How One Ukrainian Company Survived, and Thrived, Through a Year of War

Russia's invasion was a major disruption for Kormotech, its 1,300 employees and all of their business. With nimble decisions and good fortune, sales have risen, providing much-needed tax revenue for Ukraine.

It was exactly one year ago that Kormotech, a Ukrainian pet food manufacturer, had completed its annual meeting. The mood was positive. The factory was open 24/7 and business was booming. Sales were expected to increase by double digits. Russia had invaded. To avoid the windows on the seventh floor headquarters of the company in Lviv, Mr. Vovk called his top management to meet at a nearby Hotel. Although they had a plan to deal with what was considered an unlikely risk, Russian aggression, it quickly proved inadequate.