Swiss beauty care and cosmetics manufacturer Margy’s Monte Carlo had been importing products into Russia through a distribution scheme that ultimately proved impractical. As Margy’s did not envisage opening a legal entity in Russia, the company turned to AsstrA as a 4PL provider.
The AsstrA team performed all the import scheme calculations, certified the products, and organized the first import shipment on a turnkey basis. As per the conditions of the agreement, the goods were stored in a Russian warehouse under a temperature regime. AsstrA conducted negotiations with Russian counterparties and concluded supply contracts denominated in Russian rubles. The Swiss company’s discount terms were fully applied. AsstrA delivered the goods to the final recipients in and around Moscow. Throughout the project, AsstrA advised Margy’s on various issues.
AsstrA acted as the Russian representative of Margy’s. An AsstrA team of specialists contracted with Russian clients and executed deliveries to recipients in the region. In this way, Margy’s has entered the Russian market and maintained its position there without additional staff costs.