Failure of the software (software) due to the actions of new IT-specialists in the cosmetic company Natura Siberica “launched a chain of negative events.” On Tuesday, due to non-payment of Russian Railways bills, delivery of goods to the company’s stores in Sochi, Novokuznetsk, Krasnoyarsk, Tyumen, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Ulyanovsk and Astrakhan was delivered. Irina Trubnikova, the ex-wife of the ex-owner, founder of the company, Andrei Trubnikov, who died in January of this year, told Izvestia about this on August 17.
According to her, employees of the company have been observing interruptions in software since August 16.
Earlier Tuesday edition “Gazeta.Ru” citing a source in Natura Siberica, it was reported that the software stopped working in the company and the employees stopped working. As Irina Trubnikova told Izvestia, problems with the software began after some “outsiders”, presumably hired by the new management for outsourcing, “reset the administrator’s password.” As a result, according to her, the 1C system, through which many of the company’s operations are carried out, collapsed. All office activities and the work of several stores in the regions were paralyzed, she stressed.
“The goods will be stored in the warehouse for three days, and then the company will have to pay for the storage. How long this situation will last is unknown, which means it is impossible to calculate the forthcoming additional costs. All this has the most negative effect on the company’s work processes and causes us great concern, ”said Irina Trubnikova.
Andrey Trubnikov, who was also the creator of the Granny Agafia’s Recipes brand, died at the age of 62 in early January 2021 from an exacerbation of chronic diseases.
The businessman founded “Granny Agafya’s Recipes” in 2002, six years later, goods under the Natura Siberica brand began to appear, in 2012 a retail chain of the same name appeared, which now has more than 55 outlets in Russia and abroad. Another 39 stores operate under the Organic Shop brand. According to the manufacturer’s reporting data, its total revenue in 2019 amounted to 14 billion rubles.
The companies belonged to Trubnikov and his family members. In “First Decision” and Natura Siberica “Izvestia” did not specify in January who will be in charge of managing the companies.
In 2013, the entrepreneur began buying land for organic farms. As well as its products, they passed European certification. In total, he bought 33 ha in Khakassia, 9.2 ha in Kamchatka, 7.15 ha in Sakhalin and 2 ha in Kunashir. They produce herbs for organic cosmetics. According to media reports, the businessman was going to get a plot in Tyva by the end of 2020 in order to build a hotel with a cafe and establish juice production.
Irina Trubnikova was the first wife of the now deceased founder of the company. As noted Forbes in early July, she owns a 40% stake in Natura Siberica. The woman wanted to become a trustee of the firm, but against her appointment Andrei Trubnikov’s third wife, Anastasia Trubnikova, spoke. As a result, the company chose a trustee from the outside, which led to a conflict, wrote Kommersant.
As Anastasia Trubnikova told Izvestia on August 7, she “has nothing against” the former wife of her late husband, Irina, or his other heirs. According to her, now there is a hereditary case, the participants of which are the children of Irina. If the mother of one group of heirs is also the trustee, then there is a conflict of interest, and this will work against other heirs, the widow believes.
August 8, 2021 “Vedomosti” reported that six out of ten legal entities through which Natura Siberica works have changed their head. General Director Dmitry Ganzer became him. Earlier, the trustee of the shares of Andrey Trubnikov was replaced: instead of the legal agency Cesar Consulting and its president Boris Lyuboshitsa, the notary of the Trubnikovs’ inheritance case Aigul Karnaukhova appointed Grigory Zhdanov as manager, notes RBK…
On August 14, Natura Siberica employees posted on the company’s website and in its social networks open letter, in which they complained that the new president of the company, Sergei Builov, who was appointed by Ganzer as president of the company, has disabled employee passes and does not allow the co-owners and heirs of the founder of the group into the office. Employees indicated that they did not want to work with the new management, and the position of Builov was not in the company’s charters.
“We are still ready to discuss the candidacy of an interim trustee, but Anastasia [Трубникова] didn’t even try to contact us to find a compromise. As for the position and candidacy of the president, I still do not know his rights, duties, powers, what he does in the company and what he is responsible for. Sergei Builov has not sent me any documents so far, ”Irina Trubnikova commented to Izvestia about the new appointments in the company.