Orsha-based dairy company will start implementing two investment projects in
2018, representatives of the company told BelTA.
The Orsha dairy company
intends to install a new line for packaging milk in containers with a longer
shelf life. The equipment able to process up to 100 tonnes of milk per day will
be installed in spare space in the existing milk bottling shop. The new
equipment will be used to pour sterilized milk into 200ml Tetra Pack cartons
with the shelf life of 9-12 months. Representatives of the company explained
the long shelf life by the company's intention to sell the milk to China.
Negotiations with Chinese partners are already underway. The other investment
project will help the Orsha dairy company increase quark output. This line will
be able to process some 100 tonnes of milk per day.
“We already offer a wide
range of curd and quark products, however, the volume is insignificant,” noted
the company's representatives. The equipment will be installed in the former
compressor house. The Orsha dairy company upgraded its refrigerating and
compressor facilities in 2012. Instead of two buildings the new equipment used
only one. The spare building will now be used to install the new quark and curd
line. Preparations for construction and installation work are already in
progress. The company is now choosing the necessary equipment and deciding on
The Orsha dairy company decided to embark on these projects
after the demand for casein plummeted. Two years ago the company management
decided to switch to other kinds of dairy products with a high profit margin.
“For the last few year we've been gradually reducing the share of casein in the
overall output by ramping up the output of other products. Once the two
investment projects are implemented, casein production will be stopped
completely,” noted the source. In 2017 the Orsha dairy company sold Br72.1
million worth of merchandise and services, 129.8% as against 2016. In
January-November 2017 the company's sales profitability totaled 11.6%. The
company shipped $17.1 million worth of products to Russia, Germany, and Poland.
The Orsha dairy company is one of the largest dairy companies in Belarus. It
was founded in 1939. It offers milk, dairy products, and a wide choice of
cheeses. The company employs about 530 people.