The Uva-moloko factory is the main production site of the MLK Group, the enterprise was founded in 1936. With the change of ownership in 1999, the factory was transferred to the management of Starovoitova Marina Mikhailovna and Emshanov Aleksandr Vladimirovich, a married couple. The new owners almost immediately began a large-scale modernization. In 2002, a shop for the production of dry products was built, and then a butter shop. In 2008, a shop for semi-hard cheeses began its operation. In 2014, the second shop for the production of semi-hard cheeses, similar to the Cheese Plant, was launched, as well as the second drying shop.
Since 2018, a shop for the production of soft and processed cheeses has been installed. Over 20 years of management, the married couple was able to build a unique enterprise in Russia: the factory can produce several categories of products at the same site (dry products, butter, whole milk products, fermented milk products, semi-hard cheeses, soft cheeses of the Italian and Caucasian groups, processed cheeses, spreads and cheese products), having 9 full-fledged production shops. Unfortunately, Marina Mikhailovna passed away in September 2019. Now the sons are helping to develop the common cause. For decades, the company has been following family values, preserving the traditions of dairy production, passing knowledge from father to son. Family values can now be traced in all areas of the company's life - from the production of products and corporate culture to relationships with contractors and customers.
The Uva-moloko site is loaded at 100% of production capacity. The enterprise annually produces 17,000 tons of cheese, 9,000 tons of oil and fat products and 16,000 tons of dry products and manufactures more than 100 types of dairy products under the Milkovo, Molochnaya familia and Bereketle brands. Raw milk is purchased in ecologically clean areas, distant from large industrial enterprises: Udmurtia, Tatarstan, the Perm Territory and the Kirov Region. This, without a doubt, affects the quality of products. Butter, pasteurized milk and good taste qualities of whole milk products are considered to be among the best not only in the republic, but also in the country. The company has a system of three-stage quality control, and the production of products complies with the requirements of GOST R ISO 22000, which includes the principles of HACCP.
The company also produces a large share of private label products for federal retail chains. Products are presented in more than 57 regions of Russia - from the Caspian Sea to the Far East.
Dairy equipment at the factory is purchased from industry leaders, including but not limited to: GEA Group AG, Tetra Pak, SPX Flow Technology, Lekkerkerker Dairy & Food Equipment, IMA Dairy & Food Holding, REICH Thermoprozesstechnik GmbH, KARL SCHNELL.
The company is a participant of specialized food exhibitions in Moscow - World Food Moscow and PRODEXPO.
The Uva-Moloko plant is the main production site of the MLK Group, the company was founded in 1936.
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In 2019, the company actively took up expansion outside the current site. Apastovskiy Dairy Plant was acquired for construction in November. In December, the operating Kasymovskiy Dairy Plant was purchased. Both plants are located on the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan. In connection with the expansion, it was decided to combine all production sites into the Dairy Family group of companies, and now the new name is MLK Group.