To boost local milk production in Nigeria, Arla Foods will builds a state-of-the-art commercial dairy farm. The new 200-hectare farm, located in Kaduna State, Nigeria and scheduled to open in 2022.
- Arla Foods will train and support up to 1,000 local dairy farmers as part of its long term commitment to public private partnerships that support the development of the Nigerian dairy sector.
- The farm will have housing for 400 dairy cows, modern milking parlours and technology, grass lands and living facilities for 25 employees.
The prominent deals and expansions by Arla Foods are feature below:
January 2020: The world’s leading dairy company Arla Foods, is building a new modern innovation centre for the ingredients business in Nr. Vium, Denmark. The new innovation centre will intensify the company’s efforts and take dairy and whey ingredients to the next level to meet the need for nutritious and sustainable food. The new AFI Innovation centre is expected to open in the middle of 2021.
November 2019: Arla foods announced the investment of $88 million to double the production of mozzarella at Branderup Dairy plant in Denmark. The new and more sustainable technology will help increase production in the plant. The expansion will create approximately 25 new jobs. Arla’s mozzarella production in Denmark is shipped to 100 countries.
October 2019: Arla Foods inaugurated a cheese production site in Bahrain. The company has invested approximately $55 million for the plant. The plant has created around 100 direct jobs in the local market. Bahrain is an Arla’s key strategic manufacturing hub in MENA region.
September 2019: Arla Foods in public-private partnership in Nigeria committed to developing a long-term sustainable dairy industry. The company’s partnership would help 1,000 small scale farmers and create a better livelihood while strengthening the company’s business in the country
July 2019: Arla Foods agreed on a new brand license for cheese business in Middle East region with Kraft Heinz. The agreement gives Arla Foods license to use the Kraft brand for the next 12 years in the Middle East markets. The markets covered in the agreement include UAE, Mauritius, Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, and the Seychelles.
About Arla Foods
Arla Foods is an international dairy company, owned by more than 10,000 farmers from Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. The company headquartered at Viby, Denmark, is also the world’s largest manufacturer of organic dairy products. Arla Foods is the owner of a wide range of dairy products of the highest quality, such as Arla, Lurpak and Castello. Arla Foods is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.