In 1997 SEVA Group was created. Initially focussing on distribution of a variety of categories including tobacco and alcohol, SEVA Group soon became the expert in domestic logistics and brand partner to global giants looking for retail presence in new markets.
Committed to sustainability and creation of growth; the group found further success in the Croatian property market, investing heavily in regeneration and renewal. As expertise in distribution, logistics and retail grew; SEVA Group invested in wholly owned, market leading infra-structure and bonded facilities; further cementing their position as a market experts with unrivalled ability to deliver growth and connection to new consumers.
As the business developed; Founder, Chairman and passionate connoisseur of luxury liquids, Severino Pusic ventured into production with craft winery and retail execution with the creation of IBP and the first SEVA Group Travel Retail Store. Present day, SEVA Group has a large real estate business, is active in various retail markets and has it’s own wholly owned travel retail border store. Passion for retail
execution runs deep through the organisation which is reflected in the future focus on travel retail and brand building.”
The single most important ingredient to creating business and opportunities together is trust. With this in mind, we have dedicated ourselves to building a dynamic team full of unique expertise, insights and experience to work with and on behalf of your brand.Severino Pušić, President - SEVA Group
At SEVA Group we continually strive to provide a premium international portfolio of brands to both domestic and duty free markets, always focusing on delivering highest quality products, competitive pricing, expert know-how and full logistical support.
We have built our business on reputation, knowledge, adaptability and reliability, all solid foundations for our mission in working closely with brand owners to provide the best products and service possible to the end consumer.
The origins of SEVA Group can be found in 1997, when company founder Severino Pusic identified an opportunity to establish a wholesale company for Alcohol and Tobacco in his home town of Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Around the same time, the family-run company also began its first ventures into real estate purchase and management.
By the mid-2000s, SEVA Group had established itself as a company that was successfully able to facilitate brands accessing the Central & Eastern European domestic market, in what was then one of most politically challenging regions in the world. In 2006 SEVA Group started working with brands such as Grolsch, Bols, Camus, Laurent Perrier, Jose Cuervo and Bushmills.
In due course, a Rapid Domestic Expansion took place in 2009 and Energy Star International was established as a premium and luxury brand distributor, working with the whole Moët Hennessey portfolio as well as wine brands including Phillippe Rothchild, Torres and Penfolds.
By 2010, SEVA Group had begun to focus on building its established companies in order to take growth to the next level. However, the need to have a company dedicated 100% to the duty free and travel retail market resulted in the formation of SEVA IBP B.V. to handle the Central & Eastern European market for Wines & Spirits, as well as focusing on Latin America.
In 2015 SEVA Duty Free was then formed to handle further expansion in the region and to establish SEVA-owned travel retail duty free stores. The brand portfolio has since expanded to include other brand categories including Cosmetics and Confectionery.
With the established success in Travel Retail a number of brands & customers approached the SEVA Group regarding further expansion, in early 2018 we launched a new division of the business called Organico Solutions – with the sole aim of servicing Travel Retail customers in geographically challenged locations with world class brand marketing execution, coupled with amazing customer service & logistics. Organico Solutions currently supplies a number of customers across the Middle East & Africa with a focus on further expansion.
Meanwhile, SEVA Group’s real estate and property portfolio continues to go from strength to strength with the addition of a Herzegovinian winery and the recent development of a SEVA Duty Free-owned and operated duty free travel retail border store in Metković, Croatia. The Group company portfolio has also recently expanded with the acquisition of Trampex, a Belgrade-based Food & Beverage company.
The early entrepreneurial spirit of SEVA Group, first seen in Mostar in 1997, continues to motivate new business and growth to this day, always driven by the passion of its people and the wider synergies drawn from the Group’s robust network and company portfolio.