A hundred-year-long history of postal activities

The history of Croatian Post is full of great changes. Experience, reliability and competent, experienced and professional workers available to service users every day is what gives us an edge in the market.

Company’s history

The first national postal administration in Croatia was founded in 1848 in Zagreb under the name of “Vrhovno hrvatsko-slavonsko upraviteljstvo pošta” (“Supreme Postal Administration of Croatia and Slavonia”).

In 1919, the national postal administration was renamed to “Hrvatska direkcija pošta, telegrafa i telefona” (“Croatian Directorate for Post, Telegraphy and Telephony”).

Between WWII and 1990, the company's name was “PTT-promet RH” (Postal, Telegraph and Telephone Operations of the Republic of Croatia).

In 1990, the Croatian Parliament founded the public company “Hrvatska pošta i telekomunikacije (HPT)” (“Croatian Post and Telecommunications”) as a legal successor of the 13 companies formerly owned by PTT-promet RH.

Since 1999, after the demerger of HPT into “HT – Hrvatske telekomunikacije d.d.” (“Croatian Telecommunications”) and “HP – Hrvatska pošta d.d.” (Croatian Post), the company has been operating as an independent joint-stock company.

Liberalisation of the postal services market was introduced on 1 January 2011 and Croatian Post became the designated universal postal services operator pursuant to the Postal Services Act. In accordance with said Act, Croatian Post is entitled and obligated to perform said services for the next 15 years.

Laying of the foundation stone for the New Sorting Centre on 16 May 2017 marked the beginning of the largest strategic and capital investment in Croatian Post’s history. In the summer of 2019, Croatian Post’s New Sorting Centre started its operations. The opening ceremony was held on 23 September 2019.

In April of 2021, Croatian post opened a new delivery channel - parcel locker network. Altogether 300 parcel lockers will be available throughout Croatia by the end of year 2022. Parcel machines are an important asset of Croatian post in reducing harmful emissions.

  • Who we are and what we do?
  • Croatian Post's devotion and role in society has not changed over the years. We have always been at the service of citizens by delivering their messages and parcels and ensuring that they can use a wide range of services wherever they are.
  • History
  • A hundred-year-long history of postal activities
  • Organisational structure
  • To ensure operational efficiency and continuous development, several years ago Croatian Post created a new organisational structure dividing its business into divisions.
  • Investors
  • The corporate world is all about learning the accurate information as soon as possible.
  • Information catalogue
  • In the Croatian Post’s Information Catalogue there is information about anti-corruption plans and activities of Croatian Post, invitations to attend General Shareholders Meeting and adopted decisions, as well as data about the mail item delivery quality assessment.
  • Awards and recognitions
  • Svatko voli priznanje za svoj rad. No kada priznanje dobije tvrtka, ono je pokazatelj pravog smjera i ispravnog puta prema izvrsnosti. 
  • Professional associations
  • Croatian Post is a member of three professional associations – PostEurop, Universal Postal Union and International Post Corporation.