Professional Winemaking Products company has been manufacturing wine barrels in Gurjaani since 2013. Few months ago the business also launched manufacture of furniture of barrels.
The company director Vasiko Kalandadze told Business Course that at this stage, Georgian bags are bought from Germany and Azerbaijan. The company will launch exports to Kazakhstan too during the near period.
Because of growing demand, the firm plans to split furniture and wine barrels production lines. Now,the provider manufactures about 400 wine barrels and around 800 units of furniture each year.
\”Furniture composed of barrels are in huge demand on EU market. Barrels are created in Europe too, when participating in Asia there is huge interest on both products”.?
“Cutting oaks is forbidden in Georgia, Therefore, we import garbage from Europe and the USA, Vasiko Kalanadadze said.?
Currently, the provider employs 15 persons. Price of a barrel of US oak is 1300 GEL properly French oak C 1500 GEL. Prices of furniture begin from 300 GEL.?
\”GEL rate depreciation created problems from the production inauguration period, however, the actual situation has stabilized. Previously, winemakers utilized to import barrels from abroad, while imports just isn\’t affordable for all. Barrels require various services and now we offer a full package of services.?
Air exports is pretty expensive. Therefore, we export products by land transport. Making an allowance for Georgia’s geographical location, exports to Asia cost less as compared with Europe\”, Vasiko Kalandadze told Business Course.?
The company wants to expand furniture production line and then sell product by internet.