A reliable partner, with a track record proven over time

The Adept Group is the largest, most successfully developing and rapidly expanding company in the agricultural sector, and the meat and retail trading industry in the Novgorod Region. The Group was established in 1991. The company employs over 3,500 people.

The Adept Business Group of Companies includes a full production process cycle, from the production of environmentally-friendly succulent grain-based animal feed to the sale of ready-made products.

The Adept Group manufactures over 1,500 different sausage and meat products, poultry meat products, chilled and frozen ready-made food products, as well as meat specialty products. The Group’s most significant and well-known brands include: Novgorod Bacon, Chicken Farm, Dvoryanin, Miasnoy Reserv and Vkusniy Obychai. The company’s products are supplied to 70 regions across Russia.

ganza.jpg The Adept Group of Companies is a member of the Business Hanza; this allows the Group to introduce European technology into production methods and provide instruction and training for our expert staff at the sites of the best agricultural companies in Europe, given that the Hanza presents an extensive range of connections and opportunity.

The Adept Group of Companies is represented by the following companies specializing in 3 industry areas.

  • The Novgorod Bacon Limited Liability Company
      Crop production and production of compound animal feed
      Pig farming
      Cattle farming
      Poultry farming
  • Open joint-stock company Velikonovgorodskiy myasnoy dvor
      A modern meat processing plant with several processing areas — from slaughter and initial to high-level meat processing
  • The closed joint stock company Adept
      A wholesale and retail food product trading business with its own branded Novgorod Bacon retail chain in Velikiy Novgorod and St Petersburg

Our mission — honest. pure. our own.

Reflecting the principle “from field to table”, the Adept Group of Companies maintains strict controls on all the key stages of the production process: seed sowing and planting, feed production, livestock and poultry rearing and initial and high-level meat processing — all this allows the company to produce a consistently high-quality product, at a fair price, for our customers.

The daily solution and management of these issues enables the Adept Group to reduce the manufacturing cost of its products, and ensure that they remain competitive and of a high-quality as well as retaining an extensive product range. This guarantees the popularity of the company’s products on the market. Adept Group products are highly rated by our partners.

Quality Control


The Adept Group has been involved in food manufacture for the past 30 years.

OJSC VNMD is working to further develop the production and manufacturing process, improve it and then integrate it into the food product safety management system; this is reflected in our management policy on product safety and quality.

OJSC is certified according to the FSSC 22000 certification scheme, including certification in line with the following standards:

  • the international standard ISO 22000 certificate Food Safety Management Systems. The requirements for all organizations in the food production and consumption chain;
  • the ISO/TS 22002-1 Technical SpecificationPrerequisite Programmes on Food Safety. Part 1. Production of food products;
  • additional requirements under the FSS C 22000 Certification Scheme.

Every year the company successfully confirms its compliance with Russian and international standards by passing inspection and certification audits, carried out by the international company SGS, as well as audits by the Federal Trading Networks and the Federal State Institution NIIPRO Rosrezerv.

OJSC VNMD management is aware of the degree of responsibility for both the quality and safety of its products, therefore it is constantly developing its own testing and production laboratory, which is the primary safeguard to ensuring consumer health.

The OJSC VNMD laboratory has the mandatory approvals:

and is fitted out with the latest laboratory equipment:

  • neoteric microbiological safety boxes, from the leading Russian manufacturer CJSC Laminar Systems;
  • german equipment (Gerhardt) designed to determine the mass fraction of protein in both raw materials and finished food products;
  • miniVIDAS express analysing systems for pathogenic microorganisms in raw material and finished food products;
  • a FoodScan 2 express analyser device to monitor protein, fat, moisture and sodium chloride content in raw materials and finished food products; The results of product testing, according to the indicators listed above, are available in 1 minute in the OJSC VNMD laboratory! This allows us to effectively adjust recipes and “remove” any products that fall short of the quality indicators.

A logistics center


A modern logistics center and the company’s own fleet of refrigerated vehicles ensure a high level of service.

Branded trading


A retail network of own-branded shops, under the Novgorod Bacon brand name, within walking distance from your house!

A closed production cycle ensures that prices remain reasonable. We do not work with agents! Only our own raw materials and complete control at every stage. We value the opinions of our customers, explaining why we are constantly expanding our range of products.

The level of service in our Novgorod Bacon branded shops is always progressing: we are improving the qualification level of our staff and we delight our customers with discounts.