A large grain storage facility is under construction in Kamensky District
Governor of Penza Region Vasily Bochkarev and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cherkizovo Group Igor Babaev visited the Kamensky District site where construction of one of the largest grain storage facilities in the region is currently ongoing.
The facility is already more than 80% complete, with an expected launch date of the first part of the plant in the fall of 2013. Its overall storage capacity will be 100,000 tonnes of grain. Igor Babev said that about 50 jobs would be created at the new facility, as a result of investments of more 500 million rubles in the project.
“Penza Region is a special region for our company,” Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cherkizovo Group Igor Babaev said. “We have already implemented and continue to implement a large number of agricultural projects. We also plan to continue investing in the region’s agroindustrial complex. We are particularly interested in implementing projects in the meat processing and pig, grain and poultry farming divisions, which are promising sectors for Penza Region.
“Having a regional agroindustrial complex that is truly competitive on the Russian market is very important for us,” Vasily Bochkarev said in turn. “This is one of the major challenges facing Penza Region.”
The working visit to Kamensky District was followed by a presentation of Cherkizovo Group’s new sausage products.
Petelinka, one of Cherkizovo Group’s flagship brands and the best-selling chicken product, has entered into partnership with the iconic GUM Ice Rink, which opens annually on Red Square. This year, visitors will have an opportunity to take a break in the cozy Petelinka cottage and take photos next to a Christmas tree standing on chicken legs.
Cherkizovo Group employees have held a volunteer event supported by the Ray Foundation for Helping Homeless Animals. They brought food, medicines and other useful supplies to two Moscow shelters and helped with dog walking.
Cherkizovo Group’s chicken and turkey products have once again been awarded the annual Product of the Year title, with flagship brands Petelinka and Pava-Pava winning two categories of the award.
Cherkizovo Group, Russia's largest meat producer, is taking part in Our Brand, an international food festival in Ufa. The Company showcased its products during a tasting session at its stand.