Nerijus Aukštuolis is the owner of Uab Lašu Duona, a noteworthy Lithuanian Company that manufactures buckwheat products and has made the protection of local products and the “healthy and natural” motto its trademark. Let’s discover how ... and how much our Company contributed to their mission.
Could you tell us about your Company? How did it start? Which are your mission and working philosophy? What about the leading passion of your entrepreneurial journey?
Uab Lašu Duona is a family-run company with 100% Lithuanian capital that, from generation to generation, has always focused all its energies on manufacturing products as more natural and authentic as possible. For this reason, as well as meeting the needs of a more and more demanding healthy products market, we decided to create a new brand, Biorina, buckwheat products based on Slow Food philosophy. Our mission consists of safeguarding the culture of local foods together with their traditions and specific methods of production and cooking. Moreover, we offer our customers excellent and healthy products grown in local farms and fields fertilized only organically. This way, the surrounding nature benefits from it and our land resources are safe and protected.
Where do your preference and interest in buckwheat, the raw material used both for your baked products and pasta come from?
Our interest for buckwheat comes from the desire to offer our Customers organic and healthy products, made of buckwheat grown only in Lithuania. Well aware of this possibility and believing in our own capacities to build one of the most modern pasta factory in Lithuania, we created Biorina trademark.
How did you find us? What are the most peculiar aspects and advantages of our lines in your opinion?
We were looking for reliable pasta machinery manufacturing enterprises with many years of experience behind them. When we set our sights on Storci, we came to visit you to see firsthand
your Company philosophy. During the meeting, we felt a warm atmosphere of family and tradition around us. Besides, your President Anzio Storci wanted to meet us personally: that meant very much for us. We appreciate a lot that kind of attention and devotion to work. After the meeting, we decided to invest in the short pasta line you had offered, which proved to be as reliable and flexible as we were looking for and fully meet our needs. The main advantages of the plant are undoubtedly the versatility, stability, the application of higher technology and, last but not least, the possibility to make many shapes of pasta.