Kosovo furniture companies KoBa and Ahikos showcased their creations at the at the Skopje Furniture Fair Exhibition in Macedonia from March 21st to the 27th , 2017. The annual event attracts important producers and buyers from across the region. Through the participation at the event, both companies hope to expand their market reach and expand their exports. Their exhibitions were made possible through the support of EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete, the Association of Wood Processors of Kosovo and Kosovo Investment and Enterprise Support Agency.
Established in 2012, KoBa produces wood interior partition walls for hotels, sports halls, amphitheaters, schools, offices, theatres, and residential centers. It exports products to Germany, Switzerland, Macedonia, and Albania.
Ahikos has been producing wood furniture since 1990, starting as a small workshop with only two employees. It is now a modern enterprise with forty employees. Its products include sofas, bedrooms, chairs and tables. It has mainly sold domestically, but seeks to expand into regional exports, through linkages made at regional fairs such as the Skopje Furniture Fair Exhibition.