Success stories

With funding from the European Union under its EU4Business initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has helped UBC Promo, a manufacturer of promotional materials from Ukraine, to introduce principles of ‘Lean Manufacturing’ into its production process, improving productivity by 89%. UBC Promo was founded in 2000. Initially employing only five people, the company...
With funding from the European Union under its EU4Business initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has helped WebProduction, a Ukrainian IT company to develop an effective marketing strategy. After entering the Latvian, Belarusian and Kazakh markets with the new strategy, the company recorded a 180% increase in sales and 200% growth in turnover. WebProduction was...
With funding from the European Union under its EU4Business initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has helped Ukrainian company Nebesna Krinitsa, which produces and sells bottled drinking water, to implement a system for food products safety management, and to optimise its business processes. Within a year of completing the project, the company’s turnover had grown...
With funding from the European Union under its EU4Business initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has helped Vinnik, a tyre distributor from Ukraine, to define its long-term business plan, improve production efficiencies and almost double profits. Vinnik is an independent tyre distributor specialising in truck tyres, wheels and aftersales through a nationwide...
With funding from the European Union under its EU4Business initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has helped a leading Ukrainian IT company to diversify its product line, opening doors to new international markets. As a result of this support, Integrity Vision LLC increased its turnover, number of employees and developed software platforms for Financial...
Vice President of Volyn Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Ukraine receives valuable week-long training on membership services from Seville Chamber of Commerce in Spain. The East Invest 2 BSO Exchange Programme empowers Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), associations and related BSOs (such as Chambers of Commerce) in Eastern Partnership countries by matching them with experienced...
“ In our region, agriculture has always been predominant. As I always liked the industry, I wanted to become engaged by creating something new ,” says Andrii Vyacheslavovich Isichenko, who found support for his ambition from the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) and the EU4Business initiative in Ukraine. “I decided to engage in the production of flexible packaging, made of propylene. This...
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“My life story is not easy. An orphan at the age of 15, I started my own business and faced many challenges along the way. With support from others, I was able to manage these tough times. I love my team and make sure that I repay my debt to society by being available to my customers and partners,” says Tatyana. Starting small, Tatyana Ivanovna Yaremchuk met the challenges of developing her small...
The project paves the way to better quality export oriented farming
With the help of EU4Business and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), an agricultural producer in the Cherkassy region of Ukraine has been able to secure a loan to upgrade its fleet of combine harvesters and acquire supplementary agricultural equipment. The loan is covered by a first loss guarantee from the EU grant under the SME Direct Support Facility for SMEs in the...
Thanks to the training and support provided by East Invest 1 and East Invest 2 , Elvira Sevostianenko and the Donetsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) have been helping Ukrainian SMEs enter the EU market. The Donetsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has a long history of increasing the competitiveness of the region’s entrepreneurs by providing professional services and creating a...