Božidar Petković, founder and owner of Peštan, in 1989 founded a trading company Bukulja Promet involved in trade of pipes for water supply and sewerage. He soon realized that the Serbian market has increasing demand for plastic pipes and makes the decision to start production of less demanding pipes made of polyethylene.
Diversification of portfolio
After two years, Peštan begins with the production of PVC pipes and fittings for domestic sewage, while in 1996, started the production of PP-R program. After four years of delays in investment in 2000 Peštan began producing corrugated pipes. Then he brings an important strategic decision, which resulted in the opening of a new manufacturing plant, where there is a strong increase in production capacity of all products.
At the beginning of the economic crisis, management of Peštan makes a decision to change the business strategy and to become export-oriented. This year begins with the project PP-RCT program for North America. Implementation of SAP ERP brings improvement of business processes to Peštan, a logical consequence of the implementation of BI reporting system contributes to more efficient decision-making. In 2012 Peštan begins the production of Confluo drains and a year later starts producing irrigation drop by drop pipe systems, when it comes to finalization and the start of the sales of PP-RCT pipes and fittings in the US market.
In the last four years, Peštan continued strong investment cycle and carried out multiple very important projects – the production of Spiral pipe diameters up to 2 meters, S line low noise program, Fluenta flushing cisterns, Pre-insulated Pert-Al-Pert, Ventos – ventilation branch, Frameless drains and Spiropipe. Today Peštan applies to be a very distinctive and significant company at the international level, with the focus on export to many foreign markets with respect for each individual customer’s request.