Arla piloting in Upahl
Arla Foods is upgrading its dairy site in Upahl, Germany with a new pilot plant and a connected laboratory for the development and production of fresh milk products. The Arla site specialises in the production of fermented fresh milk products and is the largest Arla Group plant in the world for this product area. Yogurt and cottage cheese as well as milk drinks are primarily developed at the plant. Arla Foods has invested almost €60 million in the plant over the past three years. Overall, investments in the low double-digit million euro range are planned for the current year.
“By investing in the new plant we are further expanding our dairy in Upahl as a centre of excellence for the production of fresh milk products and strengthening our innovation expertise and our brand business in Germany. In the future we will be able to develop product innovations in a more targeted, easier and faster way and even better fulfill the wishes of our trading partners for new products,” Markus Mühleisen, head of Arla Foods in Germany, says.
In recent years the factory in Upahl’s portfolio has grown to include Arla Skyr, which is produced there for Germany and Europe, as well as products of the brand Arla Bio and the regional brand Hansano.