History and international presence
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The history of the group

Having recognised the huge potential of LPG, a product that was still largely unknown in the post-war years, Prof. Giuseppe Costantino Dragan – who moved to Italy in 1940 to study Political and Economic Science after graduating in Law from the University of Bucharest – founded ButanGas S.p.A. in 1948.

The immediate success enjoyed by ButanGas in Italy persuaded him, in the early 1950s, to broaden the range of his investments in various European countries but also outside of Europe. This was the genesis of the Dragan Group, today coordinated and managed by Veroniki Holding.

Since the outset, the Group has stood out for its extreme diversity both in terms of the countries where it is present and the sectors in which it operates, and its recent history is just as complex and dynamic. In fact, over the years the Group has launched many business, cultural, educational, scientific, editorial and social initiatives in various countries.

The Dragan Group is present in the following countries:

LPG

ButanGas Spa

Founded in 1948

LPG

Petrolchimica Partenopea Srl

Established in 1951

LPG

Areagas Spa

Furthermore, in 2014 ButanGas became the major shareholder in Areagas, owner of a 3,600 m3 LPG depot in Domegliara (VR), in northern Italy.

GPL

IPEM Spa

In 2011 ButanGas also acquired a share in IPEM, owner of one of the largest coastal LPG depots on the Adriatic (54,000 m³) in Brindisi.

SERVICE STATIONS

Energy Rete Srl

Founded in 2007

RENEWABLE ENERGIES

Veroniki Water Power Srl

Founded in 2020

RENEWABLE ENERGIES

Energie Rinnovabili Srl

Founded in 2012

REAL ESTATE

Veroniki Real Estate Srl

Founded in 2005

REAL ESTATE

Seastok Spa

Founded in 1987

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