An era ends in Sundsvall

Now the dairy in Sundsvall is closing as the milk production has moved to the dairy in Kallhäll. The distribution center though remains in Sundsvall.

After several years of changing consumption patterns, Arla decided in February to close the dairy in Sundsvall and move production of milk and fermented milk (fil) to Kallhäll outside Stockholm. With the closure, 75 years of dairy history ends, 35 jobs disappear and the local products Jämtlandsmjölk and Långfil will no longer be available in the shops.

Sundvalls Tidningen, Sunday 7 May, ad an article about the dairy – from beginning to end.

The dairy was completed in 1948 and had from the start a complete product range of milk, cream, cheese, and butter.

In 2010, the former owner, Milko, decided to close the dairy. Instead, Arla took over in 2011 and saved the dairy from closure. Today, in 2023, it is Arla that has taken the decision to close the dairy in Sundsvall, because people don’t drink as much milk as earlier.

Arla’s distribution business will remain on the premises. In addition, the local presence also remains through the farmers. The milk will be collected as before and turned into various dairy products, to be sold both locally and around the country.

Read the article in Sundsvalls Tidning HERE