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Road construction company doubles its production capacity
A Georgian construction company, Lagodekhautogza Ltd, upgraded its production machines to new energy efficient ones and doubled its production capacity.
Set up in 2000, Lagodekhautogza is a construction company that specialises in road construction and production of cement-concrete and asphalt-concrete.
In 2020, the company wanted to increase its asphalt-concrete production capacity, however it faced a challenge: their production machine was outdated and it could not support increased production volumes. In addition, Lagodekhautogza was looking for ways to decrease their manufacturing costs.
The company applied for GEFF funding and received free technical assessment for the project. GEFF consultants evaluated the project, conducted financial and technical analysis and gave recommendations that helped Lagodekhautogza achieve their goals.
An investment of € 254,000 allowed the company to increase production by 55% compared to previous years. Furthermore, Lagodekhautogza can now save up to 156.67 MWh per year, which translates to € 10,000 in energy cost savings each year. Through this investment, the CO2 emissions from production were decreased by 62 tonnes per year.
This project is a good example of a how a single investment can help businesses achieve their goals and lessen their impact on the environment.
The project is supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance.