Three dairies sold
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- 28 October 2004
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Arla Foods has sold the cheese dairy, Västervik, and the powder factory, Kimstad, in Sweden as well as the cheese dairy, Brørup Mejeri, in Denmark.
The Västervik cheese dairy, which is scheduled to close in December, will be acquired by the buyer on 17 December.
The annual production of 3,000 tons cheese will be transferred to Falkenberg dairy.
The Kimstad powder factory, which will close at the end of the year, has been sold and the buyer will take over the property on March 1.
The new powder factory in Vimmerby will take over Kimstad’s production of milk powder.
Arla Foods has sold Brørup dairy in Denmark.
Cheese production at Brørup dairy ceased in 1999. Since then, the dairy has functioned as a store for Branderup 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.