Continuance of cooperation and the second phase of building Minth facility of 45000m2

Minth Automotive Europe, a renowned investor from China, continues to expand its production capabilities in Loznica, thus leading to the second phase of building the production/storing/administration facility of 45000m2.
The first phase of the 67000m2 facility has been built at the same location according to “design and build”, “turn-key” system by Konstruktor company as a general contractor within 12 months deadline. 
Due to successful cooperation and common satisfaction of both the investor and contractor, the cooperation continues with the same quality and the works on the new facility have begun.
Deadline for building this facility is 30.04.2021. 
Being the general contractor, according to “turn-key”, “design and build” contract, Konstruktor works on performing all architectural-construction works, thermo-technical, hydro-technical and electrical installations, interior finishing works, as well as on all the facility ground floor arrangement works.

Visit of the official delegation to XINGYU construction site in Niš

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, with the delegation which included Her Excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic of China, Chen Bo, the Minister of Economy Goran Knežević, and other officials, visited a big construction site XINGYU in Niš. On the site they were welcomed by the management of the investor XINGYU, as well as the management with the engineering team of the general contractor, Konstruktor company. 

The Prime Minister pointed out that the growing number of Chinese companies sees Serbia as the best country for investments in Europe, so each investment of this kind will have an impact on the economic growth in the country. Also, she expressed her great satisfaction for the situation on the construction site during the state of emergency.

XINGYU construction site is 30% away from its completion, bearing in mind the state of emergency which lasted for about two months, and the building permit was obtained and the works began 3 months ago; the works are meeting the deadlines in accordance with the agreed dynamics, and thanks to great efforts of the contractor. 

The size of the facility is 47,000 m2 and it its being built according to the highest quality standards with the deadline of 12 months to finish the works.

 The executive director of Konstruktor Group - the general contractor of this project, Mr Ognjen Kisin, emphasized that the company made great efforts during the state of emergency, primarily in the field of work safety and health of its employees, and then in the protection of business of both the investor XINGYU and Konstruktor company. 

“It was not easy. It was a challenging period. We activated the plan of business continuity and established the functions of the crisis management from the first day. Nothing stopped. Groups were formed with strict rules of conduct on the building site, in the supply chain, in liquidity, and in the communication/coordination with the business partners, customers, suppliers... Finally everything was over with not a single health consequence, and without any delays in deadlines despite the strict measures we applied. It is my great satisfaction that this construction site is visited by the delegation and that everything looks as if we have not gone through a very hard period.

I must emphasize that I am very proud of the engineering team of Konstruktor - they showed the characteristics that they have been cherishing for years: team work, knowledge, and professionalism. We are going on at the same pace.”

The construction of the MINTH facility phase I – 67000m2 has been completed

The first phase of a 67000m2 industrial complex of the MINTH AUTOMOTIVE EUROPE company in Loznica has been completed.
The facility was completed after 12 months using the design-and-build, turnkey system by Konstruktor as the general contractor.
The complex includes production, administrative, technical and storage facilities built according to the highest quality standards.
The Konstruktor company expresses satisfaction with the great cooperation with the renowned investor from China, which has its production in more than 30 locations in China, Thailand and Mexico, and supplies parts to leading car manufacturers with an 80-plus percent combined share in the global market.

The commencement of works for the Imlek AD company

Konstruktor has been engaged to perform construction works on the IMLEK production complex in Padinska Skela, for the purpose of constructing the space for a sour-milk product positive-temperature refrigerators with a temperature regime between +4 to +8 degrees.
During the construction, the project-technological requirement is that the production process in the existing facilities should not be interrupted at any time.
The IMLEK company is implementing a project with the purpose of improving modern technology within its factory in Padinska Skela, while the Konstruktor company expresses its satisfaction with the commencement of successful cooperation with the investor IMLEK joint-stock company.

The construction of the facility for the Termovent company in Kladovo has been completed

The construction of another production hall for the Termovent company from Belgrade, within their existing production plant in Kladovo, has been completed within a seven-month deadline.
As the general contractor of works on this facility, Konstruktor has performed all architectural-construction works, thermo-technical, hydro-technical and electrical installations, interior finishing works, as well as the facility ground floor arrangement works.
The primary goal of the investors was to carry out the works without stopping the production in the existing halls, while the Konstruktor company expresses satisfaction with the facility construction so that the goal of a successful domestic company such as Termovent would be achieved.

Ognjen Kisin, CEO of the Konstruktor Group: “As a team, we have justified the success of our business following the state of emergency we have been through”.

The CEO of the Konstruktor Group expressed gratitude to the employees following the state of emergency that the company’s employees went through, as well as the measures they continue to implement as long as it is necessary.

“It has been more than two months since the state of emergency was introduced and the highly challenging situation in which we found ourselves. Having established from the very beginning a crisis management and all the functions the employees implemented in the new situation, we managed to keep all the segments of the company’s business under control. We have shown a winning mentality and the ability to adapt, organize and perform our duties very quickly, even in situations where it seems impossible to do so.
With our discipline and knowledge, we have overcome, without any health consequences, the hard part that is now behind us, and we have protected our business and the business of all our clients, subcontractors and other associates.
We will continue to adhere to the prescribed measures as long as it is necessary, in order to protect both ourselves and others.
I wish to thank you for the effort you put into your work and the support you give to one other, but also to your families for the tremendous understanding they have in these difficult working conditions.
In addition to the work performed both at our office building and from home, I would especially like to emphasize the work of our team members on the field, at construction sites in Niš, Loznica, Kladovo, Belgrade, as well as the work in our production department. The team members performed their work tirelessly, in a disciplined manner and without fear.
As a company, we have justified the importance of our role in the market, and you have once again displayed the qualities this team is well-known for: professionalism, knowledge, and collegiality“.

Konstruktor Group’s Crisis Management; a Thank-You Note to Health Workers!

During the past days and weeks many changes have been introduced.
The activities of our employees, our subcontractors and associates are directed in the right way – towards caring about all employees.
In these challenging times we also have the responsibility to protect both our and your business.
We wish to express our gratitude to the Konstruktor team as well as to all the associates who are acting responsibly and supporting one other during the crisis management: from those who sewing masks on their own initiative, through those in charge of the supply chain and the liquidity, to those responsible for the very execution of the construction works.
Their professional safety will not be endangered! 

A special thanks to all the health workers! We appreciate the sacrifice you are making during this time of struggle, and so, the entire Konstruktor Group team wishes to extend its support to you. The donation we have made to the National Health Insurance Fund is merely a small contribution to your great commitment during these difficult times.
Stay strong, and we will follow your example!

Konstruktor starts construction works for “Xingyu Automotive Lighting Systems“ for their facility- manufacturing and business complex in Nis, of 45,000 square meters

Construction work in the industrial zone of Nis have begun for building the manufacturing and business complex of the Chinese company Xingyu Automotive Lighting Systems, the leading enterprise engaged in the design and manufacture of automotive lamps.

The complex will occupy the area of 45,000 square meters and will include: the manufacturing and business structure with eaves, the restaurant building with a canteen and business apartments, the warehouse for flammable materials, the waste storage building, smoking areas, the porter’s lodge, the switching substation, the advertising bord and the retention facilities.

In this project, according to the "turnkey", “design and build” contract, Konstruktor, general contractor works on the execution of all architectural-construction works, thermotechnical, hydrotechnical and electrical installations, interior finishing works, as well as all landscaping and traffic works of the complex.

Completed one more facility of the KLP Logistics Center in Šimanovci

The “KLP 2“ facility, the second part of the most modern logistics center in Serbia, was completed and already populated as the new center of the renowned logistics enterprise in Serbia, DB Schenker.

This facility occupies the area of 7,000 square meters and it was designed so as to contain functional warehouses and the accompanying offices.

Functionality, design, high quality standards (LEED, FM Global) and the premium logistics location are the characteristics that make the KLP 2 “a new home” for the Schenker company, which owns warehouses and storage spaces in 750 locations of around 8 million square meters in more than 50 countries on all continents.

According by the criteria prescribed for contemporary industrial buildings and structures, the KLP belongs to class “A” structures, which are characterized by a high energy efficiency and, use of premium material brands and location criterion.

This facility is situated in an attractive location along E-70 highway, next to the Šimanovci pay toll, at the western entrance to the city of Belgrade.

General contractor, Konstruktor company, also engaged in the construction of the first KLP complex facility, completed all architectural and construction works, thermo technical, hydro technical and electrical installations, interior designs and activities, as well as for the hard landscaping works according the “turn key”, “design and build” construction system.

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Conference “The World in 2020”

The CEO of Konstruktor Group, Mr. Ognjen Kisin, participated in the conference “The World in 2020”, organized by  Color Media Communications, and recognizable as the event that closes the ongoing year with conclusions about the political, business, and social environment in Serbia, and raises questions of significance in the coming year.
The topics that Mr. Kisin talked about are certainly useful in the civil engineering sector, such as the problems that the civil engineering industry is faced with, and also progress in this kind of industry.
Lack of workforce, a large number of workers hired from abroad, and diminishing numbers of qualified native young workers are all current topics which pose a specific kind of problem for the civil engineering industry in Serbia.
According to Mr. Kisin, the entire situation should be seen as a challenge, for at the same time there are grounds for optimism – namely, the increasing scope of work in this industry and better commercial terms for all workers. If companies invest sufficiently in their human resources, they will obtain an appropriate inflow of workforce and the deficiency of the labor force will be reduced.
In addition, a large number of foreign investments has not only increased the scope of work but also helped to alter standards in civil engineering, so that Mr. Kisin also touched upon energy efficiency, the construction of buildings in accordance with the highest FM Global standards of quality, LEED standards, the standards of green building, and in general the raising of awareness in terms of the importance of environmental protection...
Such standards have been implemented in civil engineering industry, which also presents a highly favorable trend.

If you want to see more about the panel itself, please follow the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chYmjqSHC9g

Nemanja Uzelac, the Commercial Director of Konstruktor Group, also spoke at the conference “Balkans Property Forum 2019”, a very successful platform for the media and events in real estate industry in Central and Eastern Europe. The topics that the panelists discussed pertained to the highest logistics. 
Since the Konstruktor company has built the largest number of logistics centers in Serbia, Mr. Uzelac shared his experience on: how technology changes the ways in which logistic centers operate, what a logistics center will look like in 2030, the best location for logistics centers, how the development of infrastructure can help logistics... etc.