Gurjaani Ice Cream Factory

Gurjaani Ice Cream Factory

Gurjaani Ice Cream factory first opened its doors back in 1947 and it was one of the very few ice cream producing factories in the eastern part of Georgia. Throughout its long history, the ice cream factory underwent many changes. However, quality production of its delicious ice cream never left the company’s focus.

In addition to several renovations and production line upgrades implemented in 2017, the company decided to enhance its competitiveness further through a major reconstruction of the factory building as well as investment in a brand new and modern ice cream production line. The project was financed through a EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line loan, which also entitled the company to free-of-charge technical support provided by a team of international experts.

The project benefits include improvements in product quality and capacity expansion, in addition to a whole range of EU standards that are now being met by the company. Importantly, the project resulted in a significant reduction in energy consumption with an energy savings ratio calculated as almost 60% for the new production machinery.

After successful project verification, the company received 15% of the loan amount as a grant cashback funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union.

Furthermore, as a result of the project implementation the company now meets a wide variety of European standards:

    • Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs
    • Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 on substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Text with EEA Relevance),
    • Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency
    • EN 1672-2 (2009) food processing machinery – Basic concepts – part 2: hygiene
Loan Amount€ 800,000
Grant Amount€ 115,880
Invested in:Construction of a new production building and purchase of a new Ice cream production line
EU Directives met:Regulations on food safety and environmental sustainability
Primary Energy Savings518 MWh/year
GHG Savings46 tCO2/year
Energy Savings Ratio59.5 %

Ambassadori Kachretshi

Ambassadori Kachretshi

Ambassadori Hotel Kachretshi is an ideal place for that vacation everyone craves to escape from their busy lives. The hotel is located in the historical region of Georgia – Kakheti and is the nearest resort to the east of the capital. 

The history of Ambassadori Kachretshi began with wine production. The territory of the resort, with its beautiful vineyards, was previously home to the wine factory of the Keburia family. The family produced several kinds of high-quality red and white wines, designated exclusively for export. Winemakers and businessmen from different countries often visited the factory and, after wine degustation, stayed for a night or two in the ten-room guesthouse of the wine factory. Over time, the number of visitors grew, and it became evident that the number of guest rooms had to increase to accommodate the additional overnight visitors.

LTD Ambassadori applied for an EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line loan to finance the construction of a new building as well as equipment and furniture required in a high-standard resort. The new building is energy efficient, reaching an energy savings ration of almost 55% compared to the baseline, it meets the EU fire standards, health and safety standards and service quality standards. In addition, the equipment installed was selected to minimize any harmful impact on the environment. 

During the application process the company received free-of-charge technical support from a team of international consultants and after the successful project verification, the company received 15% of the loan amount as a grant cashback funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union. 

Furthermore, as a result of the project implementation the company now meets a wide variety of European standards:

    •  Directive 2010/31/EU on energy efficiency of the buildings
    • Directive 2009/125/EC on Ecodesign
    • Directive 2014/35/EU on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits
    • Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 of the on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Text with EEA Relevance)
Loan Amount€ 2,995,930
Grant Amount€ 449,389
Invested in:Equipment, furniture and the construction of the new hotel building
EU Directives met:Regulations related to energy efficiency in buildings, Eco Design and environmental protection
Primary Energy Savings2,056 MWh/year
GHG Savings377 tCO2/year
Energy Savings Ratio54.4 %

High quality sweets made in Georgia

High quality sweets made in Georgia

LTD Brauni was founded in April 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The company produces high-quality confectionery products, using modern equipment and technologies. One of its main goals is to replace imported products with local production. Apart from being a leading supplier of locally made confectionary products, which compete effectively again foreign imports, the company also aims to expand its sales to neighboring countries.

To sustain these growth plans, the company invested in the construction of a new confectionery production facility and the purchase and installation of state-of-the-art production lines. Important considerations in the selection of equipment were the quality of the final product and meeting the highest hygiene levels in the production process.

Together with the EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line loan, which was used to finance the investment, the company received free-of-charge technical support from a team of international experts to optimize its investment plans.

Last but not the least, after the successful project verification, the company
received 15% of the loan amount as a grant cashback, funded under
the EU4Business initiative of the European Union.

As a result of this investment, the company reaches high quality standards, whilst
protecting the health
and safety of its employees. In addition, the investment ensured that the company meets the wide range of EU standards
from machine safety to waste management and environmental protection, including:

    • Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs
    • Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC Text with EEA relevance
    • Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer
    • EN 1672-2 (2009) food processing machinery – Basic concepts – part 2: hygiene requirements
Loan Amount€ 1,756,361
Grant Amount€ 263,454
Invested in:Construction of a
production building
and purchase and
installation of new
production lines
EU Directives
met:
Regulations related
to occupational
health and safety,
product quality and
safety, environmental
protection
Primary Energy Savings180 MWh/year
GHG Savings6 tCO2/year
Energy Savings Ratio42.1 %