Issue 36

Expansion on schedule at key processing plant

Extra capacity for high-value ingredients will be ready to go in October

Ingredient production continues unaffected by the bustle of building activity surrounding the expansion of Arla Foods Ingredients’ whey processing plant in Denmark. When the work is complete, customers will benefit from the plant’s significantly higher capability to produce functional milk proteins and the high-value nutritional ingredients alpha-lactalbumin and caseinoglycomacropeptide (CGMP).

The new tower, which will provide the necessary extra spray-drying capacity, is now in place, with the first dry run scheduled for July. Installation of new filtration equipment is to commence in August. By the end of 2012, the plant will be fully tested and ready to receive 25% more raw whey protein than today. The additional volume will be supplied by the EUR 35 million joint venture processing facility established by Arla Foods Ingredients with the German dairy company DMK.

From the midst of the building work, site director Erik Vesløv comments on behalf of the plant’s team of employees. “There is a feeling of positive anticipation here. The growing demand for our products is a great motivation. We’re all looking forward to be able to expand production so we can meet customer demands in the long term.”

The current major project is a step in Arla Foods Ingredients’ expansion strategy. Further investments are in the pipeline.