Company was found in 1991.
Fishery business leads since 1992
Fleet was started its work since 1992 with the acquisition of two trawlers STR-503 on shipyard in Volgograd.
Until 1999, the production workflow included:
- fishing and production of chilled fish products in the Barents Sea;
- delivery of chilled fish products to the onshore fish processing enterprises in the northern
part of Norway (95% of the catch) and in the city of Murmansk, the Russian Federation (5%).
In 2000 were upgraded vessels M-0182 “Variant” and M-0183 “Distinct”at Nerpa Ship Repair Yard,
Snezhnogorsk, Murmansk Region. A deck structure housing a state-of-the art advanced fish processing
and refrigerating factory and a canning shop was added to each vessel. The hold capacity was doubled.
After a major vessel upgrade production of fillets began onboard the vessels at sea.
In 2009 production of individually packaged fillets was started onboard the vessels M-0182 “Variant” and M-0183 “Distinct”.
In 2016 our company was one of the first in Russia to be granted a Quality Seal for individually packaged fillets produced and refrigerated at sea onboard vessels.
Significantly modified manufacturing parameters of the courts:
- Each vessel has deck structure with modern fish factory and canning shop.
- The hold capacity was doubled.
- Canning shop, fish processing and refrigerating factory.
- Vessels are equipped with modern navigation, fish-finding and other equipment.
The Variant Group includes:
Fishery Firm «Variant» - fishing and fish processing company. Fishing all year round in the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea. Owner of vessels M-0182 “Variant”, M-0183 “Distinct”, МК-0331 “Onega”;
Company “Arctic Holod”, stores fish products on its own warehouse (2000 tons capacity) in Murmansk. Owns of vehicle fleet providing inter-regional transportation and delivery of the products to the end consumers;
Company “Arctic management” takes function of management and accounting. Owner of vessel МК-0185 “Nerey”.
Company “ArcticTransLogistic” owner of vessel МК-0185 “Solombala”.
Company “Golfstream” leases building spaces, do material handling, manages warehouse’s space.
Company “Bagazh” sells fish products to organizations.
Moscow branch office of Fishery Firm ‘Variant” sells fish products to consumers.
The foundation of the company’s stability and competitiveness is the highly-qualified management and shipboard personnel the majority of whom have been employed by the Group’s companies for 10 years and more. Average number of employees of the Variant Group - 204.