Vesna Jovanović, Director, EurologSystem

Connecting Italy and Serbia by Rail

EurologSystem, which is set to commemorate two decades of successful operations in 2025, transports an average of 500,000 tons of goods annually, primarily agricultural raw materials and food products

In order to further stabilise our market positions and increase our competitiveness, we established Elsway Ltd. Ljubljana, a company in Slovenia that specialises in rail freight transport, announces EurologSystem Director Vesna Jovanović in this interview.

Who are your clients and which markets are in your focus?

— Our business revolves primarily around logistic support and creating conditions that enable the successful placement of our agricultural raw materials and products on the Italian market and markets in our immediate vicinity. Since the company’s establishment, our focus has been on rail transport of grains from Serbia to Italy. In addition to organising international rail transport, we have also provided wagon capacities for the past eight years and, through a strong partnership with rail operators, offer an efficient and economical service along the transport route.

In order to further stabilise our market positions and increase our competitiveness, we founded Elsway Ltd. Ljubljana in Slovenia, which focuses on rail freight transport. It is directed towards the Central European market, Italy, and the Port of Koper.

Our clients are large Italian companies that, over 20 years of collaboration, have become known as examples of successful family businesses with traditions spanning several generations. These businesses also keep pace with contemporary trends and achieve rapid progress on European and global markets.

You entered the logistics field from the IT sector. Has this enabled you to offer modern business solutions and applications for transport companies and carriers?

— I switched from jobs related to high technologies and computer communications to those organising goods transport. I utilised my experience in designing and programming business solutions and, with the support of colleagues from both sectors, implemented a business application that fully monitors business processes in goods transport.

Our MyELS and iELS business apps are evolving and being supplemented with new modules, just as our company is undergoing change

Other companies involved in organising rail transport have also adopted this application. Our business apps, MyELS and iELS, are evolving and are supplemented with new modules, just as our company is also undergoing change.

You are the second generation in the company, the “keeper of the flame” for the third generation that will continue to develop the family business?

— Tragic life circumstances compelled me to take over the management of the family enterprise, and a lack of conventional education in transport, traffic and economics was compensated through practical experience. My father, Danilo Mrvošević, founder of EurologSystem and a “veteran railwayman”, was a great pillar of support and role model. As I advocate that everyone should do the job they are educated for, I consider myself the “keeper of the flame” for the next generation that is being educated and prepared to lead the company.

My family is involved in both companies. My husband handles fleet management, my son has been working at the company for three years and, after going through operational roles, is preparing to take on a managerial function, and my daughter is pursuing a master’s degree in international economics. They have been involved in the company’s operations in various ways and have attended important business decision- making sessions since childhood. They are now participating in the creating of new business opportunities and shaping an environment that will be tailored to them.

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