New milk powder factory in Sweden

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05 April 2002
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Following extensive negotiations, Arla Foods has signed an agreement in principle with Vimmerby local council for a new milk powder factory in Vimmerby, Sweden. Detailed planning for the new factory is expected to be completed in late summer.

Following the commissioning of the factory, Arla Foods' plants in Kjersing near Esbjerg in Denmark and the plants in Mjölby and Kimstad in Sweden will close down. Current powder production in Kalmar and Falkenberg will also be transferred to Vimmerby.

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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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