VLADIMIR COMPANIES DEVELOP NEW MARKETS
The company "Module-LTD" in the market since 2006. It produces equipment for the technical strengthening of banks - armored glass, doors, and safe rooms. Customers of products are also law enforcement agencies. Two years ago, the company entered the overseas market. Support to entrepreneurs was provided in the Vladimir Export Center.
- Since the 17th year, we began to export, export was to Uzbekistan, thanks to the business mission of the Vladimir Region Export Support Center to Uzbekistan, we entered into an export contract, - said Igor Kalinichev.
In November this year, as part of a business mission organized by the Export Support Center, Modul-Ltd., together with other Vladimir exporting enterprises, visited Turkey.
- We met with potential partners from around the world - Canada, Cuba, Britain, Europe, Africa. The most interesting were the Africans, who are now very interested in Russian products, and they are ready to take our armored glasses, - said the businessman.
For representatives of small and medium-sized businesses, participation in business missions, Russian and foreign exhibitions is free. This is government assistance provided by the region’s administration and the Export Support Center.
This year, our companies were able to show their products in the CIS countries - Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan. And also in Europe and the United Arab Emirates. The plans include a business mission to Vietnam, participation in exhibitions dedicated to woodworking and a healthy lifestyle in Moscow.
Recently, enterprises in the region presented their goods in the Republic of Belarus at the ProdExpo-2019 exhibition. The MilkAgroService company produces equipment for the storage and processing of milk. Businessmen left Belarus with new contracts.
- We have found two clients, and there are still other potential clients with whom we are negotiating. Without support, of course, it is much more difficult, especially for a small enterprise, because large amounts of money are spent on being at exhibitions, - said Alexander Zaika, general director of the company.
The Vladimir Export Center also assists entrepreneurs in registering a trademark, processing documents, and translating websites into foreign languages. The Center trains employees of Vladimir organizations in conducting export activities.
- The administration of the Vladimir region, represented by the Export Support Center, invites all entrepreneurs to take part in the events that we have planned for 2020. Participation in international exhibitions as part of collective stands, with individual stands, participation in foreign and reverse business missions, - said Pavel Shibilov, director of the Export Support Center of the Vladimir Region.
About 500 entrepreneurs apply to the Export Support Center every year. Next year, the organization plans to expand its business support area and begin promoting services, including in the tourism sector.
Today we are starting a series of materials telling about Vladimir exporters. What do they produce, how do they survive in difficult times, what plans do they make, and do they consider the crisis a time for new opportunities?
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