Azerbaijan's beer producer to launch export to Turkmenistan
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 14 / Trend N.Ismayilova /
The Baltika-Baku plant considers Turkmenistan as the possible export direction, Company' Director General Adam Tlekhuray said.
"Baltika Breweries intends to export its products to Turkmenistan, so it will be easy to switch supplies from Russia to Azerbaijan," he said. "The company is expected to launch beer exports from Azerbaijan in autumn."
According to him, the Baltika-Baku plant's capacity exceeds actually used capacity in a few times, so the technical performance of the plant allows to increase production to further exports.
"The plant will mainly direct its exports to the Caspian region's countries," Tlekhuray said.
Production of Baltika-Baku brewery has increased capacity to 10 million decalitres per annum and launched to export to neighboring countries.
The plant informed that Baltika-Baku brewery is a regional enterprise and the plant has started exporting the beer to Georgia since 2009.
In 2009, Baltika had a major reconstruction in the Azerbaijani production platform. Total investments at the end of the investment program were approximately $ 20 million.
A cooking procedure, six Forfas, 12 cylinder-conical tanks (CCT), four bottling lines (in PET packaging, jar, glass bottle and kegs) provides the plant's production capacity at 10 million decalitres in the year. All equipment that newly installed at the Baltika-Baku enterprise were produced in the world's leading companies, such as Krones AG, Gea Brewery Systems Gmbh, Filtrox AG, Ring Crown, Pall Gmbh, etc.
Now Baltika-Baku produces such brands, as Xirdalan, Afsana, Bizim, 33 Export. Production of brands of Baltika brand line has been launched, starting with Baltika №3, Baltika №5, Baltika №7, Baltika Kuler, as well as Arsenalnoye brand.
The brewery in Khirdalan has almost 40-year history and has replaced several names within these years. Since January, 2009, Khirdalan brewery has continues its activity as Baku-Baltika. Baltika company finished purchasing the brewery in Azerbaijan in August, 2008. As a result, Baltika became full owner of to 90 % in Baku-Kastel brewery. Baltika-Baku is the first case of opening of the plant by Baltika outside of Russia.
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