Success stories

Helping companies go digital during times of self-isolation
Today, when all around the world people are practicing self-isolation and social distancing, some small businesses are doing their best to re-arrange their operations. Some do so successfully with tools made available with help from the EBRD and EU4Business. The case in point is supermarket Georgita in Tbilisi, Georgia . The company started its operations in 2001. Over the years, it opened two...
Supporting the Georgian food industry at times of Covid-19
EBRD and EU4Business help local poultry farm Chirina boost its capacity Early February now seems a lifetime ago, but back then, a chicken farm in Georgia was preparing for a new milestone: Chirina was adding 14 new turnkey broiler farmhouses to i ncrease production by 50 per cent , calling for a grand celebration. A little help from friends, including the EBRD and EU4Business, contributed to the...
EU4Business supports Georgian production of 40,000 medical gowns so far to help COVID-19 response
A project by EU4Business and German Government helped Georgian startup company, Doctor Goods, manufacture 40,000 medical gowns in a week to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Georgian producer of medical textiles, Doctor Goods, was able to produce 40,000 medical gowns in a week after 12 additional sewing machines were purchased with support from the EU4Business Initiative of the European Union and...
A livestock service center in Tbilisi started up 2001 by three students of veterinary medicine has been able to expand into a diversified company called the Invet Group. Invet now offers veterinary and pet products and services, as well as animal feed and supplements. With EU4Business support, the EBRD’s Advice for Small Businesses co-financed purchase and customization of a software solution...
How did an abandoned building in the heart of Georgia turn into a modern international hotel in just a couple of years? In addition to savvy owners, €2.6 million of financing and consultations under the EU4Business-EBRD credit line helped Levan Eristavi convert rubble into an EU-standard hospitality business, generate 65 new jobs, and attract thousands of tourists to the region. From London to...
Georgia
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With funding from the European Union under its EU4Business initiative, EBRD Advice for Small Businesses team helped an animal feed producing company in Georgia introduce quality management system to further foster food safety standards and increase competitiveness at home and abroad. Nutrimax is a Georgian company nestled in the capital and which specialises in producing domestic animal feeds...
It all began in Rome with a cup of delicious, rich espresso. Sandro Beridze and Maka Komakhidze ­­– a young Georgian couple – became so fascinated with the culture and variety of Italian coffee drinking that they decided to bring part of it back to their homeland. It was the early 2000s and the coffee industry had yet to be developed back home. Georgian coffee lovers were not sufficiently...
EBRD and EU help a Georgian sock manufacturer to boost quality Georgia ’s Tiflistex believes in the power of funky socks. With its track record it is difficult not to. Three years ago, Giorgi Gachechiladze decided to launch his project on the outskirts of Tbilisi on what used to be a construction waste site. Manufacturing products “made in Georgia” was both his ultimate motivation and source of...
Mornings resemble a well-rehearsed choreography performance at the Imereti Greenery, a greenhouse nestled in the small city of Samtredia, western Georgia . Two groups of workers at opposite ends of a large water basin plant and harvest lettuce with perfect synchrony. The Imereti Greenery does not look like a typical greenhouse in the morning, or at any other time of the day: lettuce, tomatoes and...
Georgia
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EBRD and EU help Georgian wine makers expand at home and abroad Autumn is the busiest season of the year in Kakheti, the main wine-making region of Georgia . Early in the morning farmers and their families rush to the vineyards to pluck ripe grapes from the vine, while trucks deliver the fruit to processing factories. The harvest is a time for both hard work and celebration for everyone in rural...