Success Stories

Examples
Loan Amount: € 130,000
Grant amount: € 19,500
EU Directives met: Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)
Invested in: Mobile crusher and separation unit
Italian Trulli

Safe Stone Crushing

The main business activities of DGTUP JOVI DOOEL. Road construction. The company was founded in 1998 and deals with construction activities (asphalt and compacting of streets and roads.  Other activities include production of ready-made concrete from its mobile concrete mixer, mixer services and pump for concrete installation) and production of crushed stone and sand in various fractions.

The company purchased a new mobile Crusher and Separation unit (complete in one machine), which produces four fractions. The new machine ensures environmental protection through usage of energy efficient electro motors (IE 3 class and speed control) and it improves the health and safety standards as well as product quality and safety thus increasing the competitiveness of the company overall.

Workers’ occupational health and safety is improved, because the new machine is fully automated and operated with a remote controller, at a distance of 50-100 meters. In this way, the workers are not exposed to vibrations and sounds from the machine. As the machine uses water in the crushing process, dust development is practically eliminated, protecting both workers and the environment. The fully automated process also ensures high quality and standardized output of products.

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.

Loan Amount: € 365,400
Grant amount: € 54,810
EU Directives met: EURO 6 Norm plus others
Invested in: 3 new trucks
4 new trailers
Energy Savings and GHG reduction: 290 MWh/y
77 tCO2/y
Italian Trulli

Improving road transport SAFETY

The main business activities of LUKAADA TRANS is road transport. The company was established in 2008 as a transportation company for domestic and foreign goods. It operates a fleet of 56 registered vehicles, for transport within territory of the Republic of North Macedonia, as well as other Balkan and EU countries, including Italy, Nederland, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Slovenia.

The Company purchased 3 new VOLVO trucks that fulfill the EURO 6 norm for heavy-duty diesel engines: 3 trailers for transportation of various types of goods and one trailer with a cooling system. Three of the old EUR 5 and 3 trucks were scrapped. 

With this investment, Lukaada Trans has improved the quality of its transport services, and can more easily satisfy EU and international clients’ standards for transport of goods, decrease harmful emissions, as well as improve the H&S standards for the employed drivers due to greater reliability, comfort and convenience on long-haul trips.

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.  The company now meets a wide variety of standards including:

    • Regulation (EC) No 595/2009 on type-approval of motor vehicles and engines with respect to emissions from heavy duty vehicles (Euro VI) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance
    • Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer
    • Commission Regulation (EU) No 582/2011 with respect to emissions from heavy duty vehicles (Euro VI) and amending Annexes I and III to Directive 2007/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (Text with EEA relevance)
    • Resolution CEMT/CM/ (2005)9/FINAL of the Ministers of Transport for Transporting Goods in EU Member States
Loan Amount: € 55,880
Grant amount: € 8,382
EU Directives met: Regulation on medical devices
Invested in: Colour Doppler ultrasound device
Italian Trulli

Improving medical services

The Skopje-based company PZU D-r Goran Denkovski is a private healthcare institution that was founded in 1994, providing services to more than 7,000 patients per year.  Services include general practitioners, internal specialists and a biochemical laboratory.

To improve its diagnostic services, which normally relies on equipment such as echo diagnostic equipment for abdominal ultrasound, echocardiography and thyroid gland echography, the company invested in a colour Doppler ultrasound device, model Samsung HS70A – CW with Prime, produced by Samsung Medison, Korea.

The new machine eliminates employees and patients’ exposure to harmful radiation. It also consumes less electric energy and allows for a much higher level of precision in diagnostics provided.

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 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.)
Loan Amount: € 400,000
Grant amount: € 60,000
EU Directives met: Regulations on food hygiene, waste and health & safety
Invested in: New Packaging machine
Energy Savings and GHG reduction: 18 MWh/y
4 tCO2/y
Italian Trulli

Increasing Capacity for delicious Sweets

The company Stel Impeks DOOEL, a manufacturer of sweets wafer products, was founded in 1992 and already exports 50% of its products to other Balkan countries, to USA and Australia. The company has its own fleet of distribution vehicles.

The company operations are split into two locations:  the administration, distribution and storage facility is located in the city of Shtip, while the production facility is located in the industrial zone outside of the city.

Stel Impeks invested in new technology enabling expansion of its business, increase the market share and reach new international markets. The company purchased a brand new packaging machine and robotic solution with stacking chain in order to produce new packing sizes: 32 pieces of wafer (30 g) and 42 pieces of wafer (20 g) wafer of multipack of 10 pieces or 5 pieces.

Apart from new packaging sizes, the new packing machine reduces waste of packing foil and energy consumption. The fully automated process now reduces Occupational Health and Safety risks to workers and, most importantly, allows the company to expand its export activities with higher quality products.

Quality and Quantity: the new machine will generate less damaged products ensuring higher amount of processed products

Increased exports and increase the competitiveness on domestic and international markets due

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 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs;
    • Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC and 89/109/EEC;
    • Commission Regulation (EC) No 2073/2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs (Text with EEA relevance).
    • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast);
    • Directive 2008/98/EC on wasteCouncil Directive 95/63/EC of 5 December 1995 amending Directive 89/391/EEC introducing the measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work; and
    • Directive 2009/104/EC – Use of work Equipment by Workers.
    • EU Directive 2008/98/EC on waste and repealing certain Directives
Loan Amount: € 349,000
Grant amount: € 52,350
EU Directives met: Regulations on food safety, waste and health & safety
Invested in: New edge banding machine Stream A/6.0 PET preform tool/molds Blowing machine - Bway 5-10 / 2K
Energy Savings and GHG reduction: 166 MWh/y
39 tCO2/y
Italian Trulli

Improving environmental impact of Preform production

The Skopje-based company Bas Tuti Fruti Dooel, founded in 1992, is a manufacturer of PET preforms and bottles for the domestic and the international markets.  Around 50% of the company’s production is currently destined for the markets of Albania and Kosovo. 

The company’s facilities comprise the production of PET preforms (injection molds), blowing preforms and forming bottles (Blow Molding).

The company is certified according to the BRC/ IOP global standard for packaging and packaging materials and it works in line with national and EU standards on plastic materials in contact with food.

The new blowing machine and PET preform tool/ molds reduces waste generation. Occupational health and safety conditions are improved as the process is now completely automated, eliminating the risk of injuries and also through a significant reduction in noise.

The investment improves product quality and product quality consistency. The new PET preform tools/molds reduce variation in preform dimensions, improving downstream equipment performance, enabling the company to increase its exports.

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 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs
    • Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC and 89/109/EEC
    • Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 of 14 January 2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
    • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast);
    • Directive 2008/98/EC on waste.
Loan Amount: € 115,074
Grant amount: € 17,261
EU Directives met: Directives on renewable energy, electronic equipment, H&S, etc.
Invested in: Solar PV Rooftop installation
Energy Savings and GHG reduction: 190 MWh/y
45 tCO2/y
Italian Trulli

Textile company ensures it’s security of energy supply

The Skopje-based company V&E Dooel was founded in 1997 as a manufacturer of children’s garments, initially under specific supply contracts with a Belgian company. When the Belgian partner stopped its operation 15 years ago, V&E overcame the subsequent challenges by transforming its production to women’s apparel for a German company. Even though a niche product, the relationship with the new partner has grown from occupying 20% of the company’s capacity at the onset to the current 100% over the past few years. I.e. 100% of the company’s production is for export.

V&E invested in new solar PV system installed on the roof of the production hall. The new system reduces the company’s primary energy consumption by 190 MWh and CO2 emission by 83 tCO2/year.

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 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources;
    • Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS) to limit the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
    • 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: € 55,765
Grant amount: € 8,365
EU Directives met: Regulations on food safety, wastes and packaging wastes
Invested in: Automatic Biscuit Sandwiching Machine
Italian Trulli

Making better biscuits in a better way

The company Via Prom doo, is a manufacturer of pastry goods and cakes, located in Ohrid.  The business model of Via Prom is based on three key differentiators: applying authentic technology processes using natural ingredients and design concepts that sell as well as flexibility in service combined with relatively low cost.

The company has been active in export since the very beginning of its operation.  Until 2012 export activities focused on countries on the Balkan Peninsula.  In the last few years Via Prom expanded export to EU countries (mainly UK, Holland, Germany, Sweden and Denmark) and the Middle East.

Via Prom invested in a new Automatic Biscuit Sandwiching Machine.  The new investment reduces the company’s impact on the environment because the technology reduces the amount of packaging waste generated and consumes less energy than the existing one. Occupational Health & Safety of workers are significantly improved as the machine belongs to the latest generation of automated modern technology, ensuring elimination of injuries at the working place and ergonomic features concerning machine operation.

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 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs
    • Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC and 89/109/EEC
    • EU Regulation 2023/2006 on good manufacturing practice for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
    • Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 of 14 January 2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
    • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)
    • Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives (Text with EEA relevance);
    • Directive 1994/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste
Loan Amount: € 342,000
Grant amount: € 51,300
EU Directives met: Regulation regarding emissionsn air pollution and machinery
Invested in: Volvo large wheel loader L220H
Energy Savings and GHG reduction: 64 MWh/y
17 tCO2/y
Italian Trulli

Efficient extraction of Decorative stones

Unimarble DOO is a private company, established in 2003, and its main area of activities is the extraction of decorative stone materials for various applications.

The company invested in a new large wheel loader, a multifunctional machine with a quick coupling, which is used for moving of marble blocks and also for clearing the pit from marble slag.

The new machine has an improved technology, reducing fossil fuel consumption, air pollution and GHG emissions as well as noise during operation. According to the technical specification, the fuel consumption of the new wheel loader is about 40% lower than that of the old wheel loader.

The new wheel loader also has an advanced machine safety system, specifically designed to prevent injuries at the working place.  The operator cabin’s air inlet is located high up on the machine, where the air is cleanest and a pre-filter is installed that removes dust and particles before the air passes through the main filter and then into the cabin. Because of the ergonomically placed controls, low internal noise levels, vibration protection and ample storage space, workers will be less exposed to noise, heat and vibration impact.

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 2016/1628: Requirements relating to gaseous and particulate pollutant emission limits and type-approval for internal combustion engines for non-road mobile machinery
    • Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC
    • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)