Macedonia's Pekabesko to provide distribution for Turkey's Sutas local dairy – econ chamber

SKOPJE (Macedonia), April 16 (SeeNews) – Macedonian meat processing company Pekabesko will provide distribution services to local dairy Balkanska Mlekara under a five-year deal it signed with the dairy's owner, Turkey's Sutas, the country's economic chamber said.

Balkanska Mlekara, formerly Swedmilk, will launch operations next month with a processing capacity of 180 tonnes of milk per day, the chamber said on Monday quoting Sutas general manger for Macedonia, Ali Musfik Sozer.

Sutas has invested 10 million euro ($13.1 million) in its Macedonian dairy so far and plans additional investment of 5.0 million euro by the end of 2013. Its staff is to increase from 50 to 200.

Pekabesko has a distribution network of 40 vehicles and over 50 employees. It also has a 4,000-square meters of warehouse space.

Sutas acquired bankrupt Swedmilk in April last year.

($=0.7643 euro)

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