Spouses McMahon, the owners of the “Morgan Fenice company ” – a large manufacturer of the upholstered furniture (Morgan Furniture LLC, Kvasyliv, Rivne region), are going to invest 280 million UAH (€ 9.3 million) within the next three years to expand production capacity and specialty-equipment.
This will increase the volumes of production and export by 3.4 times to the expected indicators of 2016 – up to 3 billion UAH.
The cofounder of the company, Lorraine McMahon, said that as a result of this project, it is planned to increase the number of jobs in almost three times from 750 up to 2.1 thousand. It will also create many jobs for Ukrainian suppliers. Besides, it is planned to expand existing premises to 18 thousand sq. m.
According to the director of “Morgan Fenice” Roman Basarab, following the results of 2015 the company increased its revenue by 39% to 485 million UAH. With that, total output is exported to Germany, France, Great Britain, Poland, Austria and other European countries.
“In 2014, when Ukraine’s economy was going through one of the most difficult periods, the company demonstrated nearly tripled growth of the revenue and exports, selling products on 350 million UAH. As a result, in 2014 and 2015 the company became the leader in the manufacture and production of upholstered furniture in Ukraine”, – Basarab said.
In the current year, as expected, production worth UAH 880 million will be made. The average salary at the plant is 5 thousand UAH, which is 43% more than the average monthly salary in the Rivne region.
“This is a positive message to the business community that, you can run a successful business in Ukraine. The investors of the company are interested in promoting of this positive message, because they have serious plans for further expansion of business in Ukraine”, – said McMahon.
According to her, the signing the Association Agreement with the EU by Ukraine plays a positive role in business development, in particular the abolition of the taxes in the procurement of components abroad on January 1, 2016. “This increases our competitiveness compared to similar products in Poland and Romania”, – said the cofounder.
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