In which important projects is your company taking part?
– We are currently taking part in numerous very important project, among which I would like to highlight: Morava Corridor (Pojate-Preljina), Corridor 11 highway (Preljina-Pozega section), reconstruction and expansion of copper mine in Bor, Belgrade-Sarajevo highway section (Kuzmin-Sremska Raca), waste water treatment facilities in Vranje and Krusevac, Lidl
logistics-distribution center near Lapovo, construction of Svrackovo dam (Arilje), construction of Brzece-Kopaonik gondola, construction of biogass power plant in Plandiste, reconstruction of rail corridor 10, several shopping malls (Krusevac, Pozarevac, Smederevo)… and numerous residential-office facilities in Belgrade, Novi Pazar, Nis, Kragujevac, Paracin…
I would add that our operations in the past period have not only taken place in Serbia, but also in the neighboring Montenegro, so we are very proud that we have taken part in the construction of the magnificent Moracica bridge, near Podgorica.
As for the concrete segment, we are also active there and the most important projects we have taken part in are Belgrade Waterfront – Belgrade Tower, Milos Veliki highway section (Surcin-New Belgrade) and construction of Brose
factory in Pancevo.Tell us something about the investments you’ve had in the company, which are related to the upgrade of business operations and the production process.
– Moravacem is part of one of the biggest global companies for the production of building materials, CRH Group, and our investments in the improvement of various aspects of the production process are thereby systematic, structured and constant.
Investments in the improvement of the production process, to the end of reducing the environmental impact, are the most pronounced, but lately there have also been investments related to the digitalization of our internal processes. The most important investment, worth close to EUR 10 million, is the installation of the clinker cooler in our rotating furnace, which simultaneously rationalizes the production process, increases product quality and reduces negative environmental impact. This technological improvement enables a reduction of the spending of the thermal energy, an increased use of alternative fuels, which considerably reduces CO2 emissions.
To the end of improving the quality of products and services we provide and to meet the increasingly challenging market demands, we are developing a concrete lab, increasing the loading capacities of bulk cement, and our logistics department is increasing the rolling stock.
Following the trend of digitalization and the industrial revolution 4.0 and aiming to have our operations be up to date, we are testing the use of artificial intelligence and drones in the process of the production of cement, and we have upgraded other business processes by fully switching to electronic invoices, e-tenders, and we are now preparing an e-portal and e-transport, which will enable a more efficient process of ordering our products and services for our clients.
Through a permanent upgrading of the quality of our products and services, we are fully ready to meet all the challenges of the digitalization, which remains one of our priorities.