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End-of-year press conference: development results and prospects

A press conference dedicated to the results of the outgoing year and prospects of development in the nearest future was held in Moscow, in the head office of ECO-Culture company. The event was attended by the holding executives and the media.

For the holding, the year 2019 can be easily called successful with 62.2 more hectares of modern greenhouses built.

The following facilities were put into operation:

  • The second phase of Solnechny Dar greenhouse complex (Stavropol Krai, Solnechnodolsk) with the 31.03-hectare area, 8 billion rubles total budget, annual production of 20 thousand tons of tomatoes, and 489 new jobs created.
  • The second phase of Ovoschi Chernozemia greenhouse complex with the 30.17-hectare area, 7.88 billion rubles budget, annual production of 19 thousand tons of tomatoes, and 363 new jobs created.

Among other achievements are the entry into the Asian markets: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Long-term contracts have already been signed with the leading retail chains of Uzbekistan, with the first shipment scheduled for the beginning of the year.

Large-scale rebranding campaign has been implemented, new lines of premium quality tomatoes under the brand name “Exclusive” have been launched, alongside with “Cherryeshki” line – the improved-hybrid tomatoes with maximum sweetness indexes according to the Brix scale.

In addition, an agreement has been signed for the supply of exclusive varieties of seeds with the world’ s leading plant breeders – the Dutch companies De Ruiter, Enza Zaden, and Rijk Zwaan, and also with the Russian company Gavrish for the construction of the largest plant-breeding center in Russia.

Among the most prestigious awards received are the diploma and the trophy of “Acknowledged Brand 2019” at the forum “Greenhouse Complexes of Russia and the CIS”, a “Quality Mark XXI Century” platinum medal, and a gold medal for the Tatami tomato variety at the “Golden Autumn – 2019” exhibition. Plans for 2020 include the third stages of the Solnechny Dar and Ovoschi Chernozemya facilities, as well as the first stages of Tulsky, Voronezhsky, and Podmoskoviye greenhouse complexes. The total area of all facilities planned for 2020 amounts to 133.3 hectares.

Today ECO-Culture is the largest producer and supplier of greenhouse vegetables in Russia. Modern high-tech greenhouse complexes with a total area of 207 hectares operate in compliance with ecological principles, producing thousands of tons of useful and delicious vegetables every year.