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SME Bank Has Signed an Agreement on SME Support in Ukraine and Russia 27.10.2011

Vnesheconombank, SME Bank, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and Ukreximbank have signed a cooperation agreement on SME support. The parties reached the agreement in the course of the 2nd Russian-Ukrainian Interregional Economic Forum in Donetsk and attended by the Russian and Ukrainian state leaders.

Signing the agreement S.Krjukov, SME Bank’s CEO pointed out that SME development is one of the crucial factors of economic growth in Ukraine and Russia, facilitating employment, social welfare, innovations and creation of entrepreneurial culture. “System-based development of small and medium-sized enterprises is most efficient under extensive support of the state, financial institutions, NGOs and industry associations”, said S.Krjukov. 

On the eve of the forum Vnesheconombank and SME Bank held a round-table discussion on Russian-Ukrainian cooperation in providing support for small and medium-sized enterprises. Board Member and Deputy Chairman of Vnesheconombank Mikhail Kopeikin acted as a moderator. The round-table discussion was attended by representatives of the banking community, Ukrainian and Russian non-government organizations as well as executives of Ukrainian government authorities.


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Novokahovskyi Lime-Sand Brick Plant

Purposes of company: Investments
Company description:

Market Overview:  Construction volume is increasing 20-25% annually, creating an increased demand for high quality façade bricks. The industrial capacity of façade bricks is estimated at 200 million bricks per year. In 2006, a construction boom is expected in southern Ukraine, where the plant is located. The product is used mainly by construction companies and private companies.

Project Overview:

  • Using KSE-400 (Germany)
  • Equipment supplier offers trainings for the buyer’s staff
  • Can produce 30 million bricks per year including high quality hollow façade bricks, ordinary bricks, molded bricks, white and colored bricks

Competitive Advantages:

  • Production of lime-sand bricks is considerably more energy efficient than the production of ceramic bricks. Moreover, the project envisions the reconstruction of one of the two pit-type 50-ton lime-burning kilns; using coal, automatic blending, loading, and burning will save on gas
  • Plant produces its own lime; a sand-pit is located close to the plant
  • No high quality lime-sand hollow bricks are produced in southern Ukraine
  • Due to the considerable decrease in the weight of the bricks, delivery and transportation becomes much easier; bricks can be transported by auto, railway (via the plant’s rail track), or by water (a river port is 8 km away)
    Investment Project Progress:  Market research has been conducted

Key Financials:

  • Total Investment - € 1.5 mln
  • Investment Needed - € 1.5 mln
  • Payoff period - 5 years

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