“Vitmark – Ukraine” increased processing volumes Ukrainian fruit and vegetables

“Vitmark – Ukraine” increased its apple processing by 10% compared to last year. This year the company plans to process 32,200 tons of Ukrainian apples.

Refining Company managed to increase by modernizing lines for processing apples on the production site of the Odessa plant of baby food in s.Stepanovka Razdelnyanskogo district of Odessa region. “We have updated and expanded capacity at the production site in the Odessa region. Now we process up to 180 tons of fresh apple a day “- said General Director of” Vitmark-Ukraine “Victor Stanislavsky.

Also, on the upgraded line company in the current season Ukrainian plans to process quince and pear. “This year we will be able to process an additional 140 tons and 100 tons of quince domestic pears,” – he stressed.

Over the last year the company will increase its own production of semi-finished products, due to the increase in refinery by 68% quince, plum – in 5,5 times, and carrots – 8 times! In 2011 the company began to process pepper to vegetable juice. This year, its processing will be doubled.

“In the face of rising commodity prices on the domestic market and especially on imported raw materials, the main tool to keeping the prices of products and maintain its profitability, for” Vitmark – Ukraine “is its own fruit and producing its own fruit and vegetable raw materials”, – said Victor Stanislavsky .

To date, the proper processing provides 70% of the company’s raw materials (this includes local fruit). The rest of the raw fruit and vegetables, grown in the region, the company purchased from other Ukrainian suppliers and tropical raw material which does not grow in Ukraine – is imported. However, some types of products from imported raw materials the company sells without profit or loss (for example, orange juice).