Swedish UHT production transferred to Denmark

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16 March 2001
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On March 1, 2001 Esbjerg Dairy in Southern Denmark started production of a range of UHT products which were formerly produced at Alingsås and Kimstad in Sweden.
Total annual production of these products amounts to 9-10 million litres.

Esbjerg Dairy recently underwent a major expansion programme, which enlarged the stores area significantly and increased the number of bottling lines from 11 to 14. Until further notice the dairy will also produce the flavoured milk drink, Muu, and a soft-ice mix, previously produced at Alingsås and Kimstad respectively. Within the next few weeks the Aldra range of cream products will come on stream to be followed by a 27 per cent double cream and the Kelda sauces, the equivalent of the Karoline range of sauces in other markets.

"So far there have been few technical problems related to the transfer,” said Dairy Manager Jørgen Greve, Arla Foods in Esbjerg.”If anything, it will be the logistics side which will provide a challenge.”

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.

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