Project designation:
Expansion of capacity and production flexibility with a view to mass customization.

Project code: NORTE-02-0853-FEDER-014520

The main objective: To strengthen the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises

Region of intervention: Braga

Beneficiary: R.P. INDUSTRIES PISCINAS, S.A.

Date of approval: 04-15-2015

Start date: 10/1/2015

Completion date: 09-30-2017

Total eligible cost: € 1,314,911.00

Financial support from the European Union: € 788,946.60

Objectives, activities and expected/achieved results:
R.P. INDUSTRIES, S.A is a medium-sized company, with its head office located in the village of Sobreposta, municipality, and district of Braga.
With the main focus on the production and commercialization of swimming pools and equipment, R.P. INDUSTRIES, SA has been, over the years, continuously investing in research and development of new products that allow obtaining the best results in its use and application.

The application aims to increase the capacity of an existing unit with the acquisition of new productive equipment, also foreseeing investments such as:

  • Extension of the current facilities to accommodate the equipment to be acquired, creating better conditions for the work without causing entropy throughout the entire production process;
  • Acquisition of specific hardware and software that allow the control of all national and international activity.
  • Creating conditions for better product packaging;
  • Investments in marketing.

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Project no. 19884

Support under the incentive system for the internationalization of SMEs

Project title: Reinforcement of RPI presence in international markets

Total eligible cost: € 706,415.00

Financial support from the European Union: ERDF – € 317,886.75

Project summary: The purpose of this project is to strengthen RPI’s presence in international markets. The company already has an active presence in international markets, which translates into an international volume of around 58%, but is aware that there is a huge potential for acceptance of its products in international markets. As such, a number of actions were designed to promote and disseminate RPI in the markets where it already operates and in new markets where potential business was detected

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