Productive Innovation no. 48319
CARFI, S. A. submitted on 02/05/2020 an application to PORTUGAL 2020 in the context of the call to tender no. 07/SI/2020, PRODUCTIVE INNOVATION, for which was assigned the number 48319, within the Operation Regional Centre Program, accordingly to the specific regulation in the field of competitiveness and international presence (RECI) that was approved on 07/01/2021. The contract/ Terms of acceptance was signed last 12/01/2021.
This project arose due to the need to increase Productive Capacity, to introduce Innovative Productive processes for the production of products, to the necessity of investing in machines and molds for creating products, in more automation and Innovative System of Collection of Data in Real Time in Machines autonomizing processes in the Industry 4.0 area, in innovative processes, equipments, software and hardware needed for IDI – Development Department to improve the ability to create new products and also expenses spent in Marketing by the new WEB-SITE, based on the digital economy, to carry out Market Prospecting for increase sales to international markets.
A total investment of 658,208.42 Euros was applied with an Eligible Investment of 608,481.76 Euros and with reimbursement from the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) only of Non-Refundable Incentive of 152,120.44 Euros.
Productive Innovation no. 22976
CARFI, S. A. submitted on 16/09/2016 an application to PORTUGAL 2020 in the context of the call to tender no. 12/SI/2016, PRODUCTIVE INNOVATION, for which was assigned the number 22976, within the Operation Regional Centre Program, accordingly to the specific regulation in the field of competitiveness and international presence (RECI) that was approved on 24/03/2017. The contract/ Terms of acceptance was signed last 04/04/2017.
This project arose due to the need to boost, modernize and innovate the industry in order to improve productivity and competitiveness, with the goal to increase the sales volume for external markets.
A total investment of 869.308,83 Euros was applied with an Eligible Investment of 854.208,83 Euros and with reimbursement from the European Regional Development (FEDER) of 427.104,42 Euros with Refundable Incentive of 213.552,21 Euros.
The realisation of the expenses/investments started on 20 September 2016 and the deadline for their completion was 15 September 2018, but an extension was requested and approved for the realisation of the investments until 15 November 2018, which deadline was met, as the last invoice for the project is dated 23 October 2018, which is the date of its completion The investment was closed down. The post-project year will be 2020.
Project designation: IMPLEMENTATION AND CERTIFICATION OF A SECURITY SYSTEM, IMPLEMENTATION OF WAREHOUSE AND STOCK MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF PRODUCTION AND BUDGETING.
Project code: POCI-02-0853-FEDER-020633
Main goal: REINFORCE THE COMPETITIVENESS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED COMPANEIS.
Intervention region: CENTRE
Beneficiary company: CARFI – FÁBRICA DE PLÁSTICOS E MOLDES, S. A.
Approval date: 17-01-2017
Start date: 17-05-2016
Date of the conclusion: 30-04-2018
Total eligible cost: FEDER – 146.587,14 Euroswith reference to the Fund, for example, FEDER – 55.567,00 EUR
European Union financial support: 65.964,22 Euros
Objectives, activities and expected/achieved results:
The Objectives were achieved, activities were carried out and the Results that CARFI intended with the realization of this project were achieved.
The Safety Management System in work was implemented and the respective Certification was obtained in accordance with STANDARD OHSAS 18001:2007 and Warehouse and Stock Management Systems and Production Planning and Management and Budgeting Systems were implemented.
The objective of the company’s competitive qualification, as expected, was achieved, as the company was equipped with better and more effective management processes, which allowed for an improvement in productivity, with a reduction in its manufacturing and assembly times and with a reduction in costs. and consequently improved its competitive capacity and increased the number of customer orders, which was evidenced by the continuous increase, year after year, in turnover and improved results and thus greater generation of value, which resulted in continuous growth and sustainable development.
With regard to the objective of job creation, the application foresaw the creation of 3 new jobs, of which two are highly qualified and to was created by 2019. CARFI already has 14 new jobs, of which 8 are Highly Qualified and the percentage of Highly Qualified has increased by 4.51%, from 14.29% in 2014 to 18.8%.