Manufacturing

The Company RIVONA, UAB owns tinned food, milk, culinary, confectionery, meat processing and production lines in Alytus, Kedainiai and Šilalė cities.

The Cannery in Alytus production unit of preserved/canned food produces sauces, mustard, fruit jams and confitures, vegetable soups, fruit and vegetable purees, artificial honey, snacks, side dishes for herring, canned salads, vegetables and champignons – round 90 specific products in total. In 2012, new compressed-steam equipment for cleaning vegetables was installed in the unit of canned food, and in 2015, a high-efficiency vegetables-cutting device was mounted. In 2013, a modern cooking boiler, made in Germany, was installed in this unit, and in 2016, a new full-automatic vacuum cooking boiler. The two boilers have different functions and make the production process significantly faster. In 2017, rooms of this unit were renovated; new storage areas, administration and household rooms were equipped.
In 2021, Food Preservation Facility produced a total of around 5 000 tonnes of various products. The average number of employees in the Food Preservation Facility is forty-five. In 2021, the turnover of the Alytus Food Preservation Facility was EUR 4.4 million net of value-added tax.

 

The Company's RIVONA UAB production unit, the Alytus Dairy, produces yoghurts, Greek-style yoghurts, sour cream, milk, kefir, sour buttermilk, sour milk, kefir drink, sour buttermilk drink, whey drink, butter, cottage cheese, curd, and fermented cheeses, processed cheese, and ice cream. In total, there are more than 70 types of dairy products. During 2021 year, the unit produced 8,7 million portions of ice-cream.

In 2018, a cheese-making unit was opened in the dairy division, where two types of semi-firm cheese are produced.

In 2021, 316 tonnes of fermented cheese were produced. In 2021, the Alytus Dairy started producing lactose-free milk, whey drinks and yoghurts with less added sugar. The dairy supplies most of its production to the NORFA trading network.

Alytus Cannery and Alytus Dairy supply their products not only for the Lithuanian market. Their produce can be found in Ireland, Great Britain, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, USA, Czech Republic and Netherlands.

Kedainiai culinary Unit and 45 Norfa shops produced vegetables, fish, meat and flour products: salads, snacks, chutneys, pastry - approximately 170 sorts of products. The Unit is also supply to the market fish. In 2021, it produced 4,2 thousand tons of products and also supplied about 1,7 thousand tons of fish. Main culinary Unit Kedainiai employs around 115 employees and  shops - have about 150 employees.

In 2018, a bakery started working at the cooking unit in Kėdainiai. In 2021 it produced 23 different products of brown and white bread, in total appr. 1700 metric ton of products per years. Investment amount for the bakery was 5 mln. EUR.

The Culinary Unit has implemented the hygiene requirements of the European Union legislation regarding the products of animal origin, and has been granted a certificate of the State Food and Veterinary Service enabling it to supply its meat products and pre-cooked meat foodstuff not only within the commercial network of NORFA, but in other outlets in Lithuania and European Union states as well.

In 2010, the Company RIVONA, UAB was awarded by the Ministry of Social Security and Labor of the Republic of Lithuania with the Certificate of Appreciation for being able to create new work-places in the areas with the highest unemployment rates in 2010 (in Alytus).

In 2016 JSC Rivona purchased lithuanian meat processing company.  This unit slaughters about 16 000 pigs and 170 bulls, also cuts about 130 tons of raw flesh on average per month. In addition, they also produce more than 80 varieties of products such as marinated, cooked, dried/cured, hot and cold smoked produce (sausages, wieners, rolls, ham, meat flitch). Unit monthly produces about 450 tons of products.

In 2017, the packing lines were renewed and new cutting equipment was purchased. The meat processing unit has 120 employees. The manufactured products are sold exclusively in “Norfa” trading system.

In 2018, new manufacture equipment was purchased (sausage filler, sausage hanging line, frozen meat cutter, etc.), and installation of a new system of production and accounting was completed.

In 2019 the company bought a new cutter and new cooking kettles automatically loading/unloading raw material, and launched the sausage clipping and hanging line.

In 2020 the company installed an innovative software for the raw materials’ acceptance and accounting and carcass unloading ramps, equipped an automized washer for recyclable containers (frames, wheelchairs).

In addition, a new automated butchery will be launched in 2022, which will boost the output to 150 pigs butchered per hour; it will also increase the production volume and range of products in the meat processing plant and improve the working conditions of the employees.

Alytus canning plant and Alytus dairy address:
Putinų st. 33,
Alytus, LT - 62175
Lithuania

Kėdainiai culinary address:
Pramonės st. 15
Kėdainiai, LT - 57241
Lithuania