The Minister of Economy and Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Srpska Vjekoslav Petričević has visited today in Doboj Eko-vit, the company for the production of cardboard packaging and illuminated advertisements. He pointed out that the company justified the activities of the line ministry to subsidise production investments of companies via incentives in order to be competitive on the demanding domestic and foreign markets.

Petričević told the journalists that it was a young family company with a need to modernise its equipment.

“It is good that we now have a continuity of support and it has been increasing year by year, which gives our economy a guideline that all those who invest in equipment will be supported by the Government of the Republic of Srpska,” said Petričević in Doboj during the visit to the company Eko-vit.

Petričević pointed out the importance of investing in the process of acquiring new equipment and digitising the production process and emphasized their multiple returns to the budget of the Republic of Srpska, as well as helping the businessmen.

The Eko-vit representative Marija Despotović says the company employs 13 workers with a growth tendency in accordance with the growth of turnover.

“With the help of the Ministry of Economy and Entrepreneurship, we acquired a machine with which we have increased turnover,” said Despotović.

Petričević has also visited Imago.

Today in Doboj, Petričević has visited Imago, the company for the production of fashion clothing for babies and children, which he said was of interest to the line ministry because of the number of employees, mostly female workers.

The owner of the Imago company Aleksandra Petrović says that the business of this company enjoys the support of the local and state authorities, and that the latest events on the raw materials market also affected the formation of the price of the product.

She stated that at the end of 2017, they applied for a project that they had implemented in cooperation with the chambers of commerce of the Republic of Srpska and Austria, in order to find new customers and enter the international market, which in 2018 led to cooperation with the Austrian company Traumeland.

“After that, we started building a new facility, buying new equipment, and we currently employ 62 workers on about 1,200 square meters,” said Petrović adding that about 50 percent of the products were placed on the Austrian market.