RIGA - Vegetable processing company Kronis, which in 2019 received a EUR 52,000 grant from the Defense Ministry, has launched production of dried food rations for the National Armed Forces (NAF), LETA was told at the Defense Ministry.
Defense Minister Artis Pabriks (Development/For) indicated that from now on, soldiers will be provided with high-quality, tasty, locally produced field rations, made mostly of locally produced ingredients. Cooperation with Latvian producers will remain one of the defense sector's priorities to supply the armed forces and strengthen the national economy, Pabriks added.
Within the framework of the Defense Ministry-funded project, Kronis has developed nine meal recipes, adjusting them for mass production. The company has already started producing the dried food rations for the military.
As part of the grant program, Kronis has also upgraded its production technology to lengthen the shelf life of the dry food rations. Currently, the product can be stored for three years, but the company is working on new solutions to extend the shelf life without affecting quality.
According to information at Firmas.lv, Kronis closed 2021 with EUR 3.421 million in turnover and a profit of EUR 88,858.
Kronis, registered in 1993, belongs to Janis Abolins (52.1 percent) and Aivars Svarenieks (40.04 percent).