On March 1st, 2019, the USAID EMPOWER Private Sector project in partnership with Sida signed a grant agreement to support company ElektroStublla to obtain quality certifications (VDE) for 10 of its products. Elektrostublla produces a variety of pipes, electrical installation boxes and cable accessories. It needs the VDE certifications to export its products to the German market.
Last year, the EMPOWER Private Sector project supported the company to exhibit its products at the Light + Building fair in Frankfurt, Germany. There, it made important contacts with German companies, and reached deals to export to Switzerland, Slovenia and Albania.
Elektrostublla has been operating in electrical engineering since 1986 and produces over 50 products that meet European standards and holds an ISO 9001 certificate. The products which it plans to certify are: Tubes (16/11 mm; 20/14 mm; 25/19mm; 32/25mm), tube extender (16/11 mm; 20/14 mm; 25/19mm; 32/25mm), box fi 60mm, and box fi 100x100mm.