● ALBANIA: DEKA’s new detergent plant in Tirana is scheduled
for startup in the second half of 2004. With a total
investment of approximately $15 million, the facility will
include a detergent powder plant with production capacity of
40,000 tons a year and a complete sulphonation unit with
production capacity of 15,000 tons a year of sulphonic acid.
The laying of the foundation of DEKA’s new plant was
attended by Albanian prime minister Faros Nano, Italian
ambassador Attilio Iannucci, the Albanian ministers of the
economy and agriculture and James Franklin Jeffrey. The
event was also attended by Marco Galateri di Genola, vice
president of Ballestra SpA.
DEKA is a private company of the AM Group and has a
70% share of the detergent market in Albania, according to