Koestlin is a Croatian food company based in Bjelovar, specializing in confectionery products.

Koestlin d.d.
Company typePublic
IndustryConfectionery production
Founded1905 (as Tvornica keksa, dvopeka, biskvita i finih poslastica Dragutina Wolfa i sinova)
1932 (incorporated as Koestlin)
FounderDragutin Wolf
Key people
Krešimir Pajić (CEO)
OwnerMirko Grbešić
Number of employees
ParentMepas d.o.o.

Koestlin was founded in 1905 by Croatian Jewish industrialist Dragutin Wolf. In 1921, the company began to produce biscuits and wafers. In 1932 Wolf's sons, Otto and Slavko Wolf agreed cooperation with Koestlin in Hungary, which was founded by Hungarian industrialist Lajos Koestlin at the end of 19th century. Koestlin was nationalized after World War II by Yugoslav Communists.[1] Today Koestlin holds the second place in Croatian manufacture and sale of wafers and biscuits with a share of 25%, while sales and production exceeding 50 tonnes per day. Koestlin is a member of the Mepas group, owned by Bosnia and Herzegovina entrepreneur Mirko Grbešić.[2]

Today, Koestlin ranks second in Croatian confectionery production, accounting for 25%. Sales exceed 50 tons per day. The company exports its products to Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, the United States, Sweden, Canada, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Israel, Jordan, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, Austria and Switzerland.[3]

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  1. ^ "Nisam razočarana mrvicama koje sam na kraju dobila sa Koestlinova stola" (in Croatian). Gradski list Bjelovarac. 3 July 2011. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  2. ^ "Spajanjem Koestlina i Kandita do još bolje tržišne pozicije" (in Croatian). Gradski list Bjelovarac. 28 May 2011. Archived from the original on 12 February 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "Koestlin d.d. Tvornica keksa i vafla". www.koestlin.hr. Archived from the original on 2017-04-09. Retrieved 2017-04-08.