Belarusian-Austrian Glass Factory Yelizovo CJSC increased the share of new goods in the total output by 3 percentage points, bringing it to 26%, a company representative told Interfax-West.
Presently, the factory offers 30 kinds of glass jars with a capacity ranging from 0.16 to 3 litres. The produce is certified with ISO 9001 and HACCP. Newly-launched goods account for 29% of the output.
The company's output rose by 2.4% on the year to reach BYR 91 billion in comparable prices.
Over half of the output was exported. The CIS accounted for 54% of the overall output. Exports totaled $16 million.
Yelizovo's products are exported to Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Baltic States, Poland, Macedonia, Italy, Romania.
Yelizovo Glass Factory was founded in 1997 on the base of Oktyabr glass factory by the Canadian Consumers Packaging Inc., Belarusian Lada OMC Holding Company and Oktyabr glass factory. In June 2003, 65% of the shares that belonged to the Canadian enterprise were sold to the Austrian ATEC Company. Later the shares of other co-founders (35%) were bought out by the state.
Currently, the factory occupies around 1,000 people.