The “Duka Brothers” Venture Dynasty
Every dynasty or "empire" starts from a small, seemingly insignificant situation or act. With the courage and will inherited between the generations, the two brothers Agron and Armand Duka embarked on a journey into the business world in 1990 by opening a coffee bar in their hometown of Shijak, and with the proceeds from this activity provided capital for trading. then of various household appliances such as "Beko", chocolates "Hilal", car trade, etc.
Four years later, on March 10, 1994, together with two other partners, they founded the company "Aiba" with the object of activity, production and trade of livestock feed for existing poultry and small pig farms in Tirana, Kavaja, Elbasan, Lushnje. For this purpose, the Duka brothers privatized the former livestock food factory (FUB) located in the Shkozet area. A few months later in the warehouses of this factory would be initiated with the same desire a new initiative and innovation for Albania of those times, the exclusivity of trade and service of "Scania" vehicles.
Under the impetus of the free initiative that had suffered an "explosion" in Albania, also in 1994, the shareholders of "Aiba" decided to invest in a poultry with 5,000 hens since they had already stabilized livestock food in the market.
Sacrifice and experience increased proportionately, the challenges already for the company "Aiba" knew no bounds. In the mid-1990s, agreements would be reached with well-known international companies such as "Divella" in 1995 and "Ariston" in 1996 for the exclusive marketing of their products in the Albanian territory.
In 1999, the sole shareholders of the Aiba conglomerate decided to invest in poultry expansion by cooperating with the leading company in the construction and assembly of modern poultry "Facco" by expanding it significantly and turning the company "Aiba" into one of the most important factors in the egg industry, where nowadays has secured the position of leader in the egg production industry in Albania and livestock food, counting 500,000 chickens, 110 million grains average annual production, 4,000m² premises production, storage.
In 2010 in the continuation of the expansion of activity and investments within the production industry by setting up the first organic fertilizer factory, the first of its kind for a poultry which processes its waste by turning it into organic fertilizer for agricultural farms.
During 2019, the company "Aiba" extended its activity with the line of pasteurized liquid eggs, an investment worth 1 million euros and with a "business to business" orientation. This investment has marked a new era for the company "Aiba" where its size has already exceeded the borders of Albania.