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Åke Hantoft slutför försäljningen av sin gård

Ake-Hantoft_2Arlas styrelseordförande Åke Hantoft har meddelat att han har kommit överens om försäljningen av sin mjölkgård i Ösarp. Detta sker efter att han tidigare meddelade att han avser att gå i pension.  Försäljningen kommer att slutföras den 2 juli 2018, och Åke Hantoft lämnar då sin position som ordförande i Arla med omedelbar verkan.

När Åke Hantoft i december 2017 meddelade att han planerade att avgå som ordförande startade styrelsen en process för att på ett smidigt sätt finna en efterträdare. Styrelsen har tagit hjälp av en internationell rekryteringsspecialist, Spencer Stuart.

Arla Foods ambas styrelse kommer att slutföra utnämningen av sitt nya ordförandeskap i god tid före 2 juli.

Röda siffror för Dalsspira Mejeri

Aktietorgetlistade Dalsspira Mejeri gjorde en rörelseförlust före avskrivningar och räntekostnader om -1,4 miljoner kronor (-0,5) för det första kvartalet 2018, skriver Dagens Industri.

”Dalspira kommer under följande kvartal att lägga fokus på att reducera förlusten med kombinerad insats av kostnadsbesparingar och ökat fokus på hemmamarknaden för att bli det självklara valet för både dalslänningar och bohuslänningar. Vi kommer även under året att fortsätta utvecklingen av produkter med volymfokus för att nå högre kapacitetsutnyttjande av anläggningen”, heter det i delårsrapporten.

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DMK Group acquires 100% of Russian RichArt Group

The DMK Group, Germany’s largest dairy cooperative, has extended its activities in Russia. With acquiring the remaining 40% of share in the IKAM Richart Holding GmbH, the DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH thus is sole shareholder of the Russian cheese manufacturer RichArt Group based in the Voronezh region. DMK had already acquired a majority holding in RichArt in the second half of 2016. The Supervisory Board of DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH yesterday agreed to the purchase of the remaining shares with immediate effect.

Studiebesök på Östersundsmejeriet och Skärvångens Bymejeri

Studiebesöken är uppdelade på två dagar, den 6 november i Östersund och den 7 november hos Skärvången.

Första dagen
Östersundsmejeriet är numera en del av Arla och har genomgått stora förändringar. Man har lagt ner tillverkningen av messmör men byggt ut tillverkningen av Hushållsost, bara för att nämna något. Vidare har man tagit fram en speciell Arla Ko® Jämtlandsmjölk. Allt detta och mer därtill får vi veta när vi träffar Mikael Backman den 6 november.

Nästa dag
Den 7:e åker vi tillsammans till Skärvångens Bymejeri och Tor Norman. Mejeriet har en bred produktion både av ostar från komjölk och getmjölksostar. Mejeriet har vunnit ett stort antal priser.

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New FoodScan from FOSS

Foodscan2FOSS announces the FoodScan™ 2, a new near infrared (NIR) analyser that equips quality control managers to handle the increasingly complex and time-critical tasks involved in analysis of solid and semi-solid dairy products such as cheese, butter and fermented dairy products.

Building on FoodScan, the FoodScan 2 harnesses the latest in rapid near infrared analytical technology to give a time-to-result as low as just 15 seconds. The ability to place odd-shaped samples directly in the instrument also reduces sample preparation time, for example curds can be placed directly for a quick assessment during cheese processing.  An intuitive touch-screen interface makes operator training fast and simple.

Nils_fossNils Foss is turning 90 on 11 May. Born into a successful entrepreneurial family, Nils Foss has lifted the legacy. The ever curious and dedicated entrepreneur and business man recently established the Nils Foss Excellence Prizes, given for the third year in a row this year, and his life’s work, FOSS A/S, has just now achieved its best financial results in the history of the company.

Dairy Alternatives Market is anticipated to hit $15.72 billion by 2023

Asia Pacific region, APAC, holds the largest market share and growth in the Dairy Alternatives Market and is anticipated to reach $9.05 billion by 2023 at a CAGR 9.9%. According to the new market research report by IndustryARC the market is driven by the increasing production activities in the oil and gas industry that has led to the growth of Dairy Alternatives market across the globe.

The APAC region is followed by North Americas. Large consumer base coupled with familiarity of soy and almond among the Chinese people, spurs the market growth. The key channels include super markets, health food stores, convenience stores, and pharmacies.

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Arla Foods is the first to choose SIG’s SIGNATURE PACK

SIGnaturpackArla Foods Germany is the first company to opt for the innovative SIGNATURE PACK from SIG – the world’s first aseptic carton pack that is 100% linked to plant-based renewable material. Arla now offers its 1 litre 1.5% and 3.8% organic milk (Arla® BIO Weidemilch) in the SIGNATURE PACK.

SIGNATURE PACK cartons are made from 77% paper board from wood and 23% plant-based polymers through mass balancing. This means that for the polymers used in the SIGNATURE PACK, an equivalent amount of bio-based feedstock went into the manufacturing of the polymers. To ensure the integrity of this process, the mass balancing is certified through internationally recognised third-parties.

The packs are aluminium-free, while maintaining product quality. Their carbon footprint is 72% lower than a standard SIG carton pack of the same format, based on a life cycle assessment (CB-100732 of 02.03.2018) carried out by independent experts using the ISO 14040 international standard.

These credentials are displayed on Arla’s organic milk packs, together with the FSCTM label which shows consumers that the wood-based content comes from well-managed forests and other controlled sources in accordance to FSC requirements.

The polymers that make up the rest of the SIGNATURE PACK cartons, including the barrier and the spout, are linked to 100% plant-based material using recognised and audited certification schemes (ISCC PLUS and TÜV SÜD CMS71) to ensure strict traceability and accountability.

Arla UK brings benefits of dairy to the soft drinks category with launch of new Milk & Oats range

milkoatsArla Foods is set to launch into the breakfast food-to-go market with the introduction of its new Milk & Oats range of healthy ready to drink beverages. Bringing the benefits of dairy into the soft drinks category, Milk & Oats is a simple blend of skimmed milk, hearty wholegrain oats and natural flavour that will launch in two breakfast-inspired variants – Maple and Vanilla.

With breakfast drinks growing at 30% year on year and milk drinks currently making up over £400m of the soft drinks category, Milk & Oats combines the convenience that on the go shoppers want that is high in fibre and protein, low in fat and a source of calcium. Its launch signals Arla’s ongoing commitment to innovation in milk and bringing new dairy products to market that add value for consumers and fit with changing, modern lifestyles.

Tetra Pak Separators with Encap technology slash energy consumption by 40%

Tetra Pak has reduced the energy use of its separators by 40%, by incorporating a breakthrough pressure management technology, Encapt™​, into the systems’ design.

The Encapt technology lowers the atmospheric pressure around the spinning bowl using a low-pressure pump, and the system is supervised by sensors that keep air friction minimal. Less friction means less energy required.

Combined with a unique AirTight design inside the bowl, where the whole system is hermetically sealed to ensure no air enters. With the inlet at the bottom, and the outlet at the top it saves the centre for outlet flow, and so requires less energy.

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