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About QTU

“Universe Shopping Mall” (QTU) opening dates on October 2005. QTU is conveniently situated just 6km from the city center. It offers an convenient layout for easy-access shopping.

QTU remains a premier shopping destination with over 70 shops and restaurants. From casual to modern fashion, dining, kids entertainment, you will find everything for family shoppers in QTU, all in a one floor building. You can get information about Events, Offers and promotions of QTU, via our Homepage.

How to get here?

By Bus

The bus station is located right in the heart of the center and the buses are frequently available. The buses arrive and depart every xminutes. The bus service starts at 8 am daily and the last bus from the city center departs at 8:00 pm. The last bus from QTU departs at 10:40 pm.

Bus schedule

By Car

Even if you are a first time driving in Tr-Dr highway, QTU will not escape from your eyes as QTU is located right in front of the main street, in the right side if coming from the city enter. This way on, QTU is accessed on the first right exit from the highway.

Distance to points of interest:
Airport 12 km
Durres 33 km
Pristina 246 km

Group Profile

CORPORATE PROFILE

Balkan Finance Investment Group is one of the largest private investment groups in Albania and region. Group’s investment portfolio can be classified in the activities of real estate development, retail, commercial and industrial space management and services, mineral industry, tourism, energy, agriculture and banking.

Balfin Group has already established a reputation of its own as the most active and innovative Group, thanks to the successful investments ideas that have transformed and revolutionized not only the market but also the consumer behavior.

With an ambitious vision, a collective commitment to excellence, a dynamic and honest business approach, a strong financial and administrative structure and a vast experience gained over the many years of investment and growth, Balfin Group has built a very strong presence in Albania and the international markets. Today, with headquarters in Tirana, Balfin Group is present with its activity beyond the borders of Albania, in Austria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia Herzegovina and Netherlands.

 

RETAIL

Balfin Group is a pioneer for the creation of retail chains by proposing clients brands and quality products at the best prices. Retail activities are concentrated in: Electronics, Clothing, Groceries, Food and Industrial Products, children’s toys etc.

Some of the companies are Neptun International, Jumbo, Spar Albania, Aladini.al, Fashion Group etc.

 

TOURISM

The most ambitious projects of Balfin Group are those on tourism. Balfin Group is focused on investments in tourism, especially in the elite and luxury tourism, in two of the most elite areas in Albania, such as Hamallaj in Durres where it has completed Vala Mar Residences and Green Coast Resort in Palasa, Vlora, the only high-end resort and hotel in the south Coast of Albania in the region of Vlora.

In all its investments, the Group is offering quality, international standards, comfort and security.

MINING

Established in 2013, AlbChrome is a leader in the mining and metallurgy industry in the region and one of the biggest chrome rich resource management companies in Europe. AlbChrome is in charge of managing a section of the Bulqiza Mine, the ferrochrome smelting plants in Burrel and Elbasan and the selection plant and tranverbank in Klos.

Since 2018, the Group's experience has extended to Kosovo as it gained possession of the Ferronickel complex in Drenas, revitalizing the industry through new investments and technology enhancement, which are a guarantee for increased production and job growth. NewCo Ferronikeli is the largest exporter of Kosovo and one of the largest producers of Nickel in Europe

 

REAL ESTATE

Balfin Group is distinguished for large investments in construction field. The group started the activity in the field of construction in the early of 2000, first focusing on the construction of residential and commercial areas in Albania, offering high quality buildings and elite services.  

Latter the Group expanded its activity in the construction of Commercial and Industrial areas, elite and tourism projects not only in Albania, but also in Macedonia, Austria etc.

 

AGRICULTURE

Balfin Group has developed its activity in the field of agriculture, combining high value production, local buyers, international markets, and positive social impact. Such activities consist in the construction of protected environments for the production of agricultural products, wholesale and retail of agricultural products in Albania and abroad.

 

FACTS & FIGURES:

  • Over 5000 people work in Balfin Group companies.
  • Group Yearly Turnover is more than 500 million Euros.
  • Group Total Assets are more than 1.2 billion USD.
  • Neptun -The largest network of the electronics in Albania, and one of the largest in the Balkans is part of the Group.
  • Balfin Group built the first shopping center in Albania, QTU and TEG – the largest one.
  • Balfin Group owns AlbChrome - the largest company in Albania in mineral industry and the second largest in Europe.
  • Part of the Group is the company Mane TCI, the largest in the construction industry in Albania.
  • The group has diversified its portofolio with the AgroCon Albania - the Largest investment in Albania in agriculture.
  • Balfin Group owns Green Coast Resort – the first of its kind in Albania.
  • SPAR, the largest international brand of food products, became part of Balfin Group in 2016.
  • Balfin Group owns NewCo Ferronikeli, the largest producer and exporter of Nickel in Kosovo.
  • Tirana Bank is the latest acquisition of Balfin Group, diversifying even further the investments portfolio.