Arla adds capacity in Germany28 Jan 2015
Arla Foods has officially inaugurated a brand-new production area at its site in Pronsfeld, near Bitburg-Prüm in the Eifel district. A total of about €110 million was invested in the construction of a new milk drying tower, a new creamery and additional milk preparation and processing capacity. This represents a further step in the company’s […]
A total of about €110 million was invested in the construction of a new milk drying tower, a new creamery and additional milk preparation and processing capacity. This represents a further step in the company’s continuous, successful development of its Pronsfeld location in Rhineland-Palatinate.
The Pronsfeld location has evolved into one of the largest dairy production locations in Europe over the past 50 years. As early as 1967, dairy products with a remarkably long shelf life were being produced in the Eifel region with great success – this production continued under the auspices of Milch-Union Hocheifel (MUH) until 2012.
Until now, around 1.4 billion kilogrammes of milk have been processed annually in Pronsfeld. Thanks to the new production facilities, it will be possible to process an additional 450 million kilogrammes of milk annually, starting immediately. This corresponds to a volume of 40,000 tonnes of butter and 42,000 tonnes of milk powder annually.
“We will be using our various powdered milk products to supply our growth markets in Asia and Africa as well,” said Tim Ørting Jørgensen, head of Arla’s Consumer Central Europe division (CCE).
German dairy butter and the already highly successful blended spread Arla Kærgården will be produced here for the German market and for the Arla countries in Central Europe.
This makes the Pronsfeld location the largest production site in Arla’s entire network, as well as Arla’s centre of excellence for long-life dairy products.
“To my mind, this ultramodern dairy production facility is first and foremost a testament to forward-thinking farmers who have ventured to take a bold step forward. Instead of ducking their responsibility, they have taken their future into their own hands. As the chairman of a cooperative, that is something that makes me very proud,” said CEO of Arla Foods, Peder Tuborgh.
The company said that it has placed particular emphasis on the sustainable – that is, energy-efficient – design of the new facilities. The result of the initiative is a series of production facilities that are not only state-of-the-art, but also live up to Arla’s principles of sustainability and corporate responsibility.
“The expansion of the location and the commissioning of the new facilities has had another very positive effect. We have succeeded in creating around 75 new jobs in this area,” said Pronsfeld Site Manager Jürgen Wolf.
Already one of the largest employers in the region, since 2012 Arla has increased the number of employees at the Pronsfeld location to over 1000 people.
Dairy butter carbon footprint is 3.5 times larger than plant-based spreads, says Upfield
25 Apr 2022
Plant-based margarine manufacturer Upfield says its spreads have a 70% smaller carbon footprint, require half the amount of water and use two-thirds less land across the product cycle when compared to conventional butter, according to a life cycle...Read more
China leads the global boom for probiotics
30 Mar 2022
Probiotics are experiencing a boom in global demand - particularly in China - as consumers look for functional ingredients in food and drink products that can improve their health.Read more
Butter is Better: Keto is driving resurgence as a premium product
11 Feb 2022
After years of being shunned as an ingredient, fat is back thanks in large part to the popularity of the keto diet. The market for keto products is growing steadily with the global value of this category forecast to reach $15.6 billion by 2027, accordi...Read more
Oats growing in popularity, winning awards and consumer favour
10 Feb 2022
Oats have transformed from a breakfast ingredient to an increasingly common plant-based option, appearing in a multitude of applications.Read more
Chobani debuts plant-based coffee creamer
21 Jan 2022
After two years of producing dairy- and oat-based coffee creamers, Chobani is branching into plant-based coffee pairing options with the debut of Chobani Plant-Based Coffee Creamers. These creamers come in four flavors: Caramel Macchiato, Chocolate Haz...Read more
Animal-free dairy company raises $120M for commercialization
18 Jan 2022
Israeli animal-free dairy company Remilk raised $120 million in a Series B funding round led by Hanaco Ventures with participation from a number of other investors, including Impossible Foods backer CPT Capital, plant-based protein company Just, Yofix,...Read more
Chobani Sales surge as it moves closer to IPO
26 Nov 2021
Greek yogurt company Chobani saw its sales hit $1.2 billion as of Sept. 25 this year. That is only $200 million short of what the company recorded for all of 2020, when its sales rose 5.2% to $1.4 billion last year, according to a filing with the Secur...Read more
Cell-cultured dairy company maker TurtleTree closes $30M in Series A
8 Nov 2021
Singapore’s TurtleTree successfully closed a $30 million Series A funding round led by Verso Capital. This investment is one of the largest rounds to date in Asia’s cell-based food sector and brings TurtleTree’s total investment figure to $40 million.Read more
EU approves protein ingredient from Eat Just
25 Oct 2021
Eat Just, the company behind the mung bean-based Just Egg, received approval from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stating that its novel mung bean protein used in its egg substitute is safe for consumption. It is the first novel legume protei...Read more
Clara Foods rebrands as the EVERY Company and launches animal-free egg
20 Oct 2021
Fermentation startup Clara Foods announced it is rebranding as the EVERY Company at the same time that it is launching the world’s first animal-free, nature-equivalent egg protein — ClearEgg.Read more
Are you a supplier?
Here's what we can do for you
- Generate quality leads for your business
- Stay visible for 365 days of the year
- Receive product inquiries and respond to meeting requests directly
- Improve company online presence through Search Engine Optimisation