In the second half of the 20th century, the need to switch from infant-feeding centers to the formula manufacturing in the USSR was becoming increasingly obvious. The government decided to establish a new industry. This large-scale project was closely monitored by Leonid Brezhnev, the head of the Soviet Union, the General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee.
For the construction of three plants, cities with good environment, infrastructure and labor resources were identified: Istra (Russia, Moscow Region), Khorol (Ukraine, Poltava Region) and Volkovysk.
The construction of our factory began in 1967 and was completed 3 years later with the opening of the Children’s Food Milk Canning Factory that later became Volkovysk OJSC Bellakt.
For the first time in the milk canning industry of the USSR, production with remote automatic control of all processes was launched. At the commissioning, the factory’s capacity was up to 125 tons of milk per day. According to the government decree, Volkovysk Dairy Canning factory was instructed to supply formula to Moscow, Leningrad, Belarus, the Baltic states and Central Asian countries.
In February 1991, Volkovysk Factory was reorganized into Lease Holding Company Bellakt. From that moment, the trademark became recognizable by this name.
In late 1991, Bellakt changed its legal form again and became an Employee-Owned Company. In 1995, Bellakt was reorganized into Volkovysk OJSC Bellakt.
To meet the customers’ expectations and keep up the status of our trademark, it is necessary to be in dynamic progress. During the period from 2002 to 2008, Volkovysk OJSC Bellakt performed a major production upgrade.The result was not long in coming: our products became more delicious, more visually attractive and, consequently, more popular among the buyers.
Following the latest trends in baby food manufacturing, the company decided to master a new product type. In 2014, new equipment was installed for the production of liquid and pasty products for young children in the framework of the Children of Belarus Presidential Program.
From the very opening day and till present time, we have been expanding, developing and improving our production, adding thoughtfully our new achievements to the company’s history. We remember all the stages of our corporate development from the first steps on the market till present time when the company has become a leading formula manufacturer both in Belarus and the CIS countries.