ST. PETERSBURG, August 9. /TASS/. Russia’s Imperial Porcelain Factory (IPF) will open an outlet in Bahrain this October to reach the Middle East market, Chief Executive Officer of the company Tatiana Tylevich told TASS on Tuesday.
"We will sign a contract in September and our products will appear there in October. It will be an outlet in a department store in Manama," Tylevich said. She did not detail the amount of investments.
Supplies are currently discussed and will become known by the time of contract signature with the partner, the Chief Executive said. "We plan so far to sell products from available collections and will take further decisions depending on the demand," Tylevich said. The company is interested in boosting export supplies to the Middle East, she added.
The Imperial Porcelain Factory founded by the decree of Empress Elizabeth in 1744 in St. Petersburg became the first porcelain factory in Russia. The product range of the factory is currently over 4,000, including dinnerware, gift products and artworks.