Berad Group - is holding, which includes manufacturing, import-export and logistics structures. Berad Group - production and export structure of the holding, founded in 1995, is a main producer and exporter of dried vegetables, dried fruits and nuts in Uzbekistan. Berad Group bases its activity on a «GPR» principle (Growing, Processing, Refining).
«Growing». With the purpose to provide production capacity with an appropriate amount of raw material, the company owns acreage on which it grows natural, environmentally friendly agricultural products.
«Processing». The company dries cultivated products on its drying lines «SANDVIK» (Italy).
«Refining». The company cleans up processed and dried products on the laser-optical sorter, X-ray machine and an air separator, which allows ensuring the quality of products, ready to use.
Berad structure includes own manufacturing factories located in Namangan, Samarkand, Surkhandarya and Tashkent regions of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The basic raw material centers are concentrated in these areas. All factories were built in the centers of raw material bases, fields in order to provide the well timed production with a continuous flow of fresh raw material. Due to the special climatic conditions in some areas crop ripens at different times, this allows almost always to have ready products in stock.
Competent and well-coordinated work of qualified personnel, as well as excellent knowledge of agricultural affairs and trends in the global market of dried agricultural products contributed to the rapid and dynamic growth of the company, as evidenced by the already implemented in Berad enterprises quality management system by international standards of ISO 9001, and food safety management system by international standards ISO 22000 (HACCP).
The Berad Group has much production in various regions of Uzbekistan,
allowing it to satisfy time-sensitive or high-volume requests.
The structure of Berad Group has a department of logistics, which was established in February 2004. The main activity of the department is forwarding services.
Since its establishment, the department has acquired and established strong partnership with carriers in CIS countries, Baltic States, Europe and China. It also has direct agreements on the transportation of goods with the world renowned ship owners and rail operators. The department provides services for the carriage of goods by rail, road, sea and air transport. Logistics department also proposes the development of an optimal route of delivery of goods both on the timing, and cost/ways of delivery, as well as recommendations for consolidation of goods in order to minimize the risk of possible losses during transportation.
The accumulated experience, coupled with high qualified specialists of the department allows to offer customers the best solutions to any logistical problems.
The production structure of Berad Group is divided into two categories - dried vegetables and dried fruits and nuts.
DRIED VEGETABLES - to ensure the quality resource base, the company owns about 2500 hectares of farmland. In these areas the company's specialists conduct thorough control over the cultivation of ecologically pure and natural raw material at each stage of ripening of a raw material position.
To obtain a high quality raw material, the company provides farmers with premium seeds (F1), natural fertilizers, and holds seminars aimed to improve the source of raw material.
About 90% of raw material for production is provided on the basis of futures contracts with farms and farmers. Years of working experience, as well as close cooperation with farmers allows to keep records on raw material from certain planted area. This measure allows (if necessary) to make back tracing of finished products, starting from finished goods, arrived at the buyer’s warehouse, until the planted area, where the products were grown.
All this, combined with fertile soil of Uzbekistan, and many sunny days a year, allows the company to produce ecologically clean products.
DRIED FRUITS - dried fruits contain more bioactive substances, in comparison with fresh fruit. In fact, it is a concentrate, which contains calcium, magnesium, iron and other valuable substances.
One of the main products for export of Berad Group is - raisins.
Grapes take a special place among the other planting grown in Uzbekistan. Natural-climatic and soil conditions are conducive to growth of varieties that have strong growth of shrubs, large and elegant bunches and berries, high sugar accumulation and good taste properties.
The amount of active temperatures during the growing season in the valleys and foothills is up to 4000-600000, which allows producing clean, high-sugar content grapes to make raisins.
Long summer is favorable for ripening berries, high accumulation of sugar in them, and early onset of the growing season and its duration allows to obtain products from the earliest - in June, to the most recent terms of its maturity (October). Hot and long dry summers create excellent conditions for growing ecologically clean grapes and their air-sun drying in large volumes.
Berad group pays a special attention into the production of raisins. The company is working with farmers and agricultural enterprises, since the period of grape ripening until final drying. In addition, various trainings and activities are conducted aimed at improving the quality and vineyard fruit-bearing. Also there works are conducted with farmers on a radical change in the ways of grapes drying, which are aimed to obtain ecologically clean raw material.