Bobruiskagromash OJSC (Mogilev Region), one of Belarus' leading producers of farming machinery, is planning to launch the serial production of weight measurement equipment, Interfax learnt from Vice Chief Engineer Oleg Lukyanenko.
According to the source, the company bought the necessary technologies and equipment from Bobruisk-based Vesopribor OJSC that went bankrupt last year. Bobruiskagromash is going to produce mechanical and electronic scales.
Preliminary estimations show that the demand for weight measurement equipment in the CIS is around $500 per month.
This year the company is expected to launch at least 12 kinds of weight measurement equipment.
Bobruiskagromash will invest around BYR 900 million in the new project in 2008 and create 40 new jobs, the source reported.
Bobruiskagromash was founded in 1974. Currently, it produces over 50 kinds of agricultural machines and aggregates for land cultivation and fodder processing.
The company also produces consumer goods, including car trailers, furniture accessories, school furniture, boilers.
The company employs around 2,500 people.
The enterprise prioritizes quality and holds an ISO-9000-2001 quality management certificate.
In January 2008 the company made BYR 10.9 billion worth of goods, or 1.6 times up on the year. Exports rose 1.4-fold to reach $1.8 million.