GC "NMGK" has more than a hundred years of history. Founded before the revolution, the plant in Nizhny Novgorod was several times reorganized, changed the name and produced a variety of products, but our love for innovative solutions and the market approach remained unchanged: to produce what the consumer needs. The history of the group of companies "NMGK" is made up of the histories of the plants belonging to the Group. These are processing plants in Nizhny Novgorod and Samara, elevators and oil crushing plants in the south of Russia, in the regions where sunflower grow.
Sorochinsk, Orenburg region: Oil crushing plant was launched
On September 15, 2015 an official ceremony of launching Sorochinsky oil crushing plant took place. The plant with the capacity of 400 thousand tons of seeds per year is located in the center of the region that produce sunflower - main raw material for consumer products of NMGK: mayonnaises and sauces. The construction and launching of Sorochinsky oil crushing plant is a system project that logically closes the integration chain between the producers of oilseeds, processors of agricultural products and consumers of oil and meal in the region.
Nizhny Novgorod: Investment projects completed
In 2014 several large-scale investment projects were completed in Nizhny Novgorod: the installation and launch of new production line for mayonnaise products; new production line for sauces; modernization of the line for the production of toilet soap. Successful completion of these projects allowed increasing production volumes.
Sorochinsk: The first stone of Sorochinsky OCP
On September 12 an official ceremony of laying the foundation stone of Sorochinsky oil crushing plant took place. The plant will form a single complex with Sorochinsky elevator, which already belongs to the group of companies. Yuri Berg, the governor of Orenburg region, Strelnikov Pyotr, the head of Sorochinsk, and Nikolai Nesterov, the chairman of the board of directors of GC "NMGK" attended the ceremony.
NMGK enters the snack market with "Stepanovna" brand
In 2011 the group of companies "NMGK" entered snacks market, a new market for the company, with "Stepanovna" brand. Range - roasted sunflower seeds, as well as pumpkin seeds, peanuts and pistachios.
Launch of “Astoria” sauces
NMGK introduced a new product to the market: “Astoria” sauces. So far, the original sauces "Sour cream with mushrooms" and "Cream sauce with garlic" are very popular, and the company NMGK is a leader in the category of "sauces" in the Russian market.
Vertical integration of the holding company
Two enterprises of raw material complex join NMGK, this enables to solve the problem of sunflower deficit: Shuya oil crushing plant and Ekaterinovskiy elevator. The process of building of vertically integrated holding starts.
Launching of mayonnaise under "Ryaba" brand
In 1999 the production of mayonnaise under "Ryaba" trademark started. Today it is the flagship brand of the group of companies "NMGK", under which mayonnaises, ketchups and even tomato paste are produced.
The first trademark "Moy malysh"
The first Russian brands appear on the Russian market. "NMGK" launches trademarks, which are still popular with the consumer today: mayonnaise "Ryaba" and "Sdobri", margarine "Khozyayushka". The first brand of the company was "Moy malysh" - a baby soap that is suitable for use from the first days of a child's life.
Creation of the Fat-and-Oil Union of Russia
On the initiative of Nikolai Nesterov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of group of companies NMGK, Fat-and-Oil Union of Russia (MZHSR) was created, it is an association of producers of fat and oil industry in Russia. The Union protects the common interests of producers, interacts with public authorities, develops standards and regulations, organizes industry conferences and conducts researches.
Nizhny Novgorod: Modernization of the enterprise
Nikolai Nesterov becomes the Director of JSC NMGK – he starts a large-scale campaign to upgrade the enterprise. A huge role in this is assigned to just established Trading House and the system of sales managers who traveled all over the country in search of new customers, while their colleagues, dispatchers, in Nizhny Novgorod processed the documentation and shipped the products. In addition, Trading House is engaged in purchasing raw materials.
Nizhny Novgorod: Launch of FSAA plant
The plant for the production of FSAA – food surface active agents was put into operation. The plant produces emulsifiers, mostly for bakery and confectionery industry: bread, biscuits, marshmallows, jellies, etc. The use of additives allows reducing the consumption of expensive ingredients, improve taste of final product, and extend shelf life.
Uryupinsk: Plant modernization project completed
A three-year modernization project was completed at Uryupinsk crushing plant. Second crushing line was installed, transformer substation was erected, three oil degumming lines were installed.
Nizhny Novgorod: Mayonnaise production starts
The first trial batch of “Provansal” mayonnaise was produced at margarine plant in Nizhny Novgorod.
Samara: Launching of hydro plant
On December 31, 1950, one year after the launch of Samara fat plant, shop for processing of vegetable oils (hydroplant) was launched at the plant.
Sorochinsk, Orenburg region: Oil crushing plant was launched
The decision for the construction of Samara (Kuibyshev) fat plant was made in 1946. Construction began in October 1946. The buildings of two main and two auxiliary shops were built, equipment was erected, commissioning of the whole complex for the processing of vegetable oils was carried out during three years. The first part of Kuibyshev fat plant with a capacity of 6000 tons per year was put into operation in 1949.
Nizhny Novgorod: Launch of Gorky margarine plant
On November 1, 1949 Gorky margarine plant was put into operation.
Nizhny Novgorod: Work for the Front
During the Great Patriotic War, the plant produces products for the front. The plant produces aluminum naphthanate for incendiary bottles, dry alcohol for cooking in the field, glycerin for powder plants, soap for the needs of army, guerillas and hospitals. Workers recall that they received their salary in meal, which they changed for food in the villages. After work as part of voluntary youth teams, workers loaded products into railway cars, the Komsomol members took part in defense work.
Nizhny Novgorod: Plant reorganization
The plant in Gorky was reorganized and soap-and-hydrogenation plant, carboxylic acids plant and crushing plant were included.
Uryupinsk: Uryupinsk crushing plant was founded
Crusing plant in Uryupinsk was put into operation in 1930. The plant was built in three years at the area of nationalized oil mill of Krysin merchant.
Nizhny Novgorod: School for factory apprenticeship
School for factory apprenticeship (FA) is opened at the plant to train skilled workers.
Nizhny Novgorod: Nationalization of the plant
The plant was nationalized soon after the October Revolution
Nizhny Novgorod: Soap production is started at the plant
Nizhny Novgorod: Oil mill foundation
November 14 - the date of foundation of the plant by Moscow merchant Persits. The plant produced lamp oil - a mixture of mineral (petroleum) and vegetable oil, which was used in lamps instead of expensive "wooden" oil (olive oil).