Lactalis is a global leader within the dairy industry and is present across all the categories of this market. The Group is the number one cheese manufacturer in the world, and the European leader within the milk consumption, butter and cream markets. It is also a major player in the chilled dairy and dairy ingredients categories, as well as the foodservice industry, and a growing player within clinical and infant nutrition markets.
In 2005, Lactalis purchased A. McLelland and Son Limited, a Scottish based cheese manufacturer with a creamery in Stranraer, which included the Caledonian Cheese Company and McLelland Cheese Packing. The company makes cheddar cheese at this site and brands include Seriously Strong, Galloway Cheddar and McLelland. For more about Lactalis see: http://groupelactalis.co.uk/
The MSA has been able to access funds from the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund to assist 30 MSA members. This project seeks to reduce cost and help members save money using a new approach which has been tried and tested in other industries. It has also been successfully piloted on two dairy farms in Scotland.