Fast response to fire in Branderup

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18 September 2003
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Only rapid action from staff and firemen prevented a roof fire from causing extensive damage to Branderup Dairy last week.
A team of roofers was laying roofing felt around a new ventilation vent when the heat caused the insulation to catch fire. However, a concerted effort from staff and local firemen enabled the fire to be extinguished within an hour.
A total of 10m² roof was destroyed and the dairy lost some of its cheese production for the day. Production, however, was re-established within five hours. The fire is believed to have cost the dairy between DKK 1 and 3 million.

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