«A broad and varied framework of support has been set up in Russia in response to the needs of investors. Support can be provided at national level and/or local level for all types of projects, from manufacturing, services and R&D to innovation and training. The RDIF network is a key contact for foreign investors to help them identify clearly the eligibility of their investment projects for state aid».Kirill Dmitriev, RDIF, CEO
"We have a long-term strategy in Russia, and it has always been that way. This year marks 25 years of working in Russia. Our investments have been successful, although we have encountered difficulties at times. However, as a whole it has been good for the company. Russia is a tough but good place to do business. I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of additional investment in Russia by BP."
"We are firmly convinced that this key market will develop positively and now we are able to serve this market even better."
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CEO ZF Friedrichshaefen AG
"Sika views Russia as one of the most important markets and constantly invests in the construction of new facilities, the localisation of the raw materials base and the development of a scientific research centre."
President Sika AG
"Russia is one of the priority markets for IPSEN. We pay great attention to the development of our business in the country."
Marc de Garidel
Chairman and CEO Ipsen
"Russia is an important partner for Valio. We have been present there for over 100 years and will be excited to continue our development in the Russian market. "
Member of the Board Valio
"Our investment reflects very clearly our great confidence in Russia and our long-term commitment to this very important market."
Chairman of the Board and CEO PepsiCo
"We continue to support your country in modernisation, which is another aspect of maintaining trust and partnership between our company and Russia. This is proceeding in consideration of the current economic situation. But our relations are already 160 years old, and the political situation has changed many times during this period. Let the politicians conduct their own business."
Member of the Board Siemens AG
"We came to the Russian market more than 20 years ago, and hope our business here will continue for many years to come. "
"I’m extremely happy to be in Russia. We have 22 factories around the world and employ 13,000 people. Now we will produce 1000 machine tools in Ulyanovsk. We would also like to develop a new machine tool in the region. Crises come and go. Despite the current economic difficulties, our management has said: ‘we are moving full steam ahead."
Member of the Executive Board DMG Mori Seiki
"We contribute a lot to the Russian business sector. Our client base in Russia is very loyal. The Russians are fond of sports and have always been good at athletic competitions. That is why this market is extremely important for us and we will invest in it."
CEO Аdidas Group
"We reaffirm our commitment to the projects being implemented in Russia, and the $100 million in investment that we are making in the project to produce the Ford Transit is proof of this. Even in difficult economic times, Russia remains one of the largest European automobile markets."
President Ford Sollers
"Russia has enormous agribusiness potential; there are lots of fertile lands and the climate is favourable for cultivating cereals. We are observing excellent growth prospects in the Russian agricultural sector and we will consider new projects in your country."
President and co-owner Grupo Fuertes
"Russia is a very important market. And for us it is a market that is very promising. We look at markets around the world, we look at areas and countries where we can invest sustainably in the long-run. Today we have a focus on Russia."
Khaldoon Khalifa Al-Mubarak
CEO and Managing Director Mubadala Development Company
"Russia is a very attractive market for Bosch. We entered this market 110 years ago. Today we have over 3 000 employees here. We produce and sell a wide range of products in Russia. We plan to invest more."
Member of the Board (Chief executive for Europe, Middle East, Africa) Robert Bosch GmbH
"The launch of our new factory in Noginsk is an important milestone for Oriflame, as the Russian market is, and will continue to be, essential for the company."
CEO and President Oriflame
"We have acquired a very large industrial complex in Samara. This is Schneider Electric’s largest production site in the world. We have also acquired an enterprise in Yekaterinburg. We have already built several plants from the ground up and recently began construction on a transformer plant in Samara. The company’s strategy is to manufacture all the equipment in Russia that is sold here."
CEO Schneider Electric
"GE is proud to collaborate with Russia, the one of the world’s biggest economy, and help continue efforts to modernize its industrial infrastructure."
Chairman and CEO GE
"We have strong confidence in the Russian market and believe that there is immense potential for further growth in the years ahead."
President AB Volvo, CEO Volvo Group
"We will develop our production in this country because we have a great interest in the Russian market. We are going to produce different kinds of home appliances and we hope that we will be able to develop our production and promote our products in Europe on the basis of this industrial complex. "
President Haier Corporation
"We have been working in Russia for a long time. We have always been committed to this market and still intend to remain players on it and meet the demands of our consumers."
Chairman of the Board Mars Inc
"I believe it is now a suitable, good time [to invest in Russia]. Late in 2014, we had a certain slump in our Russian business because of the drop in the value of the rouble. But this is normal. Every business has its ups and downs. When you are down, you need to work very hard, and when business is good, you can reap benefits. I am quite optimistic."
Founder Alibaba Group
"Commissioning of the plant was the next step in the history of our investment in clinical research and scientific cooperation in this important country for us, it also strengthens our long-standing commitment to work in Russia."
Did you know?
Russia is the 6th largest economy in the world. GDP purchasing power parity, $trillion