Bosnian Furniture Producer Goes Digital

Bosnian Furniture Producer Goes Digital

Loan Amount

€ 84,363

Grant amount

€ 12,654

EU Directives met

Directives relating to electrical equipment

Invested in

Fanuc ArcMate 100iD/8L Robot welding system

Since its establishment in 1995 the furniture producer Ingrat doo has journeyed through different phases of development. A clear development strategy and continuous investment in technology and personnel training have placed the company among the leading producers of furniture for public institutions in the Balkan region. Ingrat furniture is produced with a focus on durability and resource efficiency. Raising environmental awareness of employees, and constant education constitute priorities of the company. As environmentally responsible organization, Ingrat introduced ISO 14001 standards in 2021. The factory is specialized in the manufacturing of school furniture. Product ranges include different models of benches and chairs for classrooms, special seating and tables for school laboratories for subjects like Chemistry, Physics and Biology, seating for amphitheaters/auditoriums and furniture for staff rooms, libraries and restaurants. Ingrat’s production programme also offers different types of cabinets, office furniture, shelf systems, café/bar and catering furniture, mostly for public sector institutions. Today, Ingrat has 84 employees, of which 11 are administrative-technical staff and 73 work in the production plant. Production on a 8,000 m2 plot and includes plants for metal processing and manufacturing of furniture. Elevating its strategy of continuous improvement to process digitalization, the company purchased a new robot system/cell for electrical and laser welding. Through this investment, the company expanded its production capacity, increased its productivity and reached a higher rate of product quality and accuracy. All manual welding was replaced by the high precision robotic welding but without loss of workplaces, as the employees received training in operating robot. That means, the workers assigned to the welding process still carry out their work but under greatly enhanced occupational health and safety conditions! With the investment, the company now meets a wide variety of standards, including:

  • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery
  • Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits

The company used the simple LET process, which is a fast-rack access to financing investments by picking pre-approved equipment from a list of eligible technologies. After the successful verification of its investment project, the company received a15% grant cash-back, funded by the European Union.

With the investment, the company now meets a wide variety of standards, including:

  • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery
  • Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) (Recast)
  • Directive 2008/98/EC on waste
  • Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency

Improving the Quality of Important Medical Services

Improving the Quality of Important Medical Services

Loan Amount

€ 179,975

Grant amount

€ 26,996

EU Directives met

 

Directives relating to environmental protection, H&S requirements and energy efficiency

Invested in

 

Laboratory and treatment equipment

 

PZU Mehmedbasic is one of the leading gynecological centers in the region and it was founded in 1998 and. Mehemdbasic covers the entire spectrum of female health, organized in seven departments: IVF Center, Pregnancy Control Department, Prenatal Diagnostics Department, Gynecology Department, Cervical Treatment Department, Genetic Diagnostics Department and the Biomedical Laboratory. Since 2004, the clinic has its own genetic laboratory, which is the first private laboratory of its kind in BiH and provides amniotic fluid and blood analysis services. In addition to cytogenetics, molecular genetics analyzes based on PCR and DNA sequencing have been introduced, making this a state-of-the-art laboratory for human genetics.

The importance of providing this level of medical services to women in the region cannot be underestimated, as research has shown that the psychological stress experienced by those facing infertility problems is similar to that of people coping with illnesses such as cancer, HIV, and chronic pain. Finding a solution often encompasses the full range of diagnostic and treatment services offered by PZU Mehmedbasic.

To improve the quality and safety of its services provided to patients from Bosnia and the region, and to protect the health and safety of clinic personnel, the company invested new equipment, including a range of laboratory equipment and Olympus microscope IX73, a Hysteroscope together with auxiliary equipment, IVF laboratory equipment and a packaging machine for sterilized instruments.

Apart from enhancing the service quality, the new equipment also allows the clinic to add exploratory hysteroscopy to its range of services.

The company received free technical assistance to optimize its investment project and 15% grant cash-back after the successful project verification, funded by the European Union. 

With the investment, the company now meets a wide variety of standards, including:

  • Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices, amending Directive 2001/83/EC, Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and repealing Council
  • Directive 98/79/EC on in vitro diagnostic medical devices

Higher Quality and More Sustainable Production of Consumer Goods

Higher Quality and More Sustainable Production of Consumer Goods

Loan Amount

€ 434,598

Grant amount

€ 65,190

EU Directives met

 

Directives relating to environmental protection, H&S requirements and energy efficiency

Invested in

 

Injection moulding lines and warehouse

Energy Savings and GHG reduction

254 MWh/year

76 t CO2/year

 

 

 

EZ d.o.o. Busovača was founded in 1989 and produces cleaning agents, cosmetics and plastic packaging. The Company sells its products Bosnia and Herzegovina and exports to Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and other markets.

The company has two production facilities, and three distinct but interrelated production programmes. One facility is dedicated to the production of hygiene products (household chemicals) sold under the brand names Tisal, Citral, Glanz, Lilla and DAILY, and to the manufacture of cosmetic products under the brand names Ella and Royal line. The second production site houses injection molding lines for plastic and blown packaging, which is used for the company’s own packaging needs, but which is also sold to other manufacturers (PET, PE, PP). All raw materials used in production are of EU origin and in compliance with EU Directives, which is part of the company’s strategy to safeguarding high product quality.

In 2019, the company initiated a comprehensive upgrade programme, which consisted of two investment projects, and which was completed in 2022. The first project focused on machinery upgrades with a €255,646 investment in a line for production of plugs (pressing process type HSJ-16A), injection mold for PET preforms with 24 nests (ampoules 23-26 grams) and molding tools for PET preform injection 16- well (16-gram ampoules). The purpose of the second investment of €178,952 was the construction of a new 1,700 m2 warehouse and associated electrical installations.

The new equipment, which is fully compliant with relevant EU Directives, substantially increases the product quality and the higher level of automation has a great positive impact on the occupational health and safety of the company’s employees. In addition, the new lines use less energy and less raw materials, both of which are good for the environment.

EZ d.o.o. is ISO and HACCP certified.

The company received free technical assistance to optimize its investment project and 15% grant cash-back after the successful project verification, funded by the European Union. 

With the investment, the company now meets a wide variety of standards, including:

  • Directive 2009/125 establishing a framework for the setting of Eco-design requirements for energy-related products (recast)
  • Directive 2014/35/EU on the Harmonization of the Laws of Member States relating to Electrical Equipment Designed for Use within Certain Voltage Limits
  • Directive 89/654/EEC concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for the workplace

Bosnian company leads modern facade constructions in the region

Bosnian company leads modern facade constructions in the region

Loan Amount

€ 511,292

Grant amount

€ 76,694

EU Directives met

 

Directives relatoing to environmental protection, H&S requirements and energs efficiency

Invested in

 

New coating line and conveyor

Energy Savings and GHG reduction

687 MWh/year

274 t CO2/year

 

HANO is one of the leading companies producing aluminum glass facades and aluminum hardware in Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond, designing, producing and installing facades at some of the most prestigious facilities in the region, and providing services of the highest quality according to internationally recognized standards. Over more than two decades since its foundation in 1998, Hano d.o.o. has developed into a leading company in the field of aluminum in construction (HANO) and processed glass (RAMA-GLAS), not only as a contractor and distributor in the construction sector, but also as an authority in providing complete architectural solutions. With its operations located in a 2,550 m2 enclosed production site, the company has a capacity of around 1,000 m2 of façade per month.

In 2021, the company invested in a new automatic coating line and a new power & free conveyor. Power and free conveyors have several advantages over conventional ones. Conveyors are typically used to transport parts along an assembly line from one process to another. Unlike basic continuously moving overhead monorail conveyor systems, power and free conveyors provide the unique ability to stop individual loads without stopping the entire production line. This has a positive impact on the process flow but most importantly also reduces energy consumption.

As a result of this investment, product quality and safety were improved even further, due to the high automation of the coating line that offers high level of precision. Higher product customization and the ability to back up operational data are additional benefits. The chemical dosing device and disk oil separator ensure the proper treatment of waste chemicals and oil, reducing the company’s environmental liability. Increased productivity, lower production costs and increase the competitiveness of the company in its home market and abroad.

The company received free technical assistance to optimize its investment project and 15% grant cash-back after the successful project verification, funded by the European Union. 

With the investment, the company now meets a wide variety of standards, including:

  • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery
  • Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) (Recast)
  • Directive 2008/98/EC on waste
  • Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency

Asphalt Production In Line With High Environmental Protection Standards

Asphalt Production In Line With High Environmental Protection Standards

Loan Amount

1,000,000.00

Grant amount

150,000.00

EU Directives met

 

Product quality and market competitiveness, environmental protection, H&S requirements

Invested in

 

The new asphalt base Benninghoven ECO 2000

Energy Savings and GHG reduction

3,315 MWh/year

924 t CO2/year

 

Putovi d.o.o. has a long-lasting history operating since 1978, fully privatized in 2000. Main focus of the Company`s business operations includes road construction and reconstruction, construction of facilities and infrastructural objects, production of separated rocky materials for asphalt and concrete and production of asphalt.

For the need of asphalt production, a new asphalt base Benninghoven ECO 2000 of 110t/h capacity was purchased. The new asphalt base will operate together with existing asphalt base Bernardi CEM 1500. The capacity of the new unit is 160 tons per hour, comparing to current capacity of approx. 100 tons per hours. Technology and standards used in production of asphalt base provide higher level of environment protection. Proposed asphalt base is energy more efficient with the use of multiple energy sources for burners and better isolation of container that enables the significant savings.

Improvements in the new technologies have required a constant development of human resource capacities, including trainings and education for the employees together with the procurement of modern IT equipment. In the last three years Putovi d.o.o. has had in average 105 employees including 8 engineers, 2 economists, lawyer and other qualified workers.

The company received free technical assistance to optimize its investment project and 15% grant cash-back after the successful project verification, funded by the European Union. 

With the investment, the company now meets a wide variety of standards, including:

  • Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control)
  • EU Regulation No. 305/2011 laying down harmonized conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC.
  • Directive 2003/10/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 February 2003 on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (noise)
  • Directive 2014/35/EU on the Harmonization of the Laws of Member States relating to Electrical Equipment Designed for Use within Certain Voltage Limits
  • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC.

Plastic Production Aligns With Eu Standards

Plastic Production Aligns With Eu Standards

Loan Amount

492,000

Grant amount

€ 73,800

EU Directives met

 

Product quality and security, environmental protection, H&S requirements

Invested in

 

A new Flat Film Extrusion Line-Co-Extruder and a new Machine line with hole punching

 

Omorika Reciklaža d.o.o. was founded in 2007 as a producer P.E.T. products made from recycled wrappings. It is located in Rudanka, municipality of Doboj and business operations are organized on an area of 7,138 m².

The Company produces reusable products: PET grind, PET regranulate, PET foil thermoforming foil, HDPE, LDPE, PE, PP and PS regranulate. The majority of suppliers of the used PET wrapping and containers are from the region of BiH and minority from the EU. Buyers of the recycled products are mostly from Serbia and EU countries.

In order to improve product quality and operational security, health and safety at work, and environmental protection, the Company purchased a new Flat Film Extrusion Line-Co-Extruder and a new machine line for hole punching. The new machines are fully compliant with the relevant EU Directives and improve the company`s competitiveness in the international markets.

The company received free technical assistance to optimize its investment project and a 15% cash-back grant, funded by the European Union, after the successful project verification. 

With the investment, the company now meets a wide variety of standards, including:

  • Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control)
  • Directive 2014/35/EU relating to Electrical Equipment Designed for Use within Certain Voltage Limits
  • Directive 2014/30/EU relating to electromagnetic compatibility
  • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery

Beverage production compliant with EU directives

BEVERAGE PRODUCTION COMPLIANT WITH EU DIRECTIVES

Loan Amount

153,300

Grant amount

€ 23,000

EU Directives met

Product quality, security and H&S requirements

Invested in

“Bottle inspector” machine

 

Vitinka A.D., established in 1974 in Kozluk (Zvornik municipality), is a producer of mineral water and other non-alcoholic beverages.

The company has 2 production plants: one is located in Kozluk (the headquarter) producing carbonated natural mineral water and carbonated non-alcoholic beverages. The second one is located in Raševo where the company produces the non-carbonated, natural and healthy spring water Vivia, as well as other non-carbonated refreshing non-alcoholic drinks.

Vitinka A.D. is an export-oriented company. Since 2010 company has been exporting its products to Kosovo and in May 2015 it launched its products in Montenegro. Additionally, Vitinka A.D. has opened a company in Loznica (Serbia) with the aim of expanding into new market and serving new clients.

In order to improve its product quality, product safety and occupational health and safety, Vitinka A.D. purchased a new ‘empty bottle inspector’ machine. The new machine is fully compliant with relevant EU Directives and improves the company`s competitiveness in the international markets.

The new machine performs the inspection of empty bottles to ensure their compliance and quality prior to the filling process. This reduces the number of rejects due to the presence of contaminants, imperfections or defects in the empty bottles whilst increasing production capacity, quality of production process and consequently the final product quality.

The company received free technical assistance to optimize its investment project and 15% grant cash-back after the successful project verification, funded by the European Union. 

With the investment, the company now meets a wide variety of standards, including:

    • EU Regulation 10/2011 plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
    • EU Regulation 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
    • EU Regulation 2023/2006 on good manufacturing practice for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
    • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery.

Production and wholesales of eps products

PRODUCTION AND WHOLESALES OF EPS PRODUCTS: PRODUCT QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION COMES FIRST

Loan Amount

306,700

Grant amount

€ 46,000

EU Directives met

 

Environmental protection, H&S requirements, product quality

Invested in

 

New shape molding machine and a new thermoforming line

Energy Savings and GHG reduction

 

184 MWh/year

53 t CO2/year

 

 

Terrasit Insulation d.o.o. was established in 1997 under the name Stiropor d.o.o. The Company is performing its business operations in three owned facilities located in the business zone of the city of Gračanica.

The main business activities include the production and wholesales of Expandable PolyStyrene (EPS) products, with an annual production capacity of 300,000 m³. Most of the products are sold in BiH, Croatia, and Montenegro. Apart from its own EPS production, the company also imports hydro insulation products from Slovenia and Serbia.

In order to improve product quality, environmental protection, health and safety at work, and to increase the competitive positioning in its domestic and international markets, Terrasit Insulation purchased new equipment, including a new shape molding machine and a new thermoforming line together with the relevant auxiliary equipment. The new machines are fully compliant with relevant EU Directives and improves the company`s competitiveness in the international markets.

The new machines increase productivity, competitiveness, offer advanced environmental protection and improve the Occupation Health and Safety of workers.

The company received free technical assistance to optimize its investment project and 15% grant cash-back after the successful project verification, funded by the European Union. 

With the investment, the company now meets a wide variety of standards, including:

    • Directive 2014/35/EU on the Harmonization of the Laws of Member States relating to Electrical Equipment Designed for Use within Certain Voltage Limits
    • Directive 2014/30/EU on the harmonization of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility
    • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery
    • Directive 2009/125/on Eco design requirements for energy-related products.

Meat processing: high quality products for local and foreign markets

MEAT PROCESSING: HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS FOR LOCAL AND FOREIGN MARKETS

Loan Amount

255,600

Grant amount

€ 38,300

EU Directives met

 

Product quality and safety, environmental protection and H&S requirements

Invested in

 

New dried meat slicing machine; New dried meat packaging machine; New meat packaging machine

 

Menprom d.o.o. is a family owned company founded in 1990 that has become a market leader in BiH for meat processing.  The company is producing 11 different categories of meat products, made of high quality chicken, turkey and beef. The leading product categories include fresh meat, semi durable and durable products. The range of products is enriched with various products from processed beef and chicken meat.

Besides serving the market of BiH, Menprom d.o.o. is exporting its products to the markets of Croatia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro and United Arab Emirates since 2010. After implementing the IFS Food certificate implementation in 2019 the company entered into close business cooperation with the leading retail chain Lidl in Serbia.

The company’s facilities are located in Gornja Tuzla and the production is organized in three inter-connected objects, situated on land with a total area of 5,000 m², which is owned by the company.

In order to meet the needs of foreign markets where it operates, the company purchased a new dried meat slicing machine, a new dried meat packaging machine and a new fresh meat packaging machine. The new machines are fully compliant with relevant EU Directives, they improve the company`s competitiveness in the international markets and at the same time vastly improve the health and safety of workers.

The company received free technical assistance to optimize its investment project and 15% grant cash-back after the successful project verification, funded by the European Union. 

With the investment, the company now meets a wide variety of standards, including:

    • Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
    • Directive 2014/35/EU relating to Electrical Equipment Designed for Use within Certain Voltage Limits
    • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery
    • Directive 2014/30/EU relating to electromagnetic compatibility.

Production of electrical installation equipment for foreign markets

PRODUCTION OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION EQUIPMENT FOR FOREIGN MARKETS

Loan Amount

300,000

Grant amount

€ 45,000

EU Directives met

 

Environmental protection, H&S requirements, product quality

Invested in

 

Eccentric press and Feeding line; Hydraulic Guillotine Shear and Tools for production.

Energy Savings and GHG reduction

21 MWh/year

6 t CO2/year

TEM Mandeks d.o.o. was established in 1993 and currently has 54 employees. The Headquarter is situated in Široki Brijeg, where the production and storage facilities are also located.

The company’s main activity is the production of electrical installation equipment and the main products are modern solution sockets and switches, junction boxes, switchboards, data trunking and floor boxes.

TEM Mandeks d.o.o. is an export-oriented company and its long-term aim is to further invest in the company’s development, specifically opening up to new markets, capacity expansion and production quality improvement and increasing the company’s profitability.

TEM Mandeks d.o.o. aims for a leading competitive position in the field of production of electrical installation equipment and exports of such goods. This requires capacity expansion and improvement of production processes. In order to achieve the planned goals, the company invested in the purchase of Eccentric press and Feeding line, a Hydraulic Guillotine Shear and tools for production. The new machine is fully compliant with relevant EU Directives and improves the company`s competitive positioning in the international markets as well as in its home market, it consumes less energy than the old machine and increases the health and safety conditions of workers.

New machines will be used for filling the recently formed department of metal processing, in which was invested around 600,000.00 EUR and will enable the expansion of production.

The company received free technical assistance to optimize its investment project and 15% grant cash-back after the successful project verification, funded by the European Union. 

With the investment, the company now meets a wide variety of standards, including:

    • Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment
    • Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on waste electrical and electronic equipment
    • Directive 2014/35/EU relating to Electrical Equipment Designed for Use within Certain Voltage Limits

Directive 2014/30/EU relating to electromagnetic compatibility