Continue of the Tradition
Unioninvest d.d. Sarajevo is a Bosnian company
specialized in engineering, mounting, and designing.
It is a legal successor of Unioninvest, one of the
ten most important companies in Bosnia and
Herzegovina until 1992 and respectable name in
business world. Both then and now.
For the last five decades it designs, constructs,
mounts, and maintains industrial, administrative,
sport, health, education, and power facilities. It
offers solutions and implements project tasks in
accordance with investors wishes and, by many
things, it remained a unique company in Bosnia and
Herzegovina and in the region.
Unioninvest was among the first companies which
started with water treatment, treatment of sun
energy, provision of gas. It acted on foreign
markets and acquired works for which it was said
that only big and respectable companies could do.
The major expansion happened in 80’s of the last
century. Unioninvest had 11.000 employees and
realized the annual turnover of US 400 million
dollars. It worked on the entire territory of former
Yugoslavia, but also in Germany, Russia, Algeria,
Libya, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran…
During war period 1992 – 1995, 800 employees of
Unioninvest joined the Army to defend Bosnia and
Herzegovina. A 150 of them died. Almost 80% of
material assets of the company were destroyed and
the damage was 100 million German Marks (approx. 55
Despite all this, Unioninvest survived. Its name was
not erased from the business map of Bosnia and
Herzegovina, neither it was forgotten by its
partners in country and in the world.
The continuity of work was maintained thanks to
previous and new businesses in Frankfurt, Berlin
(Germany), Moscow (Russian Federation), Algeria.
Also, in the country, in surrounded Sarajevo,
Unioninvest, with its interventions on
infrastructure and residential facilities, helped
many to overcome the horror of war.
After all of the destruction and changes during
stormy years at the end of the 20th century,
following its business tradition, lead by capable
and creative management Unioninvest, recovered and
with new people, accepted new challenges.
Renewal of shattered country offered Unioninvest the
opportunity to apply new, modern solutions in
rehabilitation of facilities and equipment, which
are accepted all over the world.
This was approach for reconstruction of hospitals in
Sarajevo, Mostar, Sanski Most Water Supply System,
Goražde, Sarajevo, Konjic, Also there were Palace of
Justice, Vodoprivreda Administrative Building,
buildings for international organizations (OHR,
USAID), foreign embassies and European Union, all in
Reconstruction of destroyed and totally burned Zetra
Olympic Hall in Sarajevo belongs under most
referenced facilities. It was the investment worth
20 million EURO, and the work was acquired in the
strong international solicitation. The work was done
under “turn key” basis, supervised by international
officials, and by those who did not believe in
Unioninvest capabilities, and everything was
finished on time.
The new Zetra is the result of professionalism,
people’s skills and technical capabilities which the
company has available. It is more beautiful, more
modern and more functional that the original one.
The important step out to international market
Unioninvest Sarajevo made by establishment of its
own representation offices in Russia, Kazakhstan,
and Kosovo. On these markets, in the period 1998 to
2003, the total value of implemented work is US 35
Successful management and business activities were
proved through established connections with foreign
and world wide respected companies.
With Italian partners Unioninvest opened a joint
factory of aluminium frames ALUVENETO, which is the
first new industrial facility in Bosnia and
Herzegovina after the Dayton Agreement.
Unioninvest d.d. has founded a joint
Bosnian-Malaysian company BMIG, specialized in
investments, and in Austria it is company KROBATH
for utility infrastructure.
A joint company between Unioninvest d.d. and Parsons
(USA) was founded in 1996 for implementation of
infrastructure project as aid of the US Government
to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Unioninvest d.d. has continued with establishment of
business relations with other companies in the
western Europe with open doors for new joint
Despite significantly smaller number of employees in
relation to the last decade of the 20th century,
Unioninvest d.d. remained big, powerful and unique
in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Recognizable by its name,
tradition, facilities on three continents,
construction sites in country and by all the
beautiful things Unioninvest left behind in the last