“Innovation is a key strategic pillar at the heart of Arla; embraced throughout our organisation from farm through to development of our products. Arla are proud to support the BFA Dairy Innovator of the Year award."
Alice Swift Senior Agriculture Manager Arla Foods
Arla Foods is a global dairy company and co-operative owned by 9,900 dairy farmers around 2,400 of whom are British.
Dating back to 1881, Arla’s purpose is to secure the highest value for its farmers’ milk, while creating opportunities for their growth. With production facilities in 11 countries and sales offices in a further 30, Arla is the world’s fifth largest dairy company and largest supplier of organic dairy products. Arla has a total of more than 18,000 colleagues and its products are sold under the well-known brands Arla®, Lurpak® and Castello® in more than 100 countries.
Brands Arla Foods UK is the largest dairy company in the country and is home to leading dairy brands Anchor®, Arla Cravendale®, and Arla Lactofree® with a UK revenue circa £2bn. The UK is largest market within the Europe Zone accounting for 22% of the Group revenue. As well as being a leading supplier of fresh milk, number one in butter, spreads and cream, Arla is the UK’s largest cheese manufacturer. It owns the world’s largest carbon net zero fresh milk facility located at Aylesbury and has set ambitions for company to be carbon net zero across its supply chain by 2050. The UK business has a team of approximately 3,500 colleagues located at its dairies, creameries, distribution centres and head office.
“Arla owns the world’s largest carbon net zero fresh milk facility located at Aylesbury and has set ambitions for company to be carbon net zero across its supply chain by 2050.”