and women from the country and the region, representatives of the Government of Serbia, economic analysts, and international experts. This year’s gathering, dubbed “Catching up and convergence with leading trends: How to fix up the main fractures of the system”, featured 20
At the 38th Tourism Fair, held in Belgrade between February 18 and 21, Bečej municipality presented its tourist offers at the exhibit stand of Destination Management Company Danube (DMC Danube). Local tourist and catering offers, gastronomy, culture, tradition, history, and sport were presented, and the emphasis was on a proper and healthy diet and its presence at the catering facilities in Bečej
Victoria Logistic, in cooperation with the chemicals manufacturing corporation BASF, organized a presentation in Novi Sad, on February 22. The presentation was attended by more than 250 business partners of both companies – soybean and sunflower producers.
The FRA ARENA 2016 6th International Conference of FMCG, Retail and Agribusiness Industry was held in Vienna on February 18 – 19, organized by the Infoarena Group with the support of EBRD. This year’s topic “From Global Challenges to Grand Opportunities” gathered more than 80 experts and entrepreneurs from the region, including the representatives of international institutions and organizations.
The BioSens Institute organized the Second International Workshop “IT for New Agricultural Economics” in Novi Sad, on February 10 – 12. This meeting, dedicated to the technological innovations in the agriculture and food industry sectors, gathered representatives of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, representatives from agricultural economics, and prominent scientists in this field from
The 50th jubilee Conference of Agronomists and Farmers of Serbia was held on Zlatibor Mountain from January 24 to January 30, 2016 organized by the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops from Novi Sad. Victoria Logistic traditionally takes part in this event, which is one of the most important gatherings of the agricultural community in our country. Numerous meetings with business partners were
According to the consolidated business results in the period from September 2014 to August 2015, the so-called agricultural year, Victoria group achieved more than EUR 380 million in sales revenue, a 15% increase compared to the previous agricultural year. An increase was also achieved both in the sales on domestic and foreign markets, while export generated over 40% of sales revenue.
After the promotion of the product portfolio at the World Fair EXPO 2015 in Milan, Sojaprotein, in cooperation with the Tourist Organization Bečej, continued its “Soya Gastro Show” activities within the project of presenting the local gastro-tourist offer.
On October 16 and 17 in Subotica, the Fifth Agricultural Forum “Food for Europe” gathered a large number of local agriculture representatives from the private and public sector. The central theme was the question of how to develop agriculture in the pre-accession period. The forum organizers, the Economics Institute and the Serbian Association of Agricultural Economists, pointed out that the
Iskon oil was awarded the “Ruža Zeps” gold medal for quality at the 22nd General B&H Fair ZEPS 2015. Refined sunflower oil produced by Victoriaoil, a member of Victoria Group, received the highest recognition of this B&H fair for the fifth time
Last week, on the occasion of marking the International Year of Soils, the “Sustainable Soil Use” scientific and professional event was held by the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops and the Soil Science Society of Serbia. The event gathered a large number of representatives from relevant institutions and the academic and business community, with the goal of promoting the importance of soil
On September 7 and 8, in SP Laboratorija, a member of Victoria Group, a reevaluation was carried out as required by the SMETA 4-Pillar SEDEX group. SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) is a non-profit organization dedicated to guiding and improving ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. The audit aims to verify the compliance of policies related to the laboratory
Victoria Logistic is ready to purchase soybeans and sunflower this year too. In addition to the funds secured for the purchase of seeds, funds for the supporting operations and expenses following the purchase are also available: quality control, storage facilities, and goods transport. The purchase is organized at more than 40 purchase and flow locations/warehouses throughout the country. The
Victoria Group achieved a revenue of EUR 191.4 million in the first half of 2015, a 31.5% increase compared to the same period last year. Sales revenue saw an identical increase and exports alone increased by 26%, amounting to more than EUR 78 million. In this way, the company has further strengthened its position as the leading net exporter in the food-processing sector in Serbia. Good business
On the field plots of the Agricultural School in Futog, on June 29, the Soybean Field Day was held, organized by the Danube Soya Regional Center and Victoria Logistic. At this event, three different seed companies had the opportunity to present a total of 16 varieties of this field crop. The participants were also able to see herbicide tests, in which the chemical companies and distributors
In recognition of the importance of resolving the problem of financing, regarding the development of the Serbian agriculture, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), together with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Serbia started the initiative in the previous year to develop the Law on Pre-
The Victoria Group supported the project “Golubinci Oasis”, organized by the Association for Helping Persons with Disabilities “Živimo zajedno” (“We live together”). The project includes the organization of living together and work engagement for about 30 persons with disabilities.
new food line for ruminants from the Veterinarski zavod Subotica, named Benefit, comprises complete mixtures for dairy cows and the fattening of calves. What differentiates these products from other, similar products on the market, is soy molasses, which makes up their integral constituent. Molasses is an optimal and easily digestible carbohydrate, which, besides having a high level of energy,
The Regional Chamber of Commerce Novi Sad celebrated its 40 year anniversary on June 9. On that occasion, the June Awards Ceremony was held for the most successful companies, institutions and individuals, who have achieved a significant success and have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the regional economy, as well as local economy in its entirety.
The Victoria Group supported the event “Together to Victory” organized by the Serbian Special Olympics with the aim of promoting rights of persons with disabilities and raising funds for sending competitors of the Serbian Special Olympics to the World Summer Games of the Special Olympics, which will be held in Los Angeles, July 21 - August 4.
This year, in the period from the beginning of May until the end of October, the World Fair "EXPO 2015" is being held in Milan, with the theme ”Food for the planet - energy for life”. According to predictions, more than 20 million visitors are expected to visit EXPO 2015, and more than 100 countries are to participate in it. The Republic of Serbia is participating for the second time in
Having recognized the importance of practical education for future experts, Victoriaoil welcomed around 30 third-year students from the Faculty of Technology in Novi Sad.
Radovan Čobanović, Deputy Executive Director of the Microbiological Department at SP Laboratorija, gave a lecture
The spring crops were sown by May and, according to preliminary estimates, an expected 2.5 million ha was sown. Corn, the most widely grown cereal crop in our country, has the dominant share
On the occasion of the 82nd International Agricultural Fair, Victoria Logistic organized a gathering with its business partners in Novi Sad on May 14. The gathering was attended by more than 200 partners, who had the opportunity to discuss cooperation and future plans with the managers, as well as the ongoing and upcoming agricultural activities with commercial managers and the Expert Service of
As part of the 82nd International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad, a Round Table was held on the topic of the future of soybean production in Serbia, in order to point out the importance of this topic and to determine the impact of market liberalization on the production of soybean.
Victoria Group took part in the “Heroes of change” initiative by the Liceulice association
The Third Danube Soya congress, which was held in Berlin from May 6 to 8, saw more than 400 participants from Europe, America, and Australia. Victoria Group’s representatives at the congress were: Marta Kinka, Sales Manager at Sojaprotein; Aleksandra Bauer, General Manager at SP Laboratory; and Natalija Kurjak, Marketing Manager at Victoria Logistic. Those visiting the company’s exhibit stand had
After Sojaprotein was the first in the region to receive the Danube Soya certificate for its traditional soy protein concentrates
Sunflower oil from the Victoriaoil factory, a member of the Victoria Group, was awarded another gold medal for quality at the Novi Sad Fair in the category of edible oils. This award is given within the framework of a product quality assessment, which is traditionally organized during the International Agricultural Fair. This year, the Fair is held from May 9 to May 15.
Victoria Logistic at the Conferences of the National Society of Processing and Energy in Agriculture
The National Society of Processing and Energy in Agriculture (PTEP) organized two conferences on Divčibare Mountain from April 19 to April 24, IV International Conference of Sustainable Postharvest and Food Technologies and XXVII National Conference of Processing and Energy in Agriculture.
Aleksandra Bauer, General Manager at SP Laboratory, has been awarded by the Chamber of Commerce of Vojvodina for significant economic achievements. This is a traditional award given to companies and individuals whose results have contributed to the general development of Vojvodina’s economy.
A presentation and tasting of food products from the group of fine bakery products similar to biscuits was held at Sojaprotein on April 27. The products were prepared using different kinds of soybean flour.
The First Counseling Conference of the confectionery industry in the region was held on April 20 and it was organized by “IHIS Nutrition”, a science institution oriented towards food technology, supported by the Group of confectionery products manufacturers, as a part of the Economic Chamber of Serbia, and Victoriaoil as one of the sponsors. This meeting gathered around 150 participants from
Victoria Group supported the fourth Conference of Agricultural Students on the topic “Perspective and Development of Agriculture in Serbia in the Next Decade”, which was held from April 22 - April 26 on Zlatibor Mountain. The conference gathered more than 400 students from agricultural faculties and universities, both from the country and the region, with the aim of presenting the students with
The Second international fair and the conference on renewable energy sources, RENEXPO Western Balkans, was held in Belgrade on April 22 and 23. Attention was primarily paid to the plants for biomass and biogas as the fuel for the future, energy efficiency projects which enable more rational consumption of fuels, as well as to the possibilities for investments in this area through connections made
Victoriaoil traditionally helps the operation of soup kitchens in Kosovo. This year, in cooperation with the charitable organization “Majka devet Jugovića”, 150 l of Iskon oil was delivered to soup kitchens to help day to day meal preparation for over 2,000 of the poorest citizens in this region.
On the last day of March, a study on the biggest exporters and net exporters in Serbia was presented at the Tanjug press center within the “Arguments” forum, and a panel on the subject “How to Stimulate Export” was also held.
Victoria Group supported the holding of the “NIN Focus” conference about the agricultural policy of Serbia, which was organized in Belgrade on March 25 by the NIN weekly news magazine with the institutional support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia.
Victoria Logistic, together with their business partners, successfully implemented an education project for agricultural producers by holding over 30 educational presentations. The project was launched in February, and over 1,500 agricultural producers from Subotica, Kikinda, Šid, Koceljeva, and other places from Serbia attended the presentations.
Victoria Logistic je 3. februara, zajedno sa poljoprivrednim zadrugama, započela edukaciju poljoprivrednih proizvođača kroz održavanje serije prezentacija. Ovom prilikom, predstavljen je aktuelni program repromaterijala, kao i sve pogodnosti zajedničkog poslovanja sa Victoria Logistic.
Last week, from January 25 to January 31, the 49th Conference of Agronomists, one of the most important conferences for the agricultural community representatives in our country, was held on Zlatibor.
Victoria Logistic organized a formal dinner party for business partners at the Conference of Agronomists
Victoria Logistic organized a formal dinner party for company partners in connection with the 49th Conference of Agronomists, which is being held on Zlatibor mountain from January 25 to January 31. The dinner was attended by more than 200 business partners.
Victoria Group’s Supervisory Board appointed Mr. Claudio Scarrozza as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Victoria group provided new year gift packages for the home for children with disabilities at the Monastery of St. Petka
Victoria Group traditionally supports the action called Santa’s Sleigh organized by the charitable organization maliVEliki ljudi. This action includes giving gift packages and holding theater performances for children with disabilities and children without parental care who live in homes in the territory of Serbia.
Last week, a presentation was organized in Sojaprotein along with a tasting of high-protein and gluten-free breads made by adding five different types of flour from the product range of the company.
The Athletics Federation of Serbia organized a ceremony named “The best in athletics in 2014” on Friday, December 26. The first part of the event was devoted to companies investing in athletics, and among the companies which received the recognition was Victoria Group
On Friday, December 26, The Red Cross of Belgrade awarded certificates to those who contributed to providing care and help in the recovery of households affected by the floods in May this year. On this occasion, a certificate of appreciation was awarded to Victoria Group, which, along with its member companies, participated in providing the necessary assistance to those from the affected areas.
Victoria Logistic and Sojaprotein received the Danube Soya certificate for the successful implementation of the European standards for the cultivation and processing of non-GMO soybeans, realized early in December. The audit related to the certification process was conducted by SGS, an authorized auditing company, and the representatives of the two companies officially received the certificates
The Serbian Association of Managers (SAM), a national organization that brings together over 300 renowned professionals from various fields of business, presented the annual awards in 11 categories on Monday, December 15th. The first prize in the category of The Best Young Manager in Serbia in 2014 was awarded to Tamara Vlastelica Bakić, the Advisor to the CEO for Corporate Communications of the
The Association of Agricultural Journalists of the Agropress and Agribusiness magazines held the traditional event called "The Evening of the Record-holders in Crop Production," on December 12th in Belgrade. The awards were presented to the most successful farmers who are engaged in field and vegetable crops production, and the event was attended by representatives of farmers'
Agrotim Victoria Logistic participated in the VII Plant Protection Congress under the name "Integrated Plant Protection – a Knowledge-Based Step towards Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry and Landscape Architecture". The Congress was held from 24-28 November on Zlatibor, and it was organized by the Plant Protection Society of Serbia and two sections of the International Organization for
Sojaprotein participated in the largest European fair in the animal feed segment, EuroTier 2014, held in Hanover from 11-14 November. At this fair, held every other year, over 2,000 exhibitors from 48 countries presented their portfolio intended for animal breeding and nutrition, and the number of visitors exceeded 150,000 this year.
Victoria Group presented its strategy in digital communication within the three-day Webiz seminar.
Sojaprotein, a member of the Victoria Group, participated on the 2nd International Congress "Food technology, quality, and safety" and the 16th International Symposium "Feed technology," which were held from October 28 - 30, organized by the Institute of Food Technology of the University of Novi Sad. For the first time, these two events united to jointly promote research,
Presentation of the project for the reconstruction of the wastewater treatment plant in the Victoriaoil factory
On Friday, October 31, a presentation on the project "Reconstruction of the existing plant and construction of phase 2 of the wastewater treatment plant" was given in the Victoriaoil factory. The presentation was attended by representatives of the Provincial Secretariat for Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry of the Municipality of Šid, and representatives of the public
The “Food for Europe” agricultural forum took place for the 4th time in Subotica on 22 and 23 October, organised by the Economic Institute in Belgrade and the Serbian Association of Agricultural Economists. The forum attracted great attention from both the public and the private sectors in the areas of agriculture and the food processing industry, and besides representatives of agribusiness from
In September, the Victoria Group achieved record sales of edible sunflower oil with over 8.2 million liters sold. Of these, 4.1 million liters were sold in retail chains and through traditional sales channels in Serbia, while the other 50% was exported - to countries of the region, as well as to the markets of Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria, where the sunflower oil of the
The sunflower harvest has finished, while the soybean harvest is drawing to an end. Due to the record purchase the company undertook this year, providing the raw material for a maximum capacity of Sojaprotein and Victoriaoil factories, we decided to take another step in educating our consumers and the public on how soybean and sunflower products end up on the dining table.
After a month-long competition in preparing ajvar and "crossing mixing spoons" throughout Serbia, at the event "Show me the jar", organized by the BašTaMašta association, in yesterday's big final in Belgrade, the best of the 13 teams that won in the cities from Subotica to Vranje, was selected.
At the “My Choice 2014” award ceremony, the company Victoria Group was recognised for its investments in the healthcare sector, namely for the refurbishing of the Emergency Urology department of the Emergency Centre of the Clinical Centre of Serbia. A donation of EUR 200,000, made by Victoria Group in 2013, was used to construct two state-of-the–art operating rooms for liver and kidney
A two-day seminar dedicated to renewable energy sources intended for journalists in Serbia was held last week, organised by the Media Association. Sojaprotein Technical and EHS Manager Stevan Rausavljević represented Victoria Group and gave a presentation on the development of biomass as an energy source in this factory.
Siniša Košutić became General Manager of Sojaprotein, a member of Victoria Group, in August 2014.
Complying with its quality policy and commitment to continually improve operations, Sojaprotein, a member of Victoria Group, has completed certification according to the ISCC standard and receipt of certified soybean as well as production of soya oil in accordance with ISCC requirements is expected in the next period. ISCC is an internationally accepted certification system for sustainability and
Victoria Group launched its corporate page on Facebook this week. Everyone who is interested in the activities and the production and service portfolio of the company and who are present on this highly popular networking platform can “like” the Victoria Group page and closely follow what the company posts.
The sunflower harvest has just started and the purchase of this agricultural raw material is in its initial phase. The start of the harvest in most locations is expected by 5 September, and the intensive harvest of soybean is expected between 10 and 15 September.
Victoriaoil, a member of Victoria Group, supported the campaign “Izađi mi na teglu” (English: Go Out and Fill a Jar), organised by the BašTaMašta Association and donated 1,200 litres of Iskon oil. “Izađi mi na teglu” is a one-day event involving a competition in the preparation of ajvar (red bell pepper relish) and is held in 30 cities throughout Serbia.
Sojaprotein, a member of Victoria Group, has donated 20 tons of the soybean product Soprotex N to the Red Cross. The entire donation was delivered to the Red Cross warehouses in Mladenovac and Novi Sad, from where it will be distributed to 25 soup kitchens throughout Serbia. The donation was arranged in accordance with the needs of the local soup kitchens, and the soybean product will be used in
Veterinary Institute Subotica, a member of Victoria Group, has expanded its range of pet food products. New tinned dog food, under the already recognised brand name of ‘Dog&Style’, and cat food, branded ‘Mac Mac’, are available in stores now.
The Victoria Logistic Agroteam organised training for its partners in using the “Knjiga Polja” (‘Field Register’) application. The training was intended for business partners possessing the ISCC certificate for rapeseed. Owing to this very certification, Victoria Logistic provided them with free use of the electronic field register application.
Victoria Logistic, as one of the leading buyers of oilseeds and grains in our country, has introduced the ISCC standard - the international certification system for sustainable production and gas emissions, as well as biomass and bioenergy.
The Forum for Sustainable Communities, organised by the Business Leaders Forum and the Smart Kolektiv, with the support of USAID and ISC, was held in Belgrade on 27 June. The conference brought together representatives of the civil, public and private sectors who discussed existing intersectoral cooperation and possibilities for its improvement.
The 55th International Consultation on the Production and Processing of Oilseeds, a traditional meeting of oil producers, was held in Herceg Novi this year, on 16 to 20 June. The event was organised by the “Industrial Crops” business community, the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in Novi Sad and the University of Novi Sad Faculty of Technology.
EastAgri 2014, an annual conference organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), was held in Belgrade on 18 and 19 June. The central topic of the conference – how to achieve quality and quantity in food production in Europe and Central Asia – brought together the highest-level officials of the Serbian
Šmekerica, a contest for pedigree and non-pedigree dogs of all breeds, sizes and colours, the selected winner of which will be the face of the Dog&Style dog food line, has visited four cities in Serbia to date. After Kragujevac, Novi Sad and Belgrade, the contest arrived in Niš where the pet competition for South Serbia was held at Niš Fortress, on the plateau behind the Mountaineer Home on 7
The company Victoria Group has donated over 15.5 million Dinars so far in assistance for the most vulnerable of our fellow citizens and for repairing the damage caused by the recent floods in Serbia. Besides direct monetary assistance in the amount of 10 million Dinars, the company and its members – Sojaprotein, Victoriaoil, Veterinary Institute Subotica, Victoria Logistic, Port of Bačka Palanka
A presentation of the new range of mineral fertilisers for the 2014/2015 season from the company Victoria Logistic and the factory Fertil in Bačka Palanka was held at the 81st International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad on 22 May 2014.
Iskon oil received the prestigious ’Superior Taste Award’ established by ITQI - International Taste and Quality Institute, as the leading European organization dedicated to testing and promoting superior food and drink from all over the world.
Last night on the prestigious award ceremony of ’Best of Serbia’ competition, traditionally organized by the Ministry of Foreign and Internal Commerce and Telecommunication, Serbian Chamber of Commerce and the economic daily Privredni Pregled, Iskon oil won second year in a row gold statuette for the best brand in food category.
Current temperatures favour the growth and development of wheat. Precipitation in the previous period did not significantly improve soil moisture. The application of N fertilisers to wheat crop parcels has been finished. Wheat is currently in the stage of stem tillering and growth. The number of nodes differs depending on the sowing date, with crops mostly being in the stage of one to three nodes.
The Victoria Logistic Agroteam recommends that all farmers start sowing soybean, sunflower and corn immediately. The weather conditions in the next two weeks will be favourable, i.e. the temperature will not fall below 12 degrees Celsius, which favours the germination and sprouting of seeds. Particular attention should be paid to the sowing density, which depends on moisture and the presence of
Veterinary Institute Subotica has branded the entertaining and educational game “Lajavko”, which is available to users of phones with the Android operating system. One of the characters in “Lajavko” is ŠmeKer (“Charmer”), the trademarked face of Dog&Style dog food produced by the Institute, and the game, apart from providing entertainment, offers the opportunity to learn more about dogs and
A meeting attended by the delegation of the Independent Association of Serbian Farmers, the director of the Industrijsko Bilje Business Association and oil industry representatives – the companies Victoria Group, Dijamant and Banat, was held at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management on 5 March 2014.
Victoria Logistic has diversified its range of fertilizers to include two new products - Forte 20 and Forte 30. These are nitrogen fertilizers that can be applied before primary tillage, before seeding during nutrition, and as a foliar fertilizer. They are a combination of two macro nutrients - nitrogen and sulphur.
This season, Victoria Logistic in collaboration with BASF, has expanded its range of plant protection agents intended for soya bean producers. New CORUM herbicide is an efficient solution for combating soya bean weeds, based on two active materials: Bentazone (480g/l) and Imazamox (22.4g/l), which act jointly on resistant amaranth, abutilon, Jimson weed, field mustard, black nightshade and
This year again, Victoria Logistic has secured soya bean seeds, NS and SELSEM, for its partners for production of the 2014 mercantile soya bean yield, where sales can be contracted with deferred payment in exchange parity.
On the recent competition, which is traditionally organized by the renowned company ’National Instruments’, Faculty of Technical Sciences from Novi Sad received the first award for Southeastern Europe, presented for technical innovation for early detection of malfunctions on mechanical devices. Pilot testing of this system was done in Victoriaoil’s factory.
After the event in Kragujevac in December, with over a hundred dogs that participated, Novi Sad is the next town where Veterinary Institute Subotica will hold Šmekerica Contest – competition for the face of Dog&Style line of dog food. On 8 February in Apolo Centre, starting at 3PM, the owners and their pets can expect photo sessions, food tasting, gifts for each participant registered on
Victoriaoil, a member company of Victoria Group, was presented with St. Sava plaquette by the Serbian society St. Sava for culture and arts from Šid, which traditionally awards meritorious individuals and companies. St.Sava plaquette is an accolade established in 2000. Victoriaoil received it for donations made to this organization during the past years.
As a part of International Green Week, Global Forum on Food and Agriculture was held last week in Berlin, in organization of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of the Republic of Germany. The main topic of the conference was agricultural development and food provision - participants discussed how agriculture and rural areas can deal with economic, ecological and social challenges
On the annual awarding ceremony of UEPS accolades (Serbian Marketing Communications Association), the campaign of the Veterinary Institute Subotica won the 3rd place for Dog&Style food in the category of “Promotional integrated campaigns”. Traditionally, the Association awards the best works in the field of market communications, and the accolades for 2013 have been awarded in 20 different
Veterinary Institute Subotica, member of Victoria Group, expands its capacities for the production of animal feed
Veterinary Institute Subotica, member of Victoria Group, became the owner of the business property unit of the animal feed factory Superprotein in Zrenjanin, and Magnavita in Prigrevica. These acquisitions will expand the capacities of the Veterinary Institute Subotica in the area of animal feed production, so that the capacity of annual production will be 130,000 tonnes.
Victoriaoil, member of the Victoria Group and one of the largest exporters of food products in Serbia, promoted today a new packaging of their leading brand - Iskon oil. This product, sold in 11 countries throughout the European Union and CEFTA, has recorded a continuous growth in domestic and international markets since its launch in 2009.
Serbian athlete Amela Terzic won a silver medal at the European Cross Country Championship in Usce in Belgrade, in a competition with younger seniors, and thus continued a series of successes in this event, ever since she won gold last year in Budapest in the junior competition. Terzic is a scholar of the company Victoria Group, which, over the next three years, shall sponsor her three-year
A delegation of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce visited the International exhibition of equipment and technological solutions in environmental Protection and energetics - Pollutec Horizons 2013 - which was held last week in Paris. Victoria Group was represented by Svetlana Stanic, head of security and safety at work, and environmental protection, and Jelena Mitrovic, technical manager for project
The Serbian Chamber of Commerce (PKS) and the Society of Thermal Engineers of Serbia (DTI), on December 3rd, organised a conference on the use of biomass for energy purposes in Serbia. Dragan Urosevic, energy manager of Victoria Logistic, member of Victoria Group, participated in the session on the potential uses of biomass, and in his presentation showed the experiences of the company which has
The Veterinary Institute Subotica has launched a competition under the title “Šmekerica contest” for the face of the new line of dog food Dog&Style, for 2014. Over the next 13 months, in as many as six cities - Kragujevac, Novi Sad, Belgrade, Niš, Subotica, and Pančevo - activities are to be organised where dogs and their owners can expect a lot of fun, photography in a “swag” atmosphere, and
From November 25 to 29, the XII Council on Crop Protection took place on Zlatibor mountain. This Council traditionally represents the latest expert know-how and scientific research papers of domestic and foreign authors. Each year, the seminar is attended by a great number of researchers and experts in the field of crop protection. The continually hot topic is the establishment of a firmer
The second international Danube Soya congress was held on November 25 and 26 in Augsburg. Around 400 representatives of agribusiness, from 26 countries, discussed the European protein strategy and the further development of the Danube Soya association, a member of which is Victoria Group.
After appearing at the livestock trade fair, “Space”, in Rennes, France in September, and the food industry exhibition “Agroprodmash” in Moscow in October, Sojaprotein made its appearance at the “Food Ingredients Europe” exhibition in Frankfurt.
Last weekend, two “colossi” among vessels, 135 m long and 11.45 m wide each, arrived at the same time in the Port of Bačka Palanka for loading. Within the prescribed term, the self-propelled vessel Bosco, which arrived with 615 tons of sunflower, was additionally loaded with 1,381 tons of this oil crop. Concurrently, on the other quay, the self-propelled vessel Avalon was loaded with 2,248 tons
Victoria Group has again this year supported the “Magic Breakfast” humanitarian action intended for children with disabilities by donating sunflower oil. The action took place in Belgrade with the support of the Secretariat for Social Welfare, with the purpose of collecting food for schools for disabled children and promoting solidarity with socially vulnerable groups.
The Third Agricultural Forum “Food for Europe” took place in Subotica from 17 to 19 October 2013. Discussion on investments in Serbia’s agribusiness, which was the central topic of the Forum, brought together around 150 participants including representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, numerous companies and professional associations and institutions.
Victoria Group Chief Executive Officer Zoran Mitrović took part in the panel discussion “The necessary reforms to achieve macroeconomic stability” that took place as part of the 13th Economic Summit of the Republic in Serbia, held earlier this week at the Metropol Palace Hotel.
Sojaprotein took part in the Agroprodmash Fair in Moscow, held from 7 to 11 October this year, which brings together the most important producers of both ingredients and the process equipment for different branches of the food processing industry. The fair was visited by almost 30,000 visitors from across the Russian Federation and its neighbours Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic countries and the
Iskon Oil was awarded the “Ruža Zeps” gold medal for quality for the fourth consecutive year at the 20th General BH Fair ZEPS 2013. Eighteen products from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro were nominated in the food products category, and the evaluation of quality was made based on analyses performed by the Institute for Food Technologies at the Faculty of Agriculture and Food
In the new annual publication Top 500 published by NIN magazine, Victoria Group is among the first ten best ranked companies in Serbia, according to its business results achieved in the 2012, occupying a leading position in the agricultural sector and third place in the food industry in Serbia.
Today, representatives of Victoria Group and the Emergency Centre officially opened the renovated Emergency Department of Urology, at the Clinical Centre of Serbia. This grant from Victoria Group has enabled the construction of two state-of-the-art operating theatres, where liver and kidney transplantations will be performed, as well as an intensive care unit for the post-operative recovery of
Smart Kolektiv and the Forum of Business Leaders have organised for the third time the handing out of awards for corporate volunteering for 2013, with the purpose of identifying and highlighting employee engagement programmes that contributed the most to the development of local communities in the previous year. On that occasion, all the participants in the major volunteering drive titled “Our
Victoria Group has awarded Ivana Španović and Emir Bekrić each with gift cheques for RSD 570,000 for their success achieved so far in sport. On this occasion, an agreement on cooperation with the Athletics Federation of Serbia was signed regarding a three-year sponsorship for Amela Terzić’s preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games. Besides the athletes, the award ceremony and the signing of the
Sojaprotein participated on the fair SPACE in Rennes, France, from 10 to 13 September 2013. This fair, as one of the three most important European events for cattle industry, gathers exhibitors of feed, pharmaceuticals and equipment from Europe, while attracting visitors from all over the world.
In the period from 23 to 25 August, the Veterinary Institute Subotica organised the sampling of the Dog&Style dog food at several locations in Belgrade and Novi Sad. Approximately 1,500 samples were distributed to the owners who were on popular pedestrian areas with their pets.
The Veterinary Institute Subotica has organised a contest, “Billboard Me”, on the Facebook profile of its dog food brand Dog&Style. Through the specially designed Facebook application, participants should devise a Dog&Style slogan that will be written on billboards as part of an outdoor campaign.
Victoria Group is the main sponsor of 135th seminar of European Association of Agricultural Economists, organized in Belgrade from 28 to 30 August. The conference gathered over 150 domestic and foreign experts in the field of agricultural economy.
Victoria Group traditionally supports the popular festival Gospojina in Novi Bečej, organized for the 20th time this year from 22 to 27 August. The event gathers a large number of visitors from all around Serbia.
Victoria Group AD Beograd, together with Victoriaoil AD Šid, a member company of the Group, hereby informs its partners and customers of the General Manager change in Victoriaoil. As of August 9, 2013 Mr. John Chetcuti, in addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Victoria Group, has been appointed General Manager of Victoriaoil.
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia – Plant Protection Department - decided on 23 July 2013 that SP LABORATORIJA AD Bečej has met all the requirements for testing of agricultural plants in the laboratory.
During the official visit to Serbia, the delegation from the Republic of Uganda visited Victoria Group company. The delegation, lead by Mr. Hon Sam Kutesa, Minister of the External Affairs of Uganda, accompanied by Mumtaz Kassam, empowered Minister in the Embassy of Uganda in Rome; Jovan Latinčić, honorary Consul of Serbia in Campala; as well as Nkayivu Ssenabulya, Personal Assistent to the
Victoria Group has donated 100 anti-hail rockets to the Ministry of the Internal Affairs – Sector for Emergency Management in order to protect citizens and domestic agricultural crops from storms. Anti-hail rockets of 6km range will enable timely response in case of hail storms.
Victoria Group has supported traditional event "Games Without Frontiers for Children with Disabilities" one more time. The event, organized for the ninth year in a row by humanitarian organization "MaliVelikiLjudi", took place in Bojčin Forest gathering over 100 children from ten social protection institutions across Serbia: Kulina, Stamnica, Sremčica, Kolevka-Subotica,
On 14 June culinary magazines of the Color Press Group – “Good food”, “Send recipes” and “Desserts and cakes” – organized “Food Talk 2013”, the first regional conference about food. Iskon, high quality cooking oil produced by the company Victoriaoil, was the sponsor of the panel “Gastro-region”.
The largest SAP annual conference – SAP Forum “Experience the future of business” was organized in Belgrade, covering the latest innovations and global trends in IT business solutions. Victoria Group presented its experience in implementation of SAP solution, together with plan for further development of the system.
Baby Exit, 12th Festival of Optimism, took place on 8-9 June 2013 in Spens Centre in Novi Sad. Victoria Logistic, a member of Victoria Group, was Silver Sponsor of this event which gathered around 30,000 people. During the festival, the company organized two activities:
The Serbian Society for Public Relations presented its traditional annual awards for the best work of public relations professionals last night at an official reception. Our company won the award for the Best Corporate Communications in 2012 in the Large Companies category. Victoria Group fought off fierce competition from the other eight companies in this category (Carlsberg, Siemens, Coca-Cola
Victoria Group employees have participated in a major volunteer action called “Our Belgrade”, which took place in Kalemegdan on 1 June organised by the Business Leaders Forum. About three hundred employees from more than 12 companies tidied up Belgrade’s favourite Kalemegdan Park and brightened up the day for orphans and people with disabilities.
As part of the 80th International Agriculture Fair, a regional conference titled “Importance of Labelling NON GMO Products”, organised by the German Society for International Cooperation GIZ, the Danube Soya Association and the Novi Sad Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, was held on 23 May 2013. Victoria Group participated in both the presentation and round table with James King, General
During first five days of the 80th International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad, three Victoria Group member companies presented their products and services to the numerous audience at the Fair. Agroteam and Victoria Logistic held a presentation entitled “Advantages and Possibilities of Application of Natura Fertilizers with Raw Phosphate. Main topic of the presentation was an adequate usage of
Victoriaoil, a member company of Victoria Group, received two awards on this year’s International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad. In the category of edible oils, Iskon sunflower oil won the Gold medal for quality, while Iskon soya oil was presented with the Silver medal.
On the third day of International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad, Veterinary Institute Subotica, a member company of Victoria Group, organized 'Dog&Style' dog show of haircuts and style elements. Dogs of different breeds and sizes appeared in the show, representing diverse portfolio of the new line of high quality pet food with the same name. 'Dog&Style' products
The International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad, one of the most important agribusiness events in Serbia and the region, was opened today, celebrating its 80th anniversary. Victoria Group is traditionally participating on this event, presenting its business activities and product portfolio of member companies. After the grand opening in presence of the state officials and representatives of the
Victoria Group invites you to visit our stand at the Master Hall of Novi Sad’s 80th International Agricultural Fair, between May 18-24, 2013, where the company will present its business activities and product portfolio During the fair Victoria Group will participate on two important regional conferences, and will present the products and services of its member companies Sojaprotein, Veterinary
The Victoria Group has received the “My Choice” recognition for social responsibility, traditionally presented by the My Serbia association and the Chamber of Commerce of Belgrade. The recognition in the category of “Support for humanitarian projects” comes as a result of the cooperation established with as many as 130 organisations over the last year, through which the company supported a large
Victoria Group together with Sojaprotein, a member company of the Group, is pleased to inform the public about the change in Sojaprotein senior management. As of 1 May 2013 Mr. James P. King will be appointed as the General Manager of Sojaprotein, while Mrs. Branislava Pavlović, who has been leading the company successfully for the last eight years, will join the senior management team of the
Victoria Group was awarded Corporate Superbrands Award 2012-2013, in the election of the best corporate brands in Serbia. The companies awarded with Superbrands status were elected based on public opinion research and votes of the Expert Council comprised of distinguished members of the Serbian business community. The laureates received recognition for the company reputation, original values,
Victoriaoil and the CEO of Sojaprotein Branislava Pavlović are the laureates of the Vojvodina Chamber of Commerce award for significant economic achievements in Vojvodina in 2012. The award that was presented this year to Victoriaoil, a member of the Victoria Group, and Branislava Pavlović, the CEO of Sojaprotein, also a member company in the Victoria Group, is traditionally presented for
As a long standing partner of the International Forum on Renewable Energy, the Embassy of Italy organised a meeting between Victoria Group representatives and the official delegation of the Italian Business Association of Industrials – Confindustria Italia. The Delegation included CEOs of more than 60 renowned companies, some of which were very interested in establishing cooperation in the areas
The Victoria Group a Partner in the Perspectives and Development of Serbian Agriculture in the Coming Decade Seminar
As a partner in the project, the Victoria Group supported the organisation of the second seminar of students of Belgrade University’s Faculty of Agriculture, entitled the Perspectives and Development of Serbian Agriculture in the Coming Decade, which took place on Zlatibor Mountain from 10 to 14 April 2013. The seminar gathered around 400 student representatives with the aim of providing guidance
On 4 April 2013 Victoria Logistic, a member of Victoria Group, signed a contract on scholarships for three students of University of Priština in Kosovska Mitrovica. The company’s act was a response to the appeal from the Office for Kosovo and Metohija in the Government of the Republic of Serbia. The Office organized a public contest through which 89 students were chosen as the best and were
On the occasion of the upcoming harvest, Victoria Logistic, a member of the Victoria Group, hosted a gathering of around 250 business partners on 4 April, at the Congress Hall of the Master Centre in Novi Sad. The meeting served as an opportunity to exchange views and discuss plans for the coming period. The participants were welcomed by the CEO of the company Goran Borčak, who presented the
After three-months long adaptations, the Department for Abdominal Surgery at University Children’s Hospital in Tirsova Street has been renovated with the support of several donators. Victoria Group provided full support for this project
Victoria Group has been awarded twice in the same day - for product quality and contribution to agriculture. Iskon cooking oil won the prestigious statuette for the best brand in the category of everyday consumer goods - food, in the competition Best of Serbia
Victoria Group addressed an open letter to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Goran Knežević, regarding his last public statements, with the invitation to visit the company and its members. We are publishing the content of the open letter:
Following inaccurate information, which appeared on Sunday 24 February 2013, that Subotica Veterinary Institute jeopardised citizen safety and health, the company Victoria Group would hereby like to inform the public that:
Following public allegations that the analyses - performed by SP Laboratorija - to test for the presence of aflatoxins in Serbian milk was driven by political motives, Victoria Group (the parent company of SP Laboratorija) hereby states that these and similar accusations are entirely inaccurate and unfounded.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Victoria Group signed a US$75 million loan agreement today, for developing the Serbian agriculture sector - essential for stimulating employment, economic growth and exports.
On Tuesday, 12 February 2013, SP Laboratorija, one of the first accredited laboratories in Serbia, received two separate requests to analyse milk samples: one from the Consumer Protection Association of Vojvodina and the other from the Provincial Secretariat of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.
The company Victoria Group has entered The Foreign Investors Council (FIC), independent business association that gathers around 130 foreign companies operating in Serbia
Company Victoria Group and Clinical Centre of Serbia have signed today the Contract for donation in the amount of 200.000 euros for renovation of the Department for Urgent Urology within Urgent Care Centre of Clinical Centre of Serbia.
On the ceremony announcing the best athletes of Paralympic Committee of Serbia, held in Belgrade on February, 6th, 2013, Victoria Group was presented with a special award for contributing to the development of Paralympic sport in Serbia.
On the sixth annual meeting of Serbian Association of Managers (SAM) new management was elected, gathering well-recognized businessmen from Serbia.
Victoria Group became a member of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), one of the largest and most influential business associations in Serbia.
Japanese Ambassador to Serbia Toshio Cunazaki visited the company and the city Sojaprotein Bečej on Friday, 2nd November 2012, when he opened an exhibition of Japanese prints in Bečej\'s town Museum.
Victoria Group, represented by its General Manager, Zoran Mitrovic, took part in the Third International Conference of Food Industries FMCG & Retail, that took place from 16 to 18th October in Belgrade. Victoria Group's CEO participated in the panel "area of supply Black Sea-Danube in connection with the demand in the Mediterranean", which was opened by a representative of
Victoria Group received an appreciation plaque for its contribution to the humanitarian action, "Magični doručak" ("Magical Breakfast"), on Friday, 19/10/2012. The action was organized by the "Food Bank" and its purpose was to collect food for daily meals in 32 schools in Serbia for children with special needs. Joining the many non-governmental organizations and
Victoria Group, having successfully completed the implementation of the SAP business solution in 2012, has won the prestigious SAP CEE Quality Award, at the level of central and eastern Europe, in the category of medium-sized companies. The award is given for the first phase of the program VGSAP and is evaluated by a nine-member jury consisting of experts from the region in the implementation of
Victoria Group has participated in the project, "Food for the Enclaves", in the organization of the B92 Fund which raised significant funds for the administration of soup kitchens in Kosovo.
Victoria Group participated in 2nd agricultural forum, "Food for Europe", held from 11th to 13th October 2012, in Subotica, by taking part in a discussion panel, "The Battle for the Market: How to make the most out of the production and export potentials of agriculture and food industry in Serbia".
Iskon oil, produced by Victoriaoil, was awarded the "Ruža Zeps" gold medal for quality, at the General BH. ZEPS Fair 2012.
Within Victoria Group, a new facility for the Sojaprotein factory in Becej was officially opened today. The new facility has a capacity of 70,000 tons, thus providing a total annual processing capacity of 250,000 tons of soybean. The value of the investment, for the production of traditional soybean protein concentrates, is 30 million euros, and its construction makes this plant a unique
President of EBRD and President of Republic of Serbia visited Victoria Group in its member company, Sojaprotein
President of Republic of Serbia, Mr. Tomislav Nikolić, and the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Sir Suma Chakrabarti, have visited today the company Victoria Group, in its Bečej-based factory Sojaprotein, prior to the official opening of the new facility for production of traditional soy protein concentrates, which is one of the biggest investments in Serbia in