MINSK, 5 May (BelTA) – Keramin, a Belarusian producer of ceramic goods, has already making products from Russian raw materials, Keramin Director General Dmitry Petrusha told BelTA.
“We have felt the impact of both sanctions and the geopolitical crisis that unfolded in Eastern Europe. The main raw materials we used in production were from Ukraine. We imported it from Ukraine before, but with the beginning of a special military operation there it became impossible. Since 2019 there has been active work to diversify the supply of Ukrainian raw materials. We have finally managed to switch to the Russian raw materials market. Today products made of Russian raw materials are already produced at Keramin,” said Dmitry Petrusha.
According to the head of the company, Keramin has long been working on the diversification of supplies of raw materials and spare parts. “We are implementing the plans that we have outlined for ourselves in this area,” the director general added. “Earlier we purchased some spare parts in the European Union, but now we are more actively working with China. So far we have not been able to replace 100% of all the necessary materials for production, but the work is in progress, and we understand that this is a technical process that only depends on time.”
Keramin is one of Europe's largest manufacturers of ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, sanitary ceramics and ceramic bricks.