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Leaders: Construction Sector

2017


INTERVIEW

Serbia Is A Country In Full Swing When I took over the ministry of construction, transport and infrastructure in 2014, I had one priority goal: to make Serbia a country where people work and build, where the construction industry gets back to its feet and restores its former glory that made our country well known all over the world

ZORANA MIHAJLOVIĆ PHD Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure

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Over the few years that I have been in charge of the Ministry, we have achieved successful results and increased the construction industry's share in gross domestic product (GDP) from 4.4 to 5.1 per cent, while our goal is to reach at least 7 per cent. Our success would not have been possible if we hadn't been able to launch the process of electronic issuing of construction permits: they were once issued within an average of eight months of the date of application, while today they are issued in a week. Thanks to electronic building permits, Serbia was among the top 10 countries for the best reforms in the world on the World Bank’s Doing Business list. The growth potential of the construction industry may have existed before, but

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it lacked a decisive government ready to make this vision a reality. The government that I am part of has done a lot in the field of construction, having improved the business environment for investors and also developed the real estate market. In the past three years we have enacted key reform laws. The Law on the Conversion of Usage Rights to Ownership Rights over construction land upon the payment of a fee was adopted, so today for the first time we have a database with all illegally constructed buildings in Serbia, and we have initiated a legislative procedure that has been awaited for over 30 years. We have allowed citizens to quickly and conveniently legalise illegal buildings and become legal

The government that I am part of has done a lot in the field of construction, having improved the business environment for investors and also developed the real estate market owners of their homes.The ground-breaking Law on Planning and Construction was enacted, but more importantly this law, which provides for the introduction of electronic building permits, has been successfully implemented in practise.

A BUILDING PERMIT FOR EVERYONE IN A MATTER OF DAYS The Law on Planning and Construction, which seemed mission impossible to many, has begun working in practise, which is also proven by data from the Serbian Statistical Office. According to this, in 2016, when the building permit was first made available electronically, the number of permits issued rose by 21.4 per cent compared to 2015, while the whole of last year was marked by a record-breaking number of permits issued month by month. For example, in November alone, 1,394 construction permits were issued, which is as much as 46 per cent more than in November 2015, or 37 per cent more than in the same month during 2008, which was previously recorded as the best November since statistics began being collected. In December, a total of 1,299 permits were issued, equating to 19.4 per cent more than in December 2015. We take encouragement from the fact that the construction industry has gained momentum all over the country, not only in Belgrade. The most dynamic construction activity was recorded in the Mačva Region, which saw an increase of 13.8 per cent in the envisaged value of new construction. Close behind is the Braničevo District, with 12.8 per cent, and Belgrade with almost 10 per cent.


This positive trend has also boosted the value of building construction works, thus the estimated value of works in 2016 rose by 26.6 per cent compared to 2015, which further suggests that our efforts have yielded good results. DOING BUSINESS LIST BOOM The success achieved through these reforms did not go unnoticed internationally, with the electronic building permit being cited as the main reason for Serbia’s sharp improvement on the World Bank’s Doing Business list by 44 places in the last two years alone. On the criteria for the issue of building permits, Serbia stood almost at the bottom of the List in 2014, ranked 186th of 190 countries, while it leapt to 36th place in the most recent edition of the List, thanks to the introduction of electronic building permits. Previously, investors used to wait on average 259 days for a permit, while now the permit may be obtained in just a few days. In some cases investors were unable to start building as they were waiting for permits for years - something that's almost unthinkable now. So we can rightly say this is a decade’s worth of reform for which I was awarded for the second time as the Reformer of the Year by the National Alliance for Local Economic Development - "Reformer of the Year 2016". The success achieved with building permits has motivated us to vigorously launch cadastre reform. I expect the adoption of the Law on Cadastre, which will abolish the

administrative procedure in the cadastre so that the property registration procedure will only last a few days. Our plan is to establish an e-cadastre with real-time updates.

The Law on Planning and Construction, which seemed a mission impossible to many, has begun working in practice, which is also proven by data from the Republic Statistical Office With the aim of further improving Serbia's position on the prestigious Doing Business list, we have adopted an Action Plan that would help us jump in two years from our current 47th position into the world's top 20 countries for conditions for doing business. These are concrete

goals that we aim to achieve, not just empty promises. Achieving this and other objectives related to infrastructure projects will help us make Serbia a desirable investment destination. All major investors will be invited to Serbia, as we intend to further develop the economy and increase the standard of living. PROJECTS WORTH €9 BILLION There is plenty of work on infrastructure projects across Serbia. In the framework of the ZB6 Group from the Vienna Initiative, priority projects have been defined through SEETO that may see the involvement of prospective investors and construction companies, with a total of 24 projects in Serbia. The total value of infrastructure projects implemented by Serbia currently amounts to around €4 billion, while new projects are worth €4.87 billion, making a total of around €9 billion. Upon completion, all the aforementioned projects will strengthen Serbia’s position as a transit hub for the region and as a country of first choice for investors who want to invest in this part of Europe. Although we are about to complete works on Corridor 10, we also want to finish Corridor 11 as soon as possible. Besides this, works will be intensified on the so-called "Morava Corridor", connecting Čačak, Trstenik, Kruševac and Ćićevac. This is a motorway that will connect the two strategic corridors from Pojate to Preljina.

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In Vojvodina, we are about to begin work on construction of the Fruška Gora Corridor, from Novi Sad to Ruma, where in parallel with the project design talks will commence on the model and the means of financing works. As Corridor 11 is the fastest road link for Serbia to Montenegro and the Adriatic Sea, we will seek implementing partners for the sections from Požega via Pešter to Boljare. For the most important regional project, the Niš-Merdare-Priština highway, which is to be built jointly with the EU, project documentation will be completed by mid-year and we expect to start discussing financing modalities, through which we will strive to provide for the highest possible participation of local companies. Together with Bosnia-Herzegovina, towards the end of this year we expect to complete the Ljubovija-Bratunac Bridge, with a joint border crossing. A decision has also been made on the construction of the Belgrade-Sarajevo highway, which will continue from Požega via Užice towards Bosnia-Herzegovina, with the route to be agreed upon by both entities. Following the implementation of these projects, Serbia is expected to achieve high economic growth rates in the next few years. At the same time, our construction companies and their staff can count on secure jobs in the long term and gain references that will allow them to compete for projects abroad. DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES COMPETING FOR CONTRACTS WORTH €977.7 MILLION This government has demonstrated its commitment to local businesses and their staff, who are only required to perform well and meet deadlines. In the next two years, local companies will be able to apply for projects worth €977.7 million, including new road and rail projects, and a rehabilitation project that entails mainly engaging domestic firms. The Ministry is committed to preserving construction companies and providing work for them, but we also

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take due care of the people they employ. With this in mind, we have set a requirement whereby companies applying for projects must be listed on the "white" list of construction companies, meaning they regularly pay all taxes, register their workers and pay their wages. We launched the initiative to create "white" and "black" lists in 2014, precisely in order to see which companies pay their charges and their employees, where severe injuries at work often occur, and which registered companies have no staff at all. The Ministry of Construction, Transport

Although we are about to complete works on Corridor 10, we also want to finish Corridor 11 as soon as possible and Infrastructure will support all responsible companies. On several occasions I have suggested to local companies to join forces and be well organised, as it would help them win million dollar deals and become main contractors. CITIZENS WILL OWN OF THEIR HOUSES AND ENTREPRENEURS THEIR PREMISES The Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure has decided to tackle problems that have not been addressed by some of our predecessors, and one of these is precisely illegal construction, an issue that has been neglected

for a number of years. The list of illegal buildings is about to be completed, and their legalisation will follow soon afterwards. Thus citizens will be able to become owners of their homes in a rapid and affordable way, while entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to legalise their business premises. According to recent estimates, Serbia now has a total of 2.2 million illegal buildings. The scale of our engagement on this matter is best illustrated by the fact that in November last year all municipalities in Serbia registered a total of 346,000 buildings, while in the last three months alone around a million buildings were listed in the register. Thanks to the census, Serbia will obtain its first database of all illegal buildings. Following the decision to employ - for activities related to legalisation - as many as 1,056 people from the Employment Office aged between 30 and 35, most of whom were being employed for the first time in their lives, a total of 1,353,463 buildings were registered by 14th March 2017. This clearly demonstrates that we can succeed in achieving our goals, and that recruiting young people, along with performing regular inspections by the expert teams of the Ministry that visited all locations across Serbia, has shown good results. Completing the legalisation procedure is important for all citizens who will be able to leave legally registered flats and houses to their children, but it is also important for local governments that will collect a minimum of €100 million from the legalisation fees. The local governments will not spend that money on salaries, but rather the funds will be returned to citizens through the construction and renovation of local roads, sewage systems, water supplies, schools and nursery schools. Following the census, our next goal is to make local government embark effectively on issuing formal decisions on legalisation. To date, 44,006 decisions have been issued, with a total of 1.2 billion dinars collected in taxes. ▪


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CORPORATE DANKA SELIĆ, CEO, BELGRADE FAIR

Bringing The Construction Industry Together Experts praise Belgrade Fair’s Building Trade Fair as one of the most prestigious events in the construction industry in South-East Europe, primarily because of its innovativeness

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ven back in the day when it was part of the Technical Fair, which was half a century ago, the Building Trade Fair used to attract a great deal of attention from experts, companies, visitors. It has since become an autonomous event of international character, with an ever increasing number of exhibitors, expert meetings and exhibitions, and a ‘view into the world’ for many building companies, primarily smaller ones, doing business on the domestic and regional markets. This year the Fair continues to present numerous innovations in the construction industry, from materials to innovative technical and building solutions to the latest IT trends in the industry. • The Building Trade Fair is one of the most visited exhibitions. How many exhibitors do you expect this year and where do they come from? - The Building Trade Fair is indeed one of our most visited events both by exhibitors and by visitors. For the almost four

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and a half decades that it has existed as an independent event, the Building Trade Fair has always been by any measurable parameter – attendance, showcased innovative technologies and materials, demonstrated business potential of the sector – a reliable indicator of what and how much we as organisers should communicate to the actors in the construction industry and what we should take from their experience and bring to the fair. These are the main reasons why the number of exhibitors might

There will also be country-specific exhibitions at this year’s exhibition. Turkey, China, India, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic and other countries will have their own pavilions be an overrated criterion compared to their variety, the innovativeness and attractiveness of what they produce, or even aggressiveness in dictating trends, rules of conduct, etc. Yet some 550 expected and announced exhibitors, of which at least 150 from abroad from 25 countries, and some 35 thousand expected visitors,

among them a great number of those with business cards, are in themselves a sufficient guarantee and a broad basis for getting the quality we all hope for. •The construction industry establishes its professionalism at this exhibition. Can we expect innovations in materials and construction itself, primarily in IT technologies? - The affirmation of building and con-


struction is logically one of the immanent characteristics of this event, perhaps even its essence. Such a context simply means and in every way includes innovation, be it new building materials or new technologies, or innovation in existing materials and technologies, made available to the wider public through expert, professional enterprise, and commercialised through the fair. This also counts for IT technologies and for any kind of innovative application software, customary in the construction industry for a long time and not considered exclusive any more unless it literally is that. How important this context is to us is reflected in the extensive organisational, expert, advisory and other assistance that we get from the Serbian Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure. At the end of the day, this year’s Organisational Committee of the Building Trade Fair will be chaired by Prof. Zorana Mihajlović, PhD, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Construction, Transport and Infrastructure. • How is this year’s exhibition going to be grouped, as it brings together building engineers, architects, design engineers, contractors and the manufacturers of heavy equipment and materials? - This year’s exhibitions will be grouped traditionally, so to speak, as recommended by exhibitors and professionals. This means that the exhibitions with innovative content and design, such as this year’s conceptually innovative emphasis on construction equipment and machinery including a classic crane as its symbol, will find its place in the segments familiar to the visitors: research and design engineering, construction and maintenance, building construction, civil engineering, state-of-the-art building systems, the latest materials, construction machinery, devices and tools, furnishings and interior design, information technologies... All this will be exhibited in six halls of the Belgrade

Fair and in the open air, on some 19,000 square meters in total. A separate segment will be the 9th International Stone Fair, STONE EXPO SERBIA, the largest event of its kind for natural stone and the associated industry.

first-hand where we stand and what we are in terms of global standards. • The Building Trade Fair grows from year to year despite the difficulties in the industry. Is this because of its reputation and the efforts of the Belgrade Fair to make it a top-class exhibition? - The management of the Belgrade Fair are aware of the company’s business dimensions, including the outstanding historic value of the brand. We are aware that the Fair has been established as a representative trade fair company with the most recognised and best known events in the region, and that some events and the company itself in a special way exchange their brand-related destinies, powers and flaws. As the value of the Fair is not measured only by economic and commercial parameters but also, and quite significantly, by the emotional and cultural ones, this logically transfers to its events, including the great Building Trade Fair. • Are there any plans for specialised programmes by smaller manufacturers or engineering and architectural practices to show their work? - Specialised programmes are devised

They have announced the participation of over 20 countries in the region and worldwide, architects, designers, representatives of the construction industry, urban planning, institutional and private investors from Serbia and the region. • Will there be country-specific exhibitions as before and how important are they for the industry? - There will also be country-specific exhibitions at this year’s exhibition. Turkey, China, India, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic and other countries will have their own pavilions. The Austrian and Indian chambers of commerce will take part in the fair for the first time. For all of them this is an opportunity to research the market, broaden cooperation and launch new projects, and for us a way to find out

This year, some 600 exhibitors will be featured on 19,000 square meters, almost the entire fair ground, among them the manufacturers of materials, heavy equipment, innovative construction, engineering practices and new IT solutions in the construction industry by professionals, guild groups, educational institutions, small companies and ateliers and are as a rule the backbone of the fair’s auxiliary programmes. We as organisers and motivators are making great efforts to provide the so-called favourable environment and infrastructure so that these programmes can be realised to a high standard. And it seems we do it successfully. ▪ LEADERS OF CONSTRUCTION SECTOR 2017

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CORPORATE ĐOKA JANJUŠEVIĆ, DIRECTOR, TIKKURILA

Ahead

Of Its Time Tikkurila brings to Serbia products of proven and certified quality that meet the highest European standards

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ounded in 1862 as a small linseed oil production facility, Tikkurila has grown to become one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of decorative and protective paints and coatings. • This year marks the 155th anniversary of the work of the TIKKURILA group. Over the course of more than a century and a half, the profile of the company has changed dramatically. What are the bearers of the TIKKURILA group’s success today? - Tikkurila has always kept pace with the time often being ahead of it. By following international trends and standards, with constant innovations by introducing new ones, the company has changed and evolved on that route, but one thing has remained the same – absolute commitment to our mission of providing high-quality products and by so raising the quality of life of our consumers. • The high business standards of Nordic countries are well-known. TIKKURILA boasts a large number of certificates that guarantee the high standards and quality of products. How important is certification for your customers across Europe? - Tikkurila brings to Serbia products of proven and certified quality, that meet the highest European standards. New tasks have been assigned to coatings by growing market demand, no longer

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only to protect the surface but also to colour our life and even more to have certain functional characteristics like anti-bacterial, anti-allergy properties etc. Constantly increasing concern for the environment through the use of sustainable materials represents a great amount of social responsibility that we successfully cope with. Certificates of quality, and Tikkurila has more than 300 marked with the ECO label, should be an important factor in a purchase decision making. • How do Scandinavian efficiency and Serbian business habits function?

Much of the Scandinavian business style has already been built into the principles of doing business on our market, but we still have much to learn from our western/northern colleagues - With the arrival of multinational companies on Serbian market our business habits have been significantly reshaped. “Fact based” rationalisation of operations has assumed dominance over intuitive models of decisionmaking process. Simplicity of communication with direct messages is a characteristic of the Scandinavian business style, which got its footprint

in our business practises as well. Being known as emotional nation, it is not so easy to fit our “southern temperament” into calculated, corporate, “western style” frameworks. Much of that has already been built into the business principles on our market, but we still have much to learn from our western/ northern colleagues. • Corporate responsibility is woven into the company’s operating system. Through which projects is CSR most often manifested? - Tikkurila, as a socially responsible company, tries to help vulnerable people and institutions through aids but also young people by providing practical training and education. We have completely renovated neurosurgery department of Klinicki centar Srbije, donated paint and coatings needed to restore the Home for disabled children in Veternik, and donated food to the Shelter for adults and the elderly in Belgrade, all of which represent only part of the assistance that we will continue to provide. Colours make our lives more beautiful and are inextricably linked to other forms of artistic expression, such as movement, sound or the written word. As such, we also support the arts through sponsorship of the Belgrade Dance Festival, and sport and healthy living through sponsorship of race with colours - Colour RUNNING.▪


New slogan for OBO Bettermann

Recently we began to present our latest and existing solution for electrical installation under the “Building Connection“ slogan. But it’s more than a marketing tag-line: “Building Connection“ will stay with us and our customer for now on. We were looking for a motto that describes who we are, what we do and what you can expect from us. “Building Connection“ describes our work perfectly - in just two words. Building Connection

The OBO Solution City: this is where you can see just how apt our new slogan is. We offer comprehensive solutions which enable our customers to create new things and construct connections.

OBO products: Effectively linked – up and down multiplestoreys and across large areas. OBO products enable modern, effectiveelectrical installation, facilitating elegantconnections. Our product systems arebeing evolved constantly and we are always adapting our solutions to the latest requirements of modern electrical fitting. Whether you are a planner, tradesman or architect – you can use OBO solutions to connect buildings and systems perfectly according to your specific requirements. OBO experience: Collaboration between generations. OBO’s knowledge and a company tradition – more than a century old today – connect 3,700 employees and over 40 subsidiaries. This gives us a rich source of experience which ultimately benefits our customers. Here, the latest technology goes hand in hand with tried-and-tested, practical experience in the trades, and younger employees are in constant conversation with our more experienced colleagues. Collaboration between generations of employees is one our most important principles and is reflected in our new slogan, “Building Connections”. OBO partners: Networked worldwide. Its home and roots are in the Sauerland region of Germany, but OBO is now an international company with subsidiaries and partners

all over the world. Using today’s digital possibilities, OBO’s experts exchange experience throughout the world and work together constantly on new technologies. Working with our partners and associations, we always strive to find the best solutions for our customers. OBO service: Connect with us! Trustful links to our customers are our most important asset. That’s because we always try to tailor what we offer to your requirements and wishes, and to ensure that every customer is given the solution that best suits them. That’s why we’re always there to serve you whenever you need help. If you have any questions about our products, if you need help installing anything or assistance with planning complex projects, then our staff will be there to assist you with help and advice in every phase of your project.

OBO BETTERMANN doo Stara Pazova 22300 Stara Pazova, Evropska br.2 Tel: +381 (0) 22 21 50 346 e-mail: info@obo.rs www.obo.rs

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Photo: Marija Zindović - Ton magazine

CORPORATE DRAGAN GAVRILOVIĆ, GENERAL MANAGER, SIKA SRBIJA DOO

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ver and above being a world leader in bridge repairs implies that Sika is present in most of the bridge construction and repair projects in Serbia.

• With your presence - and you’ve been here for 15 years – you have significantly improved standards and procedures in the construction sector. In your opinion, what have been the most important stages in Sika’s operations in Serbia? - From establishing its headquarters in Serbia in 2002, Sika started winning the market share through smaller projects and cooperation with specialised contractors, mainly in industrial flooring, waterproofing synthetic membranes of flat roofs, waterproofing of foundations and hydro-technics facilities, as well as in repair and protection of reinforced concrete structures. Now we cooperate with the most significant manufacturers and installers of concrete and we have a strong distribution network that plays a significant role in our overall business. Today it is nearly impossible to implement any refurbishment or construction project in housing, commercial, industrial or infrastructure construction projects without application of Sika’s wide range of system solutions. The management of Sika Corporate recognised the high quality work and success in Serbia, which resulted in approval of the investment to build a

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Solutions “From Roof To Floor”

After 15 years of Sika being present on the Serbian market, it is almost impossible to carry out a project in housing construction, industry or infrastructure without the use of Sika’s products and system solutions production and business complex in Simanovci, relocate the factory for concrete admixtures and to build a brand new, modern factory for the production of powder products (mortars). The launch of Sika’s own production in Serbia also marked the beginning of export to the countries of the region. From its establishment to the present time, Sika Srbija has been constantly growing in terms of turnover and human resources. Maintaining the growth trend continues to be our main goal. • As a Swiss company with tradition and the latest standards, you offer clients so-called business solutions

From its establishment to the present time, Sika Srbija has been constantly growing in terms of turnover and human resources. Maintaining the growth trend continues to be our main goal “From roof to floor”. What does this slogan imply and what benefits do clients receive? - The slogan “From roof to floor” means that we offer system solutions for all positions in all phases of projects in housing construction and civil engineering. The customer receives high-quality system solutions from a proven and reliable supplier.

• Sika is a world leader in the field of bridge reparation, which is at the top of construction activities. Which bridges have you worked on, which ones are you working on today and what are your plans for the immediate future in Serbia and the region? - We are very proud of the success achieved and projects implemented in the field of repairing bridges or constructing new ones, such as the repair of Gazela Bridge in Belgrade, repair of the old bridge and the construction of a new one at Beška (at that time the longest bridge over the Danube in Europe), the old railway bridge in Belgrade, as well as the repairs of dozens of bridges in Central Serbia and on the main road Cetinje-Budva in Montenegro. We have been involved in the biggest bridge construction projects, such as the new Ada Bridge, Pupin’s Bridge, bridges on corridors X and XI, and many others. Our plan is to continue developing in areas that include repairs and construction of bridges, both in Serbia and the region. • Are you satisfied with conditions for doing business in Serbia, particularly when it comes to the development of the construction sector? - There is no reason for dissatisfaction, given that the current trend is promising in terms of new projects related to the refurbishment and construction of new facilities. ▪


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CORPORATE UNIS-USHA STEEL WIRE ROPE FACTORY, VIŠEGRAD

Quality To The Fore

Alongside their ropes, management and employees are proud of their laboratory for mechanical and chemical testing. Anyone in Serbia and the region who needs steel wire ropes and products made from them (slings), has for 35 years first sought the assistance of company UNIS-USHA A.D., based in Višegrad

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The steel wire ropes and slings for which this company is known have been produced at this factory for 35 years, or more precisely since 1982, when it was constructed using the combined assets of UNIS and Indian company USHA MARTIN INDUSTRIES LTD, headquartered in Calcutta. The factory has a production capacity of 6,300 tonnes of steel wire ropes of all commercial structures in dimensions ranging from 1.25 to 46 mm of ungalvanised and galvanised steel wire ropes. Alongside the production of rope, here they are also proud of the other services and products that they offer the market.

This primarily relates to the accredited Laboratory for Mechanical and Chemical Testing, which is equipped with the latest equipment and is certified with certificates from London-based certification body Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance. The laboratory boasts aTarno Grocki testing machine for breaking wire (rope) up to Ø5,0 mm, an Usha Ranchi – India horizontal hydraulic machine for testing the real force required to break rope and testing slings up to Ø20.0 mm, an a SAM.DENISION & SON

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- England horizontal hydraulic machine for testing the real force required to break rope and testing slings up to Ø50,0 mm. - As proof of the high quality of our products we received the Certificate for product in 1999 from the certification body Lloyd's Register and the Certificate of system management quality, which was issued in 1988 by the certification body Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), based in London. We are also working on the thermal treatment of wood (pallets), because we have our own wood drying chamber - says Aleksandar Mandić, Managing Director of UNIS-USHA, speaking to CorD. - The quality of our products is the most important factor us and we are known for that throughout the region. Our ambition is to become bigger exporters and for all our customers to recognise us on the basis of quality. At UNIS-USHA they emphasise that their mission is to provide high-quality products and respect delivery deadlines,

UNIS-USHA is a leading manufacturer of steel wire ropes, while its ambition is to become the leading exporter in Southeast Europe and to restore its position on the old markets of Western Europe

utilising modern technologies and knowhow. When it comes to vision, they note maintaining and improving their position on existing markets and expansion to other markets, as well as the continuous improvement of activities in accordance with the desires of customers. And concerns over quality are the reason that UNIS-USHA possesses numerous certificates conforming quality, the most important among them being the Certificate of quality management system that adheres to the requirements of standards BS ISO 9001: 2008, BAS ISO 9001: 2009 (pdf, 589 kb) Certificate for product (pdf, 253 kb) Certificate for environmental management system (pdf, 384 kb). From the Institute for Accreditation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BATA), the factory possesses certificates including Accreditation to perform mechanical testing of metallic materials according to the requirements of the standard BAS EN ISO/IEC 17025: 2006 (pdf, 698 kb). From the SGS Group – the worldwide organisation for inspection, testing, monitoring and certification – they received the Certificate for product according to the requirements of the standard ISO 10245: 2003 (E) (pdf, 2095 kb). From TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH the factory possesses the Certificate of the results of the review of the Technical File (TF) (steel cable with a diameter of up to 46mm, slings from steel wire rope with a diameter of up to 46 mm) (pdf 356 kb). ▪


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Enjoy the luxury of your own private SPA centre The Marconio Wellness Club currently has only two suites in its offer in Serbia, but they can justifiably be referred to as two of the most exclusive apartments in the country. Located in a quiet urban neighbourhood in Zemun, they are just 9km from the city centre and a 10-minute drive from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. Marconio Wellness Club suites offer an entirely new concept of accommodation units, with the basic determinants being luxury, privacy and wellness. Having handled the construction of public and private wellness centres for the last 10 years, we have faced demanding clients with primary needs in hygiene and privacy. Public wellness centres have major problems with water hygiene, but also with the maintenance of other facilities, such as saunas, steam baths etc., where people perspire a lot. Our basic idea when devising the concept of the Marconio Wellness Club was to create a place

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where demanding clients have access to all the amenities of a professional wellness spa centre in the privacy of apartments they occupy. Today the Marconio Wellness Club represents a genuine oasis of hedonism, a place where all worries cease and where an unforgettable journey through the world of luxury wellness begins. The construction and equipping of Marconio Wellness Club included the use of only the highest quality materials and equipment, which ensures that you will feel regal and privileged during every moment of your stay there. Both apartments are equipped with the luxurious offering of a mini bar, coffee and ice machines, air freshener systems, underfloor heating, a music system and Wi-Fi in all rooms, as well as free parking right in front of the building. Marconio Wellness Club has a professional ventilation system, as well as the kind of air conditioning and dehumidification found in the

world’s public spa centres. You will never see wet or damp walls, windows or glass surfaces here, as the humidity level in the rooms is regulated automatically. Finally, it is important to note that all massage pools, swimming pools and other wellness facilities in both apartments are manufactured by our company, Michel doo, and have been sold under the Marconio Whirpool SPA brand for 20 years. If you’re interested in creating your own private oasis of wellness within your home, feel free to contact the professionals from the Marconio Whirlpool SPA team.

For more information and to make reservations, call: +381 65 316 60 01 MWC Belgrade


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• Subsurface Surveying of underground objects and infrastructure

• Geodetical Surveying

Požarevačka 5, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia Phone & Fax: +381 11 2440 094 +381 11 2445 504 www.geourbgroup.com

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