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 2019, the Alytus Cannery produced over 3,5 thousand tons of different products. Alytus Cannery employs approximately 45 employees. In 2019 Alytus Cannery plant's had turnover of 3,8 EUR excluding value added tax (VAT).

Alytus Dairy, the manufacturing unit of the Company RIVONA, produces yoghurts, sour cream, milk, kefir, kefir drink, butter, curds and cheese curds, - altogether around 70 sorts of various dairy products. In 2014, the Company made the investment of LTL 1 million (289 thousand EUR) for the renovation of the existing equipment and acquisition of the new one. In 2019, the turnover of the Alytus Dairy totaled up to LTL 17,2 million EUR exclusive of the Value Added Tax. The Dairy produced 15,42 thousand tons of products. In average, it employs about 68 people. In 2013, it launched a new ice-cream unit producing 38 different sorts of ice-cream. During 2019 year, the unit produced 8,38 million portions of ice-cream and 101 tones in ice cream boxes.

In 2018, a cheese-making unit was opened in the dairy division, where two types of semi-firm cheese are produced. Most products of the dairy division are delivered to Norfa supermarket system

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

In 2016 JSC Rivona purchased lithuanian meat processing company.  This unit slaughters about 12 500 pigs and 160 bulls, also cuts about 130 tons of raw flesh on average per month. In addition, they also produce more than 70 varieties of products such as marinated, cooked, dried/cured, hot and cold smoked produce (sausages, wieners, rolls, ham, meat flitch). Unit monthly produces about 240 tons of products.

Kedainiai culinary Unit and 24 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 2019, it produced 3 thousand tons of products and also supplied about 1,34 thousand tons of fish. Main culinary Unit Kedainiai employs around 115 employees and  shops - have about 100 employees.

In 2018, a bakery started working at the cooking unit in Kėdainiai: it produced 9 different products of brown and white bread, in total appr. 110 metric ton of products per month. Investment amount for the bakery was 5 Mio. EUR. 2 full-automatic production lines are working there: for brown and white bread. One more line will start working soon: a semi-automatic line for sandwich bread. Redoubled production volume and range of 25 bread products are planned for the bakery until the end of 2019.

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, UAB “Rivona” acquired a meat processing company, which supplemented the company’s line of production units. On average, about 15 000 pigs and 170 bulls are slaughtered per month in the meat processing unit, and about 130 tonnes of raw materials are cut down. In addition, the meat production shop produces boiled, soused, dried, hot and cold smoked production (rolls, wieners, sausages, ham, bacon), over 70 types of products in total. About 360 tons of production is produced per month.

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 acquired a new cutting machine and a sausage clipping and hanging line. Moreover, the Company is projecting the reconstruction and modernization of the slaughterhouse to increase its efficiency, manufacturing capacity of the meat plant, diversify the assortment of the produce, as well as to improve 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

Savanorių pr. 176, LT-03154 Vilnius 
Tel. +(370) 5 2331181
Fax. +(370) 5 2331182
rivona@rivona.lt