Agricultural production in Eastern Slovakia has firm roots and a rich history.
The warm and fertile lowlands in the southeast, perfect for the cultivation of grains or vineyards, and the cooler climate and the rocky natural landscape, which create conditions more for the raising of livestock and sheep, predestined the region of the east for a varied mix of vegetable and animal farming production. In the food processing industry the top unit in the region by revenue is the brewery in Velký Šariš, which is part of the concern SABMiller plc, the second largest beer maker in the world. In addition to this, Eastern Slovakia can be praised in particular for well-functioning traditional enterprises of dairy production, meat production and the processing of fish. Furthermore the largest maker of coffee and tea in Slovakia has been operating in Poprad since 1955.
Selection of Largest Companies Within the Sector
|Company||Location||Key product||Revenue in thousands||Investor|
|Pivovary Topvar, a.s.||Veľký Šariš||Traditional local beer||120 371||South Africa|
|MECOM GROUP s.r.o||Humenné||Processing, meat, sausages and other meat products||129 412||Cyprus|
|SYRÁREŇ BEL SLOVENSKO a.s||Michalovce||Raw products, Mini BabyBel, Leerdammer, Gervais||87 947||Austria|
|Tatranská mliekareň a.s||Kežmarok||Milk, butter, cream, yogurt, cheese||69 320||Slovakia|
|Podtatranská hydina a.s.||Kežmarok||Processing and preserving of poultry meat||45 450||Slovakia|
|HO&PE FAMILY, s.r.o.||Poprad||Production and distribution of frozen, refrigerated and dry goods||31 084||Slovakia|
|RYBA Košice spol. s r.o||Košice||Products from fish, shellfish, crustaceans||27 203||Slovakia|
|Baliarne obchodu, a. s. Poprad||Poprad||Coee, tea||26 756||Slovakia|
|MPC CESSI a.s.||Spišská nová ves||Manufacture of cutlery, pasta, couscous and similar farinaceous products||19 261||Slovakia|
|THYMOS, spol. s r.o||Veľká Lomnica||Production of spices and flavorings||16 838||Poland|
Pivovary Topvar a.s. from Velký Šariš
It is a brewing company that follows the long tradition of cooking and drinking beer in Slovakia.
Their beer portfolio in Slovakia ranks Pivovary Topvar in a leading position in its range and variety. The Šariš Brewery is constantly investing in technology development and working on top quality beer production. The quality of beers is highly valued and they have received dozens of valuable awards. The 8th year of the Slovak Beer Crown, where their beer was packed with seven awards, brought the historical success. Three Šariš beer medals from the prestigious international competition Monde Selection have expanded their rich collection of awards from previous years. For gold earnings, the Institute of Quality Monde Selection of the Šariš beer awarded 10% in addition to the International High Quality Trophy 2014 award.