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Bellegprom expands distribution network abroad

MINSK, 30 April (BelTA) – In January-March 2012 Bellegprom Concern opened 18 facilities of its commodity distribution network abroad, BelTA learnt from the company.

According to the company, Deputy Chairwoman Lyudmila Tyaglova praised Bellegprom’s current foreign economic activity. At the same time she stressed the company would have to work hard to boost exports this year. One of the efficient ways to address the issue is to expand the commodity distribution network abroad.

Lyudmila Tyaglova believes the development of commodity distribution network facilities with the Belarusian capital is of greater importance. In particular, four out of 18 facilities opened abroad are with Belarusian investments (Kamvol, Luch, Kupalinka and Vosmoye Marta). They were opened in the Russian Federation. The others were opened in Russia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan. Bellegrom supplies to its entities abroad grew 21% in Q1 to $34.2 million as against the same time last year.

As of 1 April 2012, the Bellegprom commodity distribution network overseas consisted of 168 facilities, including 54 with Belarusian authorized capital. Commodity distribution network facilities with the Belarusian investment are located in Russia (42), Ukraine (5), Lithuania and Kazakhstan (2 each), Latvia, Estonia, and Poland (one each).

Dealers and distributors of Bellegprom’s distribution system are sited in Russia (68), Ukraine (9), Moldova (8), Kazakhstan (7), Kyrgyzstan and Lithuania (4 each), Turkmenistan, Poland, Latvia, Armenia and Uzbekistan (2 each), Azerbaijan, Georgia, Tajikistan and Cyprus (one each).

The Belarusian light industry concern Bellegprom was founded in 1992. It now includes textile, apparel, leatherworking, footwear, fur industries and other ones. The concern represents interests of 114 organizations that employ over 70,000 people. Bellegprom accounts for about 60% of Belarus-made light industry products and 21% of the total output of Belarusian non-foods.