German/Dutch dairy alliance in the pipeline
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- 10 June 1999
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Holland's Campina Melkunie is having discussions with the German Emzett (Meierei-Zentrale Berlin) concerning an "intensive co-operation" agreement as from July 1, 1999.
Emzett, Germany's fourth largest dairy group, primarily produces liquid milk, fermented products and desserts and has a turnover of DKK 6 bn. It processes 900 m kg milk per year.
Europe's fourth largest dairy company, Campina Melkunie, receives 4.7 billion kg and has a turnover of approx. DKK 26 bn. Its determination to establish a strong presence in the German market was recently illustrated by Campina's acquisition of an 82 per cent shareholding in the German Südmilch.
With sales of DKK 2 billion, the German market is MD's largest export market. Following the merger with Kløver Mælk, MD Foods is Europe's third largest dairy group with a total milk volume of approx. 5 bn kg.
Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.