The State Emergency Service (SES) of Ukraine said a fire broke out at a ski factory in the town of Mukachevo in Zakarpattia region overnight October 12.
"The roof of a one-story building of a production facility with a warehouse (total area of 20,000 square meters) at Mukachevo-based ski factory JSC Tysa caught fire at 02:00 Kyiv time on October 12. SES units put out the fire on 9,000 square meters at 11:24 Kyiv time," the SES press service said on Monday.
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Mukachevo Fischer Factory: History
- 1985: The Mukachevo-based factory buys a ski manufacturing technology from Austria's Fischer brand, as per Ukraine Crisis Media Center.
- 1988: The factory starts manufacturing skis licensed by Fischer.
- 1995: Joint venture Fischer-Mukachevo is founded by Austrian Fischer and Ukrainian Tysa
- The Mukachevo-based factory is Europe's biggest ski manufacturer. The Austrian group of companies Fischer placed 85% of their production capacities on 19 hectares of land in Zakarpattia. In 2017, the company's turnover reached EUR 38 million and its net profit amounted EUR 3.3 million.
- Over a thousand Ukrainian workers provide for one-fourth of the international market.