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Background

Founded in 1998, AGROTRADE Group was then called East-Ukrainian Agro-Industrial Company.

Initially, its major activities included supplying agricultural businesses and sugar mills with petroleum, oil and lubricants, trading in grain and sugar. Acquisition of procurement enterprises (silos) encouraged the management to engage highly qualified professionals in creating its own production complex, building and renovating new production facilities, arranging for procurement of marketable produce.

In 2002—2005 the company took over new enterprises and started playing a significant role in the domestic and foreign wholesale markets of grain and oil crops. In 2006 AGROTRADE management launches a new activity — agricultural production. Alongside with the land bank growth a task was set to provide all the Group`s enterprises with seeds of own production, hence AGROTRADE created several seed farms.

At present, AGROTRADE Group is a vertically integrated holding with a closed agricultural production cycle — production, processing, storage of and trade in agricultural produce. The strategy of vertical integration and diversification into new segments of the agricultural market helps to stabilize the company and minimize reliance on market conditions.

Now the holding is processing 70.5 thousand hectares of agricultural land in Chernihiv, Sumy, Poltava and Kharkiv regions. It consists of 14 agricultural enterprises, organizationally and geographically united in six agroclusters.

The Group consists of nine elevators and grain-receiving enterprises with a total capacity of single storage of 523 thousand tons in Chernihiv, Sumy, Poltava and Kharkiv regions. Until 2014, the holding structure included the Lutugin elevator, located in the town of Lutugino, Luhansk region. After the beginning of hostilities in eastern Ukraine, the city was occupied and the holding lost control of the elevator. Since 2014, AGROTRADE Group has no connection with this elevator.

AGROTRADE Group is a leading seed producer in Ukraine. Seed farms of AGROTRADE Group are located in Sumy and Kharkiv regions. The farms produce quality seeds of domestic and foreign selection under originator licenses. Based on elite seed farm AGROTRADE built a modern seed plant equipped by «Cimbria» — the world leader in grain processing technologies.

Agrotrade Group, 2009