Azerbaijan Receives First Consignment of Belarusian Furniture

Business Materials 21 June 2008 14:18 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 21 June /corr. Trend U.Ismaylova / Pinskdrev Company has started to supply cushioned and cabinet furniture to Azerbaijan. The Belarusian furniture at the amount of around $10 thousand has been already supplied to Azerbaijan, BelTA learnt in the company.

According to specialists, earlier Belarus has supplied matches, plywood and plank timber to that country. In May this year Belarusian companies Pinskdrev and Gomeldrev opened furniture trading house "Azerbaijan-Belarus" in Baku. The Azerbaijani partner of the joint venture is OSC Azles-Export-Import. In 2008, the supplies of the Belarusian furniture to Azerbaijan are expected to be increased by 30%.

The furniture is the main export article of the company (52.9% of the total export in 2007). The share of the Pinsk-based company in the total export of the Belarusian furniture is around 20%. In Belarus Pinskdrev's commodity distribution network has 7 representation offices and 25 chain stores. The company opened its stores in the Russian Federation ( Moscow and Smolensk), in Ukraine ( Kiev) and Lithuania ( Vilnius). In 2007, the company exported its products to 32 countries. The main sales markets of Pinskdrev are the Russian Federation (36.1%), Germany (12.2%) and Kazakhstan (11.7%). In 2007, Pinskdrev produced furniture at the amount of Br309.3 billion in comparable prices.

Pinskdrev is one of the oldest woodworking companies of Belarus. It includes 33 branches including Pinwood, Pinskdrev-Vulkan and others. Pinskdrev produces all kinds of furniture and also plywood, matches, chipboards, construction and furniture scale wood, converted timber. Pinskdrev products meet the world's highest standards. The company's achievements in furniture making and woodworking are confirmed by the prizes The CIS Best Company and The Best Exporter of 2006. Pinskdrev employs 6.2 thousand people.

Savalan Jafarov, Director of Azles-Export-Import OSC, reported to Trend earlier that there are plans to establish joint Azerbaijani-Belarusian furniture producing plant in Khirdalan city. Nearly 150 local and Belarusian specialists will be involved in the new plant.

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