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Diversification into Paper and Textile Fabrics Handling

Summary

The agricultural company „Radošinka” Veľké Ripňany introduced new multifunctional machinery and diversified its activities into production of a wide range of paper and textile based products. Value was added to business and new employment created.

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Background

The main business activity of agricultural company „Radošinka” Veľké Ripňany is production of agricultural products for purposes of processing and further sale. Additionally the company carries out secondary processing activities, for example production and sale of pads for unwell people and single shot tissues from tissue paper.

Objective

The aim of the project was to diversify the company´s business activities into non-agricultural activities and to contribute to increasing rural employment. The specific objective was to increase the added value of the company through the use of new paper and textiles technology.

Main activities

The project supported the purchase of a multifunctional machine for bonding, lamination, plying, carving, perforation of paper and textile fabrics (type MLFCPRZ 2010).

Results & Benefits

The company has now diversified the range of products it can produce and sell. Specifically it can now provide a wide range of products: paper, woven and non-woven textile fabrics, laminated products. Production is devided according to market segments as follows 1) products for food-stuff industry; 2) automotive products; 3) products for building industry; 4) health service products; 5) products for industry. Six new jobs were created.

Lessons learnt

In a technology based diversification it is necessary to carry out a detailed market research; in particular is there a real and profitable market for the planned new products. Technology supplier should be chosed carefully - using a robust selection precedure.

Project location and other information

Veľké Ripňany village, Nitra region, Western Slovakia

Region

Nitriansky kraj

RDP Territory

Slovakia

Total project cost (€)

987 600

EAFRD contribution (€)

370 350

National contribution (€)

123 450

Private contribution (€)

493 800

Contact name

Štefan Korec

Telephone

+421 38 5392200

Languages for contact

Slovak

At a glance

Country

Slovakia

Final beneficiary type

Individual farmers

Budget range

> €500 000

Start date:

01/12/2010

End Date:

22/12/2010

Theme / Measure:

• Rural Quality of Life & Economic Diversification
• Rural economic diversification
• 311. Diversification into non-agricultural activities

Keywords:

Packaging, Machinery, Employment, Farm diversification

Last update

21/10/2013