7 Mar 2024 16:56

Kaliningrad's Naturovo starts producing soft drinks in Moscow Region, planning second production line

KALININGRAD. March 7 (Interfax) - Kaliningrad-based Agrofactory Naturovo LLC has launched a production line for bottling carbonated drinks in the town of Lukhovitsy near Moscow, the company told Interfax.

"The production line for the production of natural soft drinks was opened at the site, where an autoclave for the cooking and vacuum packaging of vegetables was also launched. The total investment in the project is over 300 million rubles, with 50 jobs created at the enterprise," the company said.

The LimoNat brand drink is produced in Lukhovitsy, in 0.3 l and 0.7 l bottles, both in PET packaging and in glass, the manufacturer said. Each bottle contains 60% directly pressed juice. The company's immediate plans include expanding its range of products, as well as producing natural juices, fruit drinks and cider. The company's products are certified for use as baby food.

"Soft drink production volumes depend on the level of demand. Currently, the enterprise operates one line; its capacity is 20,000 bottles per day. Meanwhile, the project foresees the launch of a second line. It will take place around May 2024. Juices and still drinks with juice content will be bottled here," the company said.

Agrofactory Naturovo LLC has been operating in the Kaliningrad region since 1995, when its first warehouses for storing vegetables and fruits were opened. Today, it is engaged in the processing and production of agricultural products under the Naturovo brand, runs its own vegetable storage facilities and a logistics center, and has its own chain of retail stores of the same name as well as an express delivery service.

The owner and general director of the LLC, according to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, is Russian citizen Alexander Ivanov. The company earned revenue of 1.7 billion rubles, and net profit of 21.2 million rubles in 2022 (the most recent published data).