Company of the year

ASTON — is the “Company of the Year 2010” national business prize winner in the category “For Introduction of Power-Saving and Environmental Technologies”.

The prestigious prize awarding ceremony took place in Moscow in the Pillar Hall in the House of Unions on December 7, 2010. 

In 2010 ASTON completed implementation of two innovative projects: thermal power stations using renewable organic fuel were erected at the Millerovsky and Morozovsky (Rostov Region) vegetable oil productions. Use of advanced power co-generation technologies (heating and electricity) out of biological resources is a unique solution in the Russian oil production brunch of industry. ASTON plants are the only in Russia utilizing this type of energy.

 Generating capacity of the power plants completely provides for own demands of the Millerovsky and Morozovsky productions in heating and electric power. ASTON, striving to prevent climatic changes, decreases emissions of greenhouse gases by up to 200,000 tons/year.    

The used technology of energy generation is environmentally friendly. “Green” energy is less expensive as compared to current tariffs for natural gas and electric power, which builds up the energy efficiency ration of the production, cuts costs and product costs.

 One of the major priorities of ASTON is environmental protection. ASTON, investing into the construction of up-to-date productions and development of operating plants, introduces innovative processes and advanced technological solutions, which builds up energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of production. These accomplishments were noted by the expert board of the “Company of the Year” national award.        

 ASTON — is one of the major Russian manufacturers of food products (Trade Marks — Zateya (Idea), Volshebny Kray (Magic Valley), Svetlitsa, Aston for Chef), alimentary ingredients and components for forage production. Gearing the consumer ASTON develops functional products for healthy nutrition.

ASTON integrates vegetable oil producing and processing plants in Millerovo and Morozovsk (Rostov Region), rise flour and grits mill in Varenikovskaya (Krasnodar Region), grain silo complexes in Rostov and Krasnodar Regions, port terminals on the Don river, shipyard, river-sea type dry-cargo bulkers and vegetable-oil carrying tankers, farming businesses.

 Provider of the “Company of the Year” national business award – RBK Group. Goal of the project – to attract public and business community attention to successful national companies, raise their investment appeal, mold positive image of Russian business, and promote consolidation of national economy. The expert board of the project is manned by recognized businessmen, government officials and public figures.