About Us

Cherkizovo Group is Russia’s largest consumer-centric manufacturer of meat products. The Group ranks first in meat processing and aggregate poultry production, and ranks second in pork production.

About us

As always, our consumers are the main focus of what we do. We carefully monitor changes in consumer preferences, so we are able to meet, and even exceed, their expectations.

Our products are popular throughout Russia. Over the years, Cherkizovo Group has evolved alongside its consumers to respond to new values and trends. Today, we are more than a popular sausage brand – we are true pioneers and innovators in everything to do with meat production, and we are proud of it!

We develop new product lines, including healthy food options, and continue to expand our product range to meet the growing demand for ready-to-cook pork and poultry products. Every day, millions of Russians enjoy delicious meat products fr om Petelinka, Cherkizovo, Kurinoe Tsarstvo, and other brands. We cater to your needs all the time!

What we do

Years of effort have brought us a wealth of experience and expertise in our industry. Initially starting with meat processing, we grew to become a large agricultural holding with control over the entire production cycle – fr om growing and producing crops to delivering the end-product.

Professional and responsible approach at each stage of the value chain is the cornerstone of our business. Today, we benefit from our own well-developed feedstock base, a land bank, production facilities in various regions, and a team of true professionals. All this serves to maintain our leadership in several industry segments and enables us to offer our consumers healthy meat products of a superior quality.

Our Mission and values

Food production is not only our business – making the best meat products in the country is our passion and mission.

By developing our business, we contribute to the agricultural potential of the nation

We apply state-of-the-art technologies in agriculture and attract highly qualified experts to produce quality meat products.

Producing delicious and safe meat products is our priority

We are responsible for the results of our work to the consumers, employees and partners. We focus on consumer needs and healthy food culture.

We are open to innovation

We are committed to developing new ideas, solutions, technologies and recipes, and adopting best global practices, innovations and scientific findings.

We are passionate about what we do

We strive to maintain our success by building on our strengths, achieve excellence in what we do, and deliver quality meat products to our consumers.

We are a team of experts

We employ the specialists with a high level of professionalism and expertise in their fields.

Timeline

Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant (CMPP) opened in Moscow in 1974. Igor Babaev headed CMPP in the mid-1990s and later became its owner. In this capacity, Mr Babaev upgraded the plant and started expanding the marketing and sales functions. Realising the need for import substitution in the food market, Mr Babaev and his team acquired and modernised poultry farms, pig farms, feed mills and meat processing plants.

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Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant (CMPP) opens in Moscow

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Igor Babaev heads CMPP

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CMPP launches smoked sausage production

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CMPP becomes national leader of meat processing

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CMPP moves from weight to piece logistics

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New sausage production unit was built at CMPP

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Acquisition of Kuznetsovsky Pork Complex

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Expansion into agriculture

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Acquisition of Petelinskaya poultry farm

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AIC Cherkizovsky and AIC Mikhailovsky, established by Igor Babaev, merge into Cherkizovo Group

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Cherkizovo Group completes a successful IPO on the Moscow and London Stock Exchanges

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Acquisition of Kurinoe Tsarstvo, a large poultry producer with assets in the Bryansk and Penza regions

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The Lev Tolstoy Feed Mill is put into operation

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The first phases of modern pig farms in the Central Black Earth region are brought on-stream

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Acquisition of Vertunovka, a major poultry production facility in the Penza region

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A project to double the capacity at the poultry production facilities in the Bryansk and Penza regions is launched

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The Company’s consolidated revenue exceeds the milestone of USD 1 billion for the first time ever

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Acquisition of Zarechnaya, a poultry production facility in the Penza region

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Acquisition of the Otechestvenny Product, a meat processing plant in the Kaliningrad region

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Acquisition of pig farms in the Lipetsk and Penza regions

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Cherkizovo raises more than a million pigs a year for the first time ever

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Launch of the Eletsprom project in the Lipetsk region announced

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Acquisition of Mosselprom, the owner of one of Moscow’s most popular chilled poultry brands

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Grain Division established

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Acquisition of a swine nucleus unit and farmland in the Central Black Earth region

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Announcement of a joint venture with Grupo Fuertes, a Spanish company, to produce turkey meat

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Acquisition of the Dankov Meat Processing Plant in the Lipetsk region

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Projects to double the capacity in the Bryansk and Penza poultry production clusters are completed

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The pig farms in the Voronezh, Lipetsk and Tambov regions fully ramped up

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Acquisition of Lisko Broiler in the Voronezh region

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Cherkizovo Group and Grupo Fuertes launched the first construction phase of the Tambov turkey project

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The overall grain storage capacity at facilities owned by Cherkizovo Group nears the milestone of one million tonnes

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More than 900 thousand tonnes of meat products were produced and sold

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Cherkizovo Group enters foreign markets

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Launch of Tambov Turkey

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Acquisition of NAPKO

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Pork production facilities of the Lipetsk-Voronezh cluster were built

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Launch of meat processing plant in Kashira

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Cherkizovo Group has completed the acquisition of Altaisky Broiler

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Belaya Ptitsa assets acquired

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Cherkizovo Group acquires 75% of Samson – Food Products

Long-standing history.
Superior quality

Our Geography

Cherkizovo Group is Russia’s largest customer-oriented producer of meat products.

Kaliningrad region

Meat Processing

Bryansk region

Feed Production

Poultry

Kursk region

Poultry

Lipetsk region

Feed Production

Grain

Pork

Poultry

Meat Processing

Moscow region

Meat Processing

Feed Production

Grain

Poultry

Orel region

Grain

Pork

Tula region

Poultry

Belgorod region

Penza region

Grain

Feed Production

Meat Processing

Pork

Poultry

Tambov region

Turkey

Grain

Pork

Voronezh region

Feed Production

Grain

Pork

Poultry

Ulyanovsk region

Meat Processing

Altai territory

Poultry

Leningrad region

Meat Processing

Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

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Management Team

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Charity in the regions of operation

Cherkizovo is far from being the only corporation engaging in charity. It is nonetheless one of the few companies which pursue charitable causes on an ongoing basis covering every city where they have production facilities. The Group runs charitable projects for local orphanages, schools and cultural and sports organisations on a regular basis. Our facilities provide support to socially vulnerable population groups in line with the Group’s corporate social responsibility strategy. Some of the Group's charitable projects were initiated by employees and funded by way of their personal contributions.

Charity projects

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES

70 GRADUATES APPLIED FOR JOBS AT CHERKIZOVO

Cherkizovo Group offers plenty of employment opportunities for university graduates across its operations and hosts a variety of events to attract young industry professionals. The Company has cooperation agreements in place with key agricultural universities across its footprint. In particular, we actively cooperate with the Voronezh State Agrarian University, the largest agricultural university in Russia's Black Earth Region. In 2017, teams from our Grain and Pork segments took part in the university’s Job Fair, a move that brought in 70 job applications from graduates willing to join Cherkizovo.

During the same year, we held a Cherkizovo Day at the university’s premises for students to learn more about the Group. We also continued our collaboration with the Penza State Agrarian University, among other things, through workshops, plant visits, and internship arrangements for students. In 2017, our collaboration with the two universities enabled us to offer internships to 15 students. In the reporting year, the Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant hosted an Open Day for agricultural students and graduates, providing lectures, training sessions and master classes in various areas of production and management. The event encouraged many participants to apply for an internship at our plant.

CONTINUOUS EDUCATION CLUSTER

Cherkizovo Group signed an agreement with the Moscow State University of Technologies and Management to set up a continuous education cluster using the resources of the Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant. The cluster was designed to build up competencies of meat industry professionals and provide training to those willing to work in this field. It opens up access to knowledge and practical skills in many areas, including lean techniques, helping to address the shortage of skilled professional. New training programmes aligned with the Group's needs will provide employees with everything they need to bring innovative technologies to the meat processing plants. The first dual education programmes were launched in 2017. In June 2017, as part of the project, we arranged tours around the Group's production sites for the university professors who will be involved in developing educational programmes and training sessions for our staff.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

We make sure to offer our staff a competitive level of salaries, enhanced with bonuses for professional achievements. Fully in line with Russian laws and regulations, we are committed to providing social benefits and additional perks to create the best environment for our staff and their families.

Most of our assets have corporate canteens, and there are on-site health centres at some of the facilities. We are also developing corporate health insurance plans for our employees.

paid sick leave and annual leave
paid parental leave of three years, with a guaranteed right to return to the same job
additional paid holiday allowance based on the length of employment
vouchers to health resorts and summer camps for employees and their families
financial assistance or additional leave of absence due to personal circumstances or emergencies.

CORPORATE CULTURE

At Cherkizovo Group, we make a point of creating and fostering a friendly working environment wh ere everyone feels motivated and empowered to succeed as professionals and individuals. We support free exchange of opinions and ongoing dialogue between executives and employees. People at Cherkizovo are always encouraged to contribute, and all contributions are treated with respect. Recognising the importance of communications, we have channels for employee feedback to make sure every voice is heard.

In 2017, we had the second wave of Your Opinion Counts, a personnel engagement survey that showcases our achievements in talent management. The employee engagement index came in at 66%, a notable improvement vs 59% in 2015. In the metric of Critical Success Factors, the rise was even more impressive – 72% compared to 60% in 2015.

Results of the Your Opinion Counts survey
held in 2015 and 2017
CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
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‘15
59
ENGAGEMENT
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66
‘15
59
ENGAGEMENT

is shown by employees loyal to the Company and willing to go an extra mile.

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

mean that people make the most of their professional expertise and competencies and work in an environment that helps foster productivity.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

At Cherkizovo Group, we pay special attention to the health and safety of our employees and our environmental footprint. We recognise our responsibility to communities and our staff. We ensure safety in the workplace, biological and veterinary security, efficient natural resource management, and implementation of state-of-the-art eco-friendly technologies.

Safety programmes