Ammerland’s improved results via exports
Ammerland dairy in Germany saw sales rise by 3.1% (€27.4 million) to €916.m in 2018. The export business contributed to the positive company result, as international sales subsidiaries recorded sales increases.
Ammerland now exports Ammerländer brand dairy products to more than 60 countries worldwide. In financial year 2019, this is to be further expanded, the company says.
At its two production sites in Wiefelstede-Dringenburg and Oldenburg, Ammerland processed 1,805.9m kg of raw milk (up 3.9%) in 2018. Cheese production totaled 145,474 tons (an increase of 8.3%). For powder products, production increased by 19.7% to 53,591 tons. Butter production was 20,939 tons (down 8.4 %) and fresh produce 130,848 tons (a drop of 2.9 %).
As in previous years, the balance sheet structure has developed well. Equity increased by €8.8 million to €128.9 million. Net income was €6m.
On the sales side, Ammerland continues to benefit from its various added-value concepts. In autumn 2018, for example, the market launch of Ammerländer brand organic milk took place. The response from trade and consumers has been very positive.
The dairy is the first company in Germany to invest in sustainable packaging for its Ammerländer Biomilch, which consists entirely of renewable raw materials.
Since April 2019 the sustainable milk carton has also been used in the Ammerländer fresh pasture milk products. The range of pasture products is set to be further expanded.