Global dairy producer Royal FrieslandCampina, is exploring options to build a sustainable dairy processing plant in The Netherlands.
The plant will be used for the processing of milk from the co-operative’s members into fresh dairy products and ingredients used in the production of early life and adult nutrition, and also for cheese manufacturing.
The new facility, which will be built with the latest developments in technology and sustainability in mind, will enable the co-operative to increase the flexibility of its supply chain to meet increasing market demand for special milk flows and accommodate anticipated growth for the coming years.
As a result of the potential size of FrieslandCampina’s proposed plant, as well as those sustainability and technical requirements, the dairy producer believes that it will need to build on a greenfield location.
Milk used in the production process on site will be sourced from FrieslandCampina’s own member dairy farmers. The dairy products and ingredients will be marketed and sold to global customers.
Details regarding the financial implications of the plant and the potential number of employees involved were not disclosed.