A majority of SMEs in Kastamonu owns a single processing unit of 60 square meters. Almost 90 businesses only chop up round-shaped trees to produce construction timber. Although following up new technologies, entering new markets and manufacturing new products should be among the absolute objectives of SMEs, their limited budgets would not allow.
The project, which was designed to further improve forest products manufacturing sector in the region, gather the entire processes under one roof. The new facility that is opened to common use, harbours all necessary tools and machinery areas, latest technologies of informatics and communication, also includes information and consultancy offices. The facility is seen as a contribution to the transformation of the local economy with efficiency based production.
The common use facility runs on the basis of orders placed by SMEs. Services such as the direct supply of raw materials, 1st class semi-product manufacturing of solid and laminated wooden materials, and technical processes on semi-products are offered to businesses placing an order by paying.
Besides providing consultancy services to SMEs in areas such as new production management methods and technical drawing, employees are also offered training on business capital management, product diversification and competitiveness. The cost of production is reduced for furniture manufacturers who benefit from the common use facility. Thus, competitiveness of businesses is enhanced, employment level is increased, and socio-economic development of the city is improved.
|Project Budget||Project Owner||Implementation Area||Detail Information|
|10 Million Euro||Kastamonu Commodity Exchange||Kastamonu||www.kaswood.org|