Ulyanovsk Region Names Best Exporters of 2020

The awarding ceremony took place on 27 May to celebrate Russia's Entrepreneurship Day.

The winners were presented in five categories. Agro-Invest, a greenhouse complex that specializes in crop farming, became Exporter of the Year in the agro-industrial complex. Simtech Development, which develops high-load systems and e-trading platforms, was named the best in innovations and export of IT services. OOO "Galen", a domestic manufacturer of composite materials, received an award in the Industrial Export category. Italon, a company which produces ceramic tiles, won in the nomination "Geographic Discovery of the Year". MPG F7 was awarded for its breakthrough in the field of international trade (this company specializes in production of disinfection systems).

“We work in the sphere of crop farming and cultivation and export our products to Estonia and Iran. In total, we have 37 thousand hectares of land. The storage warehouse has a capacity for about 40 thousand tons of goods. We bought an elevator in 2018, and it will help us ship our products abroad and to Russian regions by rail. The pandemic became a successful period for farmers in terms of yields and profits. Our company has received about 51 thousand tons of products. This is the most fertile year in the past ten years,” said Evgeny Boyko, Director General of Agro-Invest.

According to Ruslan Gainetdinov, Head of Ulyanovsk Region Entrepreneurship Development Corporation, exporters of the region demonstrated good results in 2020, despite the restrictions caused by COVID-19. Today, about 100 countries cooperate with Ulyanovsk entrepreneurs. Many manufacturers came to marketplaces and broke the record in regional online sales.