The magazine Agenda Constructiilor published an analysis of the construction market in 2020, marked by the COVID 19 pandemic. However, Romania’s construction industry continued to be among the best in Europe.
UTI Grup, one of the most important companies operating in this market and providing a full range of specialized solutions and services, is present in this analysis through a statement by Nicolae Ivan, CEO of the company, which summarizes the successes of the previous years and points out the plans and trends for 2021.
“UTI Group of companies has celebrated 30 years since its establishment on October 5, a period when it has become a strong national and international brand. Since October 1990, when the first family association was created, UTI has constantly developed and permanently diversified its activity by setting up new business lines: physical and IT&C security, intelligent transport solutions, eGoverment, IoT (Internet of Things), facility management, airport and port facilities, defense systems, technical installation solutions for critical and civilian infrastructure, cyber security and data protection solutions.
In order to build an organization recognized in the business environment for its competencies and expertise, as UTI is, we have often taken risks, proposed innovative solutions or chosen to invest our own resources in public-private partnerships to develop vital projects. Examples in this regard are: NETCITY – Fiber optic infrastructure of Bucharest – concession in which we invested 35 million euros, construction of Cluj-Napoca International Airport, in which we invested approximately 10 million euros, implementation of the perimeter security system of Constanța Port, which involved an investment of 16 million euros. We also carried out pioneering actions: we implemented the first intelligent traffic management systems in Romania, we provide cyber security and electronic document signing solutions, we secured ports, but also the most important national airports, we built the first emergency situations management centers and many others.
In 2020, despite the Covid pandemic, UTI companies have had significant increases and signed contracts worth more than 93 million euros.
Almost 60% of the contracts signed in 2020 are for the provision of facility management services and the delivery of X-ray scanning equipment for airports. With an equal share of 15% are the contracts in which UTI companies perform construction works and implement intelligent traffic management systems, starting from software concepts developed internally or customized by our team, as well as complex physical security and video surveillance systems. The list is completed by projects in which we deliver reliable eIDAS services, as well as electronic archiving, data security and digital identity services.
In the field of installations and constructions, in the year in which we celebrate 30 years, we have completed two of the most important infrastructure projects in Romania for the last 30 years: modernization of the locks on the Danube – Black Sea Canal, the works of complex installations on the Râul Doamnei – Eroilor line of the Bucharest metro, we started other important projects such as the construction of the Sinaia municipal hospital and we continued 2 important projects in the airport field: rehabilitation of Baneasa Airport and construction of Brașov-Ghimbav airport.
For the next years, UTI has equally ambitious plans; we intend to further develop projects that meet the needs of individuals, corporations, and institutions.