June 18, 2013
FrieslandCampina DMV in Veghel last week installed an energy-efficient evaporator that is the only one of its kind. It evaporates water from whey, allowing the lactose to crystallise spontaneously.Read on
June 18, 2013
The ‘photons farmer’ project, which was launched two years ago by Courage, the Innovation Network and the Borgman-Roeterdink dairy farm, a FrieslandCampina member farm, aims to show people what an energy-neutral dairy farm could look like in the future. Borgman-Roeterdink has been one of FrieslandCampina’s teaching farms since the beginning of this year. FrieslandCampina has been working with the farm to monitor the latest developments surrounding energy production and storage. An expert meeting was held on 13 June 2013 to encourage an exchange of experiences with experts from both the dairy farming industry and the energy sector. Also present was Professor Jacqueline Cramer, who called for more cooperation on renewable energy, a view shared by everyone at the meeting.Read on
June 17, 2013
FrieslandCampina Leeuwarden celebrates its centenary this year. In 1913, 33 dairy co-operations formed the Coöperatieve Condensfabriek Friesland [CCF], one of the forerunners of today’s FrieslandCampina. In the space of 100 years, the condensation plant has grown to become a dairy giant that processes 1 billion kilogrammes of milk (one-ninth of all the milk of the FrieslandCampina members) each year into milk powder and 1 billion cans of condensed milk, which are sent all over the world. To celebrate its centenary, FrieslandCampina is organising various centenary activities this year, including an international symposium on 20 June 2013, which will focus on 100 years of international entrepreneurship. Later this year, a reunion and staff party will be organised and an exhibition will be staged at FrieslandCampina Leeuwarden.
June 12, 2013
Erwin Wunnekink has been reappointed to the Board of Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. The Members Council of the dairy cooperative voted in favour of the reappointment at its meeting of 11 June 2013. The reappointment will take effect from 17 December 2013.
June 10, 2013
Last week, FrieslandCampina Workum celebrated the completion of a major construction and extension project with an official opening attended by almost 2,000 invited guests. The new facilities were formally opened on Wednesday 5 June in the presence of the employees, the Mayor of Súdwest-Fryslân Hayo Apotheker, councillors Maarten Offinga, representatives of the Friesland water authority Wetterskip Fryslân, suppliers and other business contacts. The ceremony marked the start of a series of Open Days at which member dairy farmers, employees’ families, local residents and customers were invited to tour the newly upgraded production plant.Read on