Not many Ukrainian companies can boast about being as old as the country’s independence. ELEKS is one that can, as the firm was set up in 1991 by Oleksiy Skrypnyk & Son and over the last 25 years it has become one of the country’s largest IT firms. Ruslan Zakharchenko, CEO at ELEKS, spoke to Jerry Cameron about the company’s origin and the experience ELEKS has gained over the years.
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The popularity of IT is growing, which attracts more students to the IT courses in high school institutions and means the number of engineers graduating university within the next three-five years is increasing.
Ukrainian Quartsoft has recently started its first own product — SoftFarm, an agricultural management system and has enlarged its game development department specialising in Facebook games, e.g. CoralIsle, says Serg Kondratuk, CEO at Quartsoft. He spoke to Jerry Cameron about Ukraine’s IT outsourcing potential, his company’s development and future prospects.
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While we are seeing (positive) changes in Europe in the direction of the CEE region, Ukrainian IT companies have already taken sizeable steps forward themselves.
Our aim is to teach customers how to outsource their IT demands, how to change internally if needed, how to overcome their fears and negative experiences with the correct solutions, says Dr Igor Braginsky, the Founder and President of NIX Solutions. He spoke to Jerry Cameron about the company’s development, and how entering Israel has helped the firm conquer international markets.
Continue reading Ukraine’s NIX Solutions Expands to Israel and Beyond
Sirin Software started in March 2014, and has grown quickly. The company now employs 30 IT specialists. In 2016, it merged with another firm in order to expand its service portfolio.
Alexander Nikitenko, CEO of Sirin Software, spoke to Jerry Cameron about how the company was started, the firm’s presence in the US as well as its future expansion plans. Continue reading Sirin Software — A Ukrainian Firm Conquering Global Markets
Macedonian company Hi-Tech Corp was set up 36 years ago, in the basement of a home in Skopje, and now it is a leading manufacturer of printed circuit boards (PBCs). Today they are a ubiquitous part of our daily lives, being used in everything from smartphones to personal computers to high tech cars, and their production constitutes one of the most important sectors of the electronics industry.
Savo Stanković, Founder and CEO of High-Tech Corp, sat down with Andrew Wrobel and told him the inspiring story of the company’s beginnings, about developing the business despite the onerous legal restrictions, then becoming a supplier for car companies such as BMV, Mercedes and Porsche and finally the company’s plans for expanding into nanotechnology in the future. Continue reading Hi-Tech Corp — Playing in the Champions League of Industry
The Fastest-Growing Company of the Year in Europe and the Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year (by the International Business Awards and the National Outsourcing Association in the UK respectively) are just two of the numerous recognitions that this young Bulgarian company received in 2015. ScaleFocus is a fast growing IT consultancy and software development supplier that delivers product outsourcing and custom solutions. In March 2016, the company celebrated its fourth birthday.
Plamen Tsekov, CEO of ScaleFocus, talked to Andrew Wrobel about the company’s recent successes, as well as its very beginnings and their plans for the next decade. Continue reading ScaleFocus — Thinking Big Means Big Growth
Le Méridien Etoile is a hotel built in the heart of Paris nearly half a century ago. Currently over 500 out of its total of more than 1,000 rooms are being refurbished by Nawrocki Group, a family business that was established in Poland 25 years ago. But Le Méridien Etoile hotel is only one of almost 150 similar buildings, with furniture and bathrooms produced by the Polish company.
Paweł Nawrocki, the Founder and CEO of Nawrocki Group, spoke to Andrew Wrobel, Head of Editorial of Emerging Europe, about the company’s last quarter-century of successful projects and their outlook for the future. Continue reading Nawrocki Group — Savoir Faire Furnishings From Poland
Statistics show that on average only 20 per cent of companies in a particular country are able to export to distant markets. Polish Manufaktura Doti proves that even a smaller family firm can be an exception. What counts is creativity, persistence and hard work.
Emerging Europe spoke to Dorota Mroczkowska, owner and CEO of Manufaktura Doti, about how the company she set up with her husband made its way to the United States.
Continue reading Manufaktura Doti — It’s a Sweet Deal