Company History and Development

Agro-industrial holding Astarta-Kyiv was established in 1993.

In 1996-1998, it began investing in agriculture. Assets of the first agricultural company Pustoviytove in the Poltava oblast were acquired in 1997.

In 1999, a controlling stake in the first sugar plant Yareskivsky was acquired.

In 2003, the Company acquired the Zhdanivsky and Kobelyatsky sugar plants.

In 2004-2005, the Company acquired the Veselopodilsky and Globynsky sugar plants.

In August 2006, ASTARTA’s shares are listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

In 2007, the Group actively expanded operations by acquiring new agricultural companies and increasing the area of leased agricultural land.

In 2008 Company starts cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, by means of which energy efficiency program is being funded. In the same year ASTARTA, was one of the first agricultural companies to sign an agreement with the Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund established by EBRD and EIB, with the aim to implement carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol, which covers the reduction of carbon emissions from factories in the period from 2008 to 2012. At the same time, the Company adopted the decision directed on geographical diversification. The Group have expanded its operations to Khmeltnitski region and acquired the Narkevychi sugar plant as well as agricultural enterprises in order to provide the sugar plant with own sugar beet.

In 2009 Company came along the large-scale reconstruction process with the aim to combine agricultural assets and sugar plants within the same industrial association. As a result the Company managed to optimize production, reduce administrative costs and improve asset management.

In 2011, the Company acquired the Novoivankivskyi sugar plant in Kharkiv region.

In 2012 ASTARTA initiated construction of soybean processing plant and biogas complex.

In 2013 soybean processing plant in Globyno (Poltava region) was built 

In 2014 a biogas complex was commissioned (Poltava region)

In 2015 - 2017 - deversified leading food producer

Currently, Astarta-Kyiv is one of the leading vertically integrated agro-industrial holdings, the main business of which is aimed on providing Ukrainian industrial consumers and population with high-quality sugar and milk, as well as cultivation, processing and trade in agricultural products.