Milk powder production in Gerkesklooster restarted

26 August 2014

At the FrieslandCampina plant in Gerkesklooster, where the fire on July 29 caused a lot of damage, milk powder is being produced again. Last weekend the production location received milk again for the first time since the fire. Since Saturday the production of milk powder has been resumed.

The powder towers were not damaged by the fire, but product residues had to be removed and the towers had to be cleaned. The milk delivery has been temporarily moved. At the cheese production, work on the new ceiling is being finalized. The old ceiling was damaged by smoke and soot. The demolition of the damaged cheese warehouse is expected to be finished by the end of next week.  

Milk delivery at Gerkesklooster