Paper Mill Kochani is the only factory for recycling waste paper in North Macedonia. This paper mill in Kochani is one of the oldest factories in North Macedonia, founded in 1963, located in the area of Kochani municipality, with a total area of 80.000 m2.
In 2016 the factory was taken over by the UNITRADE CLUSTER from Republic of Bulgaria and immediately after its reopening it started with a massive reconstruction of its manufacturing facilities, outdated due to ceasing of its operation during the past years. From the moment of restarting the factory until today, more than 8 million Euros have been invested in advanced technology for environmental protection, improved quality of the products as well as for increased capacity. Special approach has been made towards clean technologies for adaptation and recyling. Today the factory is 100% focused on waste paper recycling with modern treatment plant and uses exclusively biomass and natural gas as basic energy inputs. The factory possesses A Integrated License from the Ministry of Environment of Republic of North Macedonia, as well as several quality and technology certificates. The factory fulfills the capacity for recycling of all the waste paper generated in all of the Republic of North Macedonia. The current annual recycling capacity is 15.000 tonnes of waste paper that Paper Mill turns into modern paper products with high quality. We have already prepared projects for a triple increase of this capacity.
We at Paper Mill are dedicated to a sustainable growth and development, safe working environment and high quality products for our clients, based on the principles of circular economy, protection of the environment and public health as well as an overall contribution to the community where we operate.
Our employees are our most valuable resource, all 120 members of the Paper Mill family. Paper Mill employs mainly local professionals from Kochani at almost all work posts.
The average age of our employees is 46,7 years. Most of the employees, i.e. 60% have high school vocational education, 20% have elementary education, 4% of the employees are with higher education whereas 16% of our employees have high education or master's degree. Our efforts are directed towards a continuous providing of adequate health and safety conditions at work, creating a safe and healthy work environment, stable income and conditions that enable our employees to feel content and safe.
Education and training for all employees that are a part of Paper Mill are an integral part of working at Paper Mill, whereas transparency and equity that are based on mutual respect and equality are the core ingredient and value of every member of our team.
Paper Mill Kochani is a member of the Unitrade Cluster Group from Bulgaria, whose main activities are waste management and recycling. Unitrade Cluster was founded in 2013. The company received EU financing as part of the operative program "Competitiveness 2007-2013" for development of its activity of waste management and waste recycling. Main activity of the cluster is collection (from point of origin), transport, storage, pretreatment, recycling (regranulation) of plastic and nylon waste and their further processing for the market in the shape of recycled material for manufacturing of goods made of regranulated polyethylene.
The cluster consists of seven companies that cooperate closely by sharing knowledge and technology in the domain of waste management and all of them enjoy excellent reputation. Unitrade Cluster Ltd. is a holding company comprised of the following members: „Unitrade 2002 Ltd.”, “Vadias Ltd.”, “MKD-69 Ltd.”, “Unitrade 2011 Ltd.”, “Vadias Trade Ltd.”, „Unitrade Eko Ltd.“ and „Max Trade Sped Ltd.“. The cluster was created in order to provide business cooperation and stimulus for development of assets, technology and infrastructure and to provide joint investments, as one of the main competitive advantages of a cluster, virtually impossible for a single company.
Apart from this, the regional concentration of the cluster members and the relative proximity of other economic factors important for the sector, facilitate the creation of other synergies, such as more efficient use of qualified workforce and increase of the already established market share. The regional importance of the Unitrade cluster has several directions and it is directly related to the waste collection, transport and recycling, as issues of huge social and ecological importance. In this context, the members of the cluster focus on management by defining the following important goals:
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Paper Mill Kochani cooperates with many companies and business partners in the Republic of North Macedonia, from which it sources various services - logistics and transportation services, raw materials necessary for regular operation of the factory, purchase of waste paper, purchase of energy and electricity, mechanical maintenance, construction work and other major and minor purchases. This enables Paper Mill to actively include the local companies into its system of operations, thus directly affecting the sustainability of the other industries and development of the local economy. We are open for new opportunities and expansion of our network of collaborators and friends. In 2020, the cooperation of Paper Mill with Macedonian companies was worth over 2,8 million Euros.
We are constantly following the methods and trends in the processes of employment and human resources management. Here, we offer a simplified approach for all the persons interested to apply for vacancies and expressing their interest in employment at Paper Mill. Your application and presentation on this web site will enable us a faster and more effective insight into your expertise and professional qualifications that could allow you to become a part of the Paper Mill team.
If you are interested for employment in this industry and you believe that you could contribute to our continuous growth and development through you experience, please apply by filling in the application form below, or send your CV to the following email address: email@example.com.
Paper Mill offers competitive remuneration according to candidate's qualifications, opportunities for training and retraining and additional education, equipment and training for safe operation, safe and productive working environment with opportunities for professional and personal improvement and advancement.