Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 12.700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the strongest players in the international dairy arena, with a wide range of dairy products of highest quality. Well-known brands like Lurpak® and Castello® belongs to the Arla family. Arla Foods is also the world’s largest manufacturer of organic dairy products. Arla also offers blue and feta cheese, pre-flavoured loaves, cream cheese, whipped cream cheese garlic and herbs, and organic cream cheese products. It is centered in Europe while developing its business in Middle East, Northern Africa, Russia and China. The Arla Foods Group is Europe’s second largest dairy company, with a revenue of 63,114 Billion DKK (8.5 Billion Euro) in 2013 and more than 18,000 employees.
Innovation as an absolute top priority at Arla. We focus on balancing incremental and radical innovation across the business with a primary target that 10% of our turnover should come from new product development. A future major focus will be on establishing strategic partnerships with universities, research organizations, suppliers and other private organisations to fuel Arla with external expertise.
Role in NanoPack:
- Participating in pilot testing of packaging of dairy products, to enable assessment of improvements in shelf life under actual production conditions.
- Contributing to the production of the bioactive packaging materials and participating in the preparation of the assessment plan as well as in the food assessment itself.