9 Oct 2019 15:27

Bonduelle commissions its first frozen-vegetable factory in Russia

BELGOROD. Oct 9 (Interfax) - LLC Bonduelle-Belgorod (a Bonduelle Group company) has launched its first Russian frozen-vegetable factory in the Belgorod region's Shebekinsky district, the company told Interfax on Wednesday.

The plant is based at the bankrupt Shebekinsky Vegetable Combine, the purchase of which the group announced in June.

"Until now, the company did not freeze vegetables at Russian sites. Our two plants in Kuban (Bonduelle-Krasnodar and Kuban Conserves) produce only canned goods. Thus, the opening of this site is one more step toward diversifying Bonduelle's business in Russia," the company said.

Bonduelle-Belgorod's press service said that the site has been fully renovated over the last four months, with major overhauls and replacement of equipment. The company did not disclose the volume of investments.

Investments in assets and additional equipment to be installed over the next three years will boost the plant's capacity to 10,000 tonnes per year. The company plans to procure vegetables locally.