Whey agreement with Skånemejerier
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- 17 October 2002
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Arla Foods and the Swedish dairy company, Skånemejerier, have signed a contract for licensed production of whey protein concentrate for Arla Foods.
The contract involves the processing of 140 million kg whey per year at Skånemejerier’s plant at Kristianstad, the centre of Skånemejerier’s cheese production. The whey protein concentrate will then be transferred to Danmark Protein in Nr. Vium for further processing into powder products for export.
The agreement, which runs for five years, has been approved by the Swedish competition authorities and the first consignment is scheduled to arrive at Nr. Vium next year.
"This is an opportunity to strengthen our position in the global markets for added value whey protein products,” said Group Director Bengt Mårtensson, Arla Foods.
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.