The sense of the synergy is quite simple: Russia puts a strong livestock sector (and an interesting market); Italy the know-how for an efficient and sustainable production. It is on these assumptions that the synergy between Inalca, a company of the Cremonini group, and a consortium of entrepreneurs from Moscow led by Rdif, the Russian sovereign fund for direct investment, is born. As can be read in the newspaper La Verità, the partnership envisages investments for 14 million euros (about a billion rubles) in strengthening Inalca’s production and distribution structures in the territory of the Russian federation. The goal is to achieve “a complete integration of a sustainable supply chain, from agriculture to transformation to distributio” comments Luigi Scordamaglia, CEO of Inalca. The agreement also provides for Russian partners to join Orenbeef, a subsidiary of Inalca founded in the Orenburg region 5 years ago. Here the Italian group operates a slaughtering and beef processing plant, while in Odintsovo it has a plant for the production of hamburgers. Last, there are 7 distribution platforms in the country.