It is generally agreed that the river Drava forms the border between Croatia and Hungary. In addition to the physical boundary, the two countries are also separated by a language barrier, which may have contributed to the limited cross-border business activities. This has led to the development of the B Light Scheme, funded under the Interreg V-A Hungary-Croatia Co-operation Programme 2014-2020, a grant programme aimed at supporting the cooperation between SMEs in the border areas. Within this program, it is co-financed the cooperation of two companies, Herbas d.o.o. from Pitomača and Barcs-Metál Kft. from Hungary.

The cooperation resulted in a jointly developed plug-and-play product – a mobile dryer that offers an affordable and quick way to dry medicinal and aromatic herbs, as well as other plants, such as industrial hemp, nuts and other seeds. The new dryer fits in well with the Herbas product portfolio, and it is housed in a special metal container, which is Barcs Metál’s area of expertise.

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