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Romania: Eco-friendly production of ceramic coatings

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The biggest Romanian manufacturer of ceramic blocks, CEMACON, is conquering new heights by investing in a new, eco-friendly ceramic coatings production line in partnership with International Development Norway.  

With over 52 years’ experience in the industry of construction materials, CEMACON is the most important player with full Romanian capital on the Romanian market.

Through the EEA and Norway Grants, CEMACON is becoming more environmentally friendly and increases its competitiveness by building and operating a new production line for ceramic coatings which is better for the environment. A new hall and state-of-the-art equipment will be purchased, needed for the 6 stages of production of the ceramic coating, including two electric forklifts.

Man overlooking a factory machine© EEA grants

Cooperation with Norway

CEMACON partnered with International Development Norway, a Norwegian organisation with more than 20 years’ experience in international projects for the development of good practices in the eco-business area. In this sense, the partnership will contribute to the development of a durable concept for the purposes of increasing the competitiveness of CEMACON through the establishment of ‘green’ production processes and the transformation of activities on the basis of LEAN production methodology.

In project execution, the Norwegian entity uses its network of Norwegian and international experts for high-level competence tasks to secure successful projects and provide a meaningful contribution to its projects globally, including in Romania. The Norwegian partner’s contribution will include ownership of the whole project lifecycle, from idea phase, design, management, expert tasks, and reporting/closing.

Expected green project results

  • Annual decrease of CO2 emissions
  • Annual reduction in fuel consumption
  • Annual decrease in consumption of materials
  • Reuse of waste from third parties' operational process in own production process

Expected outcomes

  • Increase in annual turnover and net operational profit
  • Innovative technologies applied (new to the enterprise) - state of art technology for the new production line
  • 9 new jobs created

The SMEs Growth Programme in Romania

The project is supported by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein through the EEA and Norway Grants. See more opportunities under the SMEs Growth Programme.

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