Revenue of JSC “Agrocomplex them. N. And.Tkacheva” associated with the family of Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachev, in 2015 amounted to 38.7 billion rubles, an increase of 46% compared to revenues in 2014, follows from the annual accounting statements of the company. Net profit increased by 60% and amounted to 6.6 billion rubles a Year earlier, the performance of the company grew at a comparable pace: revenue then increased by 40% and profit by 65%. General Director of “Agro” Eugene Stick, failed to promptly comment on the results of the annual report. According to General Director of Institute of agrarian marketing Elena Tyurina, such growth indicators for the second year in a row characterizes the company as an active and fast-growing, high dynamics due to the fact that it actively implements investment projects in the field of milk production and increases land Bank.
“Agro” was founded in 1993 by father of the Minister of agriculture, former Governor of Krasnodar territory Alexander Tkachev. This is one of the largest Russian agroholdings (323 th place in the ranking of the largest 500 companies), it includes more than 60 companies engaged in livestock, crop production, poultry farming, feed production, meat processing, storage and logistics. “The Agrocomplex” also owns about 600 stores in the Krasnodar, Stavropol edges and the Rostov region.
Throughout 2015, the company made a major acquisition and expanded the business. As a result, in June 2015, according to estimates , “Agrocomplex” according to their latest deals (its structure bought the assets of Valinor group, one of the largest in the past, agricultural producers in Russia) was supposed to be in the top 5 largest holders of agricultural land in Russia: land Bank of the company at the time could be about 450 thousand ha. In July last year, “Agrocomplex”, which is one of the largest producers of eggs in the Krasnodar region, Krasnodar has bought a large poultry farm. This purchase allowed him at least to double the production of eggs by the end of 2017.
Already by the end of 2014 AGROKOMPLEX has become the leader in the production of raw milk with production capacity of 180 thousand tons per year. In March 2016, Eugene Stick, said that in 2015 the production volume of the company amounted to over 200 thousand tons within five years it is going to increase milk production to 360 thousand tons, opening up new dairy farms and increasing production on the existing ones. The company also announced plans to increase milk processing. In September 2015 the Stick, said that “the Agrocomplex” has a “major reconstruction” of one of their factories for milk processing, located in Vyselkovsky district of Krasnodar region: it will be the biggest for the company and will process more than 100 tonnes of milk per day. In addition, in November last year, Twigs said that in 2017, “the Agrocomplex” plans to put into operation a new production of cheese in the village of Settlement. The plant will produce primarily solid varieties, in particular “Maasdam”, “Emmental”; in addition, must have line of soft cheese type mozzarella, the company plans “Adyghe” and other varieties of cheese. Production capacity will be 1.4 thousand tons per month, about 17 thousand tons per year. “Power cheese factory will be one of the largest plants in the Russian Federation and, of course, the most powerful in the South”, — commented on the Twigs.
There is a conflict
In January 2016, the Chairman of state Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Alexander Khinshtein (United Russia) has sent an official request to Alexander Tkachev, which was interested in, Lee wrote the statement about the presence or absence of conflict of interest in connection with the business conducted by his relatives. In his message, thereafter referred to Federal law No. 273 “On combating corruption”, operating in Russia since 2009. According to the 273-FZ, the conflict of interest is a situation when personal interest of officials can affect the performance of his official duties. While personal interest can be considered to obtain an official property or cash income or other benefits. Tkachev has sent the government a notice of its consideration of a possible conflict of interest. Now it will be considered by the special Commission which will give its opinion, explained the procedure the representative of the Ministry.
Himself Tkachev in an interview in June 2015 said that he sees no conflict of interest. “It’s not the oil, but the earth, the production of milk, meat, eggs, bread… Conventional farming. The company I created in 1995-1996, they are small, they have more than 20 years. Am I supposed to sell? The decision is up to the relatives… This is absolutely normal — it enterprises, plants, factories. What conflict?” — explained the Minister.