Study visit

Study visit to the fish-processing factory Sardina d.o.o. in Postira

14th October 2022, 10:00 – 13:00

Included in conference fee

Sardina d.o.o. is a company that deals with fishing, processing and preserving fish, and the cultivation of mariculture products at their breeding sites. Sardina has its own fishing fleet of 7 fishing boats and an annual production capacity of 40 million canned products. Each year at least 1200 tonnes of tuna and whitefish are produced in its farms. Fish freezing capacity in the new factory is 150 tons of fish a day, while storage capacity can be as much as 4,000 tons of frozen fish. 

The company was established its headquarters in Postira on the island of Brač where in 1907, a Viennese industrialist, Karl Varhaneck, built a fish-processing factory. The year 2013 is the beginning of a new era for Sardina, marked by the opening of a new factory, covering more than 12,136 square meters, and counted among one of the most modern facilities of its kind in Europe. Overall production has been raised to a higher level, from achieving maximum quality to energy efficient production. Its new manufacturing facilities are a further confirmation of its continuous efforts to provide its buyers from all over Europe and world with the best possible products. The company uses the latest technology in fish production, while also taking care of the environment and natural resources. It closely follows the highest ecological and quality control standards, as demonstrated by its many certifications (ISOO 9001:2000, HACCP and IFS).