Ovostar Union N.V. (WSE: OVO), a vertically integrated holding company, one of the leading egg and egg products producers in Ukraine, announces the commissioning of the second stage of the Ovostar Egg Processing Plant which had been implemented as a part of the current investment program.

As a result of reconstruction of the Ovostar Egg Processing Plant, the egg separating capacities have been increased considerably from 60 thousand eggs per hour to 180 thousand eggs per hour after installation of new equipment by an Italian producer «PELBO». The pasteurization capacities have been also increased from 2 tons per hour to 8 tons per hour. This was achieved through installation of a modern system for pasteurization and standardization of dry substances in liquid egg products by a French producer «ACTINI».

The installation of production equipment for packing liquid egg products by a Danish producer «ALFA LAVAL PARMA» (Astepo) has provided full automation of the process and increased the production capacity for packing of liquid egg products from 2 tons per hour to 8 tons per hour.

"The egg breaking facilities currently used in the production process are equipped with a function that is unique for Ukraine: the automatic scanning of the egg mass. Such an innovation will allow us to control the quality of white and yolk separation more carefully. The new facilities by the world's leading manufacturers will increase processing capacities to more than 2 million eggs per day (previously: 1,2 million eggs per day). Such an equipment will allow us to produce even better quality dry and liquid egg products under the Ovostar TM. We shall continue implementing our strategy of meeting the expectations of the most demanding customers by producing egg products of the highest quality "- said Golovnya Igor, director of the Ovostar Egg Processing Plant.

The investment program undertaken by Ovostar Union is being implemented as scheduled.