Kotányi signs contracts with pepper suppliers
Hungarian spice company Kotányi signed contracts with more than 100 suppliers of peppers in Mórahalom (southeastern Hungary), national news agency MTI reported late Friday. The contracts were signed as part of a program supported by the company Fűszermalom and the local council to revive pepper production in the region.
The goal is supply 1,000 tons of peppers to make 120 tons of paprika, mayor Zoltán Nógrádi said. Last year, program participants supplied enough peppers to make 45 tons of paprika, he added. Kotányi, the namesake of its founder, János Kotányi, was established in Szeged in 1881. Today, the family-owned company is the largest spice distributor in Central Europe. It is among the market leaders in Austria, Hungary, Russia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic. The company's Hungarian unit had revenue of HUF 3.9 bln in 2013, public records show.
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