Granit-Agro was founded in 2004. The company is a member of the Agro-industrial Group Arnika, which is owned by one single family. Granit-Agro leases more than 2’200 hectares of organic arable land in the Semenivka district of the Poltava region, known for its highly fertile black soils.
Granit-Agro’s core business relates to growing organic soya, maize, and hemp. Its soya is processed by the Biopreparat Production Company into organic toasted expanded full-fat (TEF) soya. One of the company’s key crops is hemp, for producing seeds, straw and fiber products. In 2016, Granit-Agro produced hemp on 400 ha to obtain 200 tons of seed. Quality control of products is carried out by different prestigious European and Ukrainian laboratories. Granit-Agro uses GPS monitoring and barcoding to trace products, and seals all the big bags for export. The company’s infrastructure involves organic warehouses with a storage area of 12.5 thousand square meters and shipping terminals for trucks and railway using sea fright containers.
The company is certified according to the Equivalent European Union Organic Production & Processing Standard by Organic Standard and is approved according Bio Suisse standards. In the season 2015-16, the company exported around 11’000 tons of organic products, i.e. corn, soya, wheat, hemp, to Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and New Zealand. Group Arnika is in the process to convert step by step all its land to organic, in total amounting 20’000 hectares.