The economic effect of energy saving efforts by the Belynichi Cheese Factory with Granny’s Jar totalled BYR 300 million in 2007, company director Igor Kononchuk told Interfax.
While installing new state-of-the-art cheese producing equipment, they took care to install the necessary energy-saving appliances to reduce energy losses at all production cycles, the company director explained.
For instance, they installed German-made frequency modulators that cut energy consumption by 104,000 kWh per year.
It was in late 2006 that they started producing hard cheeses at the Belynichi-based cheese factory.
The company’s closed cycle production technologies fully meet ISO 9001-2001 standards.
Belynichi is the first premium-class cheese mill in Belarus, fit for using different technologies and release “Dutch”, “Russian”, “Swiss” sorts of cheese.
The enterprise also supplies its dairy products to all regional centres of Belarus, the City of Minsk and other large cities of the country.
Granny’s Jar (formerly known as Mogilev Dairy Factory) was founded in 1975. It was incorporated in 1995. At the moment, the company employs 1,100 people.
At the moment, the company offers 250 kinds of dairy products, including 190 produced under Babushkina Krynka brand. That includes 20 kinds of chocolate-grazed cheesy curds under the Merry Grandchildren brand, while products under Life Energy brand are spiced with Bifidobacteria.
Products by Granny’s Jar as well as the entire production cycle complies with international quality management standards.
The company runs an integrated management system that includes an ISO 14000 environment management system, an HACCP quality control system and an STB 18001 labour security system.