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Today Sarepta plant preserves and enriches manufacturing traditions. It enjoys the leading positions in supplying and processing mustard seed oil. Owning and introducing a unique technology of advanced raw material conversion, the plant offers the widest range of end produce in the industry. This patented technology is unmatched in economic effectiveness. The company belongs to UG Group holding.

In 2009 VGMZ Sarepta LLC affirmed its credit as a reliable supplier of quality products after passing an independent expert examination and receiving an ISO 9001 international management quality certificate.

Products under Sarepta brand have received numerous awards at international produce exhibitions. They also conform to Kashrut and Halal requirements, which is confirmed by international certificates.

Every day Sarepta plant ships its produce worldwide – to Russia, Canada, Japan, and Germany. For many years, we have been cultivating successful relationship with our partners while constantly gaining new ones.


The history of mustard oil manufacturing goes back to the 1770s. At a reception of Empress Catherine the Great, count Nikita Beketov tried her favorite delicacy – mustard oil, brought to the Empress’s table from the far England at rather huge expenses. The count promised Catherine to breed Russian-grown mustard that would give oil tastier than the English one./p>

His experiments on a new variety of mustard began in his Otrada estate in Tsaritsyn Uyezd (now Volgograd Oblast). After several failures Beketov succeeded in hybridizing wild mustard with English and French ones, thus giving birth to the now world-famous Sarepta mustard.


The Empress took the news on good part. “His Excellency Nikita Afanasyevich Beketov is awarded with a gold medal from the public laurelling his best honors and the pleasure to gratify him for the model of seed mill he has sent to us, and also for cultivating in his Tsaritsyn estate of Otrada mustard plantings and perfecting oil milling using the above. The mentioned reward gives His Excellency Nikita Afanasyevich Beketov the privilege to deliver mustard oil to the Royal House”, “Ekonomicheskiy Vestnik” (“Economic bulletin”) wrote in 1795. /p>

Experiments in mustard oil production were continued by local German tradesmen of Sarepta colony. With all German orderliness they set forth industrial-scale production of Sarepta mustard seeds and oil. In 1810 a German minister named Johan Kaspar Glitsch geared a steam machine for seeds processing. This year is duly considered the start of industrial production of Sarepta mustard and mustard oil. /p>

Sarepta mustard oil was universally acclaimed as the standard of purity. It was achieved with special technology: mustard seeds were aged in grain barns for 3 years at constant temperature, and only then it was introduced into production. The resulting oil was of distinct purity – clear, lightly amber-colored, with no residue. After filtration it was let stand for 3 more months. In 1859 the company “Heirs of J.K. Glitsch” received the right to bear the title of “a Supplier of His Imperial Majesty Court”. In 1910 Emperor Nicholas II graced the celebration of 100 years of Glitsch company with his presence. Since those times, Sarepta along with Dijon in France is acclaimed as one of mustard capitals of the world. /p>

At present Volgograd Mustard Oil Plant “Sarepta” is the Russia’s biggest processor of one-of-a-kind crop – Oriental (Sarepta) mustard. The plant is the heir to the historical mill of Glitsch, having picked up the name of the original settlement where Sarepta mustard acquired its world-wide distinction. The plant survived through the revolution times, did not cease to operate during WWII, and is carefully preserving the technology and highly qualified personnel./p>


In 1989 on the place of the unique German quarter – “little Heaven on Earth” – a state open-air museum of history, ethnography and architecture was set up called “Staraya Sarepta” (“Old Sarepta”). To museum’s webpage

Mustard of Neitz’s company, taken up by his son-in-law Johan Kaspar Glitsch, is approved to be delivered to Tsar Alexander I royal tableMustard of Neitz’s company, taken up by his son-in-law Johan Kaspar Glitsch, is approved to be delivered to Tsar Alexander I royal table
“Emperor’s Blessing” of 1810 can be duly considered the start of Russian mustard industry.
Mustard seeds processing becomes the key industry of Sarepta Quarter, it determines the settlement’s economy and its people’s wealth

A new mustard production plant is launched by Glitsch, with brick buildings and a steam machine.

The plant undergoes full upgrade of technology lines.The plant undergoes full upgrade of technology lines.

Mustard products of Sarepta are exported to Germany, Denmark, Poland, USA and China.

Mustard products of Sarepta are exported to Germany, Denmark, Poland, USA and China.

Glitsch’s plant is renamed into “Osnovatel” (“The founder”).
The plant does not stop to operate even during the battle of Stalingrad

Mustard oil is recognized a strategic material and begins to be allocated by State Reserves.

The mustard oil mill receives its modern name of

OOO “Volgogradskij gorchichnyj zavod  Sarepta (Volgograd Mustard Oil Plant  Sarepta LLC)
The company belongs to UG Group holding
UG Group holding

Unique, unmatched in the world technology of natural essential oil production is developed and patented, the process of mustard seeds processing became non-waste

Automated line of natural mustard essential oil and fodder concentrate production is launched

The certificate of international management quality system ISO 9001:2008 is received

Mustard plasters production is reopened

Raw material department is renovated, modern seed-cleaning equipment and system of automated transport unloading is installed

Mustard powder production section is renovated, modern foreign-made equipment is installed. It provides with the quality at a level best world brands