Meat Processing

Consumers in Russia have known and loved sausages from Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant (CMPP) for more than 40 years. Cherkizovo Group is one of the top three companies serving Russia’s meat processing market and manufactures a wide selection of high-quality meat products.

Russian customers have traditionally eaten a large portion of meat in the form of sausages, ham and other processed meat products, and we are committed to providing our customers with the very best products. Our history did, in fact, begin with meat processing at the Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant (CMPP) in Northeast Moscow. Today, CMPP is the Group’s flagship facility. Our Meat Processing Division also includes the Penzensky Meat and Poultry Processing Plant with its own slaughtering capacity, the Ulyanovsky Meat Processing Plant and the Otechestvenny Product Meat Processing Plant in Pravdinsk, Kaliningrad Region. Cherkizovo Group has made substantial investments in upgrading these plants. Modern high-performance European equipment has been installed at all of the Company’s meat processing facilities and all our plants have passed certification according to GOST R ISO 9001 – 2008.

Our plants produce several hundred tonnes of high-quality sausages, hams, deli meats, cutlets, vacuum-packed chilled products and ready-to-cook products every day. Cherkizovo’s processed meat product range includes traditional products, such as Doktorskaya or Braunshveigskaya, and products created by our food technologists as the company’s exclusive brands, such as Salchichon and Chorizo. Our sausages and deli meats have won numerous awards for quality at prestigious Russian and international exhibitions such as the Meat Industry International Forum, 100 Best Russian Products and Prodexpo. The Group’s products are sold in major national retail chains, including Auchan, Metro, Pyaterochka, and Perekrestok, and in thousands of retail stores throughout the country.

High-quality products are the foundation of any manufacturer’s reputation, and the efforts of CMPP’s several thousand-strong team are focused on maintaining high quality standards. We know the answer to the most common consumer question — “what are your sausages actually made of?” We use high-quality chilled domestic meat to manufacture our products, mainly from pigs raised at our own pork complexes. Our beef comes from farms in the Moscow area. Veterinarians employed at each plant carefully inspect incoming raw materials for quality, safety and availability of the required documents. Natural food additives such as salt, pepper and spices, are used in the recipes, and real wood chips are used for smoking. Our technologists and quality experts carry out multi-sample inspections on the finished products for taste and quality. This is why both our partners and consumers have trusted us for many years.