Production

Following the strategic interests of the Company, six spirits production plants are located in major Russian federal districts, including the Central, Far Eastern, Northwestern, Volga and Siberian ones. This number of spirits production plants, as well as their location, provides Synergy with cost savings in terms of logistics and reduces operational risks, which are often inherent to companies with only one production facility. All seven plants use modern German and Italian equipment, and have a total capacity of over fifteen million decaliters.

The production at all the plants includes the full assortment of strategic and local brands. Exceptions are the brands of Beluga and Veda, which are produced only at the Mariinsky spirits production plant. Synergy production plants are important components in the Company's distribution system, as they are widely used as regional logistics centers in respective regions.

One of the largest plants for the manufacturing of strong alcoholic beverages in Russia, the Traditsii Kachestva (Quality Traditions) Plant, is located in the city of Krasnoznamensk in the Moscow Region. This plant was founded in 1997 and joined the Group in 2007. In 2009, the plant entered the list of 10 largest companies producing strong alcoholic beverages, in terms of total production output. The company operates as a major industrial and logistics center, which produces all of the strategic vodka brands of Synergy in the western part of Russia, up to the border of the Urals Federal District.

The Ussuriysky Balsam Plant has been the leading alcoholic beverages producer in the Primorsky Territory for more than 100 years. The company was founded in 1894 by merchant Mikhail Pyankov and became a part of Synergy in 2002. The Ussuriysky Balsam operates as a manufacturing and distributing center and represents all the strategic vodka brands of the Company in the Far East of Russia.

The Khabarovsky spirits production plant, founded in 1881, is one of the largest enterprises engaged in the production of strong alcoholic beverages in the Far East. The plant was purchased by Synergy in 2005.

The Permsky spirits production plant (Uralalco) is included in the list of 50 largest companies of the region engaged in the production of strong alcoholic beverages. The plant has been acquired by the Company in 2003. The plant was built in 1968 and initially specialized in the production and bottling of grape wines. Today, Uralalco operates as both a production and distribution center, which represents all the strategic vodka brands of Synergy in the Urals Federal District of Russia.

The Alviz Plant in Arkhangelsk was founded in 1899. Currently it is the largest strong alcoholic beverages plant in the Arkhangelsk Region. The plant was purchased by Synergy in 2004.

The Mariinsky spirits production plant is located in the Kemerovo Region, and was founded in 1900. This is the only plant that produces the super-premium vodka brand Beluga - the pride of the company and the undisputed leader in its segment. The plant became a part of Synergy in 2006, and today it is also a logistics center that carries out the production and distribution of the Company’s entire assortment in Siberia.