Is success guaranteed?
From our offices in England, Scotland and Russia, we have helped hundreds of companies since we were set up in the nineties, and we can do this because we have our own distribution experience; our Moscow office is situated beside our warehouse.
So we’re practical.
In addition to export assistance, we work closely with the UKTI the RBCC and various Chambers and trade associations to provide the best possible help. We offer Eurasian Conformity Product Certification, comprehensive Russia cultural training, and various guides on doing business in Russia.
Companies often have similar needs, even though the products may vary greatly - finding partners, working with distributors or agents, communication, following up on meetings, and so on.
"Albion has greatly helped and supported us with entry in to the Russian market. They have assisted with our entry plans and the development of Weir as a business." Weir Minerals
What seems easy might be more time-consuming in Russia than elsewhere. In France, you can (more or less) visit a trade fair, find a distributor, and get the business. But in Russia, it just doesn’t seem to work like that. Most of the companies we work with have tried it themselves, and wish they had not spent so much time trying to get the Russian model to comply with their worldwide experience.
We have been working with Russia a long time, so we are pretty familiar with it now!
We believe passionately in empowering exporters in ensuring that as many companies as possible be made aware of the massive opportunities to be found less than a four hour flight away.
Is success guaranteed?
Albion has over the years conducted training for many, many companies on doing business...
As I waited for my meeting counterpart in Moscow recently I had half an hour to spare, so I strolled across the bridge towards Red Square. To my left, the glittering domes of The Kremlin, to my right one of the biggest building projects I have ever seen. The erstwhile site of the infamous Rossiya Hotel, once the biggest hotel in Europe and possibly also the worst. And as I gazed down I saw paving being laid, water pipes emerging where trees would be planted and it all looked huge. But unlike past examples of Russian investment, the growing expanse of paving was being laid with high quality granite.
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