Cooperation with IKEA
- In the late 1990s, it became clear to me that Croatia would become too expensive for export to global market. Therefore, as of 1999, I started travelling to Bosnia-Herzegovina to find partners i.e. industrial companies with a perspective of export and especially development. Through a mutual partner, I got acquainted with IKEA which was already active in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Thus Dacic set up very successful cooperation with one of the biggest world companies which has been lasting until today. In the meantime, he increased his percentage in Serbian and Bosnian plant so he is a majority owner with the stake of 60% at "Standard Furniture Serbia" and 84,5% at "Standard" in Prnjavor. With million investments, headcount increased and operations have constantly been directed at expandion fo production program and further hires.
In Slatina, near Banja Luka, 2002, he set up a daughter company "Daccomet AG" for production of leather coats for IKEA, "Meblo", "Dormeo", as well as mattress production for "Harvey Norman".
During previous years, he also cooperated with a few international agencies on projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina such as USAID, SIDA, GIZ, SDC, FIPA, Sippo...
With huge business success, Edin Dacic fulfilled promise he made to his parents- he graduated at the Faculty of political economy, with a degree in International relations. Apart from that, he speaks six languages. He is married and has a son and a daughter.