24/7 emergency service
+43 59 800 - 5000
sewer and pipe blockages
in case of oil alerts
Stmk · W · Nö · Bgld
Customer Service
+43 59 800 5000
Mo-Th 7:30–17:00, Fr 7:30–15:30
Ognjen Poljak/3KF, Ilija Špikić, Trgo-Sirovina, Ivan Rezo,/3 KF, Rudolf Horvat, Saubermacher Sloveni-ja, Robert Cajic, Saubermacher Slovenija, Mislav Galić, Saubermacher EKP; Photo (from left to right). Photo rights: Saubermacher Slovenija
15. May 2024

Saubermacher is expanding in Croatia

Saubermacher acquires around 69 percent of 3KF, a Croatian waste management company. With the acquisition of the majority shares, the environmental pioneer moves into the top 3 on the Croatian market for the disposal of non-hazardous waste. The company has two locations in Zagreb and employs around 50 people. The purchase agreement was signed in the Croatian capital last Friday.

3KF is a family business founded in 2011 and based in Zagreb. The company trades in recyclable materials and specializes in the collection, sorting and processing of municipal and commercial waste such as packaging, biogenic waste, building rubble and substitute fuels. Around 50,000 tons of waste per year are manipulated in the Zagreb metropolitan area. In addition to Saubermacher, the Croatian company Trgo-Sirovina d.o.o. is new co-owner, which now holds 31 percent of 3KF. Trgo-Sirovina and Saubermacher have already been partners for many years in the joint venture Saubermacher EKP based in Split. The entire 3KF team will be taken over. The management consists of the previous manager Ognjen Poljak and Mislav Galić, managing director of Saubermacher EKP.

“With our new partnership, we are strengthening our presence in Croatia and consistently pursuing our growth strategy in Southeastern Europe,” says Ralf Mittermayr, CEO Saubermacher. We successfully re-entered Croatia around four years ago. The market offers a lot of potential due to the EU circular economy goals, the implementation of the landfill ban and the expansion of separate collection. In November 2023, the contracts for the public-private partnership (PPP) were signed with the second largest North Macedonian city, Tetovo. The collection of municipal waste has now started.

press release


For press inquiries please contact:

Bernadette Triebl Wurzenberger
Mag. Bernadette Triebl-Wurzenberger +43 664 80598 1013