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3 november 2020

Top national exporters

2 November  2020 - 13 winners of the All-Russian Exporter of the Year contest were determined by the federal contest committee. The meeting was held in the Russian Export Center. About 70 applicant companies joined the meeting via videoconference.
First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Government, Chairman of the Contest Committee Andrey Belousov, has said the situation, in which exporters are operating, is extreme and it has become much more difficult to export.
“This year the overwhelming majority of overseas markets have closed, and many large markets have fallen in recession. Those who have taken up and withstood the challenge, despite the problems with increasing the sales volumes, are true heroes. It is especially important for the government to support business in whole and export-oriented companies in particular. From 2021 to 2024, it is planned to allocate an unprecedented amount of 650 billion rubles from the federal budget only to support exports,” Andrey Belousov.
But despite the difficult economic situation, in 2020, Russian companies actively applied for participation in the award.
“This year we received a record number of applications, over 1,700, and we witnessed active competition between the applicants in each federal district. This, however, is not surprising: exporting companies should be proactive and ambitious players,” Veronika Nikishina,  General Director of REC, said about the specifics of the Award this year.
As a result of voting 13 winners out of 85 winners of the regional stages were selected in 12 nominations. In one of the nominations, two companies shared the first place (a complete list of winners in each nomination is provided below).
“The commission has faced enormous difficulties: there are so many brilliant results that it has been often extremely difficult to make a choice. All the victories are really deserved and have been resulted from the enormous work of companies’ employees. With all my heart, I would like to congratulate the teams and the heads of the companies who have won prizes. All participants deserve the highest esteem, and we will cooperate with all companies,” Andrey Belousov commented on the voting results.
The award ceremony will take place on 9 December at the "Made in Russia" forum.
Results:
– “Exporter of the year in production” nomination, “business leaders” category
First place: Ural Automotive Plant JSC (Chelyabinsk Oblast)
The company produces off-road trucks under URAL brand, including those powered by natural gas. The enterprise has a scientific and production base that allows it to operate as a full-cycle manufacturer, namely to research, design, manufacture, test, and put the trucks into mass production. Products are supplied to 15 countries.
Second place: Orgkhim Biochemical Holding Managing Company, JSC (Nizhny Novgorod Oblast)
The company designs and produces bulk green chemistry products, carcinogen-free technological filler oils used in the production of tires and synthetic rubbers. It produces a wide range of wood chemical products and supplies them to about 30 countries of the world.
Third place: Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant JSC (Republic of Buryatia)
The company is part of the Russian Helicopters Holding. The share of the plant in the total industrial production of the Republic of Buryatia reaches 30-40%. The plant carries out export supplies to Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, China and Cambodia.

– “Exporter of the year in production” nomination, “SME” category
First place: The Federal Contest Committee decided to award the prize to two winners in the said category:
1. ICE-PLUS LLC (Moscow Oblast)
The company produces warehouse, retail racking equipment and shopping carts for stores. It exports its products to Kazakhstan, Belarus, Tajikistan, Armenia, Germany, Romania, Greece, Serbia, the UK, Switzerland, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Italy and Georgia. The share of exports in the company's total revenue is 99%.
2. ASSOCIATION OF MEDICINE AND ANALYTICS LLC (St. Petersburg)

The company develops and manufactures diagnostic test systems for gastroenterology, endoscopy, pediatrics and therapy. This product has gained wide recognition among gastroenterologists, endoscopists, infectious disease specialists, pediatricians and therapists from more than 400 cities in Russia and the CIS countries, Europe and Latin America.
Second place: Zlatoust Plant of Concrete Mixing Equipment LLC (Chelyabinsk Oblast)
The company is engaged in the design and manufacture of asphalt concrete plants, vibropressing equipment, stationary and mobile concrete plants, as well as the production of units and components. Its products are supplied to 17 countries of the world.
Third place: TD BDT-AGRO LLC (Krasnodar Krai)
The BDT-AGRO Group produces a wide range of tillage machinery, more than 350 models. The share of exports in the total revenue of the company for the previous reporting year was 88%.

– “Exporter of the year in AIC” nomination, “business leaders” category
First place: Nizhny Novgorod Oil and Fat Plant JSC (Nizhny Novgorod Oblast)
The company produces margarine, fats, sauces, mayonnaise, toilet and laundry soaps, fat emulsifiers, sunflower oil and final products, and also has a research center that carries out the latest developments in the use of vegetable fats and oils in the food industry. The company exports its products to 26 countries, including many countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East (Israel, Iran, Turkey) and the USA.
Second place: Resurs LLC (Chelyabinsk Oblast)
The company is engaged in the production and sale of cereals. Products are exported to 25 countries around the world. Over the past year, the company covered another 3 countries, and also launched several new products adapted for foreign markets.
Third place: KRTs EFKO-Kaskad LLC (Belgorod Oblast)
The company is part of EFKO Group and is a key participant in the implementation of the Company’s strategy to improve Russia’s role in the global agri-food market. It exports mayonnaise, ketchup and sauces to 33 countries.

– “Exporter of the year in AIC” nomination, “SME” category
First place: Torgovy Dom Yarmarka LLC (Republic of Karelia)
The company is engaged in the production of food products, including high-quality natural products for dietary nutrition, ingredients for cooking, complex meals, mixtures, etc. It covers more than 16 countries.
Second place: Kuban Product Company LLC (Krasnodar Krai)
The company produces food products from natural, selected raw materials grown in ecologically clean and favorable areas. Today, its export geography covers more than 35 countries of the world.
Third place: KEDR EXPORT LLC (Kemerovo Oblast)
The company is a full-cycle manufacturer of products from wild plants. It also sells the products of the partner companies from all over Siberia. Its export destinations include Germany, Israel, Jordan and China.

– “Exporter of the year in the service industry” nomination, “business leaders” category
First place: TRASKO LLC (Moscow Oblast)
It is a freight forwarding company that provides a full range of transportation services of any complexity and volume by road, air, rail and sea transport around the world. The company conducts the foreign economic activity in 74 countries globally.
Second place: Volgograd State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia (Volgograd Oblast)
The WHO included the Volgograd State Medical University in the list of the world-best medical universities in the world. The university prepares foreign students since 1962. Since then, more than 4000 doctors from foreign countries graduated from the university.
Third place: ODK-Klimov JSC (St. Petersburg)
The company is a part of the United Engine Corporation of Rostec State Corporation and is a developer and manufacturer of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, as well as automatic control systems (ACS) for control and monitoring, which improve engine reliability and performance. Engines developed by ODK-Klimov JSC are used in more than 80 countries around the world.
– “Exporter of the year in the service industry” nomination, “SME” category
First place: IT Professional Solutions LLC (Perm Krai)
The company offers digital transformation services for fuel and energy enterprises, metallurgy, chemical and petrochemical industries based on modern technologies. The company develops, implements and maintains both standard and proprietary technological solutions. The ITPS Group is trusted by such giants as Lukoil, Gazprom, Rosneft, Tatneft, as well as companies from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Iraq, the UAE, Nigeria and Mexico.
Second place: IntourLider LLC (Republic of Karelia)
The company provides travel services for Russian and foreign tourists in Karelia. The company's specialists speak Suomi, English, German, French and Italian. It serves tourists from 66 countries.
Third place: Rise LLC (Primorsky Krai)
It is a universal logistics operator that has been providing a full range of services to both Russian exporters and European and Asian companies for 20 years.

– “Exporter of the year in hi-tech” nomination, “business leaders” category
First place: GEROPHARM LLC (St. Petersburg)
The company produces biotechnological drugs and is a full-cycle basis drug manufacturer. It invests in modern pharmaceutical infrastructure and is represented in 13 foreign countries. The company’s strategic goal is to develop insulin export. Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, the Persian Gulf and the EU are the high-priority markets.
Second place: HaloPolymer JSC (Perm Krai)
The company produces high-tech chemical products and is the only manufacturer of high-tech and innovative fluorochemical products in the Russian Federation and the EAEU. It is also a leading manufacturer of inorganic chemical products. The company's products are exported to over 40 countries around the world.
The company is a research and production complex that solves the problems of industrial catalysis. The enterprise has a wide distribution network, both in Russia and abroad.
Third place: Katalizator Special Designing and Technological Bureau JSC (Novosibirsk Oblast
The company is a research and production complex that solves the problems of industrial catalysis. The enterprise has a wide distribution network, both in Russia and abroad.
  
– “Exporter of the Year in Hi-Tech” nomination, ”SME” category
First place: Neurosoft LLC (Ivanovo Oblast)
The company develops and manufactures medical equipment for neurophysiology, functional diagnostics, audiology and rehabilitation. Its equipment is exported to 69 countries of the world.
Second place: Elkom + LLC (Tomsk Oblast)
The company implements complex projects in the field of technical communication and automation, specializes in the development of dispatch and production processes automation software. It exports its products to 50 countries.
Third place: Znamensky Composite Plant LLC (Kaliningrad Oblast)
The company is engaged in the production of innovative composite materials for the construction industry. It exports products to the United States, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Poland, Romania and the UK.

- “Trader of the Year” nomination, “business leaders” category
First place: ProdEx LLC (Republic of Tatarstan)
ProdEx LLC is an exclusive exporter of Essen Production AG JSC, supplying products manufactured under the Maheev trademark (mayonnaise and mayonnaise sauces, kinds of ketchup, jams, toppings, mustard, chrain, adjika, marinades). It also supplies confectionery products manufactured by Essen Production AG to the countries of near and far abroad, Europe, as well as to Southeast Asia.
Second place:  Arnest JSC(Stavropol Krai)
The company is engaged in the production of aerosol perfumery, cosmetic and cleaning products under its own brands. The company sells more than 350 items under its own brands.
Third place: Techsnabexport JSC (Moscow)
The company is a global supplier of nuclear fuel cycle products. For almost half a century it provides uranium enrichment services to match the needs of foreign design reactors. Its export destinations include 16 countries, including the countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

- “Trader of the Year” nomination, “SME” category
First place: Penetron-Export LLC (Sverdlovsk Oblast)
The company has been exporting materials for waterproofing and construction of various purpose facilities for 15 years. In 2019, its export volume increased by 64.7%. The maximum growth was observed in Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and the UK.
Second place: TPK Sladonezh LLC (Omsk Oblast)
The company delivers confectionery products to the countries of near and far abroad. It has over 50 distributors and large retail chains.
Third place: Persey LLC (Murmansk Oblast)
The company is engaged in the wholesale supply of frozen fish products from the Barents Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the EU countries and China.

- “New Geography” nomination
First place: Kuban-Vino LLC (Krasnodar Krai)
The company is engaged in the production and sale of still and sparkling wines from its own wine material. It exports to Malaysia, Belarus, Turkey, Norway and China.
Second place: Acron PJSC (Novgorod Oblast)
It is a known producer of mineral fertilizers in Russia and the world. The Group produces phosphate raw materials in the Murmansk Oblast and implements a project on the development of a potash deposit in the Perm Krai. It has its own transport and logistics infrastructure, including three port terminals in the Baltic, and sales networks in Russia and China.
Third place: HaloPolymer JSC (Perm Krai)

- “Breakthrough of the Year” nomination
First place: Soya ANK LLC (Amur Oblast)
It is an advanced soybean processing plant, fitted with high-tech equipment, allowing to produce products that meet the highest quality standards. The company exports its products to Asian countries, such as China, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea and the DPRK.
Second place: Tyumen aerosols LLC (Tyumen Oblast)
The company produces high-quality aerosol products: antiseptics, self-defense weapons, repellents, hunting and fishing products, lubricants, carry-around oxygen bottles, cars and household chemicals and much more. It manufactures 232 items. Over the past year, the company’s export volume increased by 40%.
Third place: Satellite LLC (Perm Krai)
The company develops and promotes software that can be used in intelligent security systems, retail business, robotics and other areas. The company is actively exporting to 40 countries around the world.

The Federal Contest Committee of the All-Russian Exporter of the Year Award involves
•    Andrey Belousov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
•    Veronika Nikishina, General Director of  Russian Export Center JSC
•    Daniil Algulyan, Deputy Chairman of State Development Corporation VEB.RF
•    Sergey Levin, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
•    Vasily Osmakov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
•    Lilia Shchur-Trukhanovich, Director of the Department for Development and Regulation of Foreign Economic Activity of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia
•    Aleksandr Braverman, General Director of Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses JSC
•    Aleksandr Kalinin, President of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-sized Businesses Opora Rosii
•    Sergey Katyrin, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
•    Aleksey Repik, President of All-Russia Business Association Delovaya Rossiya
•    Aleksandr Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
This year, the principles of transparency and openness have been improved within the framework of the All-Russian Exporter of the Year Award.
The nominees were selected based on two cross-section approaches: electronic automatic ranking using artificial intelligence and expert ranking by the members of the Unified District Contest Committee. Key criteria include export activity evaluation, international promotion evaluation and the degree of export activity.
To ensure openness of contest procedures, the Unified District Contest Committee selected the nominees online with the participation of the leaders of regional Export Support Centers and sectoral ministries from 82 Russian regions within the framework of the regional export support network built by REC.
Another innovation emphasizing the openness of the Contest was the participation of the exporters in the online meeting, which allowed them to directly answer the questions of the Contest Committee.

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