Chilean farmers buy dairy equipment from Öland
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- 18 March 2004
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When the Swedish Borgholm dairy closes on May 30, 2004, 75% of the production machinery will be dismantled and dispatched to Chile over the summer.
The new owners are Aproleche, a farmers’ association which has run into difficulties following the Parmalat crisis. The Arla equipment will assist the Chilean farmers in selling their milk, primarily for cheese production.
When Borgholm dairy closes down much of its cheese and powder production will be transferred to Kalmar dairy while Gouda production will be centred at Falkenberg dairy.
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.