ArmInfo. "Ceramisia", an enterprise for the production of ceramics, was opened in Armenia, within the framework of a joint investment project of MultiGroup and Italian Stonewar holding. The opening ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, Italian Ambassador to Armenia Vincenzo Del Monaco, head of the MultiGroup concern and leader of the Prosperous Armenia party Gagik Tsarukyan, officials, diplomats, MPs and businessmen.
According to the Italian diplomat, the message of the Armenian prime minister on promoting economic activity in the republic found its echo in Italy, which was evidenced by the opening of a new enterprise "The product of cooperation between businessmen of the two countries will be issued with the mark "Designed in Italy, made in Armenia," he said.
According to Federico Polidori Vice President of Ceramisia Italy, a year ago they could not think that the company would open an enterprise in Armenia. The holding planned to build a ceramic factory in neighboring Georgia, but in January of this year. Gagik Tsarukyan called on his Italian colleagues to think about the implementation of the project in Armenia. "Within 4 months, we agreed on a common goal," he said.
In a very short period of time, businessmen managed to do a great job - to build a factory from scratch, to equip the management team of the enterprise from Italy, the employees themselves - about 35 people - managed to undergo retraining there. Today, investments in the project are estimated at 30 million euros, but Italians are ready to expand them, and by February 2020 the number of employees will be increased to 350-500 people. "I hope in a year we will gather at the same place to state that Armenia has chosen the right path to attract foreign investment," Federico Polidori said. According to Executive Director of Multi Group Concern Sedrak Arustamyan, the management of the enterprise plans to increase the number of employees to 1000 people in a year.
It should be noted that in Italy "Ceramisia" is considered one of the largest national ceramic companies in the production of home and hotel ceramic tableware. Ceramisia has been represented in many parts of the world for many years, including the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and Asian countries. The company plans to open its plant in Russia. "Ceramisia" brand ceramic dishes are closely connected with the Italian tradition, where the basic elements of the old artisan type are preserved, based on new technological developments, materials and finishing methods. The international group of companies Italian Stoneware is based in the town of Citta di Castello, province of Perugia. It has offices in Dubai, New York, Seoul, Moscow and Hong Kong. According to Italian business sources, the market for Italian ceramic products shows a steady growth of 5-6% per annum.