The cement factory Moravacem is located in central Serbia, in the village of Popovac, near Paracin, 160 km south of Belgrade. The annual capacities of the cement factory are 1,350,000 tons of cement and adhesives. With three concrete factories near Belgrade, in Krnjaca, Dobanovci and Zemun, Moravacem is also present in the market of finished concrete.Moravacem
is a member of CRH, a leading international group in the field of construction materials, which employs 76,600 people in over 3,100 operating locations in 29 countries worldwide. With a market capitalization of EUR 27.6 billion, CRH is the largest company in the building materials industry in North America and the second biggest in the world.
We talked about the current projects, internal investments and plans with Milos Milojevic, the plant manager at Moravacem, who will take the position of the company’s commercial and executive director on May 1, 2022.The whole world is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, which broke out in March 2020 and is ongoing. Many industries are facing a big crisis. Has the epidemic influenced the cement industry in Serbia in the past year and a half?
– The first two months following the outbreak of Covid were truly dramatic for the cement industry as well. The lockdown and all the other circumstances we found ourselves in did not allow for a high volume of construction works. Luckily, the construction industry adapted quickly to the new conditions and, with the help of big capital projects that are realized in our country, as well as the boosted apartment building, continued the growth which it had been experiencing for several preceding years.
With its production of cement, Moravacem is located in central Serbia, which gives us a good territorial position to take part in large infrastructure projects in the entire country. Furthermore, our company also produces concrete in three locations in Belgrade, in the market where the intensity of the construction is extremely high.
The favorable geographic coverage, diversity and quality of the production program, as well as the flexibility of our organization, have enabled us to take active part in large capital project and realize a growth even during the pandemic. While the majority of the world stagnated, we kept working in order to secure the best quality of products and services, realizing excellent results, for which we owe great gratitude to our employees and our purchasers.