80 years of passion for dairy
Our history is closely linked to the Group history and its acquisitions over the years.
The vocation of Lactalis Group has been to transform milk in all its forms and to offer the best dairy products to the broadest range of consumers.
The vocation of Lactalis Ingredients has been to transform whey and milk in a broad range of ingredients for its customers in the food industry.
Start of the ingredients activity in Laval
Opening of the first « dry products » factory in Mayenne, near Laval
Take over of the Bridel Group, which means for the Ingredients the activities of Bridel Industrie, drying operation in Belgium
Take over of Sorrento (USA) and its ingredients activity
Association with Ucanel: production of milk powders and butter for industrial applications
Société Besnier becomes Lactalis Group
Association with Galbani (LSI Company) for the production of lactose and WPC in Italy
Purchase of the Scottish company McLelland (UK) – whey production
Takeover of Galbani and acquisition of 100% of LSI
Takeover of Célia and its ingredients factory in Saint Florent
Lactalis Industrie becomes Lactalis Ingredients
Buyouts Forlasa; whey production in Spain
New dryer in Nampa (USA) for permeate production