TOMSK, Sep 15 – RIA Tomsk. Biolit company engaged in production of dietary supplements, cosmetics and food products based on organic raw materials, has become a new resident of the Tomsk Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and plans to build a research and production complex there, having invested 130 million rubles in it, the regional administration's press service reported.
Earlier it was reported that the Tomsk SEZ, one of the six technical innovative zones of the Russian Federation, was opened in 2006. Following the abolition of a number of federal tax benefits and an increase in contributions to social funds for non-IT companies, Tomsk SEZ has faced an exodus of residents. From 2018 to 2020, their number dropped from 100 first to 45 and then to 39, with only two companies becoming new residents in 2020 and 2021.
"The new resident of the Tomsk SEZ is the company Biolit. On the southern site of SEZ Biolit plans to build a research and production complex of more than 2 thousand square meters for the development and production of innovative products with modern high-tech equipment. The total amount of investments into the project will exceed 130 million rubles," says the report.
It is noted that at least 60 employees will work at the plant. Biolit was founded by scientists of the Institute of Petroleum Chemistry of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1991. Today it is an innovative biotechnological company that cultivates, collects and processes environmentally safe raw materials, produces scientifically tested food supplements, food products and cosmetics.
"The SEZ territory is the best option for implementing our project, given the availability of well-developed infrastructure and the possibility of tax incentives. In addition, the SEZ resident status will increase the interest of lending institutions in providing borrowed resources," company director Valery Sergun is quoted.
According to the SPARK-Interfax analytical system, OOO Biolit's core business is production of other food products. The main beneficiary of the company is Valentina Burakova (67%) from Marinopol, Ivano-Frankivsk region. It is classified as a small company (82 employees). At year-end 2020, the company's revenue was 345.6 million rubles, with a net profit of 20.6 million.