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.

Historically, Vojvodina was part of the Habsburg k & k monarchy – later Austria-Hungary until the end of the First World War. Afterwards it became part of Serbia as a province and thus Yugoslavia. In the 18th century, under the rule of Empress Maria Theresa, the so-called “Danube Germans” also settled in this area. They brought with them a great deal of know-how such as craftsmanship and technology and thus exerted a great influence on the locals, craftsmanship and culture of the region. As a result, the economy began to flourish. After the Second World War and with communism, the development of Vojvodina slowed down. But the influence of the Germans from the past and the knowledge we gained at that time remained a great potential even after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

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

Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe with settlements that can be traced back more than 7,000 years. Today the Belgrade and Novi Sad region is the most important economic centre of Serbia with the fastest growing industry and thus the most prosperous region of Serbia: a clear proof that this country offers great potential for business partners in many areas. The graduates of the Universities of Belgrade and Novi Sad include well-trained engineers. A rapidly growing economy, a good infrastructure and special expertise and a young, well-trained workforce are excellent location criteria for investors.

Our location

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.