Investment projects
Kuban Agro’s investment projects
aim to support
the expansion of production capacity and
increased operational efficiency

Kuban Agro’s investment projects aim to support the company’s strategic goals which include the expansion of production capacity, increased operational efficiency, diversification and vertical integration of the business.

Since 2008 Kuban Agro has implemented 5 large greenfield projects. One was at a slaughterhouse; two were at large hog farms (with a capacity of 25,000 and 52,000 respectively); one at “Kuban”- one of the largest dairy farms in the Southern Federal District and, finally, one at V. Gubar- the largest multifunctional project of its type in Europe. In addition, the company continues in its efforts to modernize and increase the capacity of the “Svoboda” sugar refinery via a large-scale developmental program.

 
Slaughterhouse
In 2015 Kuban Agro began operations at the factory and thereby celebrated a new stage of the company’s development as they entered the agricultural processing market and began manufacturing high-value products.
The factory is devoted to livestock primary processing. This includes all necessary functions, from the slaughter of livestock to carcass cooling, meat cutting and eventually packaging. Production: half-carcasses, quarters, lump meat and meat and bone semi-manufactures.
Capacity: 8,400 tons of meat processed per year.
Investment amounted to over RUR 1.1 billion.
Based on the average national meat consumption of 75 kg per person annually, the complex is capable of providing a small town of 100,000 residents with meat for one year.
The factory is equipped with technology produced by Bertsch-Laska, a leading Austrian supplier for food industry businesses. The factory design team was assisted by leading Russian and European project bureaus, Falkenstein and Libner.
In order to minimize any environmental damage, the company's plans include developing non-waste technologies that extract valuable components from raw materials and turn them into usable products.
The company plans to develop high value products on the basis of the complex.
Creates 140 new jobs for inhabitants of the Ust-Labinsk region.
Hog farm
The farm is a part of the single production complex within the slaughterhouse. The launch of the hog farm allowed the company to strengthen its position in industrial pig farming, whilst also increasing the stability of the animal- husbandry business sector by creating a strong raw materials base for the slaughterhouse - the farm provides the factory with 40% of its raw materials.
It was designed to be equipped to house and maintain 2,200 sows and fatten 50,000 per year, making its annual capacity 5,900 tons of live meat weight.
Investment in the project has exceeded RUR 1.5 billion.
The farm operates using the technologies and equipment of the French company I-TEK which have shown success when applied to similar projects in the Belgorod and Ryazan territories.
The farm has ensured the highest degree of protection against African swine fever (IV compartment).
The complex is fully automated. The most advanced technologies were used in building the farm meaning the complex is equipped with a separately protected area for feed delivery, an independent line to supply mixed fodder to all buildings and it has own mixed fodder production division.
The technologies applied in the northern parts of the country were supplemented with the new cooling capabilities – specific cooling panels. These were installed in the rooms for air preparation which adjoin the buildings and are connected with them only by airways. Also there will be air disinfecting systems in these rooms. In case of defects or need to readjust the equipment it is not necessary to enter the building.
The new technology allows for the maintenance of the necessary microclimate in the hog farm that improves the overweight indicators, reduces percentage of culling and waste, and decreases the indicators of feed conversion (feed consumption per 1 kg of overweight).
“Kuban” megafarm
This was one of the Greenfield projects, built within two years in accordance with the framework of the National Priority Program for the agro-industrial complex development.
It is the largest dairy farm in the Krasnodar territory and the Southern Federal District.
Utilizes technologies and equipment produced by the Swedish company DeLaval. The systems of milking, cooling and manure removal are fully automated. There are about 1,900 Holstein-Friesian cows and calves at the megafarm, including 1,000 forage cows.
Capacity – about 20 tons of high grade milk per day. Milk yield per a forage cow amounts to more than 6.8 tons annually. Total milk yield in 2012 was over 7,000 tons.
“Kuban” was one of the first farms in the region to be in complete compliance with the European Union’s standards of milk production. This allows it to work with the producers supplying milk directly to the European market.
“Svoboda” sugar refinery modernization
The program was begun 2007, with the ambitious aim of raising capacity by 40%. This figure would amount to 5,000 tons of sugar beet processed per day.
The goal of the project is to be able to produce and process the sugar beet within the optimum time frame of 100-110 days.
In order to increase the refinery’s capacity from the daily maximum of 3,600 tons it could achieve in 2007, new equipment was installed and the technological process became fully automated.
Total investments in the project amounted to approximately RUR 400 million (2007- 2013).
Service center named after V. Gubar
This is the largest service center in Eastern Europe (by quantity of machinery served).
The center is multifunctional – it not only maintains and stores, but is also able to coordinate the machinery working in a field. No other service center in Russia works on a basis of such system.
Leading manufacturers such as John Deere, Buhler and CLAAS use the center to store and maintain their agricultural equipment. In total, the fleet of the company’s foreign machinery amounts to over 200 units.