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Founded in 2001 in the city of Čakovec, Tubla is one of the largest Hosiery mills in Croatia. The factory was founded in this area with the intention of combining the know-how of the local people with the modern excellence typical of the company’s plants. This is why Tubla is renowned locally for its modern approach and facilities, and is a model to emulate in terms of the attention paid to both its employees and the environment.
Shifts in Tubla have been cut to six hours, to allow workers – 80% of whom are women – to spend more time with their families. This organisation, together with the opportunities for growth offered, has a positive impact on turnover levels, which are reduced to a minimum. The absence of expat workers in Tubla provides confirmation of the company’s decision to offer valid employment to the local population.
Tubla has received a number of awards over the years. The rapid growth registered between 2003 and 2005 earned it the “Golden Kuna” award from the Croation Chamber of Commerce. Assigned to the companies that bring greatest success to the country, it was also won by Tubla in 2009, 2014 and 2017.
Together with the close attention paid to employees, Tubla also works hard every day to guarantee respect for the environment. All the lights in the facility use LED technology to save energy, 100% of which comes from renewable sources. The machinery is tested every year to verify safety and drainage. Where possible, the plant seeks to recycle and reduce waste, so all the cardboard boxes used for logistics are recycled, and 70% of the plastic reels are returned to suppliers to be used again. A high-tech biorotor has also been installed for water purification.
Considering the benefits associated with cycling – not only for the environment, but also for physical health – Tubla has taken steps to encourage it, by installing covered bicycle racks and building a pedestrian bridge to facilitate access to the factory from the surrounding towns.
The people who work for us have always been our most valuable resource, and no presentation of our factories would be complete without a word from them. Here are the stories of those who produce our items every day: