Arla Foods opens new milk powder production facility – dpa

DrDairy company Arla Foods opened a new milk powder production facility at its Pronsfeld site in the Eifel region on Monday. The main hub is a 51-meter-high drying tower, where 685 million kilograms of milk is processed into about 90,000 tons of milk powder annually, Arla Foods announced on Monday. The second factory for the production of milk powder in Pronsfeld is mainly intended to meet the growing international demand. The system, including the new energy center, cost 190 million euros.

Arla Foods aims to expand its business into international markets such as the Middle East, West Africa and Southeast Asia, Arla Group CEO Peder Tuborgh said at the opening. A spokesperson said that in the past year, most of the milk powder from Brunsfield was delivered to Nigeria in international business.

According to the company, Pronsfeld in the Eifel district of Bitburg-Prüm is Arla’s largest production site in the world. It covers an area of ​​55 hectares (about 77 football fields) and has a total staff of about 1,000. In 2021, 1.5 billion kilograms of milk was processed there, and the products are exported to about 70 countries. A spokesman said the milk being delivered to Brunsfeld comes from about 1,800 farmers in Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia, Luxembourg and Belgium.

Arla Foods is a European dairy cooperative headquartered in Vibe, Denmark, owned by approximately 9,000 farmers from Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Sweden and the Netherlands. The company with about 20,000 employees generated sales of 11.2 billion euros in 2021. German office in Düsseldorf.

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