Ericpol Brest chosen as the best design center in Belarus!
4 June 2012
IOOO ERICPOL BREST has been selected as “The Best HTP Regional Development Center” in the Golden Byte 2011 competition organized by the Belarus High Technology Park. The company was also included in the list of the top six best foreign investors.
The award ceremony took place in Minsk (Belarus) on May 25th 2012. Ericpol Brest was represented by Valery Tsilind, Managing Director of Ericpol Brest, and the Ericpol Group was represented by Jan Smela, President of Ericpol’s Board of Management. “Being granted the award for first place in the Golden Byte competition is not only a great honor and distinction for us, but also a proof of the fact that you don’t need to be located in Minsk to succeed in Belarus. You can be competitive with the best companies in this industry even if your business is based elsewhere”, said Valery Tsilind.
Golden Byte is – so far – the only competition organized for the IT industry in Belarus. The overall performance of the companies is evaluated on the basis of their growth dynamics, income from exported services, the size of direct investments, employee salary levels, numbers of new jobs created, employee efficiency, form and type of cooperation with scientific institutions, initiatives undertaken for the benefit of university and college students, evaluation of each company’s Technology Park, and even opinions about the companies found online in social media. Every year, the competition is entered by companies of international reach and well-established position in the IT industry. The awards are granted in the following five categories:
- The investor of the year
- The best HTP foreign development centre
- The best HTP regional development centre
- The fastest growing IT company
- The most active implementation of IT in the Republic of Belarus
IOOO ERICPOL BREST was founded in 2007. Currently, the company employs 150 people, mainly highly qualified engineers. The office carries out R&D in the area telecommunications, provides software development services for the medical sector as well as Helpdesk services. In the years to come, the company is planning to increase its employment rate and involvement in the regional market. IOOO ERICPOL BREST is part of the Ericpol Group, which also includes affiliated companies in Sweden and Ukraine. At the moment, the Group employs 1400 people. Ericpol, Poland’s largest exporter in the IT sector, has been operating for 21 years. The company specializes in providing services in outsourcing and consultancy, developing dedicated solutions for telecommunications, M2M (machine-to-machine) and UX (user experience) communication, medical and banking services, as well as for business. In 2011, the company was selected as the “Rising Star” in the rankings for The World’s 100 Best Outsourcing Providers and Advisors composed by the IAOP (International Association of Outsourcing Professionals). Ericpol was also included in the list of The World’s 500 Largest Software and Teleinformatics Services Providers.