SARIO supports the entry of Slovak machinery to Iraqi market

Wednesday, 10. November 2010
Baghdad (Iraq), 1. -


Slovak company BOST SK, a.s., Trenčín, supported by the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) and civic association  EAST (Export Alliance for Strategic Technologies), presented its activities at the 37th Baghdad International Fair as the only company from the Central European countries.


The wide range of Slovak machinery products and service and technology supply for reconstruction and transformation of Iraqi machinery companies were presented during the fair as well as the possibilities of Slovak engineers help in drinking water sources and import of other Slovak products. Slovak presentation was very successful since all the exhibited items were sold.


Slovak representatives started direct business relations with state companies under the administration of the Ministry of Crude Oil and Machinery industries. Vladimir Bielik, CEO of BOST SK, participated in the bilateral negotiations on reconstruction and rebuilding of several production companies. BOST SK sold to Iraq first machinery technologies which is the result of over 2 years of cooperation with Iraqi party. During this time over 120 Iraqi professionals had been trained in operation and maintenance of classical machine-tool equipment and CNC.


BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL FAIR comprised exhibitors also from Germany, France and Croatia. The countries participating in the program of reconstruction of Iraq have large opportunity to revive their business relations with this country, rich in natural resources, and introduce themselves in this attractive territory.


The significance of Slovak presence at the Baghdad fair had been stressed also by the visit of H. E. Jozef Marhefka, the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in Iraq. He underlined the importance of Slovakia in reconstruction process of the Republic of Iraq and also mentioned the large possibilities for future business entry of Slovak companies into Iraqi market.