First turf cut in Visby

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23 August 2002
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Construction work began on Arla Foods’ new extension in Visby in Sweden last week. Totalling SEK 98 million, the construction programme comprises a new production line, a spray tower and a new warehouse.

On completion, the new facility will double its existing milk intake capacity to 160 million kg milk. The current workforce of 5 is expected to increase by 7 people.

Sited on the island of Gotland, the Visby plant has significant importance to the local community, particularly since Arla Foods’ other plant on the island is scheduled to close in July 2003.

Gunnar Hilding, Area Manager for the developer, Skanska,
and Arla Foods’ Board member, Tommy Jacobsen,
cut the first turf for the new building in Visby.
Photo: Ulf Glimfalk/Gotlands Allehanda

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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Arla Group Press Office
Arla Group Press Office (journalists/media only) +4591310310
Åse Andersson
Åse Andersson Head of Media Press contact for Arla Foods in Denmark +45 91 310 310 +45 89 38 10 00
Carina Østergaard
Carina Østergaard Corporate Communication Manager Press contact for Arla Foods International +45 91 31 16 01 +45 89 38 10 00