Cherkizovo Group has started construction of a new meat processing plant in the Kashira district of the Moscow region. When completed, this new plant will be the largest of its kind in Europe, the Russian company stated in a press release, with a capacity to produce 80 tons per day.

With total investment into the project expected to reach RUB6 billion (US$90 million), Cherkizovo states this will be the largest investment project made by representatives of the food industry in the Moscow region. Given the scale of the investment and the significance this has for the Moscow region, Cherkizovo has filed an application to assign the project the status of a strategic investment project.

The new facility, according to the company, will be fitted with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the highest quality and biosafety of the end products. Energy-efficient technologies will also be implemented as the sausage production process will be fully automated using raw materials from the group’s other segments.  

This new facility will bring great benefits to the Moscow region. Upon completion, the plant will employ 150 people and Cherkizovo Group expects to pay additional taxes of over RUB3 billion (US$45 million) to the region over the next five years.

The Kashira meat processing plant marks the company’s next step to further expand its presence in the Moscow region, which is one of the most attractive places to do business in Russia. Cherkizovo Group is currently the largest poultry producer in the region and its Mosselprom and Petelino poultry production facilities, as well as its Ozherelye feed mill, are all located in the region. The group currently employs a total of 6,000 people in the Moscow region.