History

Blago Group is today one of the leading vegetable oils manufacturers in Russia with over 25 years' history in the market.

1993
2003
2004
2007
2010
2011
2012
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
1993
16 employees
1993
01A confident beginning
The founding of the company
  • The founding of the company. Key activities: the import of vegetable oils.
  • Gaining commercial and production experience in trading operations, bottled and bulk oil distribution.
2003
2003
02Development
First investments
  • The acquisition of our first shares in the Evdakovskiy Fat and Oil Refinery (Voronezh Region).
2004
200 employees
1st brand
2004
03Fast growth
A filling line is launched in Saint Petersburg
  • A bulk oil packaging line is opened on the premises of a production and warehouse complex in Saint Petersburg.
  • Our first own brand Blago is launched
2007
3 brands
2007
04Gaining market share
New brands
  • The introduction of two new brands to the market: Dary Kubani and Solntse Moyo.
  • Gaining production experience in operations with bulk refined oils and packaged products.
2010
2 plants
2010
05New facilities
Further expansion
  • The Armavir oil pressing factory is taken into operation.
2011
3 factories
500+ employees
2011
06Global expansion
New facilities opened and brands developed
  • The acquisition of the Armavir Oil Pressing Factory (Krasnodar Krai).
  • Blago vegetable oil with a kosher stamp appears on the supermarkets of Saint Petersburg and key retail shops of Southern Federal Distinct, Central Federal District and Northwestern Federal District of Russia.
2012
1500 employees
2012
07Steady development
Structural expansion
  • Blago Group takes over the operational management of the Evdakovskiy Fat and Oil Refinery (Voronezh Region).
  • Group structure expansion concerning managing two separate (from the point of view of their location) production facilities as well as two related but applying different tools branches (bottled oils, industrial margarines and fats for industrial purposes).
2014
2300 employees
2014
08New expansion
Verkhnehavskiy Oil Extraction Factory
  • Blago Group sets to operation of Verkhnehavskiy Oil Extraction Plant (Voronezh Region) on a rental basis.
  • Large-scale modernization is successfully competed at Evdakovskiy Fat and Oil Refinery.
  • Blago Group establishes vertical integration with two facilities in Voronezh Region.
2015
130 k tons of oil
is produced
300 k tons of seeds
are processed
2015
09Global goals
New mission, large-scale production
  • New mission is developed: establishment of a nationwide investment-attractive holding.
  • In 2015 two Blago Group factories in Voronezh, the Evdakovskiy Fat and Oil Refinery and Verkhnehavskiy Oil Extraction Factory, between them processed 300,000 tons of sunflower seeds and produced 130,000 tons of unrefined oil.
2016
7 brands
18 billion
in revenues
2016
10Restructuring
Growth in revenues and quality
  • The Evdakovskiy Fat and Oil Refinery is disaffiliated.
  • The Dary Kubani, Karolina and Podvorie sunflower oils are awarded a Russian Quality mark
2017
11,7 billion
in revenues
№44 in a rating
of leading
companies
2017
11The company's preeminence
Blago Group is one of the largest companies in the Russian agro-industrial sector
  • Blago Group becomes the owner of the assets of the Verkhnehavskiy Oil Extraction Factory.
  • According to research from the magazine Expert, in 2017, Blago Group occupied 44th place in its annual rating of largest companies in the Russian agro-industrial sector.
2018
20,5 billion
in revenues
2700 employees
2018
12Vast expansion
Contribution to the industry and new expansion
  • Blago Group becomes the first buyer of sunflower at an exchange that issues orders for the shipment of goods purchased.
  • Blago Group began operations at four new factories, in Ertil, Barnaul, Omsk and Biysk.
2019
25,1 billion
in revenues
№6 fastest growing
Russian company
2019
13new horizons
One of the fastest growing Russian companies
  • Blago Group was ranked among the five largest processing enterprises in Russia (according to the Institute of Agricultural Market Studies) with the volume of processed material rising to 901,000 tons per season
  • Company is ranked sixth in a rating of 50 fastest growing Russian companies in 2019 (as published by RBC), and coming in first place in the Agriculture and Foodstuffs category
  • The Almador vegetable brand is introduced to the market
2020
33 billion
in revenues
exports to 27 countries
2020
14Globalization
Blago Group enters the list of systemically-important companies
  • A fleet of 100 food product tank cars was formed
  • The Blago PRO and FREYA brands are launched.
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Company management

High standards of competencies and operational team work at business units secure steady development of business.

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