Rusagro Group of Companies is the largest vertical agricultural holding in Russia

  • Rusagro is a leader in sugar production, pig breeding, crop production and fat-and-oil business.
  • Rusagro is the leading vertically integrated agricultural holding in Russia with 5 production categories: sugar, meat products, oils and fats, dairy products and agricultural crops. Rusagro's sales geography is constantly expanding.

  • Currently, the Company sells its products in more than 80 regions of Russia and in more than 60 countries around the world. The Group is actively introducing modern global technologies, both in terms of equipment and in terms of management practices in all business units.

    • 19 300

    • employees

    • 23

    • retail brands

    • 12

    • constituent entities of the Russian Federation

    • 62

    • countries for export

    • 637 000

    • hectares land bank of the group

The history of one of the largest vertically integrated agro-industrial holdings in Russia and the CIS


  • Establishment

  • The history of Rusagro started in 1995 with the import of sugar to Russia.
  • Over time, the Company acquired several sugar and fat-and-oil factories, elevators and also formed its own land bank. The Rusagro Group of Companies was established in 2003 to manage these assets and expand the business. The company’s progress can be divided into several key stages.


  • Acquisition of assets

  • The Group acquired the first sugar factories and launched sugar production in the Belgorod region.
  • Formed its own land bank for the production of sugar beets and grain crops.

  • Purchased elevators for storing and trading grain.


  • Holding establishment

  • The group focused its efforts on the sugar and agricultural business. In this regard, it made a decision to sell fat and oil assets in the South and in the Center of Russia.
  • The Group invested the proceeds to expand the land bank, the main goal of which was to provide sugar beets (the most profitable agricultural crop) to the Group's sugar factories in the Belgorod and Tambov regions.

  • In the same period, it started a project to build a modern pig-breeding complex on its own land in the Belgorod region.


  • Growth and becoming a market leader in major markets

  • After acquiring two sugar factories, which were among the largest in Russia, the Group became the leading sugar producer in the country and one of the leaders in the retail brand market.
  • The construction of a pig-breeding complex in the Belgorod Region and the construction of a new complex in the Tambov Region were almost finished and were reaching their design capacity.

  • The Group continued to expand its land bank while increasing yields through the use of modern equipment and technologies.


  • Entering the international stock market

  • The most important event of the year was entering the international capital markets.
  • The first public offering of the shares took place on the London Stock Exchange and brought the company about $300 million for long-term investment programs.

  • Basically, that year became a time of production records and high price volatility for the company. The production of vegetable oil got back into the business.


  • The company demonstrated the highest EBITDA

  • The Group benefited from a positive pricing environment and made record-breaking investments
  • The most profitable business for the first time was the Agricultural Business Unit, where automation and precision farming projects were launched. The meat business was growing and increasing its assets in the form of the construction of new pig farms and the beginning of the construction of a new modern slaughterhouse in the Tambov region.

  • The major events of the year for the oil and fat division marked the first full year of operation of the Bezenchuksky oil extraction plant and the purchase of the "Mechta Khozaiki'' trademark, under which the fat plant in Yekaterinburg started producing mayonnaise. In 2012, the oil and fat business showed a record financial result.


  • The company hit record-breaking results amid volatility in exchange and loan rates

  • Reduced government support, changes in retail, and lower consumer income. At the end of the year, the Group's revenue increased to RUB 59.1 billion, EBITDA reached RUB 18.1 billion, and net profit amounted to RUB 20.2 billion
  • At the end of 2014, the fat-and-oil segment also showed considerable growth. The largest contribution to the growth of EBIDTA was made by the Meat Business Division. The development of this segment was due to the commissioning of new production facilities in the Tambov region. The company became the second-largest pork producer in Russia.

  • The Sugar Business Unit also boosted their sales up high. The segment's operating results were positively impacted by the devaluation of the ruble and the high quality of raw materials. The agricultural division remained the backbone of the Group's operations, supplying raw materials to the rest of the business units. They succeeded because of the high yield and competitive price level. The group was considering many investment projects at that time.


  • According to investment banks, Rusagro Group of Companies was recognized as the most profitable and fastest-growing company in the world in the consumer segment in the CIS

  • Each business unit was added with new assets
  • Land and fat-and-oil assets were purchased in the Primorsky Territory. The Group started the design of a pig-breeding project in the Primorsky Territory and launched the export of products to China. The development of the meat business continued thanks to the launch of slaughter production and entry into the retail consumer market.

  • Rusagro buys out the debt and shares of the Razgulay Group from the state, which would allow it to acquire several sugar factories and land for growing beets in 2016. The acquired assets would significantly strengthen the Sugar and Agricultural businesses. The volume of investments that year amounted to about 15 billion rubles, which were directed to all business units.


  • The company acquired 3 sugar factories

  • From the Razgulay Group in the Kursk and Oryol regions, a cereal plant in the Voronezh region, and a land bank.
  • The sugar business hit a record in sugar production and launched the first molasses desugarization station in the Tambov region. The meat business approved a project for the construction of new pig farms. The land bank reached 665 thousand hectares and the agricultural business reaped a record grain harvest.

  • An agreement of understanding for cooperation with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. was signed. The company conducted an SPO on the London Stock Exchange and raised USD 250 million.


  • Rusagro Group of Companies collected record volumes of grain in the amount of 1.2 million tons

  • Produced record volumes of beet sugar amounting to almost 1 million tons.
  • The processing capacity of sugar beet was increased at two factories in the Kursk region, and the company achieved undisputed leadership in the retail sugar market.

  • By the end of the year, the meat processing division of the Meat unit reached full capacity and showed a positive profit, while the Slovo Myasnika brand took 1st place in the rating of new brands by Forbes Russia magazine. The Board of Directors made a decision to expand projects for the construction of pig-breeding complexes in the Tambov Region and Primorsky Territory.


  • Rusagro launched the Dairy Products business unit for the production of cheese and butter.

  • The Sugar Division started the construction of the second desugarization station.
  • The meat business began to populate new breeding complexes in the Tambov region and acquired KapitalAgro.

  • The oil and fat business direction launched a facility for refining, deodorization, and packaging of sunflower oil in the Samara region. ROS AGRO PLC acquired the rights to purchase a controlling stake in Quartlink Holding Limited, which owned the Solnechnyye Produkty holding. The agricultural business increased its land bank by 11 thousand hectares in the Tambov region and realized an export supply to China for the first time.


  • Rusagro launched the second station for molasses desugarization

  • The company acquired 22.5% in Agro-Belogorye Group of Companies and sold 100% to Kolyshleysky Elevator LLC
  • The meat business launched a project to increase slaughter productivity and started commissioning works on an elevator in Primorye built as part of a project to create a vertically integrated pig-breeding cluster.

  • According to the results of the year, Rusagro expanded its range of sales to China: it exported soybeans, signed its first contract for the supply of malt grinding and beet pulp, and resumed shipments of consumer margarine.


  • Rusagro began supplying sows and boars of Danish genetics to its breeding farm in the Primorsky Territory

  • The company acquired 22.5% in Agro-Belogorye Group of Companies and sold 100% to Kolyshleysky Elevator LLC
  • In November, the Group launched a new mayonnaise facility with a design capacity of 120 thousand tons per year. The company made a decision to purchase 10,000 sowing units of sugar beet hybrids from SoyuzSemSvekla, which, following the results of many years of testing, showed high results in sugar yield per hectare.

  • According to the results of the November rebalancing, the MSCI index provider again included the global depositary receipts ROS AGRO PLC in the MSCI Russia Small Cap index. In December, it sold the first trial batch of dry milk cheese whey to China. Rusagro became the first company in Russia to make this type of delivery.
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Sugar unit

Rusagro Group of Companies is one of the largest sugar producers in the country.

  • The agricultural holding's sugar business has ten factories. The regions of operation of Rusagro's sugar unit are constantly expanding. Now you can find it in all of central Russia. The main assets of the company are located in the Tambov, Belgorod, Kursk, Oryol, and Voronezh regions.

    Today Rusagro is the #1 player on the Russian white lump sugar market, the #2 sugar producer in Russia.

  • The company’s portfolio currently holds the following brands: "Russkij Sahar", "Chaikofsky", "Mon Cafe" and "Brownie". Rusagro is constantly working on bringing new products to the market in the Sugar category. In 2015, the sugar business unit started its operations in a new "Groats" category.

  • Tyopliye Traditsii brand was launched on Russian market and in short period it gained consumers love and recognition for the stable quality and fair price.

    • 2014 2015

    • In 2014, the World-Class Manufacturing program began to be implemented in Rusagro's sugar business. It is aimed at financial savings through the competent and rational organization of the activities of employees and divisions of factories.

      Today, all Rusagro sugar factories are working on an improvement program. By the beginning of 2017, all the main elements of this program were implemented in the sugar business.

    • 2016 2017

    • In 2016, a desugarization station was launched at the Znamensky sugar plant. Here, an extract is produced from molasses from three sugar factories in the Tambov region for the subsequent production of sugar from it. The implementation of the project became the second example of the implementation of this technology in Russia.

      By the beginning of 2017, all the main elements of this program were implemented in the sugar business. As a result of the processing of sugar beets at the Rusagro sugar factories, two main by-products were produced, i.e. pulp and molasses. The pulp is sold to third parties, while the molasses is used for additional sugar production and betaine release. In 2017, the first molasses desugarization station was launched

      Today, all Rusagro sugar factories are working on an improvement program. By the beginning of 2017, all the main elements of this program were implemented in the sugar business.

    • 2019

    • In December 2019, the agricultural holding launched the largest desugarization station in Russia and the world at the Chernyansky plant in the Belgorod region. Its capacity is sufficient for processing molasses from six factories in the Belgorod, Kursk, and Orel regions. The project opened up new sales opportunities. In terms of quality, the sugar produced at the desugarization station is no different from that produced by the traditional method: it is the same white, crystalline, and complies with GOST. Moreover, the deep processing technology implies the production of about 4 thousand tons of betaine per year. Its deliveries are planned to the foreign markets as well.

  • From 2015 to 2019, sugar production increased by 15%, from 765 thousand to 881 thousand tons
  • As a result of an increase in the processing capacity of sugar beet (+ 53%) and the launch of a station for the production of extract from molasses in 2019, sugar production increased by 14% due to a high yield of sugar beets. In 2020, the production of sugar from the extract was increased thanks to the launch of the second desugarization station.