New dairy planned for Leeds

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10 October 2002
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Arla Foods’ Supervisory Board recently approved the construction of a new liquid milk dairy at Stourton outside Leeds in the UK.
At an estimated cost of GBP 50 million, the dairy will have an initial capacity of 250 million litres milk on a site adjacent to Arla Foods’ new distribution centre. Construction is expected to commence in February 2003 and the dairy is scheduled to open in October 2004, when it will replace the existing dairy in the centre of Leeds. The dairy’s workforce are expected to transfer to the new plant.

The plans for the new dairy allow for future expansion, e.g. in connection with further consolidation of the UK dairy industry.

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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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