FrieslandCampina Domo will invest a total of $181 million to expand its production plants in Beilen and Bedum over the coming years. These investments will enable the company to double its production capacity for total infant formulas and the required ingredients during the coming years.
FrieslandCampina Domo in Beilen will receive 100 million euros to expand its mixing capacity and install a new drier and packaging line for infant nutrition. These investments will enable FrieslandCampina Domo to respond more effectively to the growing demand for ingredients for infant nutrition and for the production of total infant formulas. FrieslandCampina Domo is also taking these measures in anticipation of future quality requirements which will be imposed by its clients and by law. The expansion activities will also allow the company to continue producing a wide range of infant nutrition products in the future.
In Bedum, 30 million euros will be invested in scaling up the processing capacity for demineralised whey ingredients. This will enable FrieslandCampina Domo to reinforce its leading position in the demineralised whey proteins sector.
Herman Ermens, Managing Director FrieslandCampina Domo: ‘These investments will allow us to help our customers achieve long-term growth in infant nutrition.’ Infant nutrition is one of the spearheads of FrieslandCampina’s route2020 strategy. The projected growth will be based partly on increasing demand for high-quality infant nutrition, primarily in Asia.
FrieslandCampina has over 75 years’ experience in the field of infant nutrition. In addition to owning the company, its dairy farmers also supply the key raw materials for infant nutrition.
The company’s in-house quality control system Foqus, which oversees the entire chain from start to finish, enables FrieslandCampina Domo to produce both ingredients and complete infant formulas of a consistently high quality standard.
The Beilen plant currently employs over 500 staff. Over the next two years, this will rise to more than 600. The Bedum staff complement of 72 will be expanded by three extra jobs. The investments are scheduled for completion in 2013.
FrieslandCampina Domo is an operating company of FrieslandCampina. Domo develops, produces and sells high-quality ingredients, primarily whey and milk-based. These ingredients are supplied worldwide to producers of infant nutrition, medical nutrition and cell nutrition. Domo also produces semifinished products and total infant formulas in bulk and consumer packaging for the infant nutrition industry.
FrieslandCampina Domo has production sites in Bedum, Beilen, Borculo, Dronrijp, Lochem and Workum in the Netherlands, in Delhi in the United States and a joint venture in Allansford, Australia. FrieslandCampina Domo has sales offices in the Netherlands (head office), Malaysia, United States and China.
Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. plays an important role in meeting the daily nutritional needs of hundreds of millions of people all over the world. The product range consists of dairy drinks, baby and infant food, cheese, butter, cream, desserts and dairy-based functional ingredients. Alongside consumer products, products are also supplied to professional customers active in the baking and hospital sectors, to the food industry and to the pharmaceutical sector. Based on the figures of 2010, the annual revenue of Royal FrieslandCampina amounts to almost 9 billion euro. The company employs some 19,500 people and operates over 100 production facilities and sales offices in 25 countries. FrieslandCampina has concentrated its commercial activities in four business groups: Consumer Products Europe; Consumer Products International; Cheese, Butter & Milkpowder and Ingredients. Well-known FrieslandCampina brands are: Campina, Chocomel, Fristi, Friesche Vlag, Mona, Optimel, Vifit, Milner, Frico, Buttergold, Valess,
Appelsientje, DubbelFrisss, CoolBest, Landliebe, Fruttis, Joyvalle, Yazoo, Milli Mia, Pöttyös, Napolact, NoyNoy, Dutch Lady, Frisian Flag, Foremost, Peak, Rainbow, DMV, Kievit, Domo, Creamy Creation and Nutrifeed. Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. has 14,800member dairy farms in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium and is the owner of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.