Vitis Industries was incorporated as a company in 2002 by Sergey Mosin and his wife Vikki Mossine. Sergey and Vikki saw a gap in the PNG market for beverages made using traditional Russian recipes that made the most of local ingredients found in Papua New Guinea. Sergey is originally from Russia's Orel province (where his family had a distillery developing the craft of producing vodka and other spirits and liquors from as early as the 19th century). After leaving Russia around the time of the end of the cold war, Sergey spent time in Malaysia before settling in Papua New Guinea, and making a new home there with his wife.
Sergey has since applied his vast background of Russian manufacturing techniques to train local teams within Papua New Guinea on the craft and production of beverage manufacturing. Together, Vitis Industries has created exciting new beverages that are innovative within Papua New Guinea.
Vitis Industries has seen considerable growth since 2002 and now currently employs over 300 staff based predominantly in Papua New Guinea. In total, its staff includes three PhD holders, five with bachelor degrees and 19 university diploma holders.
Vitis Industries is a member of the Manufacturers Council of Papua New Guinea and GS1 association based in Australia. Since 2009 International export markets have expanded quickly to include Australia, China and Japan.
Trading in China includes the Linyi and Qingdao cities of the Shandong Province as well as a retail shop within Linyi City. Vitis Industries have also expanded from beverage manufacturing, to include opportunities in construction, sanitation and property development.