The August company plans to launch additional capacities for the production of plant protection products for gardeners and gardeners in the fourth quarter of 2023. The production will be located in the Chuvash Republic, at the site of the branch of JSC Firm "August" "Vurnar plant of mixed preparations" (VZSP). In the two-story building, where technical re-equipment is currently underway, 2 technological lines for the production of granular preparations with a total capacity of 1 ton per hour will be installed.
VZSP began the technical re-equipment of the building for the production of plant protection products in small packaging for use in private household plots. It is planned to install 2 modern technological lines for the production of granular preparations with a total capacity of 1 ton per hour in the building of the building. The packing area will consist of 3 automated lines. Also, the building will be equipped with warehouses for raw materials and finished products.
Of the 4 factories of the company "August", specializing in the production of HSZR, only the enterprise in Chuvashia has a workshop for the production of drugs for household plots. The remaining 4 VZSP workshops produce products in large packaging for companies in the agro-industrial complex. The need to expand the production of plant protection products for gardeners and gardeners arose due to the increased demand for granular preparations. Today, the profile shop of the plant already produces 12 types of products in the form of granules, designed to combat such pests as mole cricket, moles, Maybug larvae, slugs, garden ants, wireworms, etc., the assortment of the enterprise also includes root formation stimulants. The list of such products will gradually expand. In turn, the transfer of production and packaging of granular drugs to another building will free up production facilities for increasing the capacity for bottling liquid drugs.
“The specifics of the private household plot market is that 60-70% of products are sold in the period from March to June, - says Lyudmila Lyuleva, head of the department of plant protection products for private household plots of JSC Firm "August". - If during this time the goods are not purchased, then hardly anyone will be interested in them until next spring. Therefore, for some positions, a two-week delay in product release can be fatal, and it is critically important for us to ensure uninterrupted production. The need for additional capacity has been brewing for a long time, and with the release of such a drug as Anteater Super, expansion became simply necessary, as sales of granular products increased sharply. Easy to use, it becomes a demand driver from gardeners and gardeners. But at the same time, we constantly lacked raw materials for packaging and production could not cope with the increasing volumes. And although at the moment it is difficult to talk about the growth of the market for plant protection products for household plots due to the general decline in consumer demand, we nevertheless expect it to recover and increase sales.”
First of all, says Lyudmila Lyulyeva, it is planned to increase the production of existing drugs in various packaging, such as Slug-eater Neo, Provotox, Anteater Super, Root Super, Mukhoed. A few more products planned for production are in the process of registration.
Currently, the building is undergoing the installation of metal structures to accommodate equipment, the construction of lifts for freight elevators, the laying of pipelines for the supply of compressed nitrogen and thermal energy in the form of steam and heating water. A significant part of the equipment has already been purchased, contracts have been signed for the supply of the rest. The expansion of production will provide 30 new jobs at the plant, and the total investment should amount to 300 million rubles.