Manufacturing

The Company RIVONA, UAB owns tinned food, milk, culinary, confectionery, meat processing and production lines in Alytus, Kedainiai and Šilalė cities.

The Cannery in Alytus production unit of preserved/canned food produces sauces, mustard, fruit jams and confitures, vegetable soups, fruit and vegetable purees, artificial honey, snacks, side dishes for herring, canned salads, vegetables and champignons – round 90 specific products in total. In 2012, new compressed-steam equipment for cleaning vegetables was installed in the unit of canned food, and in 2015, a high-efficiency vegetables-cutting device was mounted. In 2013, a modern cooking boiler, made in Germany, was installed in this unit, and in 2016, a new full-automatic vacuum cooking boiler. The two boilers have different functions and make the production process significantly faster. In 2017, rooms of this unit were renovated; new storage areas, administration and household rooms were equipped.
In 2022, a modern multi-level shelving and automatic ground-controlled robot-shuttle storage-accounting program was launched in the Alytus canning factory, allowing for efficient use of shelving volume and fully automated order picking for shipping.
The canning factory produced about 5 thousand tons of products in 2022. On average, the factory employs 45 workers. In 2022, the turnover of the Alytus canning factory reached 4.4 million euros exclusive of value-added tax

 

The Company's RIVONA UAB production unit, the Alytus Dairy, produces yoghurts, Greek-style yoghurts, sour cream, milk, kefir, sour buttermilk, sour milk, kefir drink, sour buttermilk drink, whey drink, butter, cottage cheese, curd, and fermented cheeses, processed cheese, and ice cream. In total, there are more than 70 types of dairy products.
In 2018, the fermented cheese workshop started operating in the dairy, producing two types of half-hard cheese.
In 2022, 338 tons of fermented cheese were produced.
In 2022, Alytus Dairy began producing lactose-free products – cottage cheese, yogurt, and sour cream. The Dairy supplies the majority of its products to the NORFA retail chain.

Alytus Cannery and Alytus Dairy supply their products not only for the Lithuanian market. Their produce can be found in Ireland, Great Britain, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, USA, Czech Republic and Netherlands.

Kedainiai culinary Unit and 50 Norfa shops produced vegetables, fish, meat and flour products: salads, snacks, chutneys, pastry - approximately 170 sorts of products. The Unit is also supply to the market fish. In 2022, it produced 4,6 thousand tons of products and also supplied about 1,7 thousand tons of fish.
The confectionery factory produces 39 types of sweets: 19 types of cakes, 18 types of pies, and 2 types of traditional Lithuanian pastry – Baumkuchen. In 2022, the confectionery factory produced a total of 370 of confectionery products.
The main culinary factory in Kėdainiai employs an average of 115 workers, while the NORFA retail chain culinary factories employ around 150 workers.

In 2018, a bread bakery began operating at the culinary factory in Kėdainiai, which produced 15 types of bread and baguettes (rolls), totalling to about 990 tons of production per year in 2022. The bakery was invested with 5 million euros, and it operates two fully automated production lines for bread and baguettes, as well as a semi-automated sandwich bread baking line.

The Culinary Unit has implemented the hygiene requirements of the European Union legislation regarding the products of animal origin, and has been granted a certificate of the State Food and Veterinary Service enabling it to supply its meat products and pre-cooked meat foodstuff not only within the commercial network of NORFA, but in other outlets in Lithuania and European Union states as well.

In 2010, the Company RIVONA, UAB was awarded by the Ministry of Social Security and Labor of the Republic of Lithuania with the Certificate of Appreciation for being able to create new work-places in the areas with the highest unemployment rates in 2010 (in Alytus).

In 2016 JSC Rivona purchased lithuanian meat processing company.  This unit slaughters about 16 000 pigs and 170 bulls, also cuts about 140 tons of raw flesh on average per month. In addition, they also produce more than 80 varieties of products such as marinated, cooked, dried/cured, hot and cold smoked produce (sausages, wieners, rolls, ham, meat flitch). Unit monthly produces about 450 tons of products.

In 2017, the packing lines were renewed and new cutting equipment was purchased.

In 2018, new manufacture equipment was purchased (sausage filler, sausage hanging line, frozen meat cutter, etc.), and installation of a new system of production and accounting was completed.

In 2019 the company bought a new cutter and new cooking kettles automatically loading/unloading raw material, and launched the sausage clipping and hanging line.

In 2020 the company installed an innovative software for the raw materials’ acceptance and accounting and carcass unloading ramps, equipped an automized washer for recyclable containers (frames, wheelchairs).

In 2021, reconstruction work began in the old slaughterhouse. The workshop will be renovated, and the cattle slaughtering capacity will increase.
 
In 2022, a new poultry processing plant started operating, producing about 150 tons of marinated poultry products per month. In addition, a new automated slaughterhouse started operating, with a capacity of up to 150 slaughtered pigs per hour. The new slaughterhouse has new domestic premises, and the working conditions of employees have improved. At the same time, two automated cold smoking and curing chambers and one drying/aging chamber were built, as well as two fully automated thermal processing chambers with full cooling to the required temperature.  

It is planned that in 2023, a new crate washing equipment will be installed in the meat processing division, capable of automatically feeding and unloading crates.

Alytus canning plant and Alytus dairy address:
Putinų st. 33,
Alytus, LT - 62175
Lithuania

Kėdainiai culinary address:
Pramonės st. 15
Kėdainiai, LT - 57241
Lithuania