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Municipal vehicle manufacturer Bucher Municipal continues to expand

Municipal vehicle manufacturer Bucher Municipal continues to expand

Bucher Municipal, a subsidiary company of the Swiss concern Bucher Industries, has commissioned an extension of an industrial building at Ganību iela 105 with an approximate area of 3000 m2. A shelter for the goods receiving warehouse with an area of 450 m2 is currently under construction and is expected to be commissioned in approximately a month.

Arbo Windows is actively operating in the industrial zone of the Freeport of Ventspils

Arbo Windows is actively operating in the industrial zone of the Freeport of Ventspils

Soon five years will have passed since the company Arbo Windows is operating in the industrial zone of the Freeport of Ventspils at Kustes dambis 32; the company manufactures wooden windows, doors, sliding mechanisms and insulating glass units.

A revolution in the metalworking and mechanical engineering industries in Ventspils

A revolution in the metalworking and mechanical engineering industries in Ventspils

According to the information provided by the Central Statistical Bureau for the last year, industrial enterprises operating in Ventspils have reached a 46% increase in their industrial production output when compared to 2017. This increase is 38% higher than the average indicator in Latvia (8%).

Cargo turnover at the terminals of the Freeport of Ventspils increased in 2018

Cargo turnover at the terminals of the Freeport of Ventspils increased in 2018

In 2018, the total volume of cargoes transhipped by the terminals working at the Freeport of Ventspils has exceeded 20 million tons for the second year in a row. Indicators of the aforementioned year represent 1% over the volume of 2017 and 8% over the volume of 2016.

"Ventspils-Andren" – 10 years in Ventspils

"Ventspils-Andren" – 10 years in Ventspils

In 2009, "Ventspils-Andren", manufacturer of environment-friendly large size fiberglass constructions, commenced operation in the industrial territory of the Freeport of Ventspils. Products manufactured by the company find customers not only in Scandinavian and European countries, but also in other countries around the world.

Concluded contract on renovation of Northern Pier

Concluded contract on renovation of Northern Pier

Next year will commence in the Freeport of Ventspils with the all-time most extensive renovation of the port’s largest hydrostructure – Northern Pier, which is planned to last for nearly two years and which will be executed by the JSC (AS) BMGS.

A bridge to the business world for beginners.

A bridge to the business world for beginners.

Ventspils Business Support centre, founded with the financial support of Ventspils municipality and with the help of Ventspils High Technology Park, whose one of the founders is Ventspils Freeport Authority, is running for almost a year. The Business Support Centre has become a singular bridge between different instances facilitating entrepreneurship. A bridge for beginners to the business world. The first birds have left the nest

High technology company “HansaMatrix” builds up capacity in Ventspils

High technology company “HansaMatrix” builds up capacity in Ventspils

Last week, the company HansaMatrix signed a loan contract with the European Investment Bank for the granting of funds in the amount of 10 million euro. This is the first loan to a private company in Latvia, granted within the framework of the European Strategic Investment Fund or so called Junker’s plan. Two thirds of the received loan – more than 6 million euro – are intended to be used for the building of capacity and introduction of new technologies at two companies in Ventspils – HansaMatrix Ventspils and EuroLCDs, which operate in the industrial territory of the Freeport of Ventspils.

Ventspils shows the highest industrial output growth nationwide

Ventspils shows the highest industrial output growth nationwide

Industrial companies operating in the industrial territory of the Freeport of Ventspils have manufactured products worth nearly 183 million euro in nine months, thus increasing output by 57% comparing with equal period last year.