The Damate group of companies launched the largest lamb slaughtering and processing plant in Russia with a capacity of 25,000 tons per year. After the plant reaches its design capacity, the processing volume will be 300 heads per hour or 42 tons of products per shift. The enterprise is located in Cherkessk, Karachay-Cherkess Republic.
The opening ceremony on September 23 was attended by the Minister of Agriculture of Russia Dmitry Patrushev, the head of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic Rashid Temrezov, the Chairman of the Board of Rosselkhozbank JSC Boris Listov and other honored guests.
The plant was modernized as part of the Damate project for the production of mutton in the North Caucasus Federal District, which also includes breeding and fattening sites, a service company, and a genetic line. Investments in the re-equipment of the enterprise amount to 3.4 billion rubles, the financial partner is Rosselkhozbank.
As part of the reconstruction, a complete modernization of all engineering systems and production facilities of the enterprise was carried out: red meat deboning lines were installed, the production of large and small-sized semi-finished products with a capacity of 30 tons per day was launched, the plant will produce 4 tons of sliced marinades and 4 tons of minced meat and kupat. The enterprise will produce 12.8 tons of meat and bone meal per day.
The plant has a modern product quality control system at each stage of production, the company is certified according to HACCP and ISO standards. When slaughtering and processing lamb, a state veterinary examination has been introduced, and quality and safety control of products is carried out in the laboratory.
Particular attention is paid to compliance with the norms of sanitary safety of production. The plant constantly monitors the sanitary condition of infrastructure and equipment, strictly zoning production is observed with the allocation of "dirty" and "clean" zones. All animals undergo sanitary health control and pre-slaughter inspection.
During the re-equipment of the enterprise, modern technological equipment from leading Russian and foreign manufacturers was used, most of the processes were automated.
For example, a slaughter line with high-speed conveyor cutting technology makes it possible to simultaneously produce a product for different categories of consumers with different cutting depths, which makes it possible to avoid working "to the warehouse" and focus strictly on customer requests.
Unique technological systems for automatic carcass calibration by weight and their steam treatment, including for by-products and high-value gut raw materials, have been installed at the facility. Calibration guarantees a homogeneous end product.
In addition, reliable and modern refrigeration equipment ensures rapid cooling and a high degree of safety of the finished product before shipment to the buyer.
An important part of the reconstruction project is the installation of improved local treatment systems and the organization of processing of industrial waste from the enterprise.
The products of the new plant will be sold through federal and regional retail chains throughout the country under the BAZARCO brand. The product range includes 200 items and includes natural semi-finished products from mutton and lamb, minced meat, marinades and canned food. All products will be certified according to Halal and Kosher standards.
Thanks to a large-scale reconstruction, the number of jobs at the enterprise was increased from 150 to 450, and in 2023 their number will increase to 550.
The company plans to continue the modernization of the plant. Until April 2023, additional work will be carried out to increase the efficiency of the production process, and additional equipment will be installed to increase margins and expand the range of products.