Arla Foods has invested €190 million in the construction of a new milk powder production plant at its Pronsfield dairy facility in Germany.
The Pronsfield dairy site, located in Rhineland-Palatinate, is Arla’s “largest site worldwide” and will include a 51-metre-high drying tower and a new energy centre.
The plant will enable Arla to produce 685 million kilograms of milk that can then be processed into approximately 90,000 tonnes of premium milk powder annually.
Arla’s new facility will manufacture products for B2B business within the food processing industry, including processing milk powder into chocolate or baked goods.
Peder Tuborgh, CEO of Arla Group, said: “I am very pleased to inaugurate this new production facility at our Pronsfeld plant today. Giving as many people as possible access to good, nutritious food every day is one of the biggest challenges we face around the world…As the largest Arla plant in the world with a strong export business, the new production facility gives the Pronsfeld site even greater importance for the growth strategy of our international business.”
Upon construction, the company plans to use the plant to expand its business in international markets such as the Middle East, West Africa and Southeast Asia to meet the growing demand for affordable and nutritious dairy products.