In autumn, EkoNiva acquired two milk processing plants: in Kaluga and Voronezh oblasts.
Both plants are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, have a high level of automation, qualified staff and well-organised infrastructure. The processing facilities will use milk from EkoNiva’s own farms. All this will allow producing high-quality products and expanding the product line significantly. The products will be sold under EkoNiva’s own brands and under trademarks developed for chain stores.
‘The goods produced at these plants will be a good addition to the product line we already produce in Voronezh and Novosibirsk oblasts’, comments Stefan Duerr, President of EkoNiva Group. ‘The farms are located in direct proximity to EkoNiva farms, which provides a good opportunity for implementing our processing development strategy right now. We are planning to process 300 tonnes per day at the plant in Medyn (Kaluga oblast). The facility in Anna (Voronezh oblast) will process up to 400 tonnes of milk. Besides, we are intending to build a large cheese factory with the capacity of 600 tonnes per day in Maslyanino district, Novosibirsk oblast and a cheese factory with the capacity of 60 tonnes of milk per day in Liski district, Voronezh oblast.’
By Svetlana WEBER & Viktor BARGOTIN