Put Inženjering emerged from its beginnings as a small company specialising in the transport of goods, while its core business was the construction of roads. Within the company today are several sectors: production of crushed stone and ready mix concrete, ground works, hydro construction and precast concrete construction
We are proud of the launching a new line for the production of double walls and Omnia ceilings for residential and commercial buildings. Production on this line is planned to start in the first half of this year at our Nova Pazova plant – announces Put Inženjering Branch Director Denis Milenović, speaking in this interview for CorD Magazine.
When you celebrate 30 years of your company’s existence next year, what will you be particularly proud of, apart from your position as a market leader?
Alongside our state-of-the-art technology for the production of prefabricated concrete elements, the latest equipment, machinery, vehicles and tools, the number of completed projects and the years that we’ve been present on the market, we will be most proud of our team of people, who form the heart of Put inženjering as a company.
Put Inženjering emerged from its beginnings as a small company specialising in the transport of goods. The core activity was initially the construction of roads, hence the name of the company [Road Engineering]. The company’s development journey has been long and difficult, but always with a clear goal. There are several sectors in the company today: production of crushed stone and ready mix concrete, ground works, hydro construction and precast concrete construction. The construction sector, under the MOBECO brand, represents our greatest success, while our three production plants – in Niš, Nova Pazova and Krško (Slovenia) – make us the absolute leader in the region, with annual production of 300,000 – 400,000 sqm.
It is very important to monitor technological achievements and market demands in your area of business. Is that actually why you created your prefabrication sector?
The prefabrication sector was created more than 10 years ago, with the start of the new industrialisation of the country, when a need for that appeared on the Serbian market. Foreign investors most often required new, more modern production buildings that had to be built in a short period. The advantage of prefabricated constructions, apart from fast construction, is in the use of high-performance materials and incomparably better finishings, because all production processes take place in the factory, under strictly controlled conditions.
The advantage of prefabricated constructions, apart from fast construction, is in the use of high-performance materials and incomparably better finishings
Our company works according to EU standards, so our concrete elements are installed in many EU member states, such as Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Sweden etc.
What specifically is meant by ‘a high degree of automation’ on the new line of double walls and Omnia ceilings? Whose technology have you implemented and is this the future of construction?
The complete process of manufacturing walls and ceilings is carried out automatically, while the human role is more like that of a supervisor, as well as an executor of some operations that machines or robots cannot perform. Heavy physical labour, as well as the possibility of human error, has been reduced to a minimum. The daily production capacity is far greater than in manual production processes. Alongside production, the software independently creates a plan for production, transport and installation works, while production data itself is obtained from the BIM project. Various inserts, such as electrical equipment, windows, etc., are incorporated at the factory.
We’ve implemented German technology that represents the very peak of progress in this segment of the industry. Automated lines have been used around the world for 15-20 years and have improved massively since then. This technology was not previously applied in our country due to the high cost of implementation and the relatively low costs of labour, but we are currently facing the biggest problem in the form of an insufficiently qualified workforce, so this is a logical advance in the development of construction.