Anar Mammadov is the founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Garant Holding, one of the most successful companies in Azerbaijan’s fast-growing economy. In 2005, Anar Mammadov founded the company under the name ZQAN Holding. It was rebranded last year to Garant Holding, a name that more accurately reflects its mission and accomplishments.
Garant Holding functions as an umbrella corporation that oversees the structure, strategy, and decision-making of its subsidiaries. Garant Holding manages companies in a wide range of industries, including construction, real estate, agriculture, telecommunication, insurance, hospitality and tourism, and advertisement. Customer service and satisfaction are driving forces for corporate strategy.
It is the goal of Garant Holding to serve as one of the most important economic forces in Azerbaijan’s continuing growth. The country’s unique resources, including its rich natural environment, deep pool of skilled human resources, and organisational and political stability, have supported Garant Holding’s successful development.
Garant Holding’s values include quality, transparency and reliability in all of its products and services, both within Azerbaijan and internationally. The company invests in the development of human and natural resources, and takes special care to protect Azerbaijan’s valuable natural resources. Social responsibility and transparency between customers, employees and partners further define Garant Holding’s corporate policy.
2013 was one of the most successful years in Garant Holding’s nine-year history. Of the company’s many successes, one of the most notable was its growth in the agribusiness sector. Though Garant Holding’s subsidiaries are already quite varied, the company was able to further diversify its holdings in the industry of food manufacturing and production.
In 2013, Garant Holding established Ucar Agro, LLC, a new food processing company located in Ucar, the capital city of Azerbaijan’s central province Ujar Rayon. Garant Holding is contributing to sustainable economic development in this rural region, and is employing the area’s best people to work for Ucar Agro.
Due to a high demand from local consumers, Ucar Agro engages primarily in poultry production. The poultry processing operation is able to produce over 17 million live weight tons of poultry annually, both fresh and frozen. The plant has the capacity to process 6,000 chickens per hour.
Ucar Agro, LLC has employed 590 workers so far in its direct commercial production process, and an additional 150 workers in other jobs related to the enterprise. Through this new initiative, Garant Holding and Ucar Agro are providing valuable employment opportunities, using innovative and efficient technologies, and stimulating economic growth in the Ucar region of Azerbaijan.