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Reconstructions of Bakeries

Later on, renovations began at the 2nd Bakery – in 1983 a new rusk section was launched here, relocated from the 5th bakery, two Czech ovens, and other new machinery installed. Bakery’s rusk section actively continued operations without any equipment changes, until halting of production at the end of 2012.

In the year 1981, a tare free flour storage warehouse was constructed by the 2nd Bakery. In the year 1985, a modern German baking line for ready to go buns was installed and launched, and for two decades the famous buns 3 Kapeikos were baked here.

In the year 1983, the 2nd Bakery’s new administrative building was constructed, with a large auditorium and mechanical workshops installed. During 1986 and 1988, the long loaf baking workshop was fully renovated, having operated since bakery’s construction. A new long loafs production building was constructed, with four mechanized long loafs lines with Czech ovens, modern dough preparation, portioning, and dough rising equipment.

In the year 1989, next to the old bagel workshop, a new two-floor outbuilding was constructed. On the second floor of this annex, after installing a tunnel oven and other necessary machinery, crisps section was launched.

During years 1982 to 1984 Druskininkai Bakery was reconstructed – a complete bakery’s building renovation, with new machinery, installed. As the Druskininkai Bakery had no gas pipe, electric ovens were installed. Druskininkai Bakery gained notoriety after reconstruction not just for high-quality bread and pastry products, but also for oatmeal cookies baked there.

For the period of reconstruction works (lasting two years) guests and residents of Druskininkai were provided with bread and pastries baked in Vilnius bakeries. Considering the distance between the capital city and Druskininkai, the transportation conditions of those times and the fact that the bread loaves were unpacked – quite a challenge emerged for employees and professionals of Vilniaus Duona. The special linings were designed and fitted, to coat the production containers.

Changes did not bypass the 4th Bakery. Main consumers of this bakery, built in 1959, were military units and imprisonment institutions located around Vilnius. Though in fact, the bread baked here was quite popular among residents of Vilnius and surrounding areas.

“Productions of this bakery were delivered to the Military District of the Baltic Military Reserve. These were military bread rusks and bread loaves, packed in polyethylene sheet – air aspirated before sealing the packaging, with spirits steam sprayed in. The expiration date of these bread loaves lasted for longer than a year.”, – claims I. Šiaulys.

In the year 1978, a waffle workshop building was constructed in the 4th Bakery, with installing three waffle leaf baking ovens together with necessary machinery for spreading, cutting and packaging of wafers.

In the year 1985, constructions of big enlargement with administrative offices, auditorium, and workshops of soft confectionery were completed. New confectionery workshop’s productivity – 8 tons of cakes, biscuits, and cakes per day. Pastries section was reconstructed in the same year.

The closing accord of this period – in the year 1989, construction of the 6th Vilniaus Duona Bakery started in Justiniškės district. Production efficiency planned – 60 tons per day. This bakery was designed to replace the 1st Bakery, specializing in the baking of Palanga bread. Also, plans for a wide range of dietetic bread and cake products were set, till then baked at the 4th Bakery. Unfortunately, due to economic situation changes and intermitted centralized funding, this bakery’s construction discontinued. In the year 1994, it was separated from Vilniaus Duona and sold.