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Construction Leader Celebrating 65 Years of Excellence
Beton has been building a better Macedonia for more than six decades and will celebrate its 65th anniversary in 2012. The company’s projects range from the €12.5 million statue of Alexander the Great in the centre of Skopje to Skopje’s new Town Hall, shopping malls, eight hydroelectric plants, Macedonia’s biggest bridge to date, and many other high profile initiatives.
Beton’s current projects include upgrading Skopje’s football stadium; constructing new buildings for Macedonia’s Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Transport, and Justice; building a new steel frame for Macedonia’s parliament building; creating Karposh Square near the Ministry of Transport; and much more. Trajko Trpevski, General Director, explains, “Beton is known for finishing its projects very quickly while also maintaining the highest standards. Our projects are more than just jobs for us. We are the company which is creating a new face for Skopje and for Macedonia. Beton has built about 90% of today’s Skopje. It is easier to point out what we have not built than to show what we have built here.”
Beton has completed projects in Russia and other former Soviet countries as well as in Macedonia, and it welcomes the chance to work with foreign investors. Beton has the equipment and expertise needed to satisfy its clients’ demands. Trajko Trpevski says, “European construction companies doing projects here do not bring their equipment and use small local companies’ equipment, which delays the processes. Beton, in contrast, finishes its projects on time.”
Supporting Macedonia’s development
Trajko Trpevski points out that Beton’s success has played a significant role in Macedonia’s economic development. He says, “If the construction sector works well, then at least 30 other industries can thrive. Because of Beton’s performance, 300 other companies can find work.”
Beton continues to compete for tenders and foresees a very busy future as investment continues to flow into
Macedonia. Beton aims to be involved in a number of major infrastructure projects being planned, including
new tunnels and Macedonia’s €250 million effort to complete its part of European Transport Corridor X. Trajko Trpevski points out, “Of the 56 companies competing for the tender for the Corridor X project – for which Beton is too small to compete for – 50 have asked us to work with them if they are chosen.” Beton already operates Macedonia’s biggest asphalt plant.
Trajko Trpevski urges foreign investors to check out Macedonia. He says, “No company which has invested here has been unhappy with its choice.”