Under the original plan, the first cheese China specialty made by our new production site in Russia was due to hit the market at the end of the year. However, this is proving unrealistic, given the restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. But we are still on target, and are on track for completion in the first half of 2021.
The distance between Bremen and Bobrov is 2,500 kilometers, a 25-hour car journey. There, our new production facility is mainly producing cheese in different formats, along with cheese for cooking and other specialties. DMK is now among the leading blue cheese producers in Russia with a 20% share of the market.
Right now, we are expanding capacity for this particular specialty as demand currently outstrips our production capabilities. At Bobrov, up to 600 tons of milk will be able to be processed on a daily basis, up from 20 tons a day. DMK has invested a total of €18 to €20 million in production facilities and infrastructure at the Bobrov cheese factory so far.