FDBusiness.com

Arla Foods to Expand Infant Milk Formula Production

 Breaking News
  • Irish Distillers to Invest €150 Million in Sites in Cork and Dublin Irish Distillers has announced investment of over €150 million in its sites in Cork and Dublin to meet demand for its products as the Irish whiskey renaissance continues apace. This is accelerated by the continued growth of the company’s flagship Jameson brand, which is now in double or triple-digit growth in more than 80 markets [...]...
  • Kepak Sweeps Up Seven Awards at Blas na hEireann Irish meat processor Kepak Group has picked up seven awards at this year’s prestigious Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards, including a Gold award for its newly launched Centra Irish Angus Sirloin Steaks with Pink Peppercorn Butter. As one of Europe’s leading food innovators, Kepak was up against the top Irish producers in a range of distinct [...]...
  • Chr. Hansen Acquires Dairy Ingredient Supplier Through the acquisition of Austrian-based ingredient supplier Österreichische Laberzeugung Hundsbichler, Chr. Hansen will further expand its enzyme production and presence into the traditional segments of specialty cheeses. Hundsbichler products are widely recognized for high quality, and this acquisition will enable Chr. Hansen to offer cheesemakers a second-to-none product portfolio in the animal rennet space. The acquisition [...]...
  • Croxsons Pulls Out All the Stops For HMS Spirits Company Leading glass packaging company, Croxsons, recently came to the aid of start-up artisan gin distiller, the HMS Spirits Company, to fulfil an urgent packaging requirement. The distiller had found itself without a closure for its latest release, Mary Rose Gin, a small batch London Dry Gin produced to celebrate Henry VIII’s famous warship. The distiller, who [...]...
  • Mains Overtaking Bottled Water Coolers in West Europe 102,500 more water coolers were installed across West Europe in 2017, marking a 3.4% increase and taking the total to 3.1 million, according to a new report from the sector’s leading specialist consultancy Zenith Global. The number of mains water, point of use coolers rose by 6.2% to reach 46.9% of the total, up from [...]...

Arla Foods to Expand Infant Milk Formula Production

Arla Foods to Expand Infant Milk Formula Production
April 12
08:59 2017

International dairy group Arla Foods has decided to invest €12 million in an upgrade of its AKAFA production site in Northern Denmark, which will allow it to add infant milk formula (IMF) production to its existing powdered milk capacity. The investment will not require an expansion of the site, but consists of an upgrade of relevant sections of the site to produce high-quality IMF.

Arla Foods sells high-quality IMF products under its own brands like Arla Baby & Me® and Milex® and is also a preferred supplier to a number of third party brands. The biggest markets for Arla Foods within the IMF category is China and Southeast Asia, Latin America and Europe.

“We are seeing double-digit growth in our global IMF sales, and we expect the growth to continue in the coming years due to rising demand in the category worldwide. By upgrading AKAFA to include IMF production, Arla will be able to meet the growing demand with high-quality production. Having a strong capacity with the highest quality is essential in a category like IMF, where quality is the key differentiator in the market,” says group vice president Henrik Andersen, who is head of Arla Foods Ingredients and responsible for Arla’s third party manufacturing (TPM) business.

Today approximately 80% of the production at AKAFA is powdered milk for family nutrition, and 20% is sterilised cream. The site’s products are sold in markets within Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

The new IMF production at AKAFA is expected to start in August 2018, and will create two to four new jobs at AKAFA. The investment is in line with Arla Foods’ aims to be among the world’s leading dairy companies within the child nutrition category.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 18, 2018Future Food-Tech London - Marketing Partnership
  • October 21, 2018Int'l Food Products Exhibition (Sial)
  • October 25, 2018Italian Espresso Coffee Show (TriestEspresso Expo)
  • October 25, 2018Finnish Food Fair
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements