From Cultivating Crops to Cultivating Organic Culture. Read about ProOrganica's history, and why choose to move into the organics market.
From Cultivating Crops to Cultivating Organic Culture
Chemex Ltd has been in the agricultural industry for over thirty years — starting out as a fertiliser and raw materials trading company in Donetsk, a city located in the centre of the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine. In 2014 an armed conflict swept through the region leading to the mass displacement of thousands of people and forcing us to relocate our business to Kiev. During this turbulent period we were forced to rethink the direction of our business, deciding that the time was right to start orientating towards the creative industries. Six years on, we are in the process of re-positioning Chemex Ltd as an engine for innovation, social and organic entrepreneurship in Ukraine.
Our Move Towards Organic
With its unique growing conditions, vast swathes of uncultivated land, and close proximity to some of the largest organic markets in the world, the potential of Ukraine's organic market is unprecedented. With our proven expertise in material sourcing, handling, and logistics the organics market was a natural next step for Chemex Ltd. So in the last few years we've started shifting part of our business operations and resources towards this promising market. To implement this, in 2019 we acquired processing facilities and a plot of land in Rozhiv, next to Kiev where, in 2020, we put into operation the equipment of dehulling, cleaning, sorting and packing of grains and pulses. Our first processed products was shipped to the UK in September 2020.