Infobip Renovates Neglected Vodnjan Factory

Lauren Simmonds

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July the 6th, 2023 – The remarkable Croatian company Infobip, which transformed from its humble Vodnjan beginnings to a globally respected enterprise, has given a new lease of life to an old factory building.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the abandoned silk factory in Vodnjan which sat sad and empty for a long time has now been renovated by Infobip and been given a brand new purpose. According to Infobip, this space will be used for workshops and employee education, and there is also the possibility of giving it to their partners, renowned companies and non-governmental associations. Infobip pointed out that this is a confirmation of their investment in the local community, for which they allocated 570 thousand euros last year.

Quantum – from neglect to purpose

Infobip, the leading IT company in not only Croatia but the entire immediate region, has now officially opened Quantum, a newly renovated cultural and historical building in Vodnjan. By renovating a recognisable building in the centre of this gorgeous Istrian town and giving it an educational purpose, Infobip confirmed its commitment to the local community where everything began.

Quantum is an old silk factory from the 19th century that once had many uses, but was neglected before Infobip’s purchase and renovation. With this investment, which began back in 2020, Infobip modernised the appearance and restored functionality to this cultural and historical building, saving it from the fate of many such former industrial buildings dotted across this country.

“Infobip is a global cloud communication platform, but investing in the local community has always been very important to us. This building has been given a new look, and will be used for organising workshops and training sessions for employees. The plan also includes the possibility of offering the space to our partners, renowned companies and non-governmental associations, which will contribute to a stronger positioning of Infobip, Vodnjan and Croatia as a centre of innovation,” said Silvio Kutić, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Infobip.

Sustainability has always been Infobip’s goal

Sustainability has remained at the very top of Infobip’s business strategy priorities starting from the adoption of the highest ethical standards of business conduct and investment in communities. The company has just presented its third Report on Sustainable Business, which confirms this. Last year, this Croatian unicorn invested 570,000 euros in the communities in which it operates through donor programmes and employee donation programmes.

As for investing in employees, their well-being, growth and development are paramount for this company. In 2022, more than 1,300 “Bippers” went through various educational programmes, such as the Onboarding Academy, team learning programmes and peer learning programmes. The employee field volunteering programme, BipUp Teams, was also launched, which enables Infobip employees to become part of positive changes in their community.

This company’s carbon footprint is important to them

“Given the fact that we’re an IT company, our products are software and don’t have a direct negative impact on the environment. However, we’re more than aware that our daily work and our data centres require electricity. We made sure that our offices were built according to the highest standards of sustainability, and we also installed solar panels on the campus in Vodnjan, through which we’re already being supplied with electricity. We regularly measure and monitor our carbon footprint and we’re developing a strategy to reduce our electricity consumption from non-renewable sources,” concluded Kutić.


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