The company Arčers Ltd. began to orient towards export markets in 2002. After a preparatory phase and thorough market research which lasted for almost two years, in 2004, Arčers signed its first international agreement on glazed building structure manufacturing for Solna Business Centre in Stocholm (Sweden). Soon afterwards came the next foreign project, also in the capital city of Sweden – glazed building structure manufacturing for the Coarthouse building.
In 2007, the glazed structure manufacturing plants were modernised with co-financing from the EU, since all of the structures necessary for foreign projects are manufactured in Latvia.
The company mainly exports glazed aluminium structures (ALU), full-glass interior structures and facades. The amount of export is approximately 35% from the total production of the company.
This year also the Construction Department of the company had its first object outside the borders of Latvia. Arčers carried out interior and masonry works at a multi-dwelling building and new school buildings in Malmo and Kiruna, Sweden. Regarding this field, company has a cautious policy, as we still are evaluating our possibilities and competitiveness, therefore the company deliberatly chooses small scale objects.
At the moment, the main export market is Scandinavia, especially Norway, Sweden, Belgium, successful experience has been also with Denmark, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates.
So far the biggest foreign projects of Arčers are:
- Siemens office building in Oslo (Norway) - glazed structure designing, manufacturing, and installation;
- Hospital AZ Jan Palfinj in Ghent (Belgium) - glazed structure manufacturing and installation;
- Complex of apartments and hotels Vulcan in Oslo (Norway) - glazed aluminium structure manufacturing and installation;
- Multifunctional concert hall Kilden in Kristiansand (Norway) - glazed aluminium structure manufacturing and installation;
- Westerdals School of Communication (Norway) - glazed aluminium structure manufacturing and installation.