“Roshen” officially confirmed: the factory in Russia is closed

Roshen Corporation is stopping the production activity of the Lipetsk confectionery factory. The information was officially confirmed by the press service of the company.

“The decision was made for economic and political reasons. Full stop production and conservation of industrial and infrastructure projects planned for April, 2017”, – noted in Roshen.

Information was confirmed by the head of Department on public relations “Roshena” Katerina Macedonian.

The company reminded that since 2013 the production at the Lipetsk confectionary factory has decreased three times.

“The reason was the sharp drop in range after the unjustified ban by Rospotrebnadzor in 2013, imports of Ukrainian Roshen products to the Russian Federation, and active discrediting the activities of the factory in Russian and Ukrainian media, and the pressure of the authorities in some regions on trade organizations due to sales of products of the Lipetsk confectionery factory, and diminished overall purchasing power of the population”, – declare in “Roshen”.

In connection with decline in production at the factory continued mass layoffs.

“The remaining staff (about 700 people) has been informed about the upcoming closure of the factory. Required notice of mass layoffs will be submitted to the Lipetsk center of employment in the near future”, – said Roshen.

As previously reported, the seizure of the Lipetsk confectionery factory, imposed by the Investigating Committee (IC) of the Russian Federation in the framework of the criminal case, made the sale of the factory impossible.

As you know, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko promised to sell the Corporation “Roshen” immediately after the inauguration of the President, but this did not happen. According momoent Roshen transmitted by the President in a “blind trust”. The fact that the company was not sold, Poroshenko explained the lack of customers.