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Amalthea and Ausnutria strengthen collaboration Growing

Growing and changing dairy market leads to international opportunities for both parties

Cheese producer Amalthea and infant nutrition company Ausnutria intend to further intensify their current collaboration to make the wonderful properties of goat’s milk accessible to a wider group of consumers. The shared vision of the strongly growing and changing (inter)national dairy market is the reason for a more intensive collaboration, involving a participation of 50 percent in the Amalthea group by Ausnutria B.V. This will allow the companies to bundle their innovative strengths, Amalthea will gain access to a broader network and the companies will jointly have a more complete portfolio. The transaction is subject to approval by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM).

Leading through innovation; microfiltration

Amalthea and Ausnutria have been working together for some time in the field of the patented microfiltration technique for goat milk. This innovation has led to a progressive position in the goat dairy market, more applications of goat milk thanks to the CleardMilk® formula developed and an optimal value of all individual milk components in semi-finished and finished products.

 

Broadening product portfolio

The product portfolios and geographic positions of both parties are complementary. Amalthea produces and markets semi-hard goat & organic cow cheese. Ausnutria specializes in infant nutrition based on goat’s milk. More intensive cooperation leads to more stability, continuity and greater innovative strength. In addition, the joining of forces enables Amalthea to use the global network of Ausnutria. Ausnutria is thus assured of very high-quality whey, an important ingredient for the production of its infant nutrition products.

Bart van der Meer, CEO of Ausnutria Dairy Corporation Ltd.: “By combining optimal milk production with our joint knowledge, innovations and products, we as Ausnutria are able to seize new opportunities and reach new markets together with Amalthea.”

“The intensified collaboration is in line with our mission to get all the ‘miracles’ out of milk. A logical step that contributes to our striving for a complete valorisation of the milk flows and to increase the flexibility in applications of the milk. The complete utilization of all milk components is also important for the realization of Amalthea’s sustainability agenda. At the same time, this collaboration offers our cooperative, suppliers and customers further growth opportunities,” said Joop de Groot, CEO Amalthea-group.

Amalthea will remain active as an autonomous party in the marketing of semi-hard goat and organic cow cheese specialities, soft & white cheese and CleardMilk®.

 

About Amalthea

Amalthea is a Dutch goat and organic cow cheese producer affiliated with the eponymous Amalthea, Cooperative of Goat Farmers, U.A., who daily supply the highest quality goat milk for the production of the best goat cheese and CleardMilk®. The Amalthea group is located in Rijen (South of the Netherlands) and serves its national and international customers from there.

 

About Ausnutria

Ausnutria is the global market leader in infant nutrition based on goat’s milk with the leading brand Kabrita, exports to more than 60 countries and has a turnover of more than 1.2 billion euros. The from origan Dutch company has its Dutch head office in Zwolle, 5 production locations in the Netherlands and local subsidiaries in the Middle East, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Russia and China. The main production locations are located in Heerenveen, Leeuwarden, Kampen and Ommen. Ausnutria has an exclusive and long-term partnership with dedicated goat farmers.

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Corporate social responsibility

The cooperative believes in transparency in the chain and when it comes to the environment, which is why several members of the cooperative have educational programmes for primary and secondary schools, and tertiary education institutes on their farms. Groups can also visit the farms. We also frequently collaborate with universities about animal welfare research.