ZAGREB, May 26 (Hina) – Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Tuesday visited a new plant owned by the Pivac small goods producer in the Racva business zone new Vrgorac in Croatia’s south, which represents an investment of more than HRK 120 million, where he expressed hope that successful projects will receive support from national and EU funds.
“I am certain that we will find a way for these sorts of projects to receive support from national and European funds,” Plenković said during a tour of the latest prosciutto processing plant, the largest in this part of Europe, which ensures jobs in the Dalmatian hinterland.
Plenković expressed his satisfaction that production reflects the technology of producing pršut (prosciutto) in this part of Croatia which has been recognised and valued by numerous consumers.
The newly-open modern pršut processing plant was opened during the time of the corona crisis. It extends over an area of 10,500 square metres and has a capacity of 4.500 tonnes. That is a capacity of more than 300,000 units of prosciutto and 2,500 tonnes of other small goods.
Dalmatian pršut has been given the Protected Geographical Indication status.
It was said that in addition to increasing production capacities, the new plant will enable better positioning on the market and that, in the long term, that will be a significant step onto the European market.
The Pivac Group announced the continuation of investments in the Racva business zone, underscoring the second phase of this investment valued at almost €20 million.
The Pivac Group comprises three meat processing companies – Mesna Industriju Braća Pivac, PPK Karlovacka Mesna Industrija and the Mesna Industriju Vajda from Cakovec. The Pivac Group is also the majority owner of the Kraš confectionery producer with a 52.4% ownership share. The Group employs almost 4,500 workers.