Artifex started business as a wholesaler of wood products in Bashkiria (Russia). Company helps small producers of lumber, wood moldings, and joinery products to export. “We found that in Bashkiria there are manufacturers of high-quality wood products that are in demand in foreign markets, but there are no exporters.” says Ruslan Batyrov, CEO of Artifex. “There are no specialists who understand export documentation and can organize supply chains. We decided to do it ourselves, to fill an empty niche. So for the time being, our company provides trading services, we accumulate products from manufacturers, find buyers and supply.”
Artifex sells one thousand cubic meter of lumber per month with the term of delivery up to one month. “Everything is decided individually in each case,” says Mr. Batyrov. “Given the current situation in logistics, the timing may change”. Artifex exports lumber to the Eurasian Economic Union, the CIS and the Middle East countries, as well as to China, India and Vietnam. At the moment, the company develops supplies to the markets of Turkey and Azerbaijan.
For many years there was no large company in the Russian Republic of Bashkiria engaged in the deep processing of wood and the production of export products with high added value certified according to DIN. The Artifex became a resident of the Ufimsky Industrial Park, where a land plot was allocated for the construction of the plant. The necessary infrastructure has already been installed at the plot and construction of the plant has begun. The planned capacity of the plant is up to 12 thousand cubic meters per year. The product portfolio will include more than 250 items. The start of production is scheduled for January 2023. The initial investments am...Read All