In 2020, Damate Group commissioned 228 production facilities in Rostov region as part of the turkey and duck production revival projects in the region. In total, the company launched more than 325 facilities in Penza, Rostov, Tyumen regions and the North Caucasian Federal District, the company informed.
Within less than six months, 167 facilities were launched in Millerovsky and Oktyabrsky districts as part of a project to restart the turkey processing business and 61 facilities were launched under a project of restoring Russia's largest duck production complex.
Damate continues the phase-in of production facilities. The restart of the projects will create more than 3,000 jobs in the region.
Damate Group is a Russian agricultural holding simultaneously developing a number of businesses: turkey production and processing, dairy husbandry, milk processing, lamb production. Damate Group is currently operating in Penza, Rostov and Tyumen regions, as well as in the North Caucasian Federal District.
In Penza region, Damate Group operates Russia's largest vertically-integrated turkey production and processing facility. Damate group is the leading turkey meat producer in Russia. The company is expanding its production capacity to 155,000 tonnes per year (in terms of carcass weight), with plans to complete this expansion in 2020.
Damate Group includes OJSC Penza Integrated Dairy Plant (Molkom), the largest milk processor in Penza region. Today, Molkom can process up to 300 tonnes of raw milk per day. Production facilities are currently undergoing modernization with a total investment of RUB 1.5 billion. In the spring of 2020, Damate acquired cold storage producer OJSC Penzakholod with a capacity of 10,000 tonnes of products per year, adding ice cream to its product range.
In Tyumen region, the group has the most advanced dairy complex in Siberia, Tyumen Dairy Farms LLC, designed for 6,000 cows and 11,500 cattle stalls. The gross milk yield of the complex is 44,000 tonnes per year. In 2019, Damate expanded the complex. After reaching full capacity, the gross milk output will reach 150 tonnes or 55,000 tonnes per year.
In 2018, Damate launched a new business and started implementing a lamb production project in the North Caucasian Federal District. The company employs a total of over 6,000 people.