China’s Camel Group invests 30 million € in Rimac Automobili
The agreement will see Camel Group invest 27 million euros in Rimac Automobili and 3 million euros in Rimac’s Greyp Bikes. Founded by Mate Rimac, who made the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for 2017, Rimac Automobili has been one of Croatia’s recent success stories, developing and producing high-performance electric vehicles, including the Concept One, the world’s first electric supercar, drivetrains and battery systems. Rimac’s Greyp Bikes are the producers of the world’s most advanced electric bicycle. Camel Group is a high-tech company which researches, develops, produces, and sells batteries in China, Europe, the United States, Africa, Southeast Asia, and internationally. They have sold nearly 400 types of batteries used in cars, agricultural vehicles, vessels and other equipment.
More Croatian Products on Qatar Shelves after Deal Signed
More and more Croatian products will be finding their way into the kitchens in homes in Qatar after Podravka sign a strong new partnership agreement. Products like Vegeta and Čokolino, as well as others in Podravka’s range, will now be more accessible in Qatar after a deal between the Croatian company and Arabian Supplies, who are part of one of the strongest groups in Qatar, Tadmur Holding, was signed. Although Podravka products have been available on the Qatar market for two years, the new agreement will see increased distribution. “Podravka has got itself a very strong partner which will enable entry into all retail outlets in Qatar and long-term business development in one of the key markets in the Middle East and North African region”, Vedran Kelek, Podravka’s Sales Director in the Gulf, said.
TUI Eyeing Brač Airport Base
Multinational travel and tourism company TUI Group, who have their headquarters in Hanover, Germany, are set to open an airline base on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast at Brač Airport next year. “TUI will have a small base in Brač. This is a logical step because of the situation in Africa and Turkey, as well as Croatia’s growing tourism industry. TUI has an interest in such a move and already invests a lot in Croatia and sees great potential in our coast. They see Brač Airport as a partner in those plans,” said Brač Airport’s General Manage, Tonči Peović. The TUI Group owns and operates TUIfly Belgium, Netherlands, and Deutschland, as well as Thomson Airways from the UK, TUIfly Nordic from Sweden and Crosair International from France.
Subway Returns to Croatia
American fast food restaurant franchise Subway is to make a return to the Croatian market. Subway, one of the largest fast food chains in the world, will be open for business in Croatia after more than a decade. Shortly Subway will open their first store again in Croatia at Zagreb’s Arena Centar shopping mall in the food Court. “We are pleased that we can inform our fans that we are opening the first SUBWAY restaurant in Croatia at Arena Centar in Zagreb. Soon you will be able to enjoy our unique sandwiches, salads, wraps and cookies”, Subway Croatia announced on its Facebook page. Subway operated in Croatia once before in the early 2000s but shut down operations a few years later. Subway Croatia earlier announced that they plan to open at least 22 Subway restaurants in Croatian cities with more than 50,000 people.
Monarch Launch New Direct Flights to Croatia from London & Manchester
British low-cost airline Monarch Airlines, who based at Luton Airport just outside of London, will launch direct flights to Croatia this week from London and Manchester. On Friday 28 April 2017 Monarch commence direct flights between Zagreb and London (Gatwick). Flights will operate three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The following day, on Saturday 29 April 2017, direct flights between Zagreb and Manchester will commence. Flights between the two cities will operate twice weekly on Saturdays and Mondays. Monarch currently operates flights from Split to Birmingham and Dubrovnik to Birmingham, London and Manchester.