Of course, no interview could be complete in 2020 without discussing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Perovic says, “At first, it was negative, considering that one part of a project was transferred to another part of the year. But after the first wave and our restructuring, we set new goals and significantly strengthened cooperation with companies from the pharmaceutical industry.”
“Of course, I am very proud that our company cooperates with such partners,” Perovic enthuses. “The largest pharmaceutical companies in the world have tackled the pandemic, and I believe that through joint cooperation we will reach a solution that will return the world to normal.”
In its 27 years of existence, Termovent has done business with many partners, from Belgium, the Netherlands, through Russia, all the way to the UAE and India. Currently, it has several projects in parallel, in the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Serbia and Russia.
Jumping hurdles not only for in-house production, but for international cooperation has not been easy, but Perovic believes there will be huge takeaways from the tragic situation. “We believe that it is possible to draw positive conclusions from this crisis. The pandemic forced us to drastically restructure logistics, ie how to bring raw materials, how to deliver the finished product, how to protect people. All these efforts have led to these logistics being at a significantly higher level than before the pandemic.„
The pandemic is certainly creating a new normal in everyday life, and thus in business. The project that marked this year for Termovent is the project “Fire Eye”, ie the first COVID-19 laboratory in Belgrade. “We completed this together with partners from the profession in a record time of 14 days. We are very proud of this project because it is the sum of everything we stand for: good cooperation with our partners, an excellent product made by our factory in Kladovo and the great work of my team that designed the entire project.”
With regard to pandemic recovery, Perovic has a very practical outlook: “I think it will be a long process and a lot of time will pass until the market fully recovers. At the moment, the most endangered are small companies, which are very important to every economy (and therefore to our company), and I think that it is very important to help these companies to help them to avoid bankruptcy.”