Albion (Overseas) Limited
AOL was set up in 1996 by David Cant to assist UK exporters do business in Russia. Through our UK and Moscow offices, we facilitate companies in finding distributors and customers. In addition, AOL is a distributor in its own right. AOL in the UK also provides EAC Product Certification.
- Sales in Customs Union
- EAC Product Certification and GOST
- Russian Cultural Training
From our offices in England, Scotland and Russia, we have helped hundreds of companies since we were set up in the nineties, and we can do this because we have our own distribution experience; our Moscow office is situated beside our warehouse.
In addition to export assistance, we work closely with the UKTI the RBCC and various Chambers and trade associations to provide the best possible help. We offer Eurasian Conformity Product Certification (EAC), comprehensive Russia cultural training, and various guides on doing business in Russia.
Companies often have similar needs, even though the products may vary greatly - finding partners, working with distributors or agents, communication, following up on meetings, and so on.
What seems easy might be more time-consuming in Russia than elsewhere. In France, you can (more or less) visit a trade fair, find a distributor, and get the business. But in Russia, it just does not seem to work like that. Most of the companies we work with have tried it themselves, and wish they had not spent so much time trying to get the Russian model to comply with their worldwide experience.