Success stories

Hazelnut farmer
EBRD and EU help modernise Georgian businesses Georgia is home to more than 60,000 hazelnut growers. Its traditional cuisine abounds with recipes featuring the product, such as churchkhela , a popular nut and grape corner snack. For farmers and producers, bringing their produce to the table of Estonians, Danes and the Spanish is vital to continue to grow, create jobs and spur further economic...
Tea leaf.
With funding from the European Union under the EU4Business initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped Geoplant, a tea-producing company in Georgia, expand into a one-stop-shop for the entire tea production process. Founded in 1996, “Geoplant” Ltd . is currently the largest tea-producing company in Georgia. The company owns tea plantations and primary factories...
Quality Standards ISO 9001
With funding from the European Union under the EU4Business Initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped ASP-GEORGIA, an importer and retailer of cars, trucks, agricultural machinery and spare parts, implement a quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 standards. The EBRD helped ASP-GEORGIA Ltd., an importer and retailer of cars, trucks,...
by Nina Tsintsadze The EBRD and the EU have helped a traditional brewery in Batumi, Georgia, upgrade its production and enhance quality to meet European standards. A beautiful seaside town with blue sky, a stony shore and surrounding mountains – over the past decade, the city of Batumi on Georgia ’s Black Sea coast has become a hotspot for travellers not only from neighbouring countries, but...
Medicine boost in Georgia
With funding from Sweden and the European Union under the EU4Business Initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped 23rd Policlinic of Treatment & Diagnostic Center LTD, a medical centre from Georgia, to receive ISO certification and expand operations. The EBRD helped 23rd Policlinic of Treatment & Diagnostic Centre LTD, a women-owned medical centre...
A woman sewing © EBRD
by Nina Tsintsadze With joint EBRD and EU credit line, Fashion House Materia tailored its business to meet EU standards “Materia” means fabric in Georgian, without doubt a winning name for a fashion house based in Tbilisi. The local brand offers its customers the premium clothing line Materiel and more affordable products under the Dots line. The company also works closely with the government of...
Georgia’s first wind farm is now efficiently supplying clean energy to the country’s electricity grid - thanks to a USD 3.6 million loan from the EU4Business Green for Growth Fund (GGF). The 20-Megawatt Qartli wind farm, in the municipality of Gori in central Georgia, is the country’s first such facility. Comprising six 3.45 MW Vestas V117 turbines, it finished testing and became fully...
Omar and two of his employees at the new dental surgery in Rustavi, Georgia, which he opened with the help of a loan arranged through the EU4Business programme.
A €40 000 bank loan arranged through the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) has allowed Omar Baxturidze to expand his dental practice in Rustavi, Georgia. Omar took out the loan in March 2014 with one of EFSE’s partners in Georgia, Bank Republic. “After years of renting premises, I finally invested in a practice to own outright,” he explained. “My advisors at Bank Republic laid out a...
With the help of the EU4Business programme, Lopota Tour Service, a holiday resort management company in Georgia, improved its customer service and operational practices, increasing turnover tenfold as a result. EU4Business helps Georgian hotel expand With help from the European Union and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) , Lopota Tour Service, a holiday resort company...
Baia Abuladze runs a small winemaking business in Imereti, Georgia, which is receiving support from the East Invest 2 programme, designed to help sectors in Eastern Partnership countries export to the EU.
The East Invest 2 programme has financed the setting up of an online trade platform which is helping Georgian wine producers, such as Baia Abuladze, export to EU countries. 26-year-old Baia Abuladze is a wine producer in the Imereti region of western Georgia. Winemaking is traditionally a male-dominated business in Georgia and Baia one of only a few women plying their trade there, under her label...