Zaporizhzhia Abrasive Plant joined the powerful delegation of the Federation of Employers of Ukraine, which took part in the Conference on Reconstruction of Ukraine in Copenhagen, organized by Jyske Bank and the Confederation of Danish Industry Dansk Industri.
Representatives of more than 20 Ukrainian companies, including ZAK, traveled a long way to meet their Danish colleagues, visit factories, discuss possible ways of cooperation and financing of joint projects. The importance of the Conference on the Reconstruction of Ukraine is also indicated by the fact that it was attended by Danish and Ukrainian high-ranking officials, the Confederation of Danish Industry, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Denmark, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Industry, Business and Finance of Denmark, the Government Office for Attracting and Supporting Investments Ukraine Invest and 200 representatives of Danish companies seeking to work with Ukraine, Ukrainian business and invest in Ukraine, and on the last day of the Ukrainian delegation’s visit to the DI head office, the Confederation of Danish Industry was visited by the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
“The event became an excellent platform for establishing new contacts and finding a mutually beneficial partnership for the joint interaction of the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine. More than 20 Ukrainian companies took part in networking with representatives of Danish companies. The main message that came from Ukrainian companies and the Ukrainian government was that despite the war, Ukraine is open for business. During every meeting with representatives of Danish business, we emphasized that cooperation with Danish colleagues, new contracts are saved jobs and taxes to the Ukrainian budget, it is from it that the Ukrainian army is financed, this is what brings our joint victory closer Don’t lose your chance to become a part of the great success story of reconstruction and development of Ukraine,” said Head of the marketing and communications department of Zaporizhabrazive Sofia Musich, who represented the company at the Conference.
As part of the visit, there was a meeting with a representative of a potential partner of ZAK – the company HASLE Refractories, which produces and supplies unique refractory materials for high-temperature production.
“During the meeting with the procurement manager Kim Andersen, we discussed the timing of laboratory testing of the silicon carbide samples we sent. Due to the high workload of their laboratory and the limited number of employees, the estimated deadline for the completion of testing is April. The meeting also discussed the issue of the security situation in Ukraine due to the war and delivery times. We assured our potential partners that despite the difficult security conditions, the plant is operating, expanding production and meeting all contractual obligations. Our logistics routes are properly set up, which allows us to ensure delivery of our products to European customers within 7-10 days. “We expressed our interest in working in the Scandinavian market and our ability to meet quality standards. In addition, we agreed to continue communication and await the results of testing our samples,” said Sofia Musich.
According to her, as part of the FRU delegation’s visit to Denmark, we also had very productive meetings with DI Defense companies, which unites more than 100 manufacturers working in the field of defense and security. In particular, they visited two powerful world-renowned companies from among them – manufacturers of air, ground and sea-based radar systems, protection systems, Terma and Weibel Scientific.
Zaporizhzhia Abrasive Plant is among those Ukrainian companies that have preserved their competences, people and place in the markets, among those who by their own example today show that it is possible to invest in Ukraine right now, among those companies that are ready to be reliable partners and part of production chains. So we continue to work together with our friends and partners from different countries so that our business has more concrete opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation.