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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 20022005 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.

AGROTRADE Group includes 16 farms, 12 silos and grain collection stations with total storage capacity of 530 thousand tons. Holding operates 65 thousand ha of agricultural land in Chernihiv, Sumy, Poltava, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv Oblasts.

AGROTRADE Group is a leading seed producer in Ukraine. Seed farms of AGROTRADE Group are located in Sumy and Kharkiv Oblasts. 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.

Now AGROTRADE is among TOP-10 Ukrainian grain traders and holds 3% of grain export market.

Agrotrade Group, 2009