– JSC “foreign trade firm “fudlayn” and new Zealand’s Fonterra Cooperative Group Thursday signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for the production of cheese and butter in the South of St. Petersburg, the correspondent of “Interfax”.
The plant will be located in Moskovsky district of the city on the areas of the company “fudlayn”. The volume of investments in production is not disclosed. At the first stage the factory will produce butter and cheese brands Anchor, Hansdorf and Doyarushka using domestic and imported raw materials. It is planned to produce not only for domestic market but also for export.
General Director of “Fudlayn” Maxim Ivanov said that at present the download of the enterprise is about 20-30%. “Overall, our capacity is enough to feed the whole North-West. We can produce at least 100 tons of cheese and 400 tons of butter monthly. Of course, we are at the very beginning,” he said.
“We have a strong position in Asia, South America and Australia, in recent years, we also make investments in Europe and the United States. Today we’re proud to announce that made an investment in a Russian company (…) positive look at the Russian dairy market and that the products under the brand Anchor is back on the shelves of Russian stores,” – said the Director of the Europe, middle East, Africa Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd Hans Haustra.
New Zealand’s Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd is one of the largest exporters of dairy products in the world.
As follows from the analytical system “SPARK-Interfax”, JSC “foreign trade firm “fudlayn” registered in St. Petersburg. 50% of the company belongs to the American “Terra Logistika Grupp”, 50% for physical persons, a citizen of the Russian Federation. The main activity of JSC wholesale trade of dairy products, eggs and edible oils and fats.
According to the official website of the company, “Fudlayn” has its own distribution centers in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod and Rostov-on-don, there is a warehouse of deep freeze and several logistics facilities.