Half of this factory built in the 19th century is abandoned. At first it produced pipes, exploders and measuring devices thus greatly contributing to the country’s victory in World War II. Later it switched to producing
high-precision instruments used in the field of science and war industry. During the 90s, the number of orders reduced and the factory had to wait to be paid for years which caused closures of some of its departments.
Azerbaijan’s trademark is pomegranates and the whole world is aware of it because 98% of produce of the AZNAR Factory goes for export. Today, we are going to visit the two largest canning factories in Azerbaijan, namely AZNAR (Grante) and Gabalinsky Canning Factory (Jale). The history of Azerbaijan is inseparably linked to the culture of pomegranate cultivation. Traditionally, pomegranates have been cultivated in almost every region of Azerbaijan. The pomegranates growing in the Geokchai District are most often used for juice production.
Geokchai pomegranates have won an international recognition and became a synonym of "true Azerbaijani pomegranates". The secret of this magnificent taste and guaranteed quality is a unique area microclimate and soil composition, which is not seen anywhere else in the world. They need 3 kg of pomegranates to make one liter of pomegranate juice. AZNAR produces both bottled juice (up to 15,000 bottles of juice daily) and concentrated juice in aseptic containers to deliver to the customer.