Our location and its advantages
In the province of Vojvodina, woodworking has a long tradition. The spacious plain on south in Srem near river Sava or on the north-west in Bačka near river Danube is rich in forests. Here mostly grow excellent oak (Quercus robur), which provide high quality wood. This means we can use wood and wood-based materials from our geographical region for our production. These forests are FSC-certified and are managed by JP Vojvodinašume, a public limited company.
For centuries, our ancestors built wooden structures and created furniture: the long tradition, the love for this material and the joy in dealing with it are, so to speak, in our genes. The knowledge has been passed on from generation to generation and our employees benefit from it.
History of this region: The Danube meant trade, economic development and craftsmanship.
Vojvodina has always been an economic engine for Serbia’s development – precisely because of its fertile plains, forests, mighty rivers and great culture.
Oak forests along the Danube and Sava
The mostly wet, sandy, gravelly and loamy, deep and fertile soils are characterised by a high groundwater level. They provide the most suitable basis for oak forests (Quercus robur). The best oaks thrive on lowland and light highland soils. Fluctuations in water levels in river valleys and catchment areas, flooding, swamp formation – these are all conditions that promote
the tree’s uniform, year-round growth in a very special way.
Continuous forests of penduculate oak make up a large part of the Sremska Mitrovica forest stock and, to a lesser extent, the Novi Sad and Sombor forest stocks. This area further west is dominated by the Slavonian oak. The most important oak species in these forests are managed by the public company “Vojvodinašume” with headquarters in Petrovaradin.
Examples of the long tradition of craftsmanship
Traditional craftsmanship is probably the most important part of the region’s intangible cultural heritage. Everyday objects such as stools, tables, butcher’s plates, spoons, etc. were produced. In addition, in the beautiful folk architecture wood was used as a building material, warehouses and warehouses, but also the beautiful wooden terraces were built. Filigree details made of wood, beautiful carvings with local symbols were very common in the interior and exterior. Traditional crafts still exist today: products such as wooden tables, wooden stools, kitchen and work boards are just a few examples.
Belgrade Region and Novi Sad - a growing industrial and economic hub
Boreal is located in Kraljevci near the city of Ruma in the northern province of Vojvodina. From the traffic point of view, this means a good location on the E70 motorway and on the railway corridor X Belgrade – Zagreb. Our company is 45 km away from the international airport Nikola Tesla in Belgrade, and Novi Sad, the capital of Vojvodina province, is 40 km away. Both cities are located on the plain and connected by good infrastructure and therefore easily accessible.