Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Varteks + Cateks - creating better
Varteks + Cateks - creating better
Oct '11
The president of the Management Board of Varteks, d.d., Zoran Košcec, and the president of the Management Board of Cateks, Damir Vitez, signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement between Varteks and Cateks in Varaždin today with the aim to link primary production and to establish partnership relations between the two companies for a joint appearance on the domestic and foreign market.

The strategic alliance between Varteks and Cateks represents a proactive measure aiming to protect indispensable jobs and to strengthen cooperation between the two largest textile companies in Croatia by using their own resources as fundamental cornerstones to create prerequisites for a competitive market appearance and public procurement procedures.

Varteks and Cateks are the two largest and oldest textile companies in Croatia, with a worldrenowned quality and tradition.

Varteks d.d. is the leading Croatian fashion company in garment and wool fabric production, while Cateks d.d. is the leading Croatian producer of cotton and technical fabrics, artificial leather, household linen as well as sports and recreation products. Both companies place their products on the domestic and the foreign market. Varteks generates about half of its revenues on the foreign market, while Cateks exports about 60 percent of its products.

“Linking the primary production of two companies with a vertical business organization is a lever for creating better and stronger prerequisites for a competitive market appearance and thus also public procurement procedures, whereby conditions are created to ensure a comprehensive consumables and garment offer.

"Our tradition and quality, production resources and assortment as well as our employees guarantee that as a partner we can offer ideas and projects through which we will realize, along with constructive cooperation with domestic partners, significant progress and new deals, not only on the regional market, but also in countries in the European Union”, said Zoran Košcec, the president of the Management Board of Varteks d.d.

“Varteks and Cateks are the two largest and oldest textile companies in Croatia, with a worldrenowned quality and tradition and references on the domestic and the foreign market. Together they employ around 3,000 people and as such they play a significant role in the economies of the two counties, but also the Croatian economy as a whole.

By merging production and human resources through this strategic alliance which represents an extraordinary contribution not only to the textile industry, but also to the economy as a whole, Varteks and Cateks wish to create a quality lever for competitiveness on the domestic and the foreign market”, said Damir Vitez, the president of the Management Board of Cateks d.d.

Varteks is the leading fashion company in Croatia and has been present on the domestic and the foreign market for almost a century. With 2,300 employees it is a significant economic factor and the biggest employer in the Croatian textile industry.

Cateks d.d. is a company with a longstanding tradition in the textile industry and it is one of the oldest companies in Croatia – it was founded in 1874. Through capital investments over the past ten years and by continuously developing new products, Cateks has become a market leader in this part of Europe in the production of fabrics and technical materials.

Varteks d.d

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: The Irish News/Christian Cowan (Google)

Fashion | On 24th Feb 2017

Google & Christian Cowan create 'really blue' jeans

Google has partnered with British fashion designer Christian Cowan to ...

Courtesy: Applied DNA Sciences

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2017

SigNatureT DNA can help prevent apparel counterfeiting

SigNatureT DNA is forensic molecular tag by Applied DNA Sciences...

Textiles | On 24th Feb 2017

Pakistan's textile exports down 1.54% in July-Jan FY17

The value of textile and garment exports made by Pakistan decreased...

Interviews View All

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Manfred Mentges
Sedo Treepoint GmbH

We see a higher demand in colour management systems, as customers see big...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search