Hewlett-Packard to open its representative office in Belarus

The Hewlett-Packard Company is opening its representative office in Belarus. The office will be headed by Konstantin Leonov, the former aide to the HP director general for the CIS, BelTA learnt from the representative office.

The decision to open a representative office in Belarus was prompted by the growing IT market and the increasing demand for high-tech equipment and IT-solutions in the country. Thus Belarus became the fourth CIS member state where Hewlett-Packard opened its representative office. Such offices have already been set up in Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. In Russia the company is represented by a separate office which does not control the Hewlett-Packard actitivites in the other CIS member states.

According to HP director general for the CIS Rudi Kozak, over the last years the Belarusian IT-market has been characterized by sustainable development. In 2006, the growth of HP profits in the CIS has exceeded that in Europe four times. At present, serious projects demanding high-tech solutions are implemented in Belarus. "HP representative office in Belarus will help the company expand its activities in the corporate sector, stimulate small and medium-size business and promote its IT products and solutions," he said.

Konstantin Leonov, the head of the HP office in Belarus, underlined that the high-tech market is successfully developing in Belarus and the HP Company has won a lot of customers in this country.

HP actively participates in the automation of the Belarusian public sector. It became the main vendor for major banks and financial institutions, like Belpromstroibank, Belinvestbank, Belagroprombank, Priorbank and others.

The Hewlett-Packard Company is an information technology corporation, specializing in personal computers, notebook computers, servers, printers, digital cameras, and calculators, network management software, among other technology related products.