A group of enthusiasts establish the predecessor company, a craft workshop. The workshop was primarily engaged in the maintenance of technical appliances and the servicing of refrigeration equipment. In 1970, the workshop took on the servicing of cooling chambers and refrigeration cabinets. In the years that followed, employees began repairing electric motor pumps for pumping stations and generators. After 1980, the prerequisites for delivering the first electrical distribution pedestals were created.
Production of electrical distribution pedestals for marinas and moorings (YACHT) began and cooperation was established with the ACI marina group (1982). Delivery of over 700 electrical distribution pedestals to 18 ACI marinas. In subsequent years, 300 cabinets were delivered to the SAS Dalmatia marina in Sukošan, the largest marina in the Mediterranean, and the Tankercommerc marina in Zadar. Shortly after, the manufacturing of electrical distribution pedestals for campsites also began.
Marex Elektrostroj d.o.o. was established and the company relocated to a new premises in Zadar’s industrial zone with an area of more than 2,000 m2. Since 1994, the company also produces lamps for public street lighting purposes (CROALBA). As the demand for electrical distribution pedestals grew, the company continued to increase and upgrade its own production capacity. After 2000, the production of more complex stainless steel pedestals began, and mechanical engineering services were developed, enabling the provision of mechanical and electrical design services. In 2011, the conditions for manufacturing “smart pedestals” were in place, and their serial production began shortly after.
The company was actively involved in the promotion of energy efficiency and the green economy. This was recognised by the European Union which provided funding for the project “EE MAREX – Energy Efficiency manufacture in Marex-Elektrostroj” from the European Regional Development Fund. As part of the project, a photovoltaic solar system was developed to increase the efficiency of the company's production processes (completed in 2014).
The company is a proud holder of the Certificate of credit rating excellence, an international confirmation of the company’s long-standing quality, which places us among the leading Croatian businesses. In the same period, the company was awarded the Zlatna Kuna by the Croatian Chamber of Economy, as the most successful company in the Zadar County in 2015, in the category of small businesses.
In the future, we see the company as a stable market leader in the production of electrical distribution pedestals for marinas and campsites. To achieve our vision of expanding into the European and global markets we continue to invest in innovation, our employees and new technologies, with the ultimate goal of establishing long-term international business relationships.