In 1997, the company first started to implement
trading operation. Today, ASTON is
the leader of sunflower oil export, the third largest
exporter of russian grain and production of
bottled oil. In 2016, ASTON took
1 place in the ranking of "200 largest companies-
exporters of Russia" in the food industry.

Shipbuilding and ship repairing

Shipbuilding plant Moryak has modern
equipment for ship repairing and modernization.
The plant serves ships with the length of
150 metres and weight of 5000 tons.

Production of foodstuffs

Products of ASTON are vegetable oils,
special fats for foodstuff industry, components
for production of mixed fodder. The capacities
of plants located in Millerovo and Morozovsk allow
to produce more than 2 400 tons of raw materials
and to fill nearly 1 million bottles a day.

Production of food ingredients

Starch plants produce a wide range of more
than 20 types of molasses, starches and syrups,
food products and animal feeds, including modified,
native, oxidized and cationic starches, as well as
glucose-fructose syrups and corn oil for more than
350 partners in the sector B2B.


6 agricultural enterprises with a total area of 38284.3 ha.
ASTON implements and uses an effective energy-
and resource-saving technologies. The park of agricultural
machinery constantly get restocked with high-tech machines
of the leading russian and worldwide brands.


ASTON provides international and domestic
transportation by marine, railway and automobile
transport. The company has over 300 automobiles,
tank wagons, tankers, dry cargo river-sea class,
bulkers Kavkaz, water terminals on bank
of the river Don.
tons of grain per year
More than 5 500 000 tons of grain per year.               
ASTON is proud of the team that has being built many years - it numbers more than 3500 employees! Loyal employees help the company to hold the leading positions at the market.   
export countries
ASTON sells its products across Russia and into 35 countries including CIS countries, Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa.   
Network of 8 elevators with total storage capacity of more than 660 000 tons of grain. All ASTON stand-alone silos are located in the wheat and sunflower belts of Russia.
tons of oil per year
2 modern oil extraction plants with a total processing capacity of 2 400 tons of seeds per day, which allows to produce about 330 000 tons of vegetable oil per year.

About company

For more than 20 years ASTON has been one of the largest companies in Russia for the production of food and food ingredients. ASTON is the largest exporter of vegetable oils, the leading processor of oilseeds, the third largest exporter of Russian grain. The company includes more than 20 divisions in various regions of the Russian Federation, including plants for the production and processing of vegetable oil, enterprises for the production of starches and syrups, elevator complexes, terminals on the river Don, ship repair plant, dry cargo ships of the "river-sea" class, tankers for the transportation of vegetable oils, bulk carriers for the transshipment of grain crops.

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Our factories

The capacity of the processing plant is up to 1200 tons of oilseeds per day. Advanced innovative, energy-efficient technologies have been introduced, which allowed to reduce the costs of processing oilseeds.

Today, the Morozovsk branch produces vegetable oils of the famous Russian brands Zatea, Volshebny kray, Svetlitsa, ASTON, as well as products under its own brands of the largest retail chains.

The plant produces and sells natural and high-quality ingredients from corn: native starch, starch syrup (caramel, maltose, high and low-sugar), as well as by-products.

This is a high-tech, equipped with modern technology industrial giant, confidently occupying a leading position among the largest enterprises of the Russian starch industry.


A project of a new plant construction in the Orenburg region has been launched
A project of a new plant construction in the Orenburg region has been launched

On June 4, 2021, during the International Economic Forum held in St. Petersburg, was signed an agreement on construction of a new modern oilseed processing plant in the Orenburg region.

Zatea Oliva – The best innovative product according to ProdExpo-2021
Zatea Oliva – The best innovative product according to ProdExpo-2021

Following the results of the international competition held within the framework of the exhibition "ProdExpo-2021", the products of the ASTON company were awarded two prestigious awards at once.

Sunflower oil Zatea – National Brand 2020
Sunflower oil Zatea – National Brand 2020

The winners of the annual national consumer confidence award – BRAND №1 in RUSSIA-2020 or simply NATIONAL BRAND have been announced. The winner of National Brand for the second time in a row became the trade mark ZATEA in the category "Sunflower oil".