Nicolae Dunas is well known in Cahul for his sports performance, as a martial arts coach, but also for his entrepreneurial activity. It has been for nine years since when Nicolae Dunas owns a furniture production factory, which is simply called by local people “La Nicu” (At Nicolae). The factory is localized in Roșu village, Cahul district, and manufactures kitchen, living, hall and bedroom furniture on commission.
In 2021, thanks to the European Union’s assistance, Nicolae Dunas’ factory was endowed with an air compressor, essential equipment for furniture production process, ensuring quality and cleanliness throughout the entire chain, as well as better working conditions for the employees. “It is the brain of the technological process. In this way we diminish the costs and obtain the desired result rapidly and safely,” says Nicolae Dunas, founder of Prim Art Ltd.
His company is one of the 13 grant beneficiaries provided by the Local Action Group “Valea Halmagei” from the European funds of the EU4Moldova: Focal Regions Programme. In 2021, Valea Halmagei LAG received assistance for €50,000, which is invested, at its turn, in development projects of member localities.
A craft inherited from his father
Nicolae ended up in business after a carrier in pedagogy and sports, being a martial arts coach. He just told himself one day why not to try to work on his own. Hence, in 2012 Nicolae opens a mini factory to manufacture furniture.
The area in which he decided to try his forces was selected somehow naturally: “My father is a professional carpenter and I was working with him and helping him since I was a child. Thus, when I decided to start up a business, I considered that a furniture factory would be the most appropriate.”
The factory managed by Nicolae is equipped with modern technology, has a well-thought and computerized production process. The factory makes living, kitchen, bedroom and hall furniture on commission. Currently, the factory has three employees, but the number of employees increases depending on the season.