Georgian Food Factory resumes operation

Business Materials 27 March 2020 09:15 (UTC +04:00)
Georgian Food Factory resumes operation

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 27

By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:

The Marneuli Food Factory LTD, which is a part of the Margebeli holding, resumed its operation on March 24 after a one-day break, Trend reports citing EastFruit analytical portal.

Meanwhile,strict quarantine restrictions were introduced on March 23 in the Marneuli and Bolnisi municipalities of the Kvemo Kartli region (Eastern Georgia), due to the state of emergency in the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19),

In this regard, the plant suspended its work on the same day. No agricultural work was carried out on the holding lands in this region.

“We received permission from the Ministry of Agriculture, and after a medical examination of employees, their equipment in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Health and the observance of proper sanitary and hygienic standards on the plant’s territory, we resumed its work,” said Avtandil Svimonishvili, founder of the Margebeli holding.

According to Svimonishvili, there will be no shortage of products at the Marneuli Food Factory due to restrictions on the transportation of goods from the territory of these municipalities to the domestic market, since products obtained from the processing of last year’s crop are stored in warehouses in Tbilisi.

“As for the prices of products, we have not made adjustments so far, however, presumably, this will be inevitable, since the prices of packaging materials are completely tied to the foreign exchange rate,” he said.

Marneuli Food Factory LTD, founded in 2007, today produces about 60 types of products - sauces, marinades, jams, preserves, etc., which are sold both on the local and export markets.

The company uses exclusively Georgian raw materials: part of it is supplied to the plant by Marneuli Agro, also part of the holding, and the other part is purchased from local farmers.