A man from the village of Colonia managed to build a successful business thanks to the projects implemented by the World Bank in the Republic of Moldova, but also with financial support from the European Union. He makes cardboard cups, grated for soup, but also popcorn that we enjoy when we go to the movies, he notes. TVR Moldova.
He started his first commercial business in 1986, when he painted drawings for bathroom tiles. He tried his luck on many projects – with wholesale warehouses and shops, and in 1998 he started making acid borscht. And it didn’t stop here.
Simion Ursu realized the idea that people drink coffee everywhere and believed that producing cardboard cups would make his business more prosperous. In 2015 they started production which proved successful.
After the drawing is cut, the cardboard is inserted into the machine and the finished product comes out one by one. If everything is beautiful, the cutting is just perfect, inserted into the machine.Said Rodica Orso.
Raw materials are purchased from Finland, and container production equipment is brought from China. Part of the money is a private investment, and the rest is covered with grants and loans of $ 800,000. The funds were provided through a World Bank project to improve competitiveness.
The factory produces more than 20 types of containers. Some of them are sold in the Republic of Moldova, but most of them are exported to Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus and Romania.
“Romania is the largest partner, as it is exported from the European Union to other countries and with the help of Romanian partners it is exported to Germany, to the United States of America”Simeon Urso stressed.
During the years 2016-2020, more than 200 entrepreneurs from the Republic of Moldova obtained financial and logistical support from the World Bank.