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Confectionery tastes best when prepared in high-performance ovens

Investor
Daroink LLC
Location
Yerevan, Armenia
Investment
Rotating deck ovens
Investment Size
US$ 97,200
Financial results
Payback in 2 years
Electricity savings
738 MWh per year
CO2 savings
41 tonnes per year
Impact
Increased cost efficiency, high quality production
Donor
GCF, CIF

An investment in energy efficient ovens delivers best value to a leading confectionery company through improved performance and a speedy ROI

Daroink LLC is a confectionary company offering high-quality products at the local market.

After opening in 1999, the company wasted no opportunity to deliver a wide variety of goods and expand its regional distribution. Within a few years, its products have become well known. In 2003, Daroink was among the few enterprises to be recognised by the government for its high-quality goods. In addition, the company was the recipient of the International Quality Gold Star awarded by the Board of Business Initiative Directions in Geneva.

In 2004, the company installed four electric ovens for the production of flour-based confectionery. By 2021, these ovens became outdated. This time, Daroink chose high-performance rotating rack ovens with a gas backburner and a heat exchanger with forced air circulation from an Italian producer. The versatility of the ovens makes the units ideal for small and medium-sized pastries. The hot air, combined with the rotating rack and controlled steam input makes even baking possible. The large amount of steam produced during the baking process gives the pastries a homogenous crust and excellent texture. The structure and combination of the components minimise the heat loss and optimise the energy consumption. As a result, the US$ 97,200 investment brings significant improvement in the production processes and the output quality. It has a payback period of two years and contributes to a reduction of 41 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

“It’s easy to continuously pursue high performance when your employees are detail-oriented, the distribution is client-centric and the management team is keen on innovation. In our view, the new ovens add value and keep us efficient,” affirms Mr Afrikyan, Director.

This project was supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF).

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