Komus (company)

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Komus
Private
Industry Retailing and wholesale
Founded 1990
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Key people
Sergey Bobrikov, General Director
Products Office supplies, plastic package, medical consumables, printing services
Revenue Increase$591 million USD (2006)
Number of employees
4200 (2007)
Website www.komus.ru

Komus (Russian: Ко́мус) is a Russian chain store and manufacturing company. It supplies goods for office and school, office furniture and equipment, paper and paperboard, plastic package, medical consumables and provides printing services. Its headquarters are in Moscow.

History[edit]

Komus was established in 1990 as a students' cooperative. The company's name represents an abbreviation from Russian коммерческие услуги (translit. kommercheskie uslugi) meaning commercial services.

Ownership[edit]

The main owner of the company is its General Director Sergey Bobrikov (96%).

Slogan[edit]

The company's slogan is Komus Only! Confidence Since Childhood!

Business activity[edit]

The company has the widest network of stores in Russia supplying products for office and school use - over 70 stores in 17 regions of Russia. In 2007, the number of corporate sales centers was 47.

Komus holds the first place in the Russian market in manufacturing and selling plastic package. The company operates 7 factories producing food package, office and paper products.

The overall market share in office products was 27% in 2007. The figures on market shares in various segments in 2007 are as follows: business paper - 30%, stationery - 15%, printing paper and cardboard - 16%, plastic package - 25%, corporate sales of office products - 64% in Moscow and 35% in the regions.

In 2006, the company was included in the Forbes Top 200 Russian companies.

The company's staff exceeds 4200 employees.

In 2006, its sales totaled $591 million.

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