Offering a a wide range of agricultural equipment

Offering a a wide range of agricultural equipment

“WT Agroprofi” SRL was founded in 2013 and is the official and exclusive representative of the American company CASE IH in Moldova. The company is importing, selling and providing repair and maintenance services for agricultural equipment (tractors, combines, sprayers).

In order to strengthen its position in the Moldovan market and to develop a long-term relationship with agricultural producers in Moldova, the company developed two investment projects with the EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line, focusing on increased competitiveness. The first project was implemented in 2019 and focused on the creation of a new showroom, office and a workshop for repair services.

With the second investment, WT Agroprofi SRL focused on energy efficient equipment: Podem MT308 3.2 ton crane, lighting/security systems and sandwich panels for its warehouses, resulting in improvements of the occupational health and safety aspects related to distribution, service and warehousing processes. The investment also improved service quality and safety and ultimately enables the company to meet the highest customer requirements.

Apart from the EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line loan, the company received free-of-charge technical support from the team of international experts.  After the successful project verification, the Company received 15% of the loan amount as a grant cashback, funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union.

Loan amounts:

€ 388,297 & 700,000

Grant amount:

€ 58,245 & 105,000

Investment:

Showroom, workshop, Crane, lighting & security systems, insulation

Energy savings

2,864 MWh/year

GHG emissions avoided

574 t CO2/year

 

Healthy pigs for Moldovan consumers

Healthy pigs for Moldovan consumers

Funny Pig SRL is a pig breeding company with two breeding facilities.  One is located in the Floresti region – used for actual breeding, the other one in the Anenii-Noi region – used for raising of pigs, housing 11,962 animals.

The animals are sold mainly to food processing companies and some to individual consumers.

To improve the efficiency and product safety of the pigs bread and grown on the two farms, as well as to introduce environmental compliance and health and safety at work, the company invested in in modern equipment for pig raising and in cooling equipment for the meat products.

The equipment, financed through a EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line loan, included:

Gura Camencii and Chirca breeding complex

    • Equipment for pig growing, boxes for both piglets and swine growing

Chirca breeding complex:

    • Heating equipment – hot water boilers and hot air generators
    • Cooling chambers for meat
    • Slaughtering Equipment
    • Warehouse

Loan amount:

€ 307,588

Grant amount:

€ 46,138

Investment:

Pig breeding equipment, heating and cooling equipment, slaughtering equipment, new warehouse

Energy savings

411 MWh/year

GHG emissions avoided

168 t CO2/year

 

Supporting Moldova’s agricultural sector

Supporting Moldova’s agricultural sector

As a supplier of plant protection materials, of soil treatment substances and of seeding materials, Agrostoc plays and important role in the agricultural sector of Moldova. Agrostoc is an ‘Entrepreneurial Cooperative’ that was founded in 2001 by 15 agricultural stores. By 2019, membership in the Cooperative had grown to 148. The organization imports goods and materials from abroad for on-selling to farmers in Moldova. This level of import activity has several disadvantages, including high purchasing costs, the environmental liability and cost of long-distance transport, security of supply – as shown during the current pandemic situation, etc.

In 2021, the organization took the first step towards building up its own processing plant for the mixing of special fertilizers (Nexur-46, Novatec-21, Novatec-40, other fertilizer mixtures with the inclusion of microelements).

The new factory uses state-of-the-art equipment of European origin, guaranteeing the minimization of environmental impact. In addition, the organization constructed a 6,000 m2 factory building to house the new mixing and packaging process as well as warehousing space.

The factory building was constructed using green technologies, including heating, cooling, lighting and a rainwater harvesting system.

The building meets all environmental and occupational safety requirements, the modern production equipment ensures high product quality and product stability standards and the technologies selected for the production and for the building ensure resource efficient plant operation.

Loan amount:

€ 1,370,585

Grant amount:

€ 205,588

Investment:

Fertilizer mixing, weighing and packaging lines, building construction and building technology

 

Improving a cattle herd

Improving a cattle herd

The company Terranuc SRL was founded in 2009 to grow nut wood for high end wood processing, such as furniture and decorations. With increasingly adverse weather conditions, the nut trees died, and the company switched to cattle breeding.

Today the company has its own breeding and slaughtering facilities, applying rigorous standards of animal welfare and food hygiene, producing beef, pork, horse and sheep meet. Terranuc already operates a fully operates a fully automated slaughtering line, requiring no personnel. The meat cutting process is still carried out manually by the personnel of the company. After the meat processing, the meat carcasses are frozen in the cold rooms. The remains (ends, skin, etc.) are sorted and marketed to other processing facilities. Their transport takes place immediately after the processing.

Currently, the company Terranuc Srl exports meat to the Russian Federation (sheep and horse meat), Lebanon (beef) and the UAE (beef and sheep meat).

Loan amount:

€ 296,865

Grant amount:

€ 44,529

Investment:

250 Angus cows

 

Expansion of Agricultural Activities

Expansion of Agricultural Activities

The company Impernucselect SRL, located in the Hincesti district of Loganesti village, looks back on a long and varied history. Founded in 2009, company started as a grower of walnuts.  However, the company was severely affected by the consequences of climate change. The emergence of droughts and severe weather conditions effectively destroyed the walnut orchard and the company had to switch to a new line of activity. Over the past few years, the company developed a healthy business in breeding and selling of sheep. The company owns sufficient pasture land for the sheep, with shelters for the animals. Moreover, the company owns 20 ha of agriculture land, partly used for the production of animal feed and partly let to various companies and individuals for agricultural activities. To improve the efficiency of the land processing, Impernucselect SRL invested in agricultural machinery such as a combine, loaders, tractor, and a shredder. The investment was finaced through a €347,007 EU4Business-EBRD Credit line loan and the company received a cash-back grant of €52,051 after successful project verification.  The new machines meet the highest occupation health and safety standards, use less energy than conventional agricultural machines and have lower maintenance needs than older machinery.

Loan amount:

€ 347,007

Grant amount:

€ 52,051

Investment:

Combine harvester, loaders, tractor, shredder

Energy savings

253.6 MWh/year

GHG emissions avoided

67.4 t CO2/year

 

Tehnostel-Car SRL increases the quality of its Bovine Breeds

Tehnostel-Car SRL increases the quality of its Bovine Breeds

Tehnostel-Car SRL was established in 2002. The company is specialized in slaughtering and commercialization of meat. Tehnostel-Car has always pursued a strategy of continuous improvement in its technological processes, applying rigorous standards in all activities and regular investments in modern technology.

In order to further develop the breeding activity, the company constructed new stables. That led to the idea of increasing the quality and safety of the bovine breeds in Moldova by purchasing certified Angus cattle for reproduction. The animals were imported from certified Ukrainian breeding companies. With the investment the company vastly improved its biological assets.

For project financing, Tehnostel-Car SRL applied for a EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line loan and additional the company received free-of-charge technical support from the team of international experts.

After the successful project verification the Company received 15% of the loan amount as a grant cashback, funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union.

With the investment made, the company will continue its activity in compliance with the wide variety of European standards:

    • Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2017 on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law.
    • Council Directive 2004/68/EC of 26 April 2004 laying down animal health rules for the importation into and transit through the Community.
    • Regulation (EC) No 540/95 of 10 March 1995 laying down the arrangements for reporting suspected unexpected adverse reactions to medicinal products for human or veterinary use.
    • Commission Regulation (EC) No 1662/95 of 7 July 1995 laying down certain detailed arrangements for implementing the Community decision-making procedures in respect of marketing authorizations for products for human or veterinary use.

Loan:

€ 300,000.00

Grant:

€ 44,652.90

EU Directives met

 

Regulations on animal feed and food, compliance with the legislation and the norms of animal health and welfare

 

Invested in

 

Angus breeding cattle

Bavax SRL: Better wine with better equipment

Bavax SRL: Better wine with better equipment

Founded in 2019, Bavax SRL is a Moldovan company that preserving the wines produced by its partner vineyards. Quality assurance is at the top of the company’s agenda.

To maintain its high quality standards whilst also preserving resources and minimize the environmental impact of its operations, the company decided to invest in new cooled deposit tanks for wine. The deposit and new INOX tanks allow the company to maintain optimum condition for wine storage and optimized equipment maintenance.

In contrast to the old installation, the new equipment consumes less energy, has lower greenhouse gas emissions and is free of ozone depleting substances.

Apart from maintaining high product quality and the improved environmental compliance the new equipment also meets the occupational health and safety regulations defined by the EU Directives.

The investment was financed with a EU4Business-EBRD Credit line loan and the company received free-of-charge technical support from the team of international experts to optimize the investment.

After the successful project verification, the company received 15% of the loan value as a grant incentive, funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union.

With this project implementation, the company now meets wide variety of European standards:

    • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)
    • Directive 2014/35/EU relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits
    • Directive 2014/30/EU relating to electromagnetic compatibility (recast)
    • Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency
    • Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer (Text with EEA relevance)
    • EN 1672-2 (2009) food processing machinery – Basic concepts – part 2: hygiene requirements
    • Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs

Loan Amount

€ 1,000,000

Grant amount

€ 150,000

Invested in

New INOX wine tanks andcooling equipment for wine

EU Directives met

Regulations related to workers’ H&S, product quality and environmental protection

Primary Energy Savings and GHG reduction

348 MWh/y

57  tCO2/y

Energy Savings Ratio:  30%

 

Agro Gogu SRL – Introducing a Dairy Cattle Operation

Agro Gogu SRL – Introducing a Dairy Cattle Operation

Agro Gogu  SRL operates 300 ha of agricultural land in the Anenii Noi region with a fleet of agricultural vehicles.  The company planned to expand its activity range by adding a milk production unit. To this end the company constructed a new milk production farm housing 200 Jersey cows.

One key aspect of Agro Gogu’s expansion was the investment in modern equipment for dairy cattle raising, milking and milk cooling.

The investment was financed with a EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line loan and the company received free-of-charge technical support from a team of international experts for the optimization of the investment.

Apart from a substantial expansion of its business activities, the technical assistance provided ensured that the equipment installed as part of the investment project assures high quality milk production for the Moldovan market, safeguards the health and safety of the workers and minimizes the environmental impact of the new dairy operation.

Furthermore, after the successful implementation and verification of this project, the company received 15% of the loan value as a grant incentive, funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union.

With the implementation of this project, the company now meets wide variety of European standards:

    • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery and amending Directive 95/16/EC
    • Directive 2014/35/EU relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits
    • Directive 2014/30/EU relating to electromagnetic compatibility (recast).
    • Directive 89/391/EEC introducing the Measures to Encourage Improvements in the Safety and Health of Workers at Work
    • Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC
    • Directive 2009/104/EC concerning the Minimum Safety and Health Requirements for the Use of Work Equipment by Workers at Work
    • Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives
    • Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer

Loan Amount

€ 367,714

Grant amount

€ 55,157

Invested in

Purchasing of the equipment for dairy cattle raising, milking and milk cooling

EU Directives met

Regulations related to machinery, electrical equipment and H&S of workers and environmental protection

Primary Energy Savings and GHG reduction

66.94 MWh/y

32.41  tCO2/y

Energy Savings Ratio:  28.6%

 

WT Agroprofi SRL offers a wide range of agricultural equipment

WT Agroprofi SRL offers a wide range of agricultural equipment

WT Agroprofi” SRL was founded in 2013 and is the official and exclusive representative of the American company CASE IH in Moldova. The company is importing, selling and providing repair and maintenance services for agricultural equipment (tractors, combines, sprayers).

In order to strengthen its position in the Moldovan market and to develop a long-term relationship with agricultural producers in Moldova, the company developed an investment project with the EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line, focusing on increased competitiveness.

WT Agroprofi SRL  invested in energy efficient equipment: Podem MT308 3.2ton crane, lighting/security systems and sandwich panels for its warehouses, resulting in improvements of the occupational health and safety aspects related to distribution, service and warehousing processes. The investment also improved product quality and safety and ultimately enables the company to meet the highest customers’ requirements.

For this purpose, the company applied for a EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line loan and additional the company received free-of-charge technical support from the team of international experts.

After the successful project verification, the Company received 15% of the loan amount as a grant cashback, funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union.

Furthermore, as a result of project implementation the company now meets a wide variety of European standards:

      • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery and amending Directive 95/16/EC
      • Directive 2014/35/EU relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits
      • Directive 2014/30/EU relating to electromagnetic compatibility (recast).
      • Directive 89/391/EEC introducing the Measures to Encourage Improvements in the Safety and Health of Workers at Work
      • Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC
      • Directive 2009/104/EC concerning the Minimum Safety and Health Requirements for the Use of Work Equipment by Workers at Work
      • Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives
      • Directive 89/654/EEC – workplace requirements of 30 November 1989 concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for the workplace (first individual directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC

Loan Amount

€ 700,000

Grant amount

€ 105,000

Invested in

Crane, lighting & security systems, insulating sandwich panels

EU Directives met

Regulations related to equipment and construction materials safety of the workers and environmental protection

Primary Energy Savings and GHG reduction

2,864 MWh/y

574   tCO2/y

Energy Savings Ratio:   20%

“ SRL “Irinda Prim”” invests in BETOWER 2500 Asphalt Plant

“ SRL “Irinda Prim”” invests in BETOWER 2500 Asphalt Plant

Founded in 2006 the main activity of SRL “Irinda Prim” is the manufacture of asphalt concrete, construction of motorways, roads, airports and buildings for sports, as well as design activities related to all categories of construction. AS the old asphalt plant was outdate, the company decided to invest in a plant upgrade and thereby improve its business, the quality of products and safety of workers. With a loan from EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line, SRL “Irinda Prim” purchased a new asphalt plant designed to produce asphalt in line with the EU standards for Construction Materials.
After the successful project verification the company received 15% of the loan value as a grant incentive, funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union.

Invested in:

    • BETOWER 2500 Asphalt Plant;
    • Bitumen tanks and accessories.

Invested Volume:

    • Loan Amount: EUR 1,100,000
    • Grant Amount (15%): EUR 165,000
    • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC
    • Directive 2014/35/EU relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits
    • Directive 2014/30/EU relating to electromagnetic compatibility
    • Directive 2003/10/EC – Minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (noise)
    • Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe
    • Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control)
    • 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