PAVA Develops Upgrade Of Semolina Production Capacity

Barnaul, Russian Federation (PressExposure) September 16, 2009 -- One of leading Russian grain processors OJSC PAVA is developing a project to increase semolina selection on the Mikhailovsky mill. Teaming up with R&D specialists from the Altay State Technical University, technologists of the company are working on a process design which would allow to double output of the product.

Recently, selection rate was raised from 4 to 6%, when PAVA upgraded the purifying system of the plant to improve separation of intermediate fractions in wheat milling. The measure also allowed to lower specific costs while maintaining consistently superior quality. Now the company will continue its efforts on streamlining the production process to expand the semolina manufacturing capacity to at least 10%.

This decision is driven by steadily high demand for the product, which has at times outstripped the supply. Wheat semolina is regarded a highly nutritious product, appropriate for many food applications. The company ships semolina to domestic and overseas buyers under the trademarks Altay-Batyushka and PAVA.

About PAVA

PAVA is one of the major grain processors in Russia. The company represents a 3% share of the national flour market. According to 2007 results, it was given the status 'Leading Exporter of the Industry' by Russian Ministry of Economic Development. Recently PAVA has developed a new strategy - creation of a vertically integrated agroindustrial holding. It is based on implementation of 2 projects: RAD (agricultural business operations) and Grainvest (deep grain processing), consolidated under GlobalAgro structure.

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Press Release Submitted On: October 16, 2009 at 4:07 am
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