Belarus silk weaving firm introduces exports to Armenia

Vitebsk Silk Weaving Factory has commenced delivering fabrics to Armenia, informed a company official.

During June and July, Vitebsk firm shipped the initial consignments of lining fabric to Armenia. Armenian firms will be utilizing this fabric to manufacture uniforms for the law-enforcement personnel.

Currently, the factory is discussing about the probable supplies to Turkmenistan. More over, a trial shipment of the Vitebsk-manufactured fabric is also expected to be shipped to Turkmenistan in August 2010.

During the period January-June 2010, Vitebsk Silk-Weaving Factory exported $3.2 million worth of goods, a rise of 8.8 percent as compared to the same period in 2009. Russian Federation is the key purchaser of Vitebsk factory. Infact in May this year, Vitebsk delivered a trial consignment to Ukraine. Hence, the export totaled to 70 percent of the overall output of the factory.

Vitebsk has also introduced a technical modernization program. In 2020, the factory is planning to buy dozen new weaving looms by spending around ?1 million. New equipment has already been introduced for dyeing fabrics.

Vitebsk was founded in 1955 and the factory since then specializes in production of corset, lining, raincoat, special-purpose fabrics along with conductive threads. Being a part of Bellegprom Concern, Vitebsk employs about 270 people.


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