Romanian entrepreneurs to crowdfund largest kefir plant in Europe

By bne IntelliNews August 19, 2019

Romanian entrepreneurs Madalina and Adrian Cocan, the owners of the Laptaria cu Caimac dairy, are considering investing €4mn in what they say will be “the largest kefir plant in Europe”.

For technological reasons, a kefir plant must be entirely dedicated to this product, they explained to Wall Street daily, which is why currently there is no genuine kefir on the Romanian market, only kefir-like products.

"For this factory, we need at least €4mn, for which we will launch a crowdfunding campaign this summer. … The work will last about two years," Adrian Cocan told Wall-street.ro.

In Europe, there are similar production units in countries such as Germany, the UK, Italy and Denmark, but these factories have a daily production capacity lower than the one planned by the Romanian entrepreneurs, Adrian Cocan explained. 

Laptaria cu Caimac reported turnover of €9.1mn last year.

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