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COMPANY HISTORY

The Group of companies "Interterminal" was founded in 70s of XX century. Meanwhile, a new industrial zone "Parnas" was formed in the city of Leningrad.

As a part of the massive territorial and socio-economic city reorganization program, initiated by the Leningrad Regional Committee (CPSU), some industrial enterprises were moved beyond there sidential areas. The program implementation resulted in the creation of the extremely potent engineering and transportation infrastructures that still efficiently fulfill the demand of newly established businesses.

The «Parnas» warehouse complex was constructed to meet specific needs of the Leningrad State Plants "ElektroRadioAvtomatika" (LGP "ERA”), which was specializing on ship electrical systems. This facility can be considered the first object of "Interterminal" complex. The site has united several industrial and warehouse facilities previously owned by the large national military shipbuilding enterprises.

 

1990 - 2000

 

In the course of the large-scale privatization in 1992, LGP "ERA" acquired the "Parnas” warehouse facility. In partnership with JSC "PAN Energy, "LGP "ERA" had decided to establish a new company later named "Interterminal" on the concept of the existing warehouse complex located at 1, Domostroitelnayа street, that could fulfill an increased demand for the storage services and transportation logistics from private companies. During different preparatory stages on the way to the company’s eventual establishment in 2000, the “Interterminal” shareholders used to include its original founders JSC "Energy PAN" and LGP "ERA" as well as newly entered entities JSC "Energomashexport", JSC "MorElektroRadiokomplekt" and individuals- members of the Board of founders’ and directors Messrs. I.N. Kluev, V.Pavlov, A.V. Rogovyh, A.A. Bardischew, A.P.Kozlovc and L.B. Shifrin.

In 1997 "Interterminal" was licensed as a customs warehouse. In 1998 the English-Dutch multinational company "Unilever” (tea department) became the most significant "Interterminal" customer. This collaboration helped to upgrade the whole company to the higher service level, allowed to integrate an unprecedented at those time  service of safe storage (custody) of dry goods and company became 2PL operator.

 

The crucial stage in the company development occurred in the early 2000s. Due to the sequence of the internal corporate events the "Parnas" warehouse facility as well as the entire "Interterminal" trademark have been placed on the market for sale in August 2000. The deal was completed on December 6, 2002 when all assets acquired by private industrial investment  holding "Group of companies "IST" owned by Mr. A. Nesis and partners. Ms. N. L. Belova was appointed as the CEO of the new "Interterminal " company.

 

Those changes in management team created a strong impetus for the further development. The offers of storage services was expanded; created new refrigerated warehouse,container terminal and storage rack systems . The company began providing secure storage(custody) of frozen foods, attracting such reputable companies as "Optifood " and "Rubezh". As a result, “Interterminal” became the 2PL operator of  frozen foods. Simultaneously the company began providing the secure storage(custody) services to the Finnish company "Containerships".

 

2000 - 2013

This period is characterized by active growing demand for the warehouse and office space rentals beneficially supplemented by the elaborate logistics infrastructure. Such environment induced the company acquired "North-West Technopark" LLC  that possessed the legal  rights for conducting any industrial construction  on 75,bl.1, Kubinskaya street, which was conveniently located near the St. Petersburg Seaport  South. The deal was accomplished in 2003

 

Another important acquisition was in 2004. “Interterminal” acquired  theland lot on 72,bl.2,Kubinskaya street,  which was previously owned by "Rosek” LLC. This deal allowed the company to expand and strengthen its positions on the South of St. Petersburg.

As a result of these acquisitions there was creation Group of Companies "Interterminal"   included B-class warehouse facilities and container terminals at the SPb North of   and  rights for building an  A-Class logistics terminal at the  SPb South.

In November 2004 the Group of Companies "IST" decided to focus on their primary profile projects; therefore it sold the "Interterminal" project and all its assets to the companies owned by the entrepreneurs Messrs.Y. Krasnopolskiy and A.Seredyuk. The deal was completed in April 2005. Currently they are the legal owners of the Company and hold equal capital shares.

 

New owners and top menegmentin 2005 did the global modernization of the "Parnas" facility . The terminal was fully renovated and adjusted to provide customers the secure storage services(custody): an anti-dust flooringlaided, installed storagestorage rack systems, new software, servers and security systems, the highly professional personnel was hired and  existing staff was retrained, the overall appearance was changed. As well as  the multinational giant “Unilever”, the Company has new international customers such as "Rehau" (Germany), "Saint-Gobain"(France), "Royal Canin"(France), "KeramaMarazzi" (Italy) and Russia brands  "Eldorado" (like Best Buy US), "Baltika" (beer plant) etc. At the same time owners was decided to reduce the amount of the custodial container storages on the North in order to transform the freed container yard into the unheated warehouse facility. Today it is occupied by the well-known brand "Shina.Ru" (tires disribution company). The terminal modernization was fully completed in 2006.

Meanwhile the new A-class logistics complex has being   constructed and gradually put in exploitation  on75 bl.1 Kubinskaya street. In 2006 "Unilever" (house hold cleaning products, perfumes and cosmetics department) leasedone of the the new warehouse for its expansion; "Rubezh" group became an exclusive tenant of the new refrigerated warehouse;  ."Modul" LLC, the largest multymodal forwarding company  in St. Petersburg,  rented the entire container terminal and rail facilities.

In 2007  the demand for storage space rentals increased; however  the demand for secure storage of dry goods began to decline due to the competition from the smaller logistics companies and distributors who started to offer the logistics services. The owners maked decision about gradually exit from the sector of custody services of dry goods and focus at  the leasing of A- and B-classes dry storage facilities and  secure storage of frozen foods.

 

Simultaneously, basing on the previous experience in warehouse real estate management and its construction, the owners of the company developed an innovative multi-temperature warehouse module with total area of 1500 sq.m. (75, bl. 2 Kubinskaya str.) Its hallmark was the possibility of easy adaptation to the customersrequests  and serving accordingly either as a B-class  heated warehouse (+16C), temperature warehouse (+5C) and also refrigerated (-18C) warehouse for storage frozen goods. The unique technology of module membrane manufacturing without any fasteners and a special internal shell covering with specific adhesion characteristics was borrowed from the United States warehouse construction practices. The module is very economical to construct  and operate  and requires no special skills from  warehouse staff.

 

Despite the decline  customers  demand and the turbulence due to economic crisis of 2008 the company managed to find its own funding and in 2010 complete the construction of the third terminal on the "Rosek" LLC  site, which included 21 multi temperature modules and 2 office buildings. Both terminals on 75,bl.1 and bl.2 Kubinskaya str. were merged into one company under the single management.

 

Today  the Group of companies "Interterminal" is the only company in St. Petersburg that offer customers an unique combination and various logistics services at the same time and at the same area.