Danone S.A.

A formal launch of the local industrial wastewater treatment facilities was held at the Edelweiss plant, the Kazan, branch of Danone. The company invested RUB 300 million in the project.

18 August 2021

The baby food factory Istra-Nutricia (a member of the Danone Group) will launch a new production line, according to the media office of the Moscow Regional Ministry of Agriculture and Food. The investment volume amounted to 277 million rubles.

26 May 2021

The new project of Samara Inno HUB involves investments of up to RUB 4 bn and includes the installation of four new filling lines and the construction of a new warehouse with the potential increase of cargo turnover up to 800 tons of products per day.

26 March 2021
Samara Region Development Corporation

Labinsk saw the completion of phase one of the setup of manufacture of plant-based beverages under the Alpro (Danone) brand, the press office of regional administration reports. The project investment stands at RUB 1 bn.

12 March 2021

Danone has opened a new powdered milk production facility at the Yalutorovsky dairy plant in the Tyumen Region with a processing capacity of up to 250 tons of raw materials a day. The launch will help the region solve the seasonal milk surplus issue: farmers will be able to give over 9 thousand tons of raw milk a year for processing. The production facility will also reduce the powdered milk import, the company plans to enter the markets of Kazakhstan and China, the company press service told Agroinvestor.

30 July 2020

A new modern laboratory launched at the Istra-Nutricia baby food factory in the Istra municipal district. The laboratory was designed and constructed by domestic companies only. The microbiological laboratory monitors the raw materials used at the plant, finished products and the production environment. The Vesti Podmoskovye newspaper was informed about this by the press service of the Ministry of Investment, Industry and Science of the Moscow Region.

10 June 2020

Danone which owns the Yalutorovsky Milk Processing Plant is about to invest ₽453 million in the reconstruction of the drying workshop. This was announced by Charlie Cappetti, CEO of Danone Russia, at the meeting with Alexander Moor, the Governor of the Tyumen region, the press office of the Head of the region reported.

29 January 2020

Vladimirsky Dairy Plant will launch a production line of baked milk and sour cream with herbs.

15 August 2018

A new dairy complex worth RUR 5.6 bln in the Tyumen Region will be commissioned in July 2017. After reaching the full capacity, the enterprise will produce about 40,000 tons of products per year and will become the largest regional producer of raw milk, the Tyumen Region Governor’s press office has reported today.

“We have completed the first stage of procurement of cattle for the new dairy complex of Damate Group of Companies (GC) and Danone in the Tyumen Region; 3,100 Holstein-Friesian cows have been supplied to the farm, the second delivery is scheduled in April or May 2017. The new dairy complex is designed to have room for 4,600 heads of livestock. The complex will be completely commissioned in July 2017,” the statement says.

17 January 2017
ITAR-TASS News Agency

Stage 1 of the new dairy complex has been commissioned in Tyumen Region. According to the Region Governor’s press office, production is expected to start as early as next March. Damate and Danone started the construction of a dairy complex for 4.6 thousand heads in Golyshmanovsky District, Tyumen Region, in late 2015 subject to the previously signed agreement. Project costs account for RUB 5.6 bln The capacity of the complex is estimated at 44.7 thousand tons per year of milk.

03 December 2016

The Investment and Innovation Ministry of Moscow Region and Danone Industria LLC have executed their agreement for implementation of the priority investment project to refurbish and upgrade production capacities of Danone's plant in the Chekhov District. The press service of the Ministry has announced it today. Total investments into implementation of the investment project will exceed RUB 1 bn 34 m.

30 September 2016

Danone will invest about 800 million rubles in modernization of the production of baby food in the Kuban in 2016.

According to the company’s representative, despite the difficult economic situation, Danone confirms its plans for development and investment in Russia. Last year it invested more than $100 million. Investments will be made in 2016 and in the coming years.

The Senior Executive Officer said that Russia remains one of the priority markets for the group, along with the United States, Britain, France and China.

Earlier Danone reported its intention to invest $700 million in modernization of production facilities on the territory of Russia by 2017.

21 April 2016

The French company Danone has invested over 500,000 euros to upgrade its milk factory in Vladimir in 2014-2015. Reconstruction of the milk receiving has station helped increase milk reception from one to four tanks.

18 February 2016

A DANONE factory in Yalutorovsk, Tyumen Region, will produce popular cultured milk brands Danissimo and Activia. The production is expected to begin during the current year.

12 February 2016
NashaGazeta Tyumen

Danone Group has invested over 3m roubles to upgrade the Yalutorovsk Dairy Plant in the Tyumen region. It is the group’s largest dairy in Russia, Director for Public Relations Yulia Lyogkaya told a TASS correspondent today.

“We embarked upon reorganization in 2013. In short, the operation is expected to take up 3.8bn roubles and continue until mid-2016. At this point, water treatment facilities are being installed to be commissioned in January,” Lyogkaya said adding that Danone has already forked up more than 3bn roubles to upgrade the Yalutorovsk facility.

Meanwhile, the dairy’s capacity will reach some 1,000 tonnes of processed raw milk a day. “The plant will be producing some 500-600 tonnes of finished product a month. Thus includes milk, cotton cheese, kefir, etc.,” she explained.

When asked about the company’s operations in Russia as a whole, the Danone director for public relations revealed that since it first tapped the Russian market, Danone has already spent EUR 10bn to modernize dairies. “Danone has been in Russia since 1992. Since that time, plant modernization took up over EUR 10bn, and the process is still ongoing. We are not only investing in plants, but also training programmes, charity and social projects,” she explained.

19 October 2015
TASS Russian News Agency

Danone Russia announced yesterday that it had opened a facility that would produce dairy products for babies at the Kemerovo Dairy Plant (part of Danone Russia). Yulia Lyogkaya, Public Relations Director of the Group’s Vostok division, said that around 700 million roubles ($10 million) had been invested in the construction and modernisation of the new facility since the middle of last year. As a result, baby food output has doubled to 40 tonnes of milk per day, and the range of products produced has increased.


Danone Russia CEO Bernard Ducros pointed out that the Kemerovo baby food production facility is the group’s only one facility in the Asian part of Russia. He added that over the past few years the company had invested 2.7 billion roubles in the modernisation of its production site in Kemerovo, increasing its capacity from 200 to 450 tonnes of milk per day. The Danone Group is currently in negotiations with the Kemerovo regional authorities on the construction of a transport and logistics centre that would enable it to distribute Danone products in the east of Russia. No decision has been made yet, however.  

24 August 2015

RUB 36 m have been allocated for expanding and developing the business academy’s instruction programmes

During a meeting between the Administration of the Lipetsk Region and the National Union of Milk Producers held at the Verbilovskoye farm in the Lipetsk Region, the Danone Group in Russia handed over a RUB 36 m grant for developing the Milk Business Academy (MBA) study centre.

According to the Danone press service in Russia, the money will be spent on expanding and developing additional MBA study programmes. One of the new developments will be establishment of unique training for directors of big farms, which will be launched already this year.

“The basis of any business is people. And I believe that what is most needed for stable development of the dairy industry is highly qualified personnel with practical skills and knowledge of modern dairy farming methods. As a global company, we have considerable expertise in raising the efficiency of milk farming. For Danone, Russia is a very important and attractive market for growth and development. We have been operating here for over 20 years and are one of the biggest investors in agriculture and the food industry. It is our intention to continue actively investing not only in modernizing our production units, but also to allocate considerable funds and efforts in developing agriculture in the Russian Federation, training agricultural producers, expanding and improving existing farms and building new ones”, commented Danone in Russia General Director Bernard Ducros.

05 July 2015

The Saransk Dairy Plant in the Republic of Mordovia owned by the Danone Group in Russia has welcomed the addition of new local treatment facilities. An opening ceremony was held in honour of the occasion and was attended by the Head of the Republic of Mordovia Vladimir Volkov and Danone Russia CEO Bernard Ducros, as well as various representatives from the region and the French company.

It should be noted that the treatment facility at the Saransk Dairy Plant is the first of its kind in the Volga region. The new enterprise in Saransk will play a strategic role for the food-products corporation in terms of curd cheese production. The plant produces 100 tonnes of dairy products per day and dumps around 1,100 cubic metres of waste that is formed as a result of the technological processes of milk production, and after washing the equipment.

At the opening ceremony, Head of the Republic of Mordovia Vladimir Volkov recalled that the plant had launched production of curd cheese only a year previously. And now Danone was taking the next logical step by opening treatment facilities. Today, environmental issues are paramount the world over, and significant resources are being put to use to tackle the problem. Caring for the environment is a priority for Danone in Russia and over the next two years it will gradually introduce treatment facilities in St Petersburg, Kemerovo and Lipetsk. Mr Volkov expressed his contentment that Danone had chosen the Saransk Dairy Plant as its main production facility. Talking to journalists about new projects with Danone, Mr Volkov said that a number of projects had been discussed with the French side, which would make more specific decisions at a later date. Current plans are to expand the curd cheese processing facilities and introduce new technologies to increase the production of high-quality dairy products.

Danone Russia CEO Bernard Ducros noted that the political situation should have absolutely no bearing on business or economic issues in Russia. “We have established our business in Russia and have no intention of leaving. Today, we have shown once again that we are here to stay,” Mr Ducros said.

21 June 2015

Danone identified the Samara-based Samaralakto factory as one of its strategic production sites in terms of investment in modernization in 2012, the director of the enterprise told N. I. Merkushkin.

Altogether, the reconstruction was estimated to cost 1.5 billion rubles. Work began in 2013, and 2014 saw the start of the most investment-intensive part of the project: the reconstruction of a raw milk receiving division worth approximately 1 billion rubles, the regional press service reported.

The new equipment is one-of-a-kind in the Volga region and started operating at the beginning of this year. The modernization doubled the complex’s processing capacity to 600 tons of milk per day.

12 April 2015

France-based dairy food producer, Danone group, has launched a new line of yoghurt production at the Samara based Samaralakto plant. 

The firm has invested about USD 24.20 million into the project which created 35 new jobs. The plant is for now the only in the country to be equipped with the thermostatic yoghurt line.

22 February 2015

Danone has already invested around 1.5 billion roubles ($27 million) in the development of the Yalutorovsk Dairy Plant, according to an announcement made by Danone CEO and Vice President of Fresh Dairy Products Division in Russia and CIS countries Bernard Ducros at the opening of a new plant for the production of curd products.

“Reconstruction of the plant in Yalutorovsk confirms Danone’s plans to develop its investments in Russia, where the company has been present since 1992. The investments are intended to modernise the plant, as well as to improve the quality of the raw milk produced and train staff. Thanks to the support of the Tyumen Region Governor Vladimir Yakushev and the regional authorities, the Tyumen dairy industry is developing rapidly. I am confident that, together, we can take it to a new level,” Mr Ducros stressed, adding that around 2.8 billion roubles ($50 million) had been invested into the Yalutorovsk Dairy Plant.

The state-of-the-art curd cheese production line opened on 6 February of this year, bringing the first phase of the plant’s complete overhaul to a close. “The new plant will become a model of partnership between the suppliers of quality dairy products and the hi-tech processing plant that produces these products,” Mr Ducros said.

The Yalutorovsk Dairy Plant already produces sterilised milk and cream, concentrated and pasteurised milk, and around 19 tonnes of curd cheese per day. It will start production of Danissimo dairy desserts in 2Q 2015.

05 February 2015

Danone will expand its children’s range Danonino globally expanding into Russia and Asia after initial success in Spain and the UK.

After extensive renovation, the opening of the Yekaterinburg City Milk Factory (YCMF) № 1, specializing in the production of baby milk, took place.

The Danone family of companies (France) has spent over 800 million rubles on the reconstruction. The plant's maximum capacity is 150 tons of raw milk per day, intended solely for the production of baby food.

It's expected that the Yekaterinburg plant products will be distributed not only in the Ural Federal District, but also in the western part of Siberia and part of the Volga region. Production will expand to include a new line of quark for children.  

11 September 2014

By as early as next year, the Danone family of companies could expand production at the Petmol factory in St. Petersburg. The company plans to release two unique products that are not currently produced in Russia.

Danone is a leading producer of milk products in Russia. Danone's sum of investments reached over $1.6 billion since the beginning of operations in Russia.   

03 September 2014

The Group of Companies Damate intends to build a mega dairy complex in Bashkortostan (Buzdyaksky District) with capacity to produce 200,000 tons of milk per year. The project has a cost of RUB 7.2 billion. Danone has guaranteed purchases of the entire volume of milk over a period of eight years.

The first stage (investment of RUB 4.5 billion) involves the construction of a dairy complex for 6,000 stalls and a genetic centre for the reproduction of the dairy herd. “The first stone of the new enterprise will be laid in autumn,” Republic of Bashkortostan President Rustem Khamitov said. “The republic’s guarantees amount to RUB 500 million, while the company has given guarantees for approximately RUB 1.5 billion and credit resources are being raised,” he said. The complex is set to open 2.5 to 3 years after construction begins. The first stage will ensure 140 tons of milk per day and create 400 jobs. A complex for another 10,000 head of cattle is to be built during the second stage.

Damate and the Republic of Bashkortostan government signed an agreement on the project’s implementation in 2013. According to the agreement, the complex will occupy an area of 200 hectares with another 30,000 hectares provided for fodder production.

24 July 2014

France-based Danone, a dairy food producer, will invest 450 million rubles to modernise its plant in Russia’s Krasnodar area in 2013–2014.

The funds will be used to launch a new children’s cream yogurt line at the dairy plant Labinsky, and to build sewage disposal facilities at this plant and children canned meat plant Tikhoretsky.

Danone, which has 22 plants in Russia, said in 2012 that it planned to invest $700 million within five to seven years in its production capacities. 

18 October 2013

France-based Danone, a dairy food producer, will invest in the reconstruction of its dairy plant in Yalutorovsky, Russia.

Danone will invest 2.8 billion roubles between 2013 and 2015 in the reconstruction which will increase the production capacity by 40 per cent and create 100 new jobs. 

23 July 2013
726.9 mln
Jobs: 400
Mordovia, Tyumen region, Lipetsk region, Republic of Bashkortostan

Investor profile

Danone S.A.

Paris, France

Company's website: https://www.danone.com

T: +33 144352020

Public company (Euronext Paris)

Contact: Mr. Emmanuel Faber, Chief Executive Officer

Danone has three core businesses; Fresh Dairy Products, drinks and Cereal Biscuits and Snacks. Its major brands include Danone, Dannon, Evian, Volvic, Aqua and LU Biscuits.