Bosnia-Herzegovina – Machinery for Agriculture
Baertschi-FOBRO d.o.o

Project Description

The Swiss company Baertschi develops and produces machines for a more sustainable agriculture.

The mission of Swiss Company Baertschi is to contribute to maintaining productive land, healthier people and animals, reducing water consumption and CO2 emissions. With Baertschi machines, farmers can perform operations in a way that saves costs whilst they will at the same time achieve better product quality and healthier agricultural soil in the long-term. The demand for the company’s products is rapidly increasing.

The new set-up of Baertschi with production in Bosnia and with sales, R&D and construction/design in Switzerland will allow the company to sustain its activities in a very competitive environment. The region of Maglaj where the production will be based is located outside the urban centers and the new company will create much needed jobs for the local economy.

The SSF loan will be used for purchasing machinery and for working capital.

Development Impact

Creation of 28 jobs for people without specific prior qualification

Comprehensive training and transfer of knowhow