Emmi is bundling its goat’s milk powder activities under the umbrella of the newly established Emmi Nutritional Solutions (ENS). The company also commissioned a new, resource-efficient production facility at its existing site in Etten-Leur in the Netherlands.

The state-of-the-art spray-drying facility meets the growing demand for high-quality, nutrient-rich goat’s milk powder, particularly for use in baby food, the company said. 

In Etten-Leur, in the Netherlands, Emmi has commissioned a new energy-efficient spraying tower for the production of goat’s milk powder at the site of its two subsidiaries Goat Milk Powder and Bettinehoeve.

“Thanks to the great commitment of the teams, we can commission our new, resource-efficient facility for goat’s milk powder as planned. The increased production capacity and the facility’s technological design enable us to further strengthen our position in this attractive niche with the newly established Emmi Nutritional Solutions and to tap into new markets and segments,” said Ricarda Demarmels, CEO of the Emmi Group. 

The high-quality goat’s milk powder business is managed by the newly established Emmi Nutritional Solutions (ENS), which brings together all procurement, production and sales activities. The new strategic unit is a consolidation of AVH dairy trade, a goat and sheep’s milk powder trader that has been part of the Emmi Group since 2013, and Goat Milk Powder, a goat milk’s powder producer in which Emmi has held a stake since 2016. Thanks to this consolidation, synergies can be leveraged more effectively and growth initiatives can be driven forward with focus in a dynamic market environment.

Thanks to its high tolerance and nutritional quality, pure goat’s milk powder can improve or prolong people’s quality of life, from infancy and childhood to those advancing in age, the company stated, adding goat’s milk powder is a valuable source of protein, minerals, vitamins and trace elements, and has a nutritional profile that is comparable to human breast milk.

Around 30 new jobs will be created at ENS in line with Emmi’s long-term growth plans. At the same time, the investment in – and expansion at – the site in the Netherlands will create added value in the region, particularly in rural areas. In addition to higher purchase volumes, ENS supports its goat milk suppliers in many ways when it comes to sustainable production.