Kozuvcanka DOO was established in 1993 in Kavadarci, R.N.Macedonia. It was founded by the brothers Nikola and Stojan Janchevi, with the initial goal of research and exploitation of raw minerals and water at the foot of Kozuf Mountain. After researching the source, the company obtained a license and concession for utilization and with the official start in 1995, the development of Kozuvcanka as the first private mineral water began. In the following years, the water Kozuvcanka becomes a market leader, recognizable by its quality, and the company by its loyalty and flexibility to its consumers. In 2005, Kozuvcanka DOO signed a contract with the German brand Sinalco, and to this day is a producer and official representative of the favorite soft drinks on the market. Today Kozuvcanka is a company of 150 full-time employees and many more collaborators, and it is a partner with 5 major companies in its field. It exports its products to Europe, North America and Australia and has one of the richest portfolios in the country and 70 SKUs from 5 brands.The management of Kozuvcanka DOO is now led by the children of Nikola Janchev.
The magic began in 1902 with celebrated naturopath Friedrich Eduard Bilz and the visionary industrialist and beverage expert Franz Hartmann creating Bilz-Lemonade. They wanted to make a drink that would support workers with hydration, vitamins and revitalising flavours. We’re still on the same mission today: to bring refreshment to everyone. Our name has become synonymous with quality, taste and refreshment, and wherever in the world you see our iconic logo, you know you’ve chosen a product that embodies these values.
1905 to 1963
In 1905, after a competition to choose the name, Sinalco emerged. The name was inspired by the Latin “sine alcohole” (without alcohol) and registered as a worldwide trademark. In 1937 the “Red Dot” logo was developed, making Sinalco instantly recognisable worldwide. 1950 saw the creation of the classic Sinalco bottle – a revolutionary design that boosted the brand to become a household name into the 1960s.
1964 to 2000
2001 to 2009
In keeping with the get-up-and-go attitude of the new millennium, Sinalco spent the
early years of the 21st-century expanding our range to bring new and exciting flavour
sensations to the world.
In 2005, we celebrated our 100th birthday. Since 2007 Sinalco has been acknowledged as “Brand Of The Century” by the association “German Standards”.