There are lots of very successful companies in Serbia operating outside the public's focus, despite employing several hundreds of workers, exporting to big markets and standing shoulder to shoulder with global giants when it comes to product quality. One of them is Kraljevo-based Radijator-Inzenjering
, a market leader in installing and maintaining central heating, as well as in producing solid-fuel, biomass and oil powered boilers. The company exports 80% of what it produces, mostly to the EU countries and Russia.
The head of the company, which employs slightly over 400 workers, is Radojko Janic, who was pronounced Entrepreneur of the Year
2016 at the auditing company EY's contest.
In his interview for eKapija, Radojko Janic says that the secret of his success lies, among other things, in constant creation of ideas, innovation and setting new goals. He says that the company has big plans each year and that they intend to penetrate new markets as well in the coming period.
– Aside from exports to the countries of the European Union and Russia, our intention is to penetrate the markets of the Far East, America and Chile in the next five years.
Radijator-Inzenjering is the legal successor of the Radijator trade shop, founded in 1991, whose core activity was installing and maintaining central heating. In its 25 years, the trade shop has transformed into a modern factory with 400 employees and we wanted to know what it was like when he was starting out and what his formula for success and perseverance is.