By Inna Vegero
Production of new sweets is to begin once new production lines have been installed at the enterprise; two are scheduled to open by late 2011, with contracts for equipment delivery signed. The new facilities will enable Kommunarka to increase its production volumes by 25 percent.
The company’s General Director, Natalia Kot, is confident that the new range of confectionery will prove popular, being of high quality. Recipes have been developed with expert advice from German and Austrian confectioners. The names of the new products are being kept secret at present, but are soon to go on sale countrywide.
Every year, Kommunarka launches about 30 new products. New lines will enable the company to expand its range and increase sales domestically and abroad. “Raising exports is our top priority now,” stresses Ms. Kot. “In recent months, the figures have reached 200 percent against last year.”
It’s expected that about 10m Euros will be allocated to install new equipment and technically modernise the factory this year; the figure is set to reach 40m Euros over the coming five years.