On Friday, 16 November, Andris Rāviņš, chairman of the Jelgava City Council, and Markuss Masins, a member of the board of SIA "Nature Foods", signed a memorandum of cooperation which provides for the construction of a new vegetation plant and vegetarian food on the land of the municipality on Prohorova Street 13. jelgavnieki.lv ".
The company's main business is the development of recipes for vegans and vegetarian foods, development, production and distribution of recycling technologies. The main product is a drink derived from leguminous protein – a healthy alternative to cow's milk. The company also plans to produce snacks from peanut protein.
The cooperation agreement stipulates that a production building will be built on Prohorova Street 13 for a total area of at least 4000 square meters. The total investment in the production unit is estimated at 7,000,000 Euros. The source of investment is the capital of German investors. Currently, factory design work is underway, but by 2019 it is planned to begin construction to start actual production of Jelgava products by 2020. The first product – a leguminous protein derived beverage – has now been developed. As long as the company does not have a factory in Latvia, testing for this product will begin in Poland in a few weeks, and first this product will be on the shelves of German, Austrian and Swiss stores. The company plans to create at least 61 new jobs at the Jelgava plant.
The cooperation agreement signed by the Director General of the Municipality of Jelgava Irēna Škutanė and Masina provides that the municipality of Jelgava will provide engineering supply networks and access roads in accordance with the project "Structuring the Technical Infrastructure for Development in a degraded area "co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The project aims to rebuild and rebuild Garozas, Prohorova and Neretas streets, rebuilding and expanding roads, as well as constructing bus stops, lighting, engineering networks, combined pedestrian and bicycle roads. Improving outdated urban infrastructure is planned for 2019 and 2020.
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