About Ekosem-Agrar

A new dimension of modern dairy farming

Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, Ekosem-Agrar AG is the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group.

A total milk output of roughly 483,000 tons in 2018 makes Ekosem-Agrar the largest raw milk producer in the Russian Federation and Europe. To increase its vertical integration, the Group is successively expanding its own milk processing operations with the aim of becoming Russia’s leading fully integrated producer of dairy products.

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Further production areas include crop farming, seed production and breeding, suckler cow farming and organic farming. As of 31 Decembre 2018, the Group’s farmland amounts to 504,000 hectares.

The Group employs 10,000 people and has a presence in seven regions in Russia.

The company was established in 1993 by today’s Managing Director Stefan Dürr, who has been active in the Russian agricultural sector since the beginning of the 1990s and has been instrumental in modernizing the industry in the past 25 years. In 2009, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of his contributions to the German-Russian agricultural policy dialogue.

2017

Ekosem-Agrar increases raw milk output to over 1,000 tons per day and expands its milk processing activities

2016

Maturity of the corporate bonds successfully extended by 4 years each

2015

EkoNiva Agro added to the list of Russia‘s 199 strategically important companies

2014

Own dairy products marketed under the brand name “Academy of Dairy Sciences”

2012

Ekosem-Agrar enters the capital market and issues two bonds in Germany

2011

Agricultural machinery operations separated from agricultural production through spin-off and subsequent sale

2006

Construction of the Group’s first modern dairy cow facility

2002

Start of agricultural business: acquisition of the first farming operation

2000

Foundation of Ekosem-Agrar GmbH

2000

EkoNiva’s growth is boosted as modern agricultural machinery is established in Russia

1998

Start of shipments of used agricultural machinery to Russia

1996

Start of seed imports to Russia

1995

EkoNiva is the first Russian company to export organically certified buckwheat to Western Europe

1994

Foundation of the EkoNiva Group

1994

Inception of the German-Russian agricultural policy dialogue

1989

Stefan Dürr is the first Western European trainee in the Soviet agricultural sector