This week, 21 FrieslandCampina production plants in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium will be opening their doors to the organisation’s member dairy farmers. The various locations expect to welcome a total of more than 7,000 visitors.
FrieslandCampina is a dairy multinational which is owned by the member dairy farmers of the cooperative Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina. It is important for the owners of the world’s biggest dairy cooperative to be involved with the company and also to see how their milk is processed and into what products. During the presentation that precedes the tour of the plants, member dairy farmers will be given an explanation of the various operating processes and the choices that have to be made in the context of the new route2020 strategy.
Receiving so many guests involves a lot of extra organisation, for example to maintain levels of safety and hygiene at the plants. For this reason, such tours are not normally possible. For its member dairy farmers, however, FrieslandCampina makes an exception once every five years.
The participating FrieslandCampina plants are: Aalter (B), Bedum, Beilen, Borculo, Born, Den Bosch, Ede, Eindhoven, Gerkesklooster, Gütersloh (D), Leeuwarden, Limmen, Lochem, Lutjewinkel, Maasdam, Meppel, Rijkevoort, Rotterdam, Steenderen, Veghel and Wolvega.