An incombustible decorative fabric made by Mogotex OJSC (Mogilev) has been recognized the Fabric of the Year at an international contest in Moscow, Interfax learnt from the company's marketing department.
According to the source, the contest was organised within the framework of a wholesale fair of textiles and other light industry goods. The company won two more prizes at the contest, the source added.
Today Mogotex offers over 400 fabric titles for overalls, raincoats, lining, furnishing, men and women garments, shutters, curtains, etc. Clothes fabrics account for 65% of the total output, interior fabrics - 25%, technical fabrics - 10%.
In January-September 2007 the company increased export by 11.5% on the year to a total of $29.7 million, a company representative told Interfax.
According to the source, the company's yearly export growth target is 8%.
Over the period in question the company exported 16.7 million running metres of fabric, including 13 million shipped to the Russian Federation (13.5% up, $23.1 million).
The source attributes the growth to an increase in exports to the development of the company's commodity distribution network abroad - 9 joint ventures and 3 dealers in Russia, 3 joint ventures and 2 dealers in Ukraine, a representative office in Lithuania, and dealers in Moldova, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Poland and Hungary.
In January-September the company produced 25.9 million running metres of fabrics, 4.5% up on the year.
In value terms, Mogotex manufactured BYR 147.7 billion worth of goods, or 9.2% up on the year. Consumer goods output grew 10%.
Fabric design and production meets ISO 9001 quality management system standards testified by certificates of the Belarusian State Standard Committee and German TUY CERT.
The company was founded in 1973. It employs 4,200 people.