In the Ryazan region, a new Kasimovsky Potato plant has been launched, which will produce french fries and mashed potatoes. The factory has already received a trial batch of products. Processing capacity of the new plant will be 3-4 thousand tons of potatoes. Products are expected to be sold throughout the country.
Heads of potato farms of the region from Kasimovsky, Mikhailovsky, Ryazan, Skopinsky and Shilovsky regions have already visited the new enterprise. They can become suppliers of raw materials for the plant.
Today, Russia purchases 90% of the need for french fries (70 thousand tons of products). In 2017, the share of imported French fries was 94%. In Russia fries are produced by Baysad CJSC (frozen Baysad fries) and Kuntsevo Group of Companies (Fritto - Appetito). Also, a large project was implemented at the end of 2017 in the Lipetsk region. GC Belaya Dacha together with the Dutch company Lamb Weston built a plant with a capacity of 100 thousand tons of products per year. This plant is expected to provide 100% of Russia's needs for french fries. Kasimovsky Potato LLC became the fourth producer.
A source: https://agro.ru/