The history of ZED Association began in 1991 when a research, production and commercial initiatives company called INKES was started. The company was created to develop projects and equipment, providing services in the field of telecommunications, computerisation and automation.
The company's first significant project was development and implementation of a system for satellite TV reception in Gosteleradio (the state radio and television company in Ukraine). The first visit of President Leonid Kravchuk to the U.S. was broadcast on the national television with the help of this system.
INKES developed and quickly mastered the production of antenna devices for satellite and terrestrial television, radio communication and antenna-feeder devices for mobile communication.
A new stage in the development of the group began in 2001 with the establishment of a consulting company Infokon which specialised in the field of import and export operations. During this busy period, former employees of the State Export Control Service joined ZED Group of Companies.
A decisive moment for ZED Group of Companies was the creation of a management company of ZED Group of Companies in 2003 - ZED Association of Exporters and Importers. ZED Association was supposed to coordinate the activities of the companies within ZED Group of Companies. The focus was on providing comprehensive and professional services in foreign trade.
Thanks to the restructuring in 2003-2006, ZED Association was noticed by major Ukrainian and foreign companies which later became our clients. They are Naftogaz Ukraine, International Communication Company, Obolon, Interbudmontazh, Leman Commodities S.A. (System Capital Management), AvtoKrAZ, HUAWEI TECH. IVESTMENT CO., LTD, ZTE, etc.
In 2010, we signed an agreement with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC, the head office is in Paris, France) for the translation and adaptation of national legislation terminology and distribution of the Ukrainian-English edition of Incoterms 2010. ICC Rules for the Use of Domestic and International Trade Terms, which became a starting point for the publication of other ICC titles in Ukraine.