Growing demand prompts DMK and Arla milk powder collaboration

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Milk powder, Milk, Dmk

Dairy giants DMK and Arla planning a joint collaboration to ramp up their milk powder production on the back of increasing global demand.

A spokesperson for Arla told emerging markets were seeing a rapid growth, in terms of population and wealth, which was driving a need for value-added food products such as milk powder.

“This is a big investment and by building this plant together we can work more efficiently and minimise the risk of the two companies,” ​said Peder Tuborgh, CEO of Arla Foods.

DMK said it had been looking for suitable partners in the northern region of Germany over the past few months.

Josef Schwaiger, CEO and spokesman for the DMK Management Board said the firm already had​a production operation for milk powder and butter at its Hohenwestedt site, but that this could be built up even more efficiently with other dairy companies.

“The necessary investments would amount to only 30 per cent of the cost of building an entirely new facility. We have presented this offer to the dairies in Schleswig-Holstein, but the response from the industry has been rather modest,”​ he said.

The companies both complement each other in terms of distribution, said Arla.

“Well-developed sales channels are essential in the highly competitive milk powder sector, in order to participate in the growing markets and to generate added value,”​ said the firm.

A spokesperson for DMK told the firm could not currently provide any further information on the collaboration.

Related topics: Business, Dairy-based ingredients

Related news

Related products

show more

Ignite your innovation fuse with on-trend recipes

Ignite your innovation fuse with on-trend recipes

Cargill | 10-Nov-2022 | Application Note

INFUSE by Cargill™ delivers ingredient solutions that meet new demands around nutritional balance, plant-based, and label-friendliness. It offers you the...

Alternative dairy innovation

Alternative dairy innovation

Lallemand Bio-Ingredients | 21-Oct-2022 | Technical / White Paper

Lallemand Bio-Ingredients offers an elaborate portfolio of specialty ingredients to help address the many challenges surrounding alternative dairy products.

Love the taste of fresh dairy products?  So do we!

Love the taste of fresh dairy products? So do we!

Döhler – Natural Food & Beverage Ingredients | 05-Oct-2022 | Technical / White Paper

The sensory appeal of plant-based applications is the most crucial factor. However, many plant-based formulations lack complexity in taste and a dairy-specific...

False rejects, don’t let it happen to you

False rejects, don’t let it happen to you

Mettler Toledo Safeline Ltd | 09-Sep-2022 | Application Note

As a food manufacturer, you want to detect the smallest metal contaminants possible to keep food safe and protect your brand. With certain foods subject...

Related suppliers

Follow us


View more