New machinery offers multiple benefits to carpentry company

New machinery offers multiple benefits to carpentry company

Dardania Model is a company with a long tradition in carpentry manufacturing. Ties to the carpentry business date way back to the 1960s when their first family-owned carpentry business opened in Ferizaj. The company has continuously evolved ever since.

By focusing on high quality products, Dardania Model has managed to become a well-known brand in the production and sales of PVC doors and windows, wooden furniture for kitchens and bedrooms. Given its long business tradition and high performance, the company has already established itself in EU markets and nowadays 40% of its sales are exports to EU countries. This growth and increased demand for its products has led the company to further expand and modernize its production facilities with a new PVC production and raw materials colouring line. With the help of the Kosovo SME Competitiveness Support Programme, the company purchased a fully automated sawing machine, a PVC Automatic Water Slot Machine, a PVC Welding and Corner Cleaning Line, a Sash Assembly Table, an Automatic Spraying Machine and a Brush Sanding Machine.

Dardania Model received free technical assistance to optimize its investment project and a 15% cash-back grant after the successful project verification, funded by the European Union.  This investment will result in many different benefits. First, this investment will have a positive effect in the environment by introducing a FSC evidence logbook to show the traceability on used wooden materials. Also, as the new machines ate fully automated, the efficiency of the process and worker comfort are increased, ensuring a safer and easier performance of duties.

The new investment complies with the EU’s occupational health and safety standards, and it improves product quality. The higher level of automation also helps standardize and simplify processed wood design, wood shaping and further processing.

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

  • Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the market.
  • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast);
  • Directive 1999/92/EC on minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres;
  • Directive 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control), recast, Text with EEA relevance)

Loan Amount

€ 195,720

Grant amount

€ 29,358

EU Directives met

 

Regulation on machinery, minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers,directives on Industrial Emissions

Invested in

 

Purchase of new machinery

Energy Savings and GHG reduction

21.10 MWh/year

6.53 tCO2/year

 

Empowering THE decorative stone PROCESSING INDUSTRY

Empowering THE decorative stone PROCESSING INDUSTRY

Imaxh Mermer Sh.P.K. is a contemporary factory in the processing of natural decorative stones of marble and granite, located in the village of Poslisht in the Prizren region. The company offers a wide range of decorative marble and granit stone products, worked with great care and to a high quality standard. Despite the attention paid to quality, Imaxh Mermer ensures fast product fitting according to modern working standards. The company mainly operates throughout Kosovo’s regions but recently started offering its products beyond the borders, by cooperating with some foreign sales companies, mainly in Germany and Switzerland.

Imaxh Mermer applied for a loan under the Kosovo SME Competitiveness Support Programme to purchase a modern cutting machine for marble and granite. Highly automated, the machine vastly improves health and safety at work, but also enhances product quality and environmental protection, ultimately leading to an increase in the company’s competitiveness. The machine improves the precision of marble and granite cutting, resulting in more beautiful product appearance and less waste. It also generates savings in energy costs. Last but not least, the new machine increases the production capacity.

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

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

  • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (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 2014/30/EU on the harmonization of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility (recast).

Loan Amount

€ 95,000

Grant amount

€ 14,250

EU Directives met

 

Regulation on machinery, harmonization of the Laws for use within certain voltage limits and to electromagnetic compatibility

Invested in

 

Purchase of new cutting  machine  for marble  and  granite

Energy Savings and GHG reduction

0.14 MWh/year

0.05 tCO2/year

 

ZerO-Fault products with automated CNC machine

ZerO-Fault products with automated CNC machine

“Onix Group” Sh.P.K. is a specialist company in cutting, shaping and finishing marble, granite and quartz. The company owner, who has been in this business for more than 20 years, decided to open this company in 2008. Since then, Onix has been producing fine natural stone products, including countertops for kitchens and bathrooms, wall cladding, flooring, tabletops, staircases and other ornamental decorations. The products are sold to national and international markets, mainly to the private homeowners, but also to construction companies.

The Onix name already stands for quality. However, to further improve the product quality, to reduce and/or eliminate production faults and thereby increase its export potential, the company decided to invest in new machinery that supports this improvement programme.

With the help of the Kosovo SME Competitiveness Support Programme, the company purchased and installed new CNC equipment and relevant integrated software for professional cutting, shaping and finishing of stones. Moreover, the company invested in the construction of a new production facility that houses the new equipment and offers more storage space for raw materials (marble and granite slabs) and finished products. The new building also contributes to the quality improvement goal, as it protects materials and products from exposure to the elements.

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

Apart from the enhanced quality aspects, the new machinery also improves Occupational Health and Safety by using computerized directives for cutting and shaping of the stones, reducing the manual intervention and thereby decreasing the possibility of injuries. The computer integrated processes of the new machine vastly increase the preciseness of cutting and finishing, delivering zero error product.

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

  • Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 December 2001 on general product safety.
  • Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste.
  • Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast).

Loan Amount

€ 198,123.58

Grant amount

€ 29,718.54

EU Directives met

Regulation on general product safety, on waste and on machinery.

Invested in

 

Purchase of new  autoomated machine and computer software for cutting, shaping and finishing of natural stone

Energy Savings and GHG reduction

34.9mWh/year

12.1 t CO2/year

 

expanding business in AN environmentally friendly way

expanding business in AN environmentally friendly way

Flexograf SH.P.K. is a specialized company in the printing and flexo-printing industry. Established in 2012, the company has become a well-known top competitor in the market for printing services. The company offers a wide variety of printing on packaging, printing of self-adhesive labels, wrap-around labels and similar printed products for the food and non-food industries. It has five departments (design, preparation of clichés, printing, lamination and cutting) and operates its activities in new production location with 5,000 m2. The company invests in latest technology, marketing but also in the professional development of its 45 employees. The staff is creative and professional, ready to guide clients in the development of packaging that reflects the product needs and specifications, designed to highlight advantageous product positioning and produced to the highest quality standards.

Over the last couple of years, demand for Flexograf’s products increased significantly in both, domestic and international markets. The company therefore decided to expand its capacity by investing in new machinery. Flexograf selected a new Digital Imaging machine to meet the new printing capacity requirements.

As the new machine replaced a 20-year-old machine, the investment resulted in many benefits. Apart from the desired increase in productivity, the state-of-the-art technology operates without solvents, significantly reducing the company’s use of hazardous materials and the emission of harmful odors,  ultimately improving Occupational Health and Safety of workers. Moreover, the new machine has standardized and simplified different types of printing processes and it consumes less energy than the one it replaces.

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

With the investment, the company now meets a wide variety of European 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 2006/42/EC on machinery
    • 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

 

Loan Amount

€ 140,000

Grant amount

€ 21,000

EU Directives met

 

Regulation on materials intended to come into contact with food, directives on machinery and electromagnetic compatibility

Invested in

New Digital Imager Machine

Energy Savings and GHG reduction

43.90 MWh/year 15.20t CO2/year

Wood Furniture production Expands with new machinery

Wood Furniture production ExPANDS with new machinery

Binni Shpk is one of the leaders of furniture production and sales in Kosovo. The company was established in 1989 and is one of the pioneers in production of kitchens, bedrooms, partitions, doors and windows from plastic and wood in Kosovo. Binni has continuously invested in technology and staff and over time developed a well-trained workforce that meets company and market needs. Its products are sold in the European markets, where 40% of total sales are exports to EU countries like Germany and France. Facing an increasing demand for its products the company needed to expand its production capacity.

The company invested in new machines: CNC Machining Centre, Milling Machine and Volpato Levigatrice. These machines help the company to increase production and expand into new markets. The investment into the modern technologies  also improved the environmental balance of the company, the product quality and safety were also improved, with processes standardized and simplified as well as optimized wood design, shaping and finishing. Last but not least, the investment improved Occupational Health and Safety standards since the new machinery is fully automated providing an integrated approach with higher efficiency and higher worker comfort and safety.

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

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

  • Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 laying down harmonized conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC
  • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery
  • 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
  • Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the market

 

Loan Amount

€ 228,166

Grant amount

€ 34,225

EU Directives met

Regulation on machinery, electromagnetic compatibility

Invested in

CNC Machining Centre, Milling Machine and Volpato Levigatrice

improving health and safety with new automated machines

improving health and safety with new automated machines

Fatoni NTP was established in 2000 for the production of metal works related to greenhouses and the construction sector. The company has a good and stable market position and is very well positioned among key suppliers of greenhouses and scaffolding systems. The products are sold to international and local clients. Local clients are mostly agri-businesses. Fatoni NTP is one of the first companies working with greenhouses in Kosovo. Internationally, the Company exports scaffolding systems to the construction sector in Switzerland. The company’s 4,000 m2 production facilities are located 5 km outside of Prizren city.

In 2020, company decided to invest in two new robots for welding in order to increase the quality of the products, as well as in a roll forming machine for scaffolding steps, which will be the only one of its kind in the region.

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

The company improved its Occupational Health and Safety standards, since the equipment is fully automated with integrated occupational safety sensors. The investment also resulted in increased product quality and safety. These improvements have put the company into a leading position in the region and the higher technical standards achieved enable the company to increase its export of scaffolding systems to EU countries.

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

    • Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 December 2001 on general product safety
    • Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery
    • Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation 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
    • Directive 2014/30/EU on the harmonization of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility

Loan Amount

€ 198,000

Grant amount

€ 29,700

EU Directives met

Regulation on general product safety, on machinery, on electromagnetic compatibility

Invested in

Two new Robot Welding Machines and a Roll Forming Machine

 

 

increasing health and safety for hospital patients

increasing health and safety for hospital patients

NTSH Otrila is a relatively young business entity, initially operating in the field of otorhinolaryngology as daily hospital. Since 2017, the company services were expanded to orthopedy and radiology, including a laboratory located in a new and modern facility. Today, the Special Hospital for Otorhinolaryngology and Orthopedics “Otrila” successfully covers about 70% of the Kosovo market in field of aesthetic nose operations (Rhinoseptoplastka), with domestic as well as foreign clients trusting the clinic’s their services.

With the help of the Kosovo SME Competitiveness Support Programme, the clinic invested in the purchase of a brand-new tomography scanner system with a computed tomography injection system. Otrila Special Hospital now offers a full range of services to its clients, from the beginning to the end of the surgery, which increases client retention.

This new machine also improves occupational Health and Safety conditions for staff and patients as it enables complete flexibility of the workstation, keeping staff perfectly safe from radiation and enabling them to perform their tasks in a safe and comfortable environment.

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

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

    • Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom of 5 December 2013 laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation, and repealing Directives 89/618/Euratom, 90/641/Euratom, 96/29/Euratom, 97/43/Euratom and 2003/122/Euratom;
    • Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2017 on medical devices, amending Directive 2001/83/EC, Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and repealing Council Directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC

Loan Amount

€ 200,00

Grant amount

€ 30,00

EU Directives met

 

Regulation safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation, Regulation on medical devices

Invested in

 

Purchase of new tomography scanner system

Reducing Air Pollution Through Better Quality Concrete

REDUCING AIR POLLUTION THROUGH BETTER QUALITY CONCRETE

Toni Compani SHPK is a well-positioned company in the construction sector in Kosovo. The company deals with the production, transport and pumping of ready-made concrete for construction purposes. The company philosophy is based on its dedication to always offering top quality products as well as continuous quality improvements. This is achieved though regular investments n modern technology.

With the help of the Kosovo SME Competitiveness Support Programme, the company invested in the purchase of a new concrete pumping machine, which offers stability control of the concrete and improves occupations health and safety conditions of the workers. The new pump also increases work productivity, as it can lift the concrete up to a 58 m height, which is higher than the other pumps currently used by the company for the concrete delivery possesses. Moreover, the new pump is more fuel efficient compared to the older ones, resulting in financial benefits from energy savings and also reduces the CO2 output of the company.

Toni Compani SHPK received free technical assistance to optimize its investment project and a 15% cash-back grant after the successful project verification, funded by the European Union.  With the investment, the company now meets a wide variety of European standards, including:

    • Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2400 implementing Regulation (EC) No 595/2009 as regards the determination of the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of heavy-duty vehicles
    • Commission Regulation (EU) No 136/2014 amending Directive 2007/46/EC, Commission Regulation (EC) No 692/2008 as regards emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles
    • Commission Regulation (EU) No 64/2012 amending Regulation (EU) No 582/2011 implementing and amending Regulation (EC) No 595/2009 with respect to emissions from heavy duty vehicles (Euro VI)
    • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery
    • Directive 2007/46/EC establishing a framework for the approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles (Framework Directive) and Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 concerning type-approval requirements for the general safety of motor vehicles, their trailers and systems, components and separate technical units intended therefor
    • Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on end-of life vehicles

Loan Amount

€ 390,000

Grant amount

€ 58,500

EU Directives met

 

Regulation on CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of heavy vehicles, regulations on machinery

Invested in

 

Purchase of new concrete pumping machine

Energy Savings and GHG reduction

621 MWh/y

166 tCO2/y

   

 

New pane and tempered Glass Products for Kosovo

New pane and tempered Glass Products for Kosovo

Gezim Zhdrella – Termopan N.P.SH is sole proprietorship that designs, produces and sells decorative panels, PVC doors, windows and all kinds of glass.

The company was established in 1992 as a family business and has been growing continuously to a business with 31 employees today. Thanks to investments in machinery, marketing and investments in sales the company has become a well-known brand in the field of production of decorative panels, doors and windows and also flat glass cutting and processing.

A market review of additional product opportunities highlighted a lack of locally produced tempered and colour the glass. Therefore the company decided to invest in a production line for tempered and coloured glass to supply the local market as well as to expand into the regional markets. Apart from the competitive advantages and increased sales, this investment also improves the company’s occupational health and safety standards ad product quality and safety.

With the help of the Kosovo SME Competitiveness Support Programme, the company invested in a new tempering furnace and a glass colouring machine.

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

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

    • Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC
    • Directive 2008/98/EC on waste and repealing certain Directives
    • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)
    • Directive 2014/30/EU on the harmonization of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility (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

Loan Amount

€ 450,000

Grant amount

€ 67,500

EU Directives met

 

Regulations on construction products, waste, machinery and electrical equipment.

Invested in

 

Sor Glass CAM Tempering Furnace

DIP Tech machine for glass colouring

Energy Savings and GHG reduction

686 MWh/y

238 tCO2/y

Advanced Medical Diagnostics

Advanced Medical Diagnostics

The Hospital Royal Imaging Center sh.p.k was founded in April 2019 with the aim of providing high-level medical services to patients in Kosovo. The main focus of the new clinic is on human orthopaedic and neurosurgical health problems.

The new Hospital is operating in a 382 m2 area in the village Preoc, Gracanice, located 5 km far from Prishtina, the capital city of Kosovo. The investment focuses on a new category of medical equipment, which plays a key role in advanced diagnostics of many health problems. 

With the help of the Kosovo SME Competitiveness Support Programme, the company invested in Magnetic resonance (MAGNETOM ESSENZA Tim + Dot system), Computerized Tomography (SOMATOM GO NOW), DEXA (bone densitometry – INUS D DXA and Diagnostic ultrasound (ACUSON NX3 ELITE).

Apart from ensuring high quality medical and diagnostics services to patients, the new equipment also provides high-level occupational safety to staff in the clinic, enable complete flexibility of the workstation while keeping staff perfectly safe from radiation.

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

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

    • Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom of 5 December 2013 laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionizing radiation, and repealing Directives 89/618/Euratom, 90/641/Euratom, 96/29/Euratom, 97/43/Euratom and 2003/122/Euratom;
    • Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2017 on medical devices, amending Directive 2001/83/EC, Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and repealing Council Directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC (Text with EEA relevance.);
    • Directive 2014/30/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 electromagnetic compatibility (recast) Text with EEA relevance.

Loan Amount

€ 300,000

Grant amount

€ 45,000

EU Directives met

 

Regulations on safety standards against radiation exposure, medical devices and elecromagnetic compatibility

Invested in

 

Magnetic Resonance

Computerized Tomography

DEXA / bone densitometry

Diagnostic ultrasound