By Eurasia Business News – November 23, 2020
Strauss Group is one of the leaders of the global coffee industry – Photo credit: pexels
Strauss Group, one of the largest coffee producers in the world, put into operation in the third quarter of 2020 a new warehouse and distribution centre in Kyiv. This move strengthens its position in the Ukrainian market. The group opened its subsidiary in Ukraine in 2001.
“An innovation distribution centre in Ukraine opened in the third quarter” announced the group in its third quarter report.
“Now this date has historical value for us. For 20 years of work in Ukraine, we have had many achievements in all areas of consumption, production and preparation of coffee. And today one of our achievements is opening the doors of a new home for all our employees! Congratulations to all our colleagues on moving to a new very modern, functional and stylish location” reported the company on its corporate page on Facebook.
Strauss Group is specialized in the production of food and beverages and is one of the five coffee companies in the world. It has 29 production sites in 22 countries, including Ukraine and Russia and employs 14,000 workers. The corporation occupies leading positions in the markets of Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Brazil and Israel.
In the Eastern European market, Strauss Group represents the brands Black Card, Ambassador, FORT, Totti Caffe, Elite Health Line and Sucrazit.
After the acquisition of the Ambassador brand in Russia in 2011, Strauss Coffee CIS completed in 2012 the construction of a new roast and ground coffee production factory, instant coffee packaging and a central warehouse in Strunino, near Moscow, Russia.
Still in 2012, Strauss Group signed a long-term contract to manage Norddeutsche Kaffeewerke GmbH’s production facilities near Hamburgin Germany, including a plant for the production of freeze-dried instant coffee. In 2016 the Strauss Group bought the Norddeutsche Kaffeewerke factory. According to the results of 2016, Strauss Group with all brands was the second player in the coffee market of Ukraine, with unconditional leadership in the category of natural coffee.
The corporate documentation revealed that the business in Russia and Ukraine grew by about 5.5% in the third quarter of 2020 as a result of an increase in sales volumes, and in Romania sales grew by around 4.3% in local currency. In Poland and Serbia sales volumes remained effectively unchanged.
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