80 years of passion for dairy

Our history is closely linked to the Group history and its acquisitions over the years.

 

Since 1933

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.

Since 1960,

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.

1960

Start of the ingredients activity in Laval
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1967

Opening of the first « dry products » factory in Mayenne, near Laval

1990

Take over of the Bridel Group, which means for the Ingredients the activities of Bridel Industrie, drying operation in Belgium

1992

Take over of Sorrento (USA) and its ingredients activity

1997

Association with Ucanel: production of milk powders and butter for industrial applications
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1999

Société Besnier becomes Lactalis Group
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2000

Association with Galbani (LSI Company) for the production of lactose and WPC in Italy

2004

Purchase of the Scottish company McLelland (UK) – whey production
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2006

Takeover of Galbani and acquisition of 100% of LSI
Takeover of Célia and its ingredients factory in Saint Florent
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2008

Lactalis Industrie becomes Lactalis Ingredients

2010

Buyouts Forlasa; whey production in Spain
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2011

New dryer in Nampa (USA) for permeate production