The History of the AVK Confectionary Company




"AVK" - one of the leaders of the confectionery industry of Ukraine - started its activities in 1991. For more than 10 years the central office "AVK" is located in Kiev, and the main production facilities are concentrated in Dnepropetrovsk.


Confectionery products of "AVK" are high quality, have excellent taste characteristics and original design, custom packaging and personal style that stands out from competing products. Our manufacturing plant is certified according to the international standard ISO 22000. Having obtained by the plant this certificate confirms the excellent job management system of food safety. Due to this, the products of "AVK" compete with the best world analogues and are popular in more than 20 countries around the world.


 "AVK" Company annually confirms the reputation as an innovator and follows modern trends producing sweets with the original taste, often having no analogues in Ukrainian market of sweets. Thus the company was the first in Ukraine who began to produce candies based on hollow wafers, extrusion confectionery, sugar-free chocolate, combined jelly chewing sweets, hollow chocolate candies and chocolate drops.


Due to high expertise of staff, innovative recipes and new technologies "AVK" company can flexibly respond to customer demand and provide a stable supply of popular products to retail chains.


ТOP AVK’s brands are "Royal Masterpiece", "Domior", "Kresko", "Golden Evening", "Who said Mu?", "Trufalie", "Royal Charm", "Chocolate Night", "Truffle original", "KreAmo", "Chocolate without sugar "AVK", "Gulliver", "Zhuviland" and others.



Confectionery factory AVK Dnepropetrovsk

Established in – 1973

Factory area – 14639 sq. m

Number of employees – 2300

Output in a year– 72 236 metric tons

Product specialization – pralines, chocolates and hollow wafers.


AVK Confectionery Company manufactures, sells, and exports confectionery products to customers in Ukraine, the Russian Federation, and internationally. It provides chocolates, bars, chewing candies and jellies, biscuits, waffles, sugarfree products, extrusion sweets, cocoa beverages, dragees, croissants, novelties, and salty snacks. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine.

AVK Appoints Valerii Kravets as Director General and Board Chairperson


Feb 23 15


The supervisory board of AVK company appointed Valerii Kravets as the director general and board chairperson. Earlier Kravets had occupied the position of a deputy chairperson of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, an adviser of chairperson of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea for introduction of economic reforms, and a deputy director general of the company.


AVK Confectionery Company


The AVK Company has started its activity in 1991 as a supplier of cacao products to the Ukrainian confectionery factories. It has been needed only three years the first sweets – hollow chocolate figures, were produced.In 1996 the AVK Company purchased the confectionery factory in Donetsk and afterwards the factories in Lugansk and Mukacheve. It had provided the opportunity to extend the assortment of confectionery products.


Now AVK incorporates 4 factories based in Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Luhansk and Mukacheve.


ТOP AVK’s brands in chocolate confectionery are: “Shedevr”, “Domior”, “Krem-sufle”, “Korolivskyj Sharm”, “Major”, “Frutta - smachna hvylyna”.


AVK Company is the first company which has started the jelly-chewing sweets production in Ukraine.


avk confectionery companyAnd now the company’s brand “Zhuviland” is the absolute leader of this category.


AVK products are popular among Ukrainian, Russian and other CIS’ consumers.


The quality of the AVK products is proved by international certificates.


Biscuit Catalog


AVK -- High Quality Confectionery Products

Second Largest Primium Producer In Ukraine

Investment From Western NIS Enterprise Fund

Ukrainian Confectionery AVK Reports Strong Growth in 2000

ISO 9001 Certified in January 2001


Kyiv, February 27, 2001 - AVK, Ukraine's premier producer of high quality confectionery products, announced today its financial and operating results for the year 2000. Unit sales increased by 28% over 1999 to 60.6 thousand tons, while revenues for the year reached $60 million for the first time in the Company's history. AVK is currently the second largest producer in the rapidly expanding and very competitive Ukrainian confectionery market.


In addition to turning in strong financial and operating results, AVK continued to strengthen its portfolio of specialty and proprietary products. In November, the maker of the popular Mazhor snack bars and Club Jelle bars launched a new line of elite boxed chocolates under the brand name "Talisman".


Volodymyr Avramenko, Chairman of the Board, stated that, "The strong demand for AVK's products is a result of the Company's ongoing dedication to producing the highest quality confections available on the Ukrainian market."


A testament to that ongoing commitment to quality, the Company was awarded ISO 9001 certification for its chocolate glazing factory on January 25, 2001. AVK is the number one producer of chocolate glazing in Ukraine, a key component to many of its products and those of other confectioneries, bakeries and ice-cream manufacturers in the region.


AVK began the ISO certification process in November 1999. In addition to the manufacturing process itself, as many as ten other company-wide processes such as procurement, sales, marketing, logistics, warehousing and human resources were evaluated and brought into accordance with ISO 9001 requirements. AVK plans to extend the ISO certification to its new biscuit manufacturing facility in Donetsk. The factory is scheduled to be commissioned in the spring and will provide the Company the means to continue its strong growth in 2001.

AVK, Black Prince, glazed marsh-mallow with coco. AVK, Black Prince, glazed marsh-mallow with rum.

AVK, Black Prince, glazed marsh-mallow with coffee.