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Virginia Company Grows with Access to Credit

Exporter/Customer: 
MicroXact Inc.
Export Destinations: 
17 Countries
EXIM Bank Product: 
Express Export Credit Insurance
Export Sales ($): 
50 Percent of Total Sales

MicroXact

MicroXact, Inc., a small business with nearly 20 employees, is located in Blacksburg, Virginia. the company manufactures instruments used for measuring and testing semiconductor devices and circuits.  They provide standard and specialty probe stations to university labs, government labs, and companies across the globe.  

EXPORT CHALLENGE

Before exporting, MicroXact relied on bank loans to sell domestically, however, obtaining loans in a rural city for export operations was a challenge.  

EXIM SOLUTION

Fortunately, MicroXact was introduced to EXIM BANK through a State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program in Virginia.  EXIM was able to provide the company with its Express Export Credit Insurance protecting them against the risk of nonpayment from foreign buyers and improving their cash flow. The company can also assign its government-backed account receivables to a lender to borrow money.

RESULTS

EXIM supported $409,000 of MicroXact’s from 2014 to 2017. The company now exports to 17 countries worldwide reaching six of the seven continents.  With EXIM’s support, almost 50% of its current sales have been export-related.  

 

“EXIM Bank was able to offer us the line of credit we needed to successfully expand our sales.”
Vladimir Kochergin, PhD, President and CEO