Inspirational success stories of foreign and international companies which are successfully investing and operating in Belarus
Foreign investment in Belarus has increased 13-fold since 2002. Around 60% of the goods made in Belarus are for export.
There are now:
The following case studies tell just a few of these many business success stories...
Coca-Cola entered the Belarus market in 1994. In July 1997, it opened its first modern production facilities in Kolyadichy in the Minsk region
Since then, Coca-Cola has expanded and now has distribution centres in all major Belarusian cities.
Coca-Cola Beverages Belarus has won a string of awards including:
Coca-Cola supports the local economy in Belarus in a number of ways:
Coca-Cola is also involved in community projects in Belarus including:
Responding to the needs of the local market, the company launched the Fruktime brand in 2001 – a quality product at an affordable price.
Since 1994, Coca-Cola Beverages Belarus has made over 87.5 million USD in Belarus.
Maz-Man is a Belarusian-German joint stock company which manufactures heavy trucks and large tractors. It was established in 1997.
Belarus has a long tradition of machinery manufacturing, and Belarus tractors are exported around the world. The Maz-Man company combines:
The company produces 2000+ trucks a year and employs 200+ people in Belarus.
The trucks in Belarus are aimed primarily at the domestic market. Because they are made locally, they’re more affordable than imported trucks.
In 2004 Syabar Brewery was established as an American-Belarusian enterprise.
This was the first investment project in Belarus to be completed with International Financial Corporation (IFC) participation.
In 2001 the brewery in Bobruisk was facing bankruptcy. During the reconstruction phase almost 20 million USD was invested, with improvements including:
All refurbishments were undertaken using state-of the-art equipment and technology from Germany, Italy and the US.
The brewery employs over 200 people.
In 2007 the brewery was bought by Dutch brewer Heineken. In October 2010 Syabar Brewery was renamed IZAO Heineken Breweries.
Foreign investment projects in Belarus are increasing. Other successful projects to date include: