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Investment in manufacturing and services across Eastern Europe

The EBRD is the single biggest investor in the manufacturing and services sectors in central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The Bank has played a major role in developing the sector by supporting local and foreign corporate clients as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with both debt and equity financing.

Subsectors include:

  • Metals - steel processing and products,  pipes, forms, non-ferrous metal - copper, aluminium smelters
  • Capital and Intermediate goods – heavy equipment and machinery, parts
  • Automotives - assembly, production, testing, parts manufacturing
  • Forest Products - sawmills, pulp and paper mills, MDF, plywood, other boards, furniture
  • Construction & Materials – cement, ceramics, bricks and tiles, quarries, glass
  • Chemicals – fertiliser, petrochemicals, plastics, organic and inorganic
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals - generics, ethical, distribution and retail
  • Consumer Goods – assembly, wholesale, distribution,
  • Logistics and Retail – distribution, DIY, household products

EBRD financing in individual projects has ranged from less than €1 mill to more than €150 million. Recently 46 projects have been signed representing approximately €850 million. Highlights include 2 investments in Motor Vehicles and Components (Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz and Ford Otosan in Turkey) and 3 projects in Metals (KCM in Bulgaria, Alro in Romania and NLMK in Russia).

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