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Mars became interested in milk from Tatarstan

American food producer Mars is interested in supplying milk from Tatarstan to its production in Russia, a working group has been set up for a detailed study of this issue, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the message of the head of the Tatarstan Investment Development Agency Talia Minullina.

The delegation of Tatarstan headed by the President of the Republic Rustam Minnikhanov 9-11 November was in the United States on a working visit. As part of the activities of the US-Russia Business Council, held in San Francisco, Minnikhanov held a number of meetings, including with the leadership of Mars. In particular, the head of the republic said that Tatarstan can offer favorable conditions for locating the company's production capacity.

“Today, they have opened a large number of factories and industries in Russia, they need raw materials. We discussed how much we can support, especially in the milk part. They use milk powder for the production of confectionery products and feed additives, ”Minullina said at a briefing on her trip to the United States.

According to her, for a detailed study of the issue of cooperation on behalf of the President of Tatarstan, a working group will be created with the participation of representatives of the republican ministries of agriculture and food and industry and commerce. The corresponding order, according to Minullina, was given to Mars by the Russian representative office of Mars and Vice-President of the company for investment and global sales Mary Latimer. “For the time being, we are talking about the fact that we will supply products specifically to those plants that operate in Russia,” said the head of the Investment Development Agency.

Minullina informed that at the first stage Tatarstan manufacturers will be provided with standards by which an international company operates. “We will determine how our products meet these standards, what kind of products. Let's look at the list of all that they need - what we have in stock, what we can produce, where we have free capacities, potential, ”she explained. According to Minullina, within two months the parties plan to reach a substantive discussion of contracts.

Mars is a global food maker with headquarters in McLean (USA). The company was founded in 1911 year. Mars is represented in six business segments: pet care and nutrition, chocolate, chewing gum and confectionery, food, beverages, scientific unit. The company operates in 74 countries. In Russia, began operations in 1991 year. Owns factories in Moscow, Ulyanovsk, Novosibirsk regions.

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