Maglaj-based manufacturer ships its first products to Germany
ADV PAX Lutec d.o.o. Maglaj, a 2017 greenfield investment supported by the European Union (EU) funded “Local Integrated Development” Project, makes its first delivery to the EU market. With 42 new jobs added to the economy, the company will work with renowned European and global buyers such as Nestle, Dr. Oetker, Dallmayr, Lambertz, Lindt, Heilemann Confiserie, Rausch, Bosch and Siemens.
ADV PAX Lutec d.o.o., an export-oriented sheet metal packaging manufacturer based in Maglaj, has successfully shipped its first batch of products to an EU buyer, the German retailer ALDI.
The company was started in 2017 with the EU and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in BiH assistance, with test production commencing in August 2017. The total value of the investment was 800,000 KM. The company currently employs 42 staff with plans to further expand over the next two years, creating up to 150 new jobs in the Maglaj area.
“Creation of vibrant business environment is a key for attracting new investments and creating jobs that improve quality of life for people of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is especially important for the young entrepreneurs, who need additional reassurance and support to translate their business ideas into sustainable companies. EU and UNDP share the same goal in supporting entrepreneurs and investment such as that of ADV PAX. This is an excellent example how it is possible to make a positive change for the benefit of larger community” said Ismar Ćeremida, Economic Development Coordinator at UNDP in BiH.
ADV PAX Lutec d.o.o.’s core business is production of innovative packaging from tin plate for various industries such as food, retail, automotive, etc. Along with it’s parent company ADV PAX Lutec GmbH, owned by Edin and Elzina Kukavica, it represents one of the Germany’s leading producers and suppliers of metal tins.
The Local Integrated Development Project (LID) is a three-year initiative (2016-2018) primarily funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in cooperation with the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina ( BiH), the Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), the Ministry of Administration and Local Self-Government of Republika Srpska (RS) and two Entity Associations of Municipalities. The LID Project is implemented in 21 local self-government units (JLS) in BiH.