The Plant originated in 1945 when the Soviet of People’s Commissars of the Byelorussian
SSR made a decision to construct the Minsk Hothouse-Hotbed Vegetables Growing
Integrated Plant. Ten years later the Plant was ready to operate, with the opportunity
of embarking and carrying out it’s main task, the provision of fresh vegetables
to the population of the capital city throughout the whole year, and especially
during the off season. At that time the Plant had 20 000 meters sq. of winter
hothouse, 4200 meters sq. of glassed forced bed frames, 45 hectares of arable
land and 25 hectares of orchards. A boiler which could heat an area of 820 meters
sq. was responsible for maintaining the required temperature.
Today, like in all the previous years, we are doing our best to supply the
city trade network with the required volume of Hothouse-Hotbed Vegetables Growing
Integrated Plant produce during all seasons. Taking into account the fact that
physical damage and aging of materials and technology, as well as the exploitation
of outdated technologies made it impossible for any further growth in production
volume and development of the Plant we decided to carry out the renovation. Technological
re-equipment made it possible to organize further production of vegetables in
shielded soil by means of a space-saving technology which provides plants with
nutrients, and has an irrigation system as well as completely automated climate
At the present time we operate 100 percent of the 6.4 hectares greenhouse
production area, and an additional 11 workstations have been added. Because of
this, the gross harvest of vegetable produce has increased by 1.4 times compared
to last year’s results. The launching of the autonomous boiler- house that uses
natural gas as fuel brought down the power cost from 44 to 18 percent.
In order to expand the range of vegetable produce, the City Council of Minsk
decided to construct a fifth line of the Plant in the year 2003, which was made
for growing lettuce and greenery crops. The application of advanced vegetable
growing technologies along with international practices provides us with the opportunity
to get over 50 kg of harvest per square meter, without the increase of money spent
on power, fuel, materials and fertilizers. This exceeds the former indices by
three times, and allows for the reduction of production and an increase of internal
funds allotted for the Plant development, as well as to successfully compete on
domestic and foreign markets.
Minsk Hothouse-Hotbed Vegetables Growing Integrated Plant supplies at least
2 900 metric tons of fresh vegetables and greenery crops to the trading network
throughout all seasons. We strive to obtain the deserved recognition of our consumers.
The quality of output produce is controlled in its mineral-vitamin composition
by the State institutions of expert appraisal of quality and safety of food products
and conforms to the standards of the Health Ministry of the Republic of Belarus.
The Plant is situated in the center of the City. It allows for the supply
of fresh vegetable produce to stores in small quantities, and is available at
all times. Moreover we have taken into account the desires expressed by employees
of nearby plants such as the unitary enterprise “Minsk S.I.Vavilov Mechanical
Factory”, the private “Minsk Alcohol-Free Beverages Factory” and by residents
of nearby residential districts, and organized the distribution of vegetables
on a territory bordering the Plant in the newly constructed store called “Small
Greenhouse”. The Plant has stable links with numerous retail shops and public
catering enterprises in Minsk. We are also interested in the expansion and strengthening
of our customers. Our business partners are highly appreciated, and we are ready
for stable and mutually profitable partnership in the future.