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About Vilniaus Duona

We are Lithuanian bread market leaders and the largest bakery in the Baltic States

We are the Lithuanian bread market leaders and the largest bakery in the Baltic States. We bake more than 80 different bread products and continuously amaze our customers with new ideas in bread products. In twenty-four hours we bake a quarter of a million breads and other bakery items!

Founded in Vilnius in 1882, Vilniaus Duona is the largest and oldest bakery in Lithuania. The first wood-fired ovens were replaced with modern equipment and Vilniaus Duona began supplying breads not only to Vilnius, but to all parts of Lithuania. In 2017 the turnover of Vilniaus Duona reached 34.3 million EUR.

During the 136 years in the business we accumulated long experience, but preserved the old bread baking technologies and authentic recipes. And we do not stop here: we continue investing in production modernization and product quality assurance, therefore consumers appreciate our products. Our products are sold not only in Lithuania: we also export them to Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Great Britain, Ireland, USA and other countries.

„Lantmännen Unibake“ group

Vilniaus Duona is part of Lantmännen Unibake, the leading baking company in Scandinavia and the Baltic States, affiliated to Lantmännen – one of the largest groups of companies in Northern Europe, doing business in agricultural, machinery, energy, and food industries.

Our top priorities are product quality and safety.

For several decades, we have been improving our processes and systems to meet the most strict customer requirements.
Lantmännen Unibake is represented by the following companies in Finland and the Baltic States:

Lantmännen Unibake
VAASAN Oy, Finnland
AS „Leibur“, Estonia
A/S „Hanzas Maiznicas“, Latvia
UAB „Vilniaus duona“, Lithuania

Lantmännen Unibake groups the annual turnover reaches up to € 1 billion, 6'000 employees.

Vilniaus Duona history

Vilniaus Duona is one of oldest industrial companies in Lithuania. Several generations grew up enjoying its bread.

1882

The origins of Vilniaus Duona. It was a military bakery powered by steam and the largest bakery in Lithuanian gubernias at the end of the XIX century.

1895

The bakery baked 378311 poods of bread (1 pood - 16.38 kg). A decade later, the Vilnius Military Bakery was officially placed under an obligation to supply production at lower prices to the poorest townsmen and Vilnius suburbs residents.

1944

The Vilnius Bread Company was established, including the previously mentioned and yet another one bakery, and also 15 small bakeries. The bakeries were not mechanized, usually heated by firewood. Several kinds of bread, long loaves, rolls were baked. Till 1947, the majority of work was done manually.

1948

Ovens of the old bakery were replaced by new ones, doubling the capacity - the period of industrial production began. A decade later, baking of bread Vilniaus began, and the recipe remains unchanged.

1990

The Vilnius Bakery Industry Association (uniting all the bakeries in Vilnius) was re-registered as a state-owned enterprise Vilniaus Duona. The name stays on to this day. In the last decade of the 20th century, the Vilniaus Duona products outspread to other regions, thus becoming the bread of Lithuania.

2002

The company has joined the ranks of VAASAN, the leader of the North-Baltic bread market.

2004 - 2008

Vilniaus Duona successfully implemented a major restructuring project, developing a modern and efficient production line of rye and wheat bread. During the restructuring, a new bakery was constructed and launched in Vilnius, Panevėžys bakery was modernized, and three outdated, inefficient bakeries in the center of Vilnius were closed. The production and logistics restructuring allowed the necessary prerequisites for further successful company's development and manufacturing of new modern bakery products.

2014 - 2015

Vilnius Bakery situated at V. A. Graičiūnas Street reconstruction, with two new production lines launched - long loaves and sandwich bread. Production started during months of June-September, 2015.

2015

In 2015, Vilniaus Duona joined Lantmännen, one of the largest groups of companies in Northern Europe, operating in agriculture, machinery, energy and food industries.
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2018

We are still making history…

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