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Some interesting facts about "MINSK KRISTALL"

04.06.2020
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In honor of the company’s birthday, we decided to surprise you and collected some significant facts about the plant. 

"MINSK KRISTALL" is the oldest enterprise producing alcoholic beverages in Minsk, it was founded in 1893. 

Nowadays the plant has an accredited laboratory, which carries out 100% control of finished products and entrance control of raw materials (materials), provides constant, timely and comprehensive control of product quality parameters at all stages of production. 

The enterprise has certificates for the right of using a quality mark "NATURAL PRODUCT".  

"MINSK KRISTALL " is the first owner of the international certificate of registration FSSC 22000 in alcohol branch among manufacturers of the Republic of Belarus and 11th in the world. Certification of food safety system for compliance with the requirements of the international certification FSSC 22000 is fully recognized and approved by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), which allows JSC "MINSK KRISTALL" to cooperate with major network companies around the world. 

There are 11 automatic high-speed filling lines for products and 2 semi-automatic lines for the production of souvenir and premium products installed in the workshops.  

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The company has mastered production of Alpha-Platinum alcohol, which has no analogues in the Republic of Belarus. 

In recent years the company started production of new kinds of products: strong alcoholic beverage "70", Calvados "Le Fruit D'or", plum brandy "Le Prunier Sauvage", alcoholic beverage based on aged grain distillate "The Rakovshchiks. Grain Classic". The distillates are aged in their own oak barrels.  

In production the company uses various technological methods improving organoleptic characteristics of drinks, including processing and filtration: quartz, flint (relict flint), coal, silver, platinum, gold, diamond, linen and membrane. The recipe and the set of technological operations make the product unique.  

In the branch of JSC "MINSK KRISTALL" in the village of Urechye, Minsk region there is the largest grain cleaning and drying complex in the country. The capacity of the complex is 60 tons of grain per hour, which allows to provide a full stock of high-quality raw materials for alcohol production. 

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JSC "MINSK KRISTALL" is the only enterprise in the Republic of Belarus producing alcoholic beverages, which uses a countercurrent extraction unit. The extraction unit produces multicomponent concentrated bases, which include extracts of herbs, roots, spices, etc. The bases are used in the production of liquor and wine products.  

There is an artesian well 290 meters deep on the territory of the plant, the water from which is used in production.  

Every year the plant produces more than 100 types of products, which total makes more than 3 million decalitres. 

About 1400 units of technological equipment are used at the plant. The luggage of the enterprise contains about 780 technological instructions and recipes. The unique developments of 1960s are preserved. 

The enterprise has the largest network of branded shops in the Republic of Belarus. At present 164 shops all over the country work under the trademark "MINSK KRISTALL". 

Our products are exported to more than 20 countries of the world. Among them Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Poland, Serbia, Denmark, Iran and Switzerland.  

For 127 years the company has been awarded with more than 900 awards in various Republican and International competitions and exhibitions, which are kept in the Hall of Fame. 

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The enterprise has been 5 times awarded with the Prize of the Government of the Republic of Belarus. 

JSC "MINSK KRISTALL" - "MINSK KRISTALL GROUP" holding management company is in the TOP 10 largest taxpayers of Minsk. 

The company regularly provides sponsorship to sports organizations, educational institutions, helps veterans and participants of the Great Patriotic War, low-income families and families with many children, trade union workers who found themselves in a difficult situation.  

The company is an official partner of the International Festival "Slavianski Bazaar" in Vitebsk.  

During the period of pandemic and shortage of hygienic hand disinfection equipment "MINSK KRISTALL" started to produce of disinfectants and sanitizers.

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