On September 28 in Pyatigorsk the Contest Committee of Russian Award “Exporter of the Year 2021” named 23 companies, that became the winners of the regional stage in North-Caucasus Federal District (NCFD). Arnest AO became the winner in two nominations: “Industry Exporter of the Year” in categories “Large Business” and “New Geography”. General Director of Arnest AO Sergey Popov received the awards at the official ceremony.

General Director of Russian Export Centre Veronika Nikishina said that the record number of applications in entire history of the contest was collected throughout the country in 2021, namely more than 1800 exporters. “We defied the best exporters of the country, who were not afraid to enter external markets with their products and win new markets during pandemic restrictions. These achievements are truly outstanding and our task is to show our heroes, those entrepreneurs worth looking up to”, Veronika Nikishina said.

During 2021 Arnest AO shipped products for the first time to Austria, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Portugal, Australia, Panama and Libya. “We expand the horizons of our activity and set ourselves ambitious tasks. It’s pleasant to note that today the products produced by Arnest AO in Russia, in our town of Nevinnomyssk, can be seen on store shelves in various countries of the world many thousands of kilometers away from our town. By virtue of vertical technological integration, in which we have been investing for many years, development of partnership relations with our clients and of course support of federal and regional export promotion institutions we were able to greatly expand our presence in foreign markets”, General Director of Arnest AO Sergey Popov said. He also emphasized that company plans for 2021 are to double the quantity of goods exported compared to last year and expand the supply geography.

Along with other winners of NCFD stage Arnest AO is going to participate in the second federal stage. The winners will be awarded during the international export forum “Made in Russia” in the end of 2021.

Russian contest “Exporter of the Year” is conducted under the guidance of the Russian Federation Ministry of Industry and Trade among large companies, medium and small businesses and individual entrepreneurs, who have achieved the greatest success in exporting non-resource non-energy goods, works, services and results of intellectual activity.