Investment Guide

Osijek-Baranja County

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The manufacture of chemicals and chemical products is classified among the infrastructural branches of the economy, products of which are used in virtually all segments of the economy, but also cover many important areas of life in domestic consumption.

Chemical science and chemical industry in Osijek-Baranja County has a great tradition. The County gave two world-famous scientists; Nobel laureate in Chemistry - Lavoslav Ruzicka, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1939 in the area of cyclic organic compounds, and Vladimir Prelog awarded with the same prize in 1975 for chemistry in the area of fundamental processes in physical and organic chemistry.

The main characteristics of the chemical industry:

•     dependent on imported raw materials

•     wide range of manufacturing and products

•     significant role in the national economy

•     solid foundations and environment for acceptance, cooperation and investments in new technologies and production

Among the ten largest companies in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products is Saponia d.d. Osijek, a company known in the world for its production program, such as soaps, detergents and cleaners.