A Macedonian Miracle: Zoran Rosomanov and the Survival of Free Enterprise in the Balkans
by Christopher Deliso
April 17, 2002
Zoran Rosomanov's success story would seem improbable enough, happening as it has in a small, poor country. It becomes even more incongruous when we consider that Rosomanov started up just as full-scale battles were going on, and the future of Macedonia remained in doubt. Yet he was undeterred by the threat of war, or the fear that had paralyzed so many of his countrymen.
Zoran against the World – Entrepreneurship in Transition
by Sam Vaknin Ph.D
Behind this incredible tale of entrepreneurship, uncommon in these nether-regions, stands Zoran Rosomanov. A stereotypical visionary - mane, blazing eyes, imposing physique - this man, against nightmarish odds undreamt of by his Western counterparts, constructed, single-handedly, an impressive, star-trek like, factory. Thirty-six year old Zoran represents a new breed of "can-do" businessmen in Eastern Europe and the Balkan. His philosophy is the outcome of first-hand exposure to Western management techniques and ideology.
“It is with great pleasure that we, HEIDELBERGER Druckmaschinen GmbH would like to assert that based on your company’s technical configuration, years of wide-ranging experience, high standards of governance and unsurpassed know-how implemented in the printing business undoubtedly such a high-status company as BATO & DIVAJN Graphic Center from Macedonia could be ranked among the top 3 leading printing companies in Southern Balkan.”
Alexander Hufnagl, Managing Director
“I would like to thank BATO & DIVAJN for providing not only excellent service, but also a fantastic end result. Your friendly and efficient manner and excellent approach were very much appreciated, especially with a tight deadline. The print quality was flawless, with remarkable attention to detail. Overall I was delighted and would not hesitate to recommend your services.”
Anna Martin, Marketing Manager
BERKELEY HOMES (Urban Renaissance) Ltd. UK
NEW BANDEROLES FOR MAKING CIGARETTES AND ALCOHOL
“The new control marks (banderoles) are made with highest level of protection, according to the needs of the Public Revenue Office of the Republic of Macedonia, having European standards and quality standards into consideration. All necessary levels of protection, packaging, sorting and distribution are applied. The different levels of protection incorporated in the control marks provide simple detection of the possible falsification using the visible and no visible protection elements, which are incorporated in the control mark. All protection elements from which the control marks are made of and produced are registered in the International organizations IHMA and INTERPOL. It should be pointed out that other control marks in the countries in region are with the lower level of protection, quality and design compared with the control marks of the Republic of Macedonia, whose overall costs of producing are one of the most competitive not only in the region, but also in Europe.”
The Intra-European Organisation Of Tax Administrations (IOTA)
NEW STAMPS FOR MACEDONIA
Tax Stamp News
International Newsletter of the Tax Stamp Industry | vol. 1, July 2009 |
"The Public Revenue Office of the Republic of Macedonia has issued a new, upgraded tax stamps for cigarettes and alcohol. According to the Office, the stamps comprise different levels of protection, visible and invisible, which are registered with the International Hologram Manufacturers Association and Interpol. As such, it says, the stamps offer higher security than the equivalent stamps in other countries in the region. The new stamps were produced by Skopje-based printers Bato & Divajn and will be applied by the cigarette manufactures and distillers. They went into circulation in early May 2009."