The Lactalis Group’s passion for milk that has been passed on from generation to generation since 1933 is what makes it a world leader in the dairy industry today. Over the years, Lactalis has built up considerable expertise in processing milk in all its forms, in accordance with local dairy traditions.
Today, the Lactalis Group delivers the best of milk by covering all dairy categories: cheese of course, but also drinking milk, yogurts and chilled dairy, butter and cream, milk powder for infants and adults, products for medical nutrition and finally dairy ingredients.
Bringing the best of dairy to the greatest number of consumers has been the Lactalis Group’s vision for more than 80 years and a key reason for its success and why Lactalis leads the industry in transforming and innovating dairy products.
Today, Lactalis is a global leader within the dairy industry and is present across all the categories of this market. The Group is the number one cheese manufacturer in the world and the European leader within the milk consumption, butter and cream markets.
It is also a major player in the chilled dairy and dairy ingredients categories, as well as the foodservice industry. Resulting from its global presence, the Lactalis Group has always been able to anticipate new market trends and adapt to production and consumption modes, whilst appreciating the local and cultural specificities of each country.
The development of the Lactalis Group, a major player in the European and global dairy sector, has always been carried out with utmost respect of people, particularly milk producers whose future is intrinsically linked to the growth of the Group. The constant investment made by the Lactalis Group in innovation, brand development and international activities creates value and enhances milk promotion.
Milk production requires solid professional expertise and the capacity to adapt to an ever changing market. The technicians and sales people at the Lactalis Group assist milk producers with the production process, in order to meet hygiene and quality standards inherent to processing and marketing milk and dairy products.
The milk procurement department of the Lactalis Group is responsible for managing and optimising milk supplies on behalf of the various factories of the Group. Their two main areas of focus are: optimisation of milk collection rounds, as well as ensuring good quality milk that is both healthy and nutritious.