LTD Anka Fair Trade – Hazelnut processing & Exporting Company

LTD Anka Fair Trade (AFT) is a hazelnut processing and exporting company, located in West Georgia. The company’s business model is based on added-value supply chain. Since 2013 the company is the leading partner of 1,500 farmer’s certified product supply chain project. Currently 100% of the produced hazelnut is exported to European traders and wholesalers supplying chocolate, bakery and ice cream producers. Aiming to further improve the product quality and increase production, the company built a brand new processing facility and purchased new hazelnut sorting and drying equipment. The investment was financed with a EU4Business-EBRD Credit line loan. The company received free-of-charge technical support from the team of international experts to optimize the investment project and received 15% of the loan amount as a grant cash-back after the successful project verification, funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union.

Invested in:

  • Construction of new processing facility
  • Purchase & installation of hazelnut sorting and drying equipment

Investment Volume:

  • Loan amount: EUR 2,190,292.62
  • Grant amount (15%): EUR 328,543.89

EU Directives met:

  • Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC
  • EN 1672-2 (2009) food processing machinery – Basic concepts – part 2: hygiene requirements
  • HACCP Practices implementation
  • Directive 2006/12/EC on waste
  • Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery