Kyiv Roshen Factory

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Kyiv confectionery factory "Roshen"
Company typePrivately held company
FounderValentyn Yefimov
Number of employees
3 000
ParentRoshen Confectionery Corporation
WebsiteKyiv Confectionery Factory

Kyiv confectionery factory "Roshen" (Ukrainian: Київська кондитерська фабрика "Рошен"), formerly known as the Karl Marx Kyiv Confectionery Factory[1] (Ukrainian: Київська кондитерська фабрика імені Карла Маркса) is the largest confectionery company in Kyiv, Ukraine, and the most important subdivision of the Roshen Confectionery Corporation.[2]


Kyiv Roshen Factory in the New Year 2012

The factory was founded in 1874 by Valentin Yefimov.

In 1923, it was named after Karl Marx by the Soviet authorities in order to celebrate his 105th anniversary.

Petro Poroshenko acquired control over the factory soon after its privatization in the 1990s, making it the basis for the future Roshen Corporation; a major modernization with Western equipment followed.

In 2009 closed joint-stock company "Karl Marx Kyiv Confectionery Factory" was renamed to public company ""Kyiv confectionery factory "Roshen"".[3]

The project to revitalize part of the Roshen factory won a bronze medal at the prestigious International Design Awards (IDA).[4]


The factory produces more than 100 different products of confectionery, including a variety of chocolate bars, candies, cakes, cookies, and fruit jellies. Among the factory's best-known brands are: "Kyiv cake"; "Kyiv Vechirniy" chocolate and nut candies; "Chaika", "Teatralnyi" and "Alionka" plain chocolate bars and other products.


  1. ^ Ukraine tells Russia to 'accept reality' of new trade deal with EU, Euronews (28 August 2013)
  2. ^ The Economics of Chocolate - Page 415 0198726449 Mara P. Squicciarini, Johan F. M. Swinnen - 2016 "Nowadays, Roshen is one of the largest confectionery manufacturers both in and outside of Ukraine."
  3. ^ "Війна за "Київський торт". Суд вирішив, що відомим брендом може користуватись лише корпорація Порошенка". Главком | Glavcom (in Ukrainian). 2018-07-19. Retrieved 2023-12-26.
  4. ^ "Українська архітектурна студія maass завоювала International Design Awards / НВ". 2022-02-25. Archived from the original on 25 February 2022. Retrieved 2022-05-15.

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