The Ukrainian company is interested in expanding the range of refreshing drinks from apple juice.
Now the company is actively produced the directly pressed apple juice. As part of its growth strategy into new international markets, the company would like to find experienced cider producers who would be interested in manufacturing and marketing its products under licence.
The company is located in the Ukrainian Carpathian, near the Romanian and Hungarian borders. The company was founded in 2017. It owns large areas of apple orchards. The old, local varieties are at least partially very valuable and well adapted to the local conditions, climate and soil. This is why the company started producing directly pressed apple juice several years ago. In order to increase the added value and expand the product range, they came up with the idea of also producing cider.
Like most high-quality food, good cider cannot be produced on an industrial scale. However, the production of cider requires, at least in part, specific bitter and sweet-bitter apple varieties. Therefore, the company decided to plant our own orchard and try the matching varieties from England and France here. Now they expect the first harvest. By then they want to bring their knowledge and infrastructure up to the necessary level.
The company wishes to buy a license for the cider production with which it could extend the range, of, proposed to a customer, products. For this purpose, the company wishes to establish a license agreement with the cider-producing companies.
- Type of partner sought: Partners should have experience in the manufacture of apple drinks (cider). They should be committed to high quality manufacturing EU standards
- Specific area of activity of the partner: Potential partners should be experienced producers of apple drinks (cider), ideally able to market products to relevant wholesalers, food service companies or premium retailers in their country / territory. Accreditation by the EU global food safety standard would be ideal, but as a minimum they should be committed to high quality manufacturing standards.
Tasks to be performed: The company wish to buy a license for a cider production from a potential partner.