Our history is the foundation of our future.
"Vatropromet" was founded on November 2, 1994 as a trading company whose main business is the development, import and sale of firefighting and protective equipment.
It will soon become number 1 in its industry in Croatia, and for years it has been one of the 3% of the most important business entities in Croatia. Although he is the holder of numerous economic awards given by official Croatian institutions, he is most proud of the recognitions and expressions of satisfaction of his loyal customers, which make "Vatropromet" what it is - the largest trading house for firefighting equipment in the region.
The first and only employee of "Vatropromet" was Mr. Nenad Radojčić, who is still the owner and director of the company. The business was started at the address Laurenčićeva 8b, in Folnegovićevo naselje - Zagreb. The first customers were many companies: Franck Zagreb, Čistoća, Narodne novine, Intereuropa, Ina Petrokemija and many others and the first customer from the world of firefighting was DVD Pakrac and their secretary Mr. Zlatko Zerdin.
After the successful start of business, the first store of firefighting and protective equipment was opened in Dugi Dol, in Zagreb. In the meantime, the director was joined by new employees, because there was a need for new staff due to the increasing volume of work.
The first branch of "Vatropromet" with its headquarters in Osijek was opened under the name "Slavonski Vatrogasac", and the business center still operates under the same name today.
The store moves to a new location in Rudeška cesta where it has been operating for 5 years and during those years the company has gained many friends and partners from the world of firefighting.
In the same year, the second branch of "Vatropromet" was opened with its headquarters in Split under the name "Dalmatian Firefighter". The business center still operates under the same name today.
The third branch of "Vatropromet" with its headquarters in Rijeka (Viškovo municipality) was opened under the name "Primorsko-goranski Vatrogasac". The business center still operates under the same name today.
The construction of the new and so far largest business center "Vatropromet" in Zagreb, at the address Ježdovečka 87 in Ježdovec, has been completed. The grand opening was held on November 12, 2004 in the presence of many of our firefighter friends and the ribbon was cut by the then president of the Croatian Fire Association, our great friend and unfortunately today the late mr.sc. Theodore Fritzki.
Today, in the same place there is a modern service of fire extinguishers and firefighting equipment, and one of the largest and most beautiful showrooms in Croatia and the region. Our company currently has a total of 33 employees, half of whom are firefighters themselves, and in their spare time participate in the work of their fire companies (competitions, exercises and interventions).
Our company soon became number 1 in its industry in Croatia, and for years it has been one of the 3% of the most important business entities in Croatia. Although he is the holder of numerous economic awards given by official Croatian institutions, he is most proud of the recognitions and expressions of satisfaction of his loyal customers, who make Vatropromet what it is - the largest trading house for firefighting equipment in the region.
Vatropromet in Croatia represents a number of manufacturers of top firefighting and protective equipment: Holmatro, Texport, Hytrans, Fal, Holik, Just, Bauer Kompressoren and others. We are extremely proud to sign a contract to represent the world-famous fire truck manufacturer and upgrade the company "Magirus" in 2015.
More and more fire brigades and units procure fire trucks of proven quality and long tradition through our company, whether they are used or new vehicles.
Vatropromet specializes in equipping tunnels with firefighting equipment. The list of references includes tunnels: Mala Kapela, Sveti Rok, Bisko, Krapina, Sveti Ilija and others. In all the past years, "Vatropromet" has operated positively. We work with more than 6,000 partners. Our customers are almost all professional Fire Brigades, and the vast majority of Volunteer Fire Brigades and Fire Communities in Croatia, and increasingly in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Serbia. Among the larger partners are: the Ministry of the Economy, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Defense, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the Office for Emergency Management of the City of Zagreb, and many others.
At the beginning of 2016, we expanded our business by offering the service of fire extinguishers and equipment. The official opening of the service and the new showroom was attended by the Mayor of the City of Zagreb at a large ceremony in the presence of firefighters from all parts of the Republic of Croatia. Also on that occasion, a statue of the patron saint of firefighters, St. Florian, which adorns the entrance to our yard.
In May 2019, we celebrated 25 years of successful operation of our company. The patron of the celebration was the President of the Republic of Croatia, Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. The ceremony was held in Desno Trebarjevo on May 18 in front of about 600 officials from the world of firefighting, politics and our firefighter friends. With this celebration, we concluded the chapter of the first quarter of a century from the very beginnings of business, to the construction of one of the most stable and successful companies in the Republic of Croatia. Our goal is to continue at the same pace and always stay at the service of the fire department!