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Vitebsk machine-building company eyes EU market

11.10.2019 Belarus' private machine-building company Vitebskiye Podyemniki is exploring the possibilities of entering the European Union market and in particular the markets of Poland, Latvia and Estonia, director of the company Andrei Sidorov told BelTA.

The company is busy certifying its products for compliance with EU standards. The company's specialists are also working on three APK-30 VIPO fire lifts on the FORD base chassis to a customer from Poland. “Our hoisting and transport equipment is competitive in terms of price-quality ratio. We are set to continue searching for opportunities to advance to the EU market,” said Andrei Sidorov. Together with MAZ partners, the company is working on options to enter the market of African countries. To expand the geography of exports, the Vitebsk company also considers as promising such countries as Cyprus, the Philippines and Egypt. The company supplies almost 100% of its products to foreign markets. The main export destination for Vitebskiye Podyemniki is Russia which accounts for some 60% of the company's sales. The Belarusian manufacturer occupies more than 30% of the Russian market of hydraulic lifts. The company is also actively working with partners from Central Asia, in particular from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and is present in Transcaucasia. The company has recently intensified cooperation with Ukraine, where the Vitebsk company opened its representative office. Founded in 2004, the private machine-building company Vitebskiye Podyemniki is a part of the group of complementary legal entities specializing in the lifting and transportation equipment manufacturing. The company produces more than 80 models of equipment, including drilling and crane-manipulator installations, tail lifts. Annually the company produces about 450 machines of various types. Vitebskiye Podyemniki is a corporate partner of the leading car manufacturers of Belarus and Russia.


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