Grana to open Russian cereal mill in Altai region
Grana is the umbrella association of several grain-processing enterprises in Russia’s Altai region and markets cereals and flours grown in the region under the Grana brand nationally and around the world.
Altai Krai is one of the leading agrarian regions of Russia, producing 13% of the country’s wheat, 25% of cereal output and 10% of pasta wheat.
Tretyakovsky Elevator was launched in 1937 and produces cereals and granules from cereals. Its main customer is Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture.
The company’s cereal mill currently has a daily capacity of 90 MT of groats.
In the first six months of 2017, the mill produced 3.1 KMT of flour, 8.2 KMT of cereals, including flakes, and 1.4 KMT of feed mixtures.
The company is now planning to boost its daily sales of finished products to 380 MT once their production is expanded from the current capacity of 300 MT.
Groats refer to a whole kernel of grain – such as oats, wheat, rye and barley – that has been processed to remove its outer husk, but retains the bran and germ.
Managing cereals of the Altai region
Having begun in 1992 with buckwheat plants with capacity of 25 tons of grain per day, Grana annually increases capacities in the region by building new plants and modernizing existing ones.
Today, enterprises under its umbrella daily process 1,100 tons of wheat, 165 tons of groat grains and 480 tons of compound feeds and feed mixes.
Products with the Grana trademark are popular in all regions of Russia and in neighboring countries and have won numerous awards in national and regional competitions, such as the All-Russia Program “100 Best Goods of Russia” and “Best Altai Goods.”
In 2008, Grana founded Altai Flour Mills, which exports the region’s flour to Central and South East Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The company is among the five largest Russian exporters of flour (exporting 15%-18% annually).
Since 2009, Altai Flour Mills has supplied the UN World Food Programme, which provides humanitarian food supply operations around the world.