Wimm-Bill-Dann's sales volume rose in 2002 by 21.2% in comparison to 2001. According to the company's press office, its sales of juice rose by 45.7% last year to 476,700 tonnes, and sales of dairy products increased by 11.7% to 946,000 tonnes.
Wimm-Bill-Dann was founded in 1992. The company's turnover for the first nine months of 2002 was USD 592 million. It is Russia's largest producer of milk and juices, controlling 36% of the country's long-life milk market and 37% of the juice market. The company has 22 enterprises in 18 Russian and CIS towns. In 2003 Wimm-Bill-Dann will begin work on the construction of a milk and juice plant in Yekaterinburg.
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