Aluflexpack expands its plant in Drnis

MachinesBusinessSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 3/2023 • 11.09.2023

Aluflexpack expands its plant in Drnis

Aluflexpack is in the final phase of a EUR 70 million investment, with which the company is expanding and modernizing its production plant in Drnis, Croatia. On 5 August 2023, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Andrej Plenkovic, visited the manufacturing facility along with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Sea, Transport and

Communications Oleg Butkovic, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Davor Filipovic, Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds Sime Erlic, and Minister of Justice and Administration Ivan Malenica.


The investment in Drnis was realized mostly with the company’s own funds, with the use of HAMAG-BICRO grants. “We are proud of the expansion and modernization of the plant and are pleased that the Croatian authorities at all levels, from local, regional to central, recognized the importance of this investment and gave us their support. We also want to thank them for continuously working to create an environment suitable for successful business development”, said Aluflexpack Group’s CEO Johannes Steurer.

Aluflexpack is one of the most successful investors in the Croatian industry. In the last 10 years, since the Montana Tech Components group entered the ownership structure of production plants in Croatia, it has invested more than EUR 200 million in a total of 4 production plants – in Drnis, Omis, Umag and Zadar. Prime Minister Plenkovic and the Government of the Republic of Croatia recognized the importance of this investment not only for the Drnis region, but also for the whole of Croatia and the economy. Namely, Aluflexpack employs more than 1100 people in Croatia, which makes it one of the three largest employers in the Adriatic region.

The latest investment in Drnis includes the construction of an additional 13 000 m2 of production area, the installation of the most modern lines for processing and refinement of aluminium and the finalization of products, which further increases the plant’s capacity by 30 000 t, respecting the highest ecological standards. It also includes an investment of EUR 3,5 million in the modernization of existing and the construction of additional systems for environmental protection.