Hellevad Dairy to close
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- 02 June 2003
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Hellevad Dairy, which merged with Arla Foods in October 2002, ceased production on May 28.
A month after the merger, Hellevad’s Lurpak production was transferred to Holstebro Dairy and now its cheese production is relocating to Branderup, Nr. Vium and Hjørring. In contrast to most other redundant dairies, the Hellevad buildings will not remain empty for long. The dairy has been sold to a local businessman who intends to turn it into office accommodation.
The new owner will take possession of the buildings on October 1. The sales price has not been disclosed.
Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,400 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.