History

2016

Completion of the project for introducing Microsoft Dynamics AX 12 ERP system at all FARM branch offices and outlets.
inFORMAT retail chain development programme has been launched. Stationery shops in Moscow and Kostroma were opened for the first time.
Launching new economy brand for office supplies LITE.
The FARM Company celebrates its 25th anniversary.

2015

Shipping to the Republic of Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic starts.

2014

FARM is recognized as «Attractive Employer 2014» according to the portal Superjob.ru.
The company's assortment line includes 12 000 items.
Shipping to the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol starts.
Microsoft Dynamics AX 12 ERP solution is launched in most (in 17 out of 26) regional offices.
Trademark kalyaka-Malaka celebrates its 10 years anniversary.

2013

Launching of new version AX 2012 Microsoft Dynamics AX 12 ERR solution (Moscow and St. Petersburg offices and warehouses).
Central warehouse moves to A-class warehousing facility.
ARTformat (a trademark for mid-priced hobby products) as well as a brand for non-conformist youth MADCAT are launched.
The licensing agreement with the Hallmark family of companies on manufacturing school stationery under the Forever Friends brand is made.
The Kalyaka-Malyaka super dough is the winner of the annual national «Golden Bear 2013» Award in the field of goods and services for children.

2012

Thanks to the Customs Union regime the sales to Belorussia sharply increases, shipping to Kazakhstan starts.
The online shop informat.ru starts working.
Websites for such trademarks as Kalyaka-Malyaka, inFORMAT, Linc, Manzoni launch.
In support of the Kalyaka-Malyaka brand the company launches magazine for loving parents «Kalyaka-Malyaka».
All-Russian Children's Contest «To Disneyland with Кalyaka-Malaka» with the major prize — a Disneyland Paris tour with your family starts.

2011

FARM Company celebrates its 20th anniversary.
A branch opens in Volgograd. The number of operating divisions reaches 26.
The company staff is more than 1200 employees.
The warehouse space is 30 000 sq. metres.
The product line reaches 9 000 items.
FARM is an exclusive representative of Linc in the Russian Federation and the CIS.

2010

An operating division opens in Ryazan.
The company begins to hold regular conferences & training sessions for its distributers in the regions.

2009

The company establishes the award “Leader” for stationery goods.
FARM starts putting out its own corporate edition “Our FARMat”.

2008

The new brand of gift stationery goods G.F. is presented on the market.

2007

The company organizes the First All-Russia bowling tournament among stationery companies – “Bowling Office”.

2006

The company presents a new brand for students – schoolFORMAT.
FARM becomes the exclusive distributor for the Italin pen brand Manzoni.
The company organizes the National Children’s Fine Art competition “Kalyaka-Malyaka” for a whole family.
The number of company shops reaches 100.

2005

An exclusive agreement with the concern Stanger for joint production of some stationery goods is concluded.
99 company shops are in operation.

2004

The new brand “Kalyaka-Malyaka” (A little dauber) for kids is presented in the market.
A branch opens in Izhevsk.
94 company shops operate.
The number of shops reaches 94.

2003

The first company brand inFORMAT for office stationery appears in the market.
89 shops operate.

2002

Branches open in Arkhangelsk, Syktyvkar.

2001

FARM celebrates its 10 year’s anniversary.
The number of wholesale customers is growing. B2B sales department opens.
The FARM-Neva subsidiary is transformed into a company area brunch.
Branches open in Vladimir, Vologda, Ivanovo, Lipetsk, Murmansk, Cherepovets.
88 shops operate.

2000

Branches open in Kazan, Samara and Tver.
69 shops operate.

1999

Branches open in Kursk, Orel. Saratov and Yaroslavl.
The number of shops reaches 29.

1998

The branch network is growing quickly, 6 more branches are opened in Belgorod, Bryansk, Penza, Tambov, Smolensk and Ufa.
The number of shops reaches 17.
Corporate website www.farm.ru launches.
A lottery among the largest wholesale trade firms is held. The major prize - a trip to Paris.

1997

FARM becomes a Stationery Suppliers Association co-founder that succeeded the Russian Stationery Manufactures Association.
The first company catalogue is put out.
The number of shops reaches 5.

1996

The company’s monthly turnover exceeded one million dollars.
The first company shop openes in Cheboksary.
The first branch of the company starts working in Cheboksary.

1995

“FARM” initiates the establishment of the Russian Stationery Manufactures Association which basic goal is to help & support the domestic producers. The company has become a permanent member of trade shows including the main international stationery forum – PaperWorld in Frankfurt.

1994

The first subsidiary “FARM-Neva” was established.
An agreement on cooperation with the central Roskulttorg storehouse was concluded.

1993

The company turnover exceeded one million dollars.

1992

The first international contract was concluded with the Czech company “Proint” for goods shipping to Russia under the brand names of Centropen & Koh-i-Noor.

1991

FARM was registered on August, 25.