29 November 2012
Mogotex to double home textile deliveries to IKEA in 2013
MOGILEV, 29 November (BelTA) – The Belarusian company OAO Mogotex will more than double deliveries of home textiles to the international company IKEA in 2013, Mogotex Director for Commerce Mr Vitaly Dedinets told BelTA.
Mogotex started working together with IKEA in 2002 but serious changes in this cooperation have been witnessed only in the last few years. “We have come to terms with the Russian representation of the company, have managed to satisfy the major chain’s requirements for quality and the choice of products and have reached an agreement on prices. As a result, we have started getting rather large orders. Some of them we cannot meet due to the lack of the production capacity. While in 2012 deliveries to IKEA reached ?1.8 million, in 2013 we plan to raise it to ?4 million,” said the Director for Commerce.
Vitaly Dedinets also remarked that specialists of the Belarusian company are now busy preparing the necessary documents to sell Mogotex products via IKEA on the global market. “In the future we plan to sell at least ?8 million worth of home textiles to the company. Thanks to the large-scale modernization we will also be able to secure the rising deliveries and guarantee the European quality of our merchandise,” assured the executive.
Mogotex ships two thirds of the output to over 15 countries. The main partners are Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. Mogotex merchandise is also shipped to Armenia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Serbia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Finland, and other countries. By the end of 2012 the company plans to export a total of roughly $70 million worth of merchandise, 5-6% up from 2011.
Mogotex was founded in 1973 to be reincorporated in 2000 as a joint stock company. It is a major manufacturer of textile products in Belarus and the CIS states. The company offers fabrics for special apparel and uniforms, fabrics for raincoats, garment-lining fabrics, ready-made overalls, and home textile products. The company comprises a weaving factory, a finishing factory, a garment factory, and other manufacturing facilities. The company employs about 3,000 people.