A baker’s shop of the company PIM opened in Babinec. In the process of company establishment and the construction of the Petra’s bakery, Petra and Mladen Dobrotić from Babinec have invested about 800 thousand Kuna. After the establishment of the company “PIM”, they have started a building of a manufacturing plant, which today serves for placing of equipment, and a modern plant for the production of bakery products and the puff-paste. They secured half the funds needed with the help of parents, relatives and friends, and about 400 thousand Kuna were provided by a bank loan. We thank all who helped us in any way, the Municipality of Cestica, the Meteor Company that has performed the construction work, and of course, without the help of brother Marijan and his family, as well as other members of their immediate and extended family, friends and neighbours, the opening of the facility would be almost impossible – the owners highlighted.
The opening ceremony was held on Sunday, 10 December 2006. In his introductory speech, Mladen thanked everyone who had helped him on the way to achieve the family dream, with the mayor of Cestica Mirko Korotaj doing the ribbon-cutting honours. The Mayor congratulated a young couple for the courage to start a business. In addition, the Mayor said that he believed that this business endeavour will encourage young families and other residents in the municipality to start their own businesses and self-employment.
The floor space of the newly built building is 150 square meters and comprises 70 square meters for the production of bakery products, raw materials warehouse, shop, office, toilets, a transportation area and storage of additives with cold storage warehouse. Construction works were performed by the employees of Meteor Group from Varaždin, while the equipment for the production of bread and rolls was made by the Company "BENVAN" from Oštrice near Novi Marof. Petra’s Bakery produces a dozen different kinds of bread and about thirty kinds of rolls and puff-paste, and the plan for the future is to revive the production of several types of bread that used to be baked in Cestica’s area, for which purpose the old "recipes" are being collected.
The closing part of the celebration was held in the hall of V.F.D. Babinec, whose active members are Mladen and Petra, where was dance accompanied by well-known popular music and Folk Songs of the Croatian Zagorje Region.