VOLKOVYSK, 10 April (BelTA) – The Belarusian infant formula and baby food manufacturer Bellakt plans to double baby food production capacity, Director General of OAO Bellakt Vitaly Lupik told reproters.
"Every month we produce 600 tonnes of dry baby food. Our production capacity is 700 tonnes. We have plans with our partner to utilize this reserve. 50% of baby food is exported, another half is sold domestically. Designing of the baby food shop according to the GMP standard is in progress. It will increase our production capacities two times," Vitaly Lupik said.
Baby food is currently very much in demand and the current production capacity does not meet consumer demand, Vitaly Lupik noted. According to him, in the baby nutrition department Bellakt produces dry mixtures, cereals, hypoallergenic and therapeutic mixtures and anti-reflux mixtures. "Everything that we produce is in demand in the Middle East and in Africa too. Prospects for the development of trade relations with Zimbabwe are very good. We are considering the production of baby food in large containers and packaging it in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's neighbors are also interested in our product. It's a huge market. 500 million people in nearby countries. Our pricing policy satisfies our partners. Accordingly, we can move forward in this direction,” Vitaly Lupik said.
OAO Bellakt processes 700 tonnes of milk daily. The company exports dairy products to 20 countries and baby food to 15 countries. The main buyers of baby food are Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Syria, Turkey, Russia.
On 10 April OAO Bellakt hosted First Lady of Zimbabwe Auxilia Mnangagwa. During the talks, the parties explored various options for cooperation: from the supply of finished products to Zimbabwe to the transfer of some technological operations to the country and to the construction of a full-fledged production facility in Zimbabwe.