The MolProduct milk factory in Petropavlovsk has increased its output to 60,000 tonnes since the beginning of the year.
“We produce 25 sorts of milk with different percentages of fat. The product is in demand in Kazakhstan and Russia as well. We exported to bordering regions in Russia some 15,000 tonnes out of 60,000 that we produced this year,” said factory Director Roza Suleimenova, according to news portal inform.kz.
Two years ago, the factory underwent a massive modernisation that helped increase its production volume. In a day, the factory processes up to 500 tonnes of milk.
According to Suleimenova, support from the government helped the factory purchase high-end processing equipment from leading foreign companies. Approximately 3.5 billion tenge (US$19.3 million) was allocated to MolProduct as part of the Business Road Map 2020 programme.
“We were glad to hear as a processing company that our head of state is allocating another 100 billion tenge ($552.6 million) to support entrepreneurs,” Suleimenova added.
The new programme NurlyZhol that President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced recently has become another incentive for the company. The factory keeps expanding its operations and has purchased 10 new mobile refrigerators.