Instead of E-Cigarette Liquid, Croatian Company Producing Antiseptic

Lauren Simmonds

As Novac writes on the 9th of April, 2020, the Croatian company ”Elda” from Nova Gradiška in Eastern Croatia has decided to start producing a currently very sought-after product – antiseptic.

”The basic prerequisites for the conversion of production were the quality of our premises and the cleanliness we have according to ISO standards. The idea of ​​the whole story or the necessity to turn to new products was born a month and a half ago when we assumed that the whole of Europe would end up in the situation we’re now in,” Dario Marenic, owner of this Croatian company, told HRT, adding that through their business partners, they’re ensuring the import of ethanol for the production of antiseptics because there isn’t enough of it in Croatia.

”We import it from Albania, Germany and Bulgaria, and with European Union funds, we’ve invested over thirty million kuna into our operation,” explained Marenic.

Marenic said that he is convinced that the Croatian Government’s economic measures have come somewhat late, by about fourteen days, because many businesses unfortunately laid off workers as they didn’t know what was in store for them and many didn’t have any reserves.

There are fifty people who work for this particular Croatian company and Marenic said that had he not turned over production and looked elsewhere, it would have cost the state about one million kuna. He said that he has been paying out wages to his employees properly, and he was also ready to pay rewards to his staff as it isn’t easy to work under these adverse and entirely unprecedented conditions at all.

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