Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods said yesterday that it completed the installation of a new production line at its baby food plant, located in Moscow.
The company said that the move was part of an ongoing modernisation project in its dairy business, aimed at further improving operating efficiencies and maintaining the quality of its products. The investment at the plant totals US$5.4 million (€4.8m).
The company says that it has installed a new AGMA GD (Italy) liquid dairy products filling line with a production capacity of 30 tons per day at the Baby Food Plant.
This line is producing a new probiotic product, «Imunele,» in 100 ml plastic bottles. There are also plans to bottle «Ryzhiy Ap» (Ginger Up) drinkable yogurt in 200 ml bottles.
The baby food plant was first opened in 1982, and is currently the only production facility in Moscow specialising in the production of liquid and paste-type products for newborns and children up to two years old.
The plant produces more than 25 types of dairy products, including kefir, fermented milk baby foods, sterilised baby foods, curds, cream, and drinkable yogurts.
The baby food recipes are developed jointly with the Nutrition Institute of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. The company says that the plant's main objective is to produce high-quality products meeting the requirements of children, on the basis of the modern technology and the latest scientific research.
The plant currently employs over 400 people, with a total capacity of 180 tons per day.