​Arla Foods Ingredients opens new lactose factory and has infant nutrition sector in its sights

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Press release Published: 13/11/2014

Lactose from the factory will predominantly be sold into the vibrant infant nutrition sector. Among the products made at the facility will be Arla Foods Ingredients’ premium ‘dry blend’ lactose, which enables infant formula manufacturers to increase their output dramatically without compromising safety or requiring significant capital investment.

Luis Cubel, Sales Director for Arla Foods Ingredients’ Permeate & Lactose Business, said: “Our new lactose factory in Jutland is part of our drive to keep pace with growth in demand for high quality lactose in the infant nutrition sector. It is not just about serving our customers now, but also serving them in the future, with a consistent, reliable supply of lactose day in, day out.”

Henrik Andersen, CEO of Arla Foods Ingredients, added: “We’re very proud to open this new lactose factory, and to have done so on schedule. The future direction of our business is about meeting demand in growth segments. Where it is necessary, we are not afraid to invest in the production facilities required to do that, as this modern facility demonstrates. Meeting demand for premium dairy ingredients is a fundamental pillar of our ‘Quality starts here’ brand platform, and we are dedicated to ensuring our customers can source the products they want at all times.”

Quality starts here: Arla Foods Ingredients is a global leader in natural whey ingredients for products in a range of categories – from bakery, beverages, dairy and ice cream to clinical, infant and sports nutrition.

The cornerstones of our business are innovative ingredients, world-class facilities and a staff of dedicated experts. Drawing on our portfolio of functional and nutritional whey proteins, milk minerals, lactose and permeate, our expert team delivers solutions that bring new food products quickly and efficiently to market. Our application centres run hundreds of customer product trials every week. All ingredients are produced using state-of-the-art processing technology at our plant in Denmark, or by one of our joint ventures in Argentina, Germany and the UK.

Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S is a 100% owned subsidiary of Arla Foods, a global dairy company and cooperative owned by dairy farmers in Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg.