Az-Granata is one of the largest beverage producers in the South Caucasus region. Our Juice and Wine making facility was founded in 2011. It produces fruit juices, concentrates, compotes, wines and vodka. Main focus of exports: pomegranate juice and concentrate. Plant area is 2.5 ha.
The factory consists of fruit receiving, fruit processing, concentrate preparation, aseptic storage, glass filling and packaging, tetrapack filling and packaging divisions. The factory is able to produce 12 tons fruit juice per hour. Fruit receiving facility is suitable for grape, pomegranate, apple, pear, and quince. The following stages such as fruit receiving, purification, sorting, high temperature sterilization, aseptic storage tanks (40 each with 50 ton capacity) are implemented at the plant. The annual production capacity of factory is 100 million of conditional packaging.
The factory is supplied with modern equipments from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Bulgaria and France. Az-Granata owns 450ha of grape gardens and 400 ha of pomegranate gardens. Pomegranate gardens are Organic and certified by German Institute KIWA GmbH. Fruit gardens, processing and farming methods are frequently analyzed by international and local inspectors. Drip-irrigation water system is applied in our gardens.
Since 2006, Az-Granata LLC started to make new pomegranate groves in the HajiGadirli and Garavelli villages of Agsu. Total area of pomegranate gardens is 400 ha. Pomegranate sorts such as Azerbaijani Guloyshe, Pink Guloysha, Red peel, Thin peel, Bala Mursal and Red Mongrel are planted in our gardens. We employ more than 100 people at our plantations. We harvest 4,000 tons of pomegranate product annually and make directly squeezed pomegranate juice. Pomegranate gardens are organic and ceritifed by German Institute of KIWA GmbH. We are proud to harvest our own pomegranate. Compared to pomegranates that are cultivated in many parts of the world, our Azerbaijani pomegranate has one major distinguishing feature: It is the richest with antioxidants.
Since 2006, Az-Granata LLC started to make new vineyards. We intend to make new vineyards of technical and table varieties of grape. We plant: table variety grapes (Sultanina, Prima, Ora, Cardinal, Alfons Lavalye, Danuta) which go to the local market, and exported to Russia, and production grapes (Madrasa, Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) which are used in making different kinds of wines and fruit juices. All grape gardens are supplied with drip-irrigation water systems.
The plant located in Agsu occupies 8.8 ha territory. The main closed area of the plant is 20500 square meters. The closed service area of the plant has 15000 square meters, working area is 55000 square meters. The length of effluent disposal line is 8000 meters. The plant is supplied with modern equipments from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Bulgaria and France. Az-Granata also has warehouse for 2 million liters of finished products. Moreover, all analyses concerning the chemical and micro-biological composition of the product, its taste, smell, appearance and suitability for selling were conducted at the plant’s laboratory, and hygienic standards of the products are ensured.
Az-Granata pomegranate production (pomegranate juice and concentrate) has been certified organic by KIWA Institute GmbH, Germany. We also have the following accredations:
Bio certificate for the EU
USDA Organic for the USA
ISO 22000: 2005 Food Safety Management System
ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System