Russian meat and poultry producer Miratorg has opened its first overseas representative office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The representative office will enable the vertically integrated company to expand its operations and meat supplies in the Middle East Region, the company stated in a press release.

In addition to owning the world biggest cattle herd of the Aberdeen Angus breed and producing over 80 thousand tons of high quality beef in 2017, Miratorg is also among Russia's top-10 of poultry producers. Miratorg's processing plants are certified for export operations to Saudi Arabia and comply with all requirements and Halal standard.

Launching of the representative office was approved by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). The permission granted the company rights for marketing activities and product promotion, establishment and expanding client base. 

Getting the license took two weeks including documents preparation and application filing via electronic portal. SAGIA aims to create the most comfortable conditions for foreign business and provides necessary assistance in the course of application procedure. 

“The setup of Miratorg’ first overseas representative office will contribute to expansion our operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia kingdom, as well as operations all over the Muslim world. We are grateful to SAGIA for its utmost support – our company obtained the license literally in two days after all documents had been registered and the charge paid. Miratorg sees great opportunities for the business expansion in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am sure, it’s very important for the development of trade and economic relations between our countries,” Miratorg President Viktor Linnik said.

According to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, Miratorg launched its poultry operations in 2014 and has 19 poultry farms. The company began exporting Halal certified products to Morocco in 2016. Miratorg has a hatchery with a capacity for 75 million eggs and its processing plant can handle 12,000 birds per hour.