Akova group consists of three complementary companies in three separate buildings, Akova Impex Sarajevo, sales and distribution company, Ovako Meat Industry from Sarajevo, and Brovis Visoko, company for production of fresh and frozen chicken meat.
In its portfolio, the Group has over 200 different products, all of which, including chicken, have been sold under the distinctive brand, "Ovako". Over twenty years, the Group launched a number of brands, now recognisable not only in BiH, but also on the market covering former Yugoslavia. Some of the Group’s top brands in various categories include: Perfetta pâté, Chicken pâté, Pilka programme, Ovako Beef Stew, Delikates Chicken Breasts, Ovako Smoked Filet, Ovako Grill Sausage, and well known Mini and Jumbo hotdogs.
Akova Group rose from the Džafić family tradition and entrepreneurial spirit. In the 1980s, experience of generations in production of meat and meat products resulted in the opening of one, and then a chain of fast food restaurants in Sarajevo, called "AKOVA".
Today, Akova Group is among the leading food companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the region. Products of the Akova Group, placed on the market under the Ovako brand, have their place on the markets of Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Emirates, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. Akova Group has around 1000 employees. Its main office is in Sarajevo, production plants are in Sarajevo and Visoko, and its distribution centres are in Sarajevo, Visoko, Tuzla, and Bihać.
Production capacity expanded
Ovako and Brovis companies licenced to export to the EU market
Distribution centre in Bihać opened
New production plant put into operation during a ceremony
Distribution centre in Živinice opened
Bugojno fish farm and its auxiliary buildings privatised
Brovis d.d. Visoko Company privatised
Meat processing factory project completed and production plants put into operation
Distribution cold storage plant with 2 000 t capacity put into operation
Pre-war company headquarters in Sarajevo become operational
After the outbreak of war, the company operates from two locations, from Sarajevo, and from Ljubljana, Slovenia
Transformation from a trade shop production to industrial production and opening of a meat processing and meat product factory with a 10-ton daily capacity
Second fast food restaurant opens in Sarajevo
First fast food restaurant opens in Sarajevo