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May 2017 Tver Polymers Recycling Plant launches second extrusion line for HDPE recycling – less than a year after first HDPE line was started in Tver in summer 2016.
With this new expansion our HDPE packaging scrap recycling reaches 4.000mt on annual basis making TPRP one of Russia largest in the field. Total plastics recycling capacity in Tver now is over 25.000mt of PET, PE and PP p.a.

January 2017 Results of our 2016 business year in brief are as follows.

ChemPartners growth in chemical distribution was on slower pace which somehow was planned. Russian ruble revaluation in Russia and even more conservative policy for customers crediting resulted in almost same revenue in USD as in 2015.

At same time we saw very significant developments in our sales to such markets as animal feed, mining, oilfields and packaging. Overall customers base was increased for over 10% and average profitability was also improved. During 2016 ChemPartners had succeed to essentially decrease our average working capital interest rate due to bank sphere stabilization which allow us to optimistically look into 2017.

Unlike ChemPartners, all our environmental business packed in EcoTechnologies group had enjoyed significant growth in revenue and interest from the industry. New environmental legislation had brought Extended Producer Responsibility where EcoTechnologies is already industry leader capable to provide all the necessary services.

December 2016 EcoTechnologies sign the contract for EPR services with world largest dairy products producer with 17 manufacturing plants in Russia.

October 2016 ProPartners celebrate 15 YEARS of business in Russia. During this period we had grown from start-up into international holding with leading positions in numerous market segments, with 6 locations in 4 countries, two manufacturing plants and over 450 employees.

Today we Thank all our dear employees and honest partners – customers, suppliers, advisers and financers – who trust us and made our success possible

August 2016 EcoTechnologies signs contract with The Coca Cola Hellenic for collection and recycling of plastic packaging waste.

This would be first essential contract in Russia under new ecological legislation which allows producers to autonomously fulfill their Extended Responsibility. The project is aligned with educational program and focuses on segregated waste collection which is so far on early stage in Russia.

July 2016 More recycling – first HDPE recycling line is commissioned and lauched at TPRP. Polyolefines recycling market is on early stage in Russia and demand for recycled polymers is clearly above supply. Essential growth of collection & sorting of scrap now starts to provide ground to establish efficient recycling business and EcoTechnologies obviously should take opportunity being already country leader in PET recycling.

Expansion into HDPE recycling will also help in great way to improve the Plant P&L and to reinforce our relations with scrap supplies.

June 2016 New Siberian warehouse network presented by ChemPartners during MIOGE-2016.

Establishment of 4 additional warehouses in western Siberian region will strategically strengthen our position as one of most diversified service provider of chemicals for gas & oil. The program is set to deliver some 10+ key products to oilfields located in most important region in Russia oil production within 1-2 days from request.

ChemPartners have been developing oilfield chemicals distribution and supply services to the area since 2007 and now serve majority of both service and production Russian and international companies in drilling, fracking, oilfield and refining sectors.

March 2016 Tver Polymers Recycling Plant had doubled capacities of PET bottles recycling - total plastic scrap throughput now is up to 1.800Mt per month or over 20.000Mt p.a. which makes TPRP Russia largest PET recycler.

February 2016

ProPartners considers 2015Y results "as good as it could be" taking into account numerous macro economical changes and challenge through the Year.

Despite overall lower chemicals pricing the Group had almost reached $9M of EBIT. Distinguished results are thanks to our strong market position, long-term relations with customers and wide diversification industry-wise. It was also underpinned by growing sales into segments which benefited from Russian ruble devaluation and import sanctions launched in H2-2015 such as agriculture and petrochemicals.

Long-awaited new Federal law in waste management in Russia had also propelled interest to recycling and waste sorting which resulted in even faster growth in EcoTechnologies businesses.

January 2016

We would like to express our gratitude and deepest esteem to our clients and new visitors of ChemPartners booths during the period of "Interplastica 2016" and "MVC: Cereals - Mixed Feed - Veterenary 2016" exhibitions in January this year...

During all these days ChemPartners not only meet up with their constant business-partners, but as well have been made many contacts with new potential customers. We believe that all of them will be satisfied with the quality, prices and service offered by us.

November 2015

Due to continuing growth in operations and attractive prospective thanks to better legal environment ProPartners reinforce its waste management activities. The new EcoTechnologies site unites and describes both existing businesses and new areas such as segregated waste collection, Zero Waste services etc.

October 2015

The Tver Polymers Recycling Plant (TPRP) acquires additional production line for HDPE and LDPE regranulates. The new line launch is set for April-2016 and it will allow to reach 20.000MT of overall post consumer plastics throughput by H2-2016.

Another 3000 sq.m. building next to existing production site in Tver was purchased to host this production expansion.

TPRP is currently Russia largest PET-bottles recycler in terms of scrap throughput.

May 2015

As planned EcoMechanics had moved into new premises in Rzhev Machine Building Plant. This will significantly improve the Company capabilities both for engineering and marketing of transportation, waste sorting and other equipment and will secure further healthy growth within positively changing ecological legislation and increasing interest to waste management market in Russia.

January 2015

In spite of challenging political and then economical situation in Russia which is ChemPartners largest market the group had shown distinguished dynamic again thanks to its diversification and other strengths. Some facts are as follows:

    • Overall group turnover is up to usd 282M
    • More than ever sales had happened within Russia both in distribution of local products and in tall manufacturing / processing through our numerous industrial clients
    • Record high 12 banks have been maintaining our turnovers through the year in 4 countries
    • Most essential growth (excluding those linked to ruble devaluation) is with EcoTechnologies who succeeded to both increase output of recycled PET products and to hike significantly sales prices

ProPartners staff as of 2014 end is over 330 people in 4 countries. Total fixed assets (industrial lands and equipment, offices, mfg facilities, ISO tanks, trucks) account to more than usd 30M.

October 2014

EcoMechanics commission first large scale MRF (Material Recovery Facility or Waste sorting station) in Voronezh area which is fully made by us � including lite workshop steel elements see photo and video

September 2014

ChemPartners Russia rapidly develop its activities in agro commodities: both in local supplies and in export. The move is due to new opportunity in the market thanks to ruble devaluation and sanctions against European food stuff which propelled demand for local meat, dairy and other products.

August 2014

EcoMechanics will move to new premises in Rzhev. The decision approved by Directors Board is result of fast company growth particularly in municipal waste management segment and in conveying equipment in general.Rzhev Machine Building Plant was recent ProPartners investment by mid of 2013 and already hosts more than 25.000 sq.m. of industrial facilities on some 14+ hectares.

March 2014

TechFab India is new strategic partner for ChemPartners in CIS and Europe. Two corporations will unite their powers and experience to take leading positions in growing geo materials market.

TechFab is one of world largest manufacturers of whole range of geosynthetic materials. ChemPartners recycle PET and other polymers in Russia which are popular feedstock for geomaterials and are in this market since 2003.

February 2014

ChemPartners for first time in company�s history participate as exhibitor in USA in Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conferencein Woodlands, TX. The action is within our program of deeper cooperation within Russia and USA for oil & gas exploration chemicals and technologies.

January 2014

Some annual results of ProPartners Group for 2013Y are as follows:

    • turnover of ChemPartners as main revenue generator had grown at some 26% up to USD224M
    • Highest growth rate thanks to low start was at EcoMechanics which increased sales more than at 200%
    • Chinese office succeeded in geographical expansion with new customers in Romania, USA, Ukraine and Kazakhstan
    • Overall group sales were well over USD270M
    • Besides further diversification and growth in chemicals ProPartners successfully started steel products trading from Asia and Turkey into Russia.

ProPartners staff in 2013 exceeded 270 people in 4 countries. Total fixed assets (industrial lands and equipment, ISO tanks and trucks) are evaluated at some USD28M.

October 2013

New CEO of EcoTechnologies � Mr. German Popov with 8+ years experience in non woven and polymers recovery industries will lead Tver recycling factory to further success.

EcoTechnologies is currently Russia leader in post-consumer PET bottles recycling and actively develops HDPE and LDPE recycling as well.

September 2013

ProPartners Austria starts integrated supplies of TV-kits from China to Russia major TV sets manufacturer.

January 2013

ProPartners Group announces key results for 2012 which are again encouraging. Overall sales are at ~ USD182M. Main growth came from ChemPartners operations in Russia (~44% Y-to-Y), sales of filtration equipment by Delhi office (~51%) and independent exports by ChemPartners China (~246%).

Geographically wise we can outline significant trade hike with USA and Middle East while imports from Korea slightly dropped.

Chemicals distribution in Russia remains ProPartners main revenue generator although active development of other trade flows and business units.

Total headcounts as per 2012Y end is ~240 people with main growth in Moscow head quarter.

September 2012

ChemPartners Russia launch specialized warehouse in key oil & gas exploration region of Russia - Surgut. The aim is to secure sustainable supplies of key drilling reagents to Russia oil & gas majors and service companies operating in the area. ChemPartners have been importing and distributing increasing number of oil fields chemicals for Russia no.1 industry since 2007 and currently keep up to 30% of market for some of products.

July 2012

Sai ChemPartners India will supply filtration equipment to India no.2 vodka manufacturer. The installation will be 12th for last 2 years after entering India market with Russia know-how which helps to dramatically improve tastes and purity of alcohol beverages.

June 2012

Due to operations growth India office had moved to larger and more comfortable office in same Dwarka area of New Delhi. ProPartners India operations include sourcing of chemicals for other ProPartners overseas units, promotion of advanced Russian alcohol filtration equipment and some sales of chemicals for India market.

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