On 6 September 2017, Acron Group officially commissioned an operation base of Plodorodie-Lukoyanov (a member of Acron Group) in Lukoyanov district, Nizhny Novgorod region. The event was attended by the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region Valery Shantsev.
Today, Plodorodie-Lukoyanov operates 5,000 hectares of land, to be expanded by another 10,000 hectares by 2021. The Company is constructing its production base, which includes grain-drying complexes, covered threshing floors and warehouses with total capacity of 36,000 tonnes. The project’s total CAPEX is over RUB 1 billion.
The head of Acron’s Department of Development and Introduction of Agrochemical Technologies Arkady Sverdlov said, “The launch of this facility will certainly help us reach a brand-new level of development. The Company is constructing new production facilities and purchasing new equipment. The commissioning of the new facility will also improve social climate in the region. We have already created 50 new jobs, and once the facility reaches its design capacity, their number will increase to 150”.
The governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region Valery Shantsev commented, “To better understand the scale of this project, imagine that the grain that can be stored here is sufficient to make 36 million loafs of bread. With this warehouse capacity, the producer does not need to sell freshly harvested crops in haste at seasonal dumping prices. Instead, it can develop a trading policy and earn more, invest in its development and supply better products to local residents”.
In 2008, Acron Group established Plodorodie Agribusiness Holding to implement agricultural projects, test the Group’s advanced fertiliser brands and improve their application techniques. Plodorodie comprises the following agribusiness companies: Kubris (Krasnodar Krai), Zvyaginki (Orel region), Plodorodie-Lukoyanov (Nizhny Novgorod region) and Plodorodie-Saratov (Saratov region), with total area under crop of 17,800 hectares.