KDV grows on sweet

The company is increasing investments in the Voronezh confectionery factory from 16 billion to 29 billion rubles.
KDV Group Denis Shtengelova plans more than doubling, from 450 thousand to 1,100 tonnes, to increase the capacity of the confectionery factory in the Ramon district of the Voronezh region. The volume of investment in the enterprise, which continues the launch of production lines, should grow from 16 billion to 29 billion rubles. For this money, the company can increase the number of lines to more than 60. The company is being pushed to expand the already large enterprise by the growth of the Russian confectionary market, as well as favorable conditions for exports, experts say.

KDV plans to expand the confectionery factory in the village of Bogdanovo Ramon district of the Voronezh region yesterday during the meeting of the Regional Duma shared the head of the regional department of economic development Anatoly Bukreev. According to him, instead of the planned 15.7 billion rubles. the company will invest in the company, which is under construction from 2013 (some capacity has already been commissioned), 29 billion rubles. This should allow producing 1.1 thousand tons of products per day instead of 450 tons planned before.

However, according to Kommersant's information, KDV has already exceeded the originally announced project parameters. In October 2017, the company launched 45 lines, and the actual volume of investments amounted to more than 18 billion rubles. By the end of 2017, the volume of investments has already exceeded 20 billion rubles. (including 4.1 billion rubles for the year), about 2.5 thousand jobs were created. Recall, the investor's plans were changing in the process of construction: first it was planned to build a factory for 4.5 billion rubles. with 28 lines with a total capacity of 200 tons per day. Now the plant produces caramel, candies with nougat, waffles, wafer rolls and rolls, popcorn, seeds, onion rings and other products (about 30 titles). In addition, the distribution center of KDV was erected on the site. In the leading Tomsk legal entity, the group did not respond to a request from Kommersant yesterday.

According to Kartoteka.ru, KDV-Voronezh LLC was registered in 2011. The authorized capital is 10 thousand rubles. The founder is JSC KDV, the general director is Alexander Trifonov. The company's revenue in 2016 was 8.82 billion rubles, net profit - 1.01 billion rubles. The more current financial indicators are not disclosed.

Executive Director of the Confectionery Market Research Center (CICR) Elizaveta Nikitina emphasizes that after the 2015 downturn, the market "on a serious rise": "In 2017, consumption began to increase in all categories, especially in the segment of chocolate and sweets. During the crisis, consumption from them shifted to more affordable sweets, but then there was a recovery in demand. Now the growth of the market continues, consumers are beginning to be interested in more expensive segments. And in the long term, growth can be predicted. In Russia, compared with Western countries, consumption of sweet is not so great. " According to Mrs. Nikitina, the export growth of Russian confectionery products started in 2016 is also preserved:

Now, thanks to the cheap ruble for exports, it's a good time. In particular, supplies to China are growing.

Taking into account the expansion, the KDV confectionery in the Voronezh region may occupy about 8% of the Russian market. According to the CICR, the production of all types of confectionery in Russia in 2017 amounted to 3.63 million tons (an increase of 2.5% compared to the previous year), including flour products - 1.85 million tons, chocolate - 710 thousand tons. The production of sugar confectionery products (by 3%, to 1.07 million tons) decreased to the level of 2015. More than 40% of all-Russian production falls on the Central Federal District.

The interlocutor of Kommersant in the confectionery market notes that the production of the KDV in the Voronezh region and before the expansion was "immense" throughout the country: "The company stands alone on the market, it is able to implement all the announced plans. In addition, KDV is one of the most active exporters. "