About Us

CompanyТs history

The history of EKS group dates back to 1991. During the first decade of its existence the group worked in wholesale area. Starting from 1998 the company opened a new business direction as owning and managing commercial real estate.

In 2002 EKS group created a food retail chain УSEMYAФ that became one of the major and most successful chains in Perm krai. In 2002 14 shops were opened under the brand name УSEMYAФ. The following decade witnessed growth of УSEMYAФ up to 30 shops. 24 shops out of the mentioned number were located in Perm city and the rest Ц in the following towns of Perm krai: Berezniki, Dobryanka, Chusovoi, Kungur.

In 2003 fashion retail became one of the directions of group business activity. The first project of Fashion business direction was opening Motivi shop in Perm. Later on, Fashion business project became one of the main for EKS group. It brought such brands as Betty Barclay, Mexx, Bandolera, Manukian and etc to Perm citizens.

In 2004 EKS group opened the first concept entertainment and shopping mall of new type in Perm. This was trading and entertainment complex УSEMYAФ. This concept entertainment and shopping mall in the middle of the city, created with the help of leading western consulting companies, remained regional leader as in the shopping capacity as in the level of tenants for a long time. 4 years after opening of the first building of the complex the second phase was launched to be constructed. The total area of the complex increased up to 70 000 square meters.

In 2005 EKS group created discounter chain УDISCOФ.

In 2006 EKS groups became a developer of the national level, having engineered trading and entertainment complex УSEMYAФ in Ufa city. Such international consulting companies as Jones Lang La Sale and Laguarda Low Architects were involved into concept development stage.

УSEMYAФ in Ufa was opened in 2008. Food hypermarket, more than 100 shops, food court, restaurant area in Kano style, childrenТs entertainment center, 7 screen multiplex cinema. The total area is 72.3 thousand square meters.

In 2009 and 2010 the company stepped up its presence in preferred market segments. Shops of Carlo Pazolini and Garage brands were opened within fashion retail development framework. Food retail chain УSEMYAФ increased the number of full-format supermarkets in towns of Perm krai. In 2010 shops of УSEMYAФ were opened in Kungur.

In 2011 EKS group implemented a big project with the leading fast food operator Ц McDonaldТs company. The first restaurant from McDonaldТs in the city was opened in the center of Perm, in TSUM shopping center.

In 2010 EKS group set up a prize УEKSclusiveФ within the social project of Perm Youth Theatre support. In 2011 prize was granted to its first winners. Youth Theatre support is one of the directions of social program from EKS group.

The other major activity of 2011 was fund raising for small patients of regional oncohaematological center. In 2011 УSEMYAФ chain with the support of its customers raised 625 000 rubles, which gave these children a chance to get necessary treatment and to recover.

In 2012 the main project of the group became building and launching renewed B block of trading and entertainment center SEMYA in Perm. At the end of that year a renewed food hypermarket and new shopping arcades were opened in the block.

EKS management company, Ltd. 
Revolutsii Street 13, 614990 Perm
Tel./fax (342) 238-67-16, 238-68-17