Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) has completed the integration of Dairy Crest’s dairy business, and has appointed Brian Watson as its new chief financial officer.
Müller agreed a deal to acquire Dairy Crest’s dairy business in December 2015, and the company then announced that it would merge the business with Müller Wiseman Dairies to create MMI, and the integration of these two units has now been finalised.
The company claims that the integration was the “biggest integration the UK dairy industry has ever seen”, creating a unit which purchases 25% of Britain’s farm gate milk.
MMI has now appointed Brian Watson as its new CFO, joing the business from Marmon.
Patrick Müller, MMI CEO said: “I am delighted to welcome Brian as we enter the next phase of our development. This is a key appointment and his experience will augment an executive team who are highly motivated to make our vision a reality.
“This business acquired Dairy Crest’s liquid milk dairies to build scale and unlock greater efficiencies and benefit for customers. Bringing these two very large organisations together has been a huge and unprecedented task with multiple challenges; requiring the alignment of multiple systems and processes.
“I am delighted to say that our team has now delivered a single organisation and platform for the future, on the schedule which we initially set out.
“We now have a competitive and unique proposition having invested heavily in highly efficient factories which optimise energy, water and wastage; and in a comprehensive logistics network.
“We will help customers with whom we have strategic partnerships to deliver distinctive and ownable propositions, including added value products in the fresh milk aisle so that they can meet the promises they make to consumers. We have the capability, flexibility and management autonomy in the UK to do this.”
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