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Croatia - State Owned or National Public Interest Companies

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Autocesta Rijeka-Zagreb

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by }eljko Heimer, 20 January 2005

Autocesta Rijeka-Zagreb d.d. (<www.arz.hr>) - The company is privately owned concessionaire holding concession over the highway connecting the main Croatian port of Rijeka and the capital, Zagreb. This is probably the most frequent highway, since it partially also covers the main country's road towards south (Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik...).  
The flag is yellow, vertically hoisted with the company logo in the middle and the name printed black beneath. The logo consists of stylized highway roads with a tunel and a turnpike in green and blue lined white. (There is indeed large number of tunels on that road.)   The flag is as a rule hoisted on each toll booth stations along the highway, often quite nicely standing out from the green scenary through which the road is passing by.
}eljko Heimer, 20 January 2005


Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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by }eljko Heimer, 20 February 2005

Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development: (Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak, HBOR).   HBOR was established by law in 1992 as "Hrvatska kreditna banka za obnovu" (Croatian Credit Bank for Reconstruction; new name since 1995) fully owned of the state, to help with the reconstruction of the war destroyed regions and for the development of economy especially in those regions that are underdeveloped.   The flag of HBOR is white with a gray pentagram field (similar to much enlarged red square) containing initials of the Bank and a red square rotated 45 degrees and in the base full name of the Bank.
}eljko Heimer, 20 February 2005


Croatian Electirc Company

[Cultural Monument]
by }eljko Heimer, 28 January 2005

Hrvatska elektroprivreda d.d. (<www.hep.hr>) - HEP is a state owned company running the power plants and electric transfer systems. In early 1990's the company run a contents for a new logo won by a young female student of architecture with a rather well designed graphical identity including not only the flag but a also flag that is not just a logo on bedsheet...
The logo of the company consists of a square divided with a symbols white thunderbolt into red and blue parts. The flag is howered conistsing of this logo withing a white border, but with the blue part enlarged so that it fill out the rest of the flag. In that blue part in the lower fly is the company "cypher", white outlined italic letters HEP. I can't seem to find any good image of that cypher, so the angle is "impresionistic" and possibly the letters are somewhat differently shaped, but the overall design is as I draw it. The flag is relatively often seen in Croatia. It is as a rule hoisted on the power plants and on the company administrative buildings that exists probably in each county capital, at least. Personally, I believe I have seen the flag at least in Zagreb, Opatija, Korenica, Gosipc, Varazdin and over several power plants (all the places where I passed by in a car, mostly).
}eljko Heimer, 18 January 2005


Croatian Post

[Cultural Monument]
by }eljko Heimer, 18 January 2005

Hrvatska poata d.d. is, obviously, the postal service. It has in recent years been made a separate company from previous joint post and telecomunication company (Hrvatska poata i telekomunikacije, HPT), but the latter was privatised in the mean time. I have not noticed if HPT ever used a flag, since it was formed with the independence of Croatia in 1991. HPT changed its logo several times since independence. However, HP is using a flag, as it may be assumed, over the officas countrywide. I can't say that there is a flag over each post office, far from it, but usually the larges post offices include it over the main gates. At least one is hoitsed over the main post office in Zagreb. The flag of HP is yellow (yellow being traditional postal colour in this region of the world) with black logo in the middle and the company name beneath it. The logo is a (much) stylized postal horn. It also remind me of some kind of a bird, however I have no idea if that was intentional or if it is only my conclusion.
}eljko Heimer, 18 January 2005


Croatian Railroads

[Cultural Monument]
by }eljko Heimer, 20 January 2005

Hrvatske ~eljeznice , d.o.o. (<www.hznet.hr>)- The national railroads company adopted a new symbol in early 1990's, consisting of a circle with the company initials vaguely reminding to the railroad tracks. The flag of white with the blue symbol seems to be the company flag, but it seem that flags of other colour combinations might also bee seen occasionally. However, I can't remember when I have seen it hoisted as full sized real flag, probably since the company is not in the best financial situation (as probably happens with the national railroads all over the world), so the sending on flags is not the priority, presumably.   A few years ago I noticed in the company newsletter (and also on their web site) a competition for the new symbols. However, now quite some time have passed on from that and no change was made, so probably the competition did not yeald anything of interest.
}eljko Heimer, 20 January 2005


Croatian Waterworks

[Cultural Monument]
by }eljko Heimer, 18 January 2005

Hrvatske vode, d.d. (<www.vode.hr>) - HV is the state company for water management in the widest sence, from the management of the drinking water, water usage management, control, survey and information on water conditions, maintainance and regulation of water courses, ice and flood control, protection of water resources and so on.
The company flag is vertical white flag with the company logo in the middle occupying the entire width and with the company name in the base. the logo conists of ten irregular wavy bars, top five green and bottom five blue. It is in the ratio 2:3.
The logo as I have drawn it is a bit more clumsy then it really is (i.e. my drawing does not give it what deserves), as it is apparently much more balanced and elegant. I do not have a good original to start from, so this should do until the next...   The flag is hoisted in front of the company headquarters in Zagreb, but probably also in other place around the country, even if I have not personally observed it.
}eljko Heimer, 18 January 2005


Crosco

[Cultural Monument]
by }eljko Heimer, 28 January 2005

Crosco is a daughter company in the INA group, on their site at <www.crosco.com> named "Crosco, Integrated Drilling & Well Services Co., Ltd." but the Croatian name is, I think, "Crosco d.o.o. Integrirani naftni servisi". The company does oil drilling and similar research and oil exploatation aroudn the world.   The flag is red with the company logo in the middle, yellow oval with the company name and circula emblem in red-white-blue.   The flag is hoisted at the company headquarters in Zagreb and probably on their platforms, too. In Zagreb the flag is hoisted together with two other flags - the mother company flag INA in the middle and to the viewers left the flag of the "mining branch" - green over black bicolour with two golden hammer in saltire and an oil drill palewise. (There is, of course, a Croatian national flag on the building, too, but not in the same hoist of flags).
}eljko Heimer, 28 January 2005


INA - Croatian National Petrol Company

[Cultural Monument]
by }eljko Heimer, 18 January 2005

INA d.d. (<www.ina.hr>)- INA is the Croatian national petrol company, once monoplistic and still majorly state owned (a large part of it was bought lately by the Hungarian national oil company MOL). INA stands for "Industrija nafte", but it is an economic giant with buisness in variety of areas more or less connected with oil. It also include a numbe of daughter companies, some of which have flags of their own. Usually such companies fly their own flag together with the flag of INA and not unfrequently with the flag of the "mining industry" (green over black with golden miners hammers, sometimes also with a derric overall). INA also owns a number of petrol stations allaround the country and some in the neighbouring countries (former Yugoslavia). While these have previously often used the company flag as presented here, today most of them use vertical "knatterfahnen" of various merchnt campains, often quite colourful. The company flag is thus relatively less frequently seen (at the various company headquarters, as a rule).   The flag is blue, vertical, with the company emblem set within a white circle in the upper part of the flag. The emblem consist of a bold-fonted initials INA whitethere is a dot in the upper part of the first letter. This emblem was adopted (I believe) sometime in the 1970's, and in the latter years it seems to have been regualrly used without the ring (and such ringles logo is available to be downloaded from the company site at <www.ina.hr>).
}eljko Heimer, 18 January 2005


Janaf

[Cultural Monument]
by }eljko Heimer, 28 January 2005

Janaf - Jadranski naftovod, d.d. - This company maintains the main Croatian oil pipeline starting at rafineries in Rijeka region at the coast (Omiaalj, I think, is the main terminal) running twoards east all over the country, dividing into two lines in the middle (around Sisak) one leading further east towarda Serbia and the other going north east toward Hungary and further on trough Slovakia, Belarus, Ukraine ending in Samara in Russia after 3,200 km.   The company flag is white with the company logo in the upper part and five horizontal white fimbriated stripes in the base, the topmost drak blue and the remaining light blue.   The flag is hoisted at the company headquarters in Zagreb, but probably also on the installations along the pipeline.
}eljko Heimer, 28 January 2005


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