Ulyanovsk Furniture Manufacturing Company Increases Production Capacity and Creates New Jobs
Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region Sergey Morozov visited OOO "Volzhskaya mebelnaya manufaktura" (Volga Furniture Factory) on 20 November.
He commented, “Despite the difficult economic conditions, our enterprises continue increasing their capacities. We must help regional champions who constantly invest in production facilities and create new jobs. The company that we examined today is an outstanding example that even in times of crisis we can find opportunities for development. During this difficult year, the investor expanded the production and created 80 new jobs for residents of the Ulyanovsk region. Now it employs 435 people and has become a large-scale enterprise. Next year, the company is going to hire even more workers.”
OOO "Volzhskaya mebelnaya manufaktura" has been operating in Ulyanovsk since 2012; it is engaged in wholesale manufacture of furniture. The company specializes in production of soft furniture, as well as items for gardens and summer cottages. The plant increased its production capacity in 2020: the investor rented a facility with the area of 11.5 thousand square meters near the main building to complete expansion.
According to Sergey Vasin, Director General of the Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation, the main advantage and unique feature of the enterprise is its own production of furniture components, threads and fabrics.
He said, “OOO "Volzhskaya mebelnaya manufaktura" is the only furniture manufacturing company in the region that provides itself with all necessary components by making threads and fabrics for furniture production. The high-quality goods helped this Ulyanovsk manufacturer become a supplier of such retail chains as Ikea, Leroy Merlin and Hoff. The company has invested more than 200 million rubles in the region's economy. Now it is actively hiring people; the wages will range between 35 and 70 thousand rubles depending on the output.”
Currently, equipment for furniture, threads and fabrics production has been installed at the facility, which is already working. This company will continue developing in 2021 and is planning to install new machines, which will also create new jobs.