German company builds chicken plant in Russia
Germany's largest producer of chicken meat, PHW-Gruppe
Lohmann & Co., has opened a division in Russia,
Wiesenhof-Kaliningrad-International, which will produce chicken products in
Brazilian companies Sadia and Perdigao are the two other foreign poultry
producers in Russia. These companies produce for the local Russian market,
whereas the German company's poultry products produced in Russia will be shipped
back to Germany.
The local administration in Kaliningrad recently announced that
Wiesenhof-Kaliningrad-International would become a resident of that region's
special economic zone. The administration also stated that the company will
build a chicken meat processing plant in the village of Maloe Isakovo, Guryev
District, with an initial investment of 288.9 mln rubles (approx. US$12
It is anticipated that the plant will produce 15,000 tonnes of frozen
chicken meat and chicken-based food products per year.
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