Dr. Moses Ebuk, Uganda's Ambassador to Russia, had a working visit to Shvabe Holding. The parties have discussed the prospects of possible cooperation.
Dr. Moses Ebuk, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda to Russia, visited the enterprise of the Shvabe Holding — Zagorsk Optical and Mechanical Plant (ZOMP) in the city of Sergiev Posad. During the visit, the Ambassador expressed his interest in organizing the export of medical and laboratory equipment to Uganda.
"Today, we are actively increasing product presence in foreign markets. Revenue increases by 15% every year, including 10% from exports. In 2015, ZOMP entered the markets of China, Venezuela and Angola. The African market is of particular economic interest to us. The Ugandan Ambassador's visit has allowed us to more thoroughly discuss the prospects of possible cooperation," said Dmitry Zhidkov, Deputy CEO of Shvabe.
During the meeting, the ambassador saw a demonstration of the ophthalmologic equipment line consisting of slit lamp, binocular ophthalmoscope, dioptrimeter, visual field analyzer and other products. Ambassador Ebuk also learned about ZOMP's laboratory technology, such as the flour color control unit and photo colorimeter for measuring the concentration of substances in solution.
In addition, the guest of honor took in the company's rich history in the plant museum and employees' regard for their company. At the end of the visit, the Ambassador was presented with a commemorative gift: wide-angle binoculars.
Additionally, the first meeting between the ZOMP's representatives and Uganda's Ambassador took place at the Innoprom 2016 exhibition, where he saw the tumor ablation device Metatom. In the future, one of the fields of parties' cooperation may be the placement of Shvabe series medical equipment in Uganda's clinics.
The Shvabe Holding combines Russia's main enterprises of the optoelectronic industry. It comprises 64 organizations, including research and production units, design bureaus, optical institutions, as well as service and sales companies. Shvabe develops and produces high-tech optical-electronic systems and complexes, optical materials, medical equipment, energy-saving lighting equipment, and other product types. The Holding is part of the Rostec Corporation; Shvabe's largest enterprises are a part of the Russian Engineering Union.