RDP project database
Manufacturing of Sporting Goods and Machinery for Bioparks
This project was led by Pallatium Sport, with the aim of expanding the production and sales of sports goods and machinery to cater for bioparks. A factory was built to produce sports goods and machinery for export and created regional employment.
This project was developed by Pallatium Sport, a company founded in a rural area and committed to sustainable development focused on new areas of production. It chose to create new products and brands and to open up to a new client niche: sports goods and machinery for bioparks. At the same time, it focused on then distribution of brands already present on the international market.
The main objective of the project is the creation and start-up of a factory for the production and sale of own-brand sporting goods, as well as the manufacturing of machines for bioparks, while utilising its structure for the sale and distribution of other internationally renowned brands. It also aims to benefit from the lack of current production of goods and machinery for bioparks and to sell its products via e-commerce.
Production and reuse of sporting material, use of products that have EU-certified production and packaging.
Results & Benefits
Results of the project were:i) Export of products within and outside of the EU; ii) creation of regional employment, particularly for young people including less skilled workers who have previously had difficulty finding employment; iii) diversification of local production; iv) demonstration of the viability of developing large exporting and innovative business projects in the rural environment; v) improvement in the business environment, resulting in the emergence of new initiatives.
i) Effective management of financial resources and of the project site, with particular focus on the dimensions and height of the installation. ii) Establishing the surface area and obtaining permits for the height of the installation (15 m of open space) were both challenging. iii) It is essential to know your products’ target market, given their unique characteristics and specifications.
Project location and other information
Palas de Rei/Lugo
Total project cost (€)
1 559 965
Jesús Manuel Graña Gómez
Languages for contact
At a glance
Final beneficiary type
Non-farm or non-forest entreprises, Public/local authorities
> €500 000
Theme / Measure:
Rural Quality of Life & Economic Diversification
Improving quality of life in rural areas
321. Basic services for the economy and rural population
Business centre, Human capital, Capacity building, Trade