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Arla Foods Ingredients to upgrade Argentinian facility

Arla Foods Ingredients has announced an investment to upgrade its facility in Argentina to meet the increasing demand for high-quality whey ingredients across the globe. The company plans to add a new drying tower – set to be completed in 2026 – to the site in the Argentinian city of Porteña, which is said to "more than double" capacity for the production of whey permeate powder. Furthermore, Arla has implemented the required measures to produce proteins that meet the standards for infant formula in Latin America. According to Arla, healthy sales have helped the company invest in infrastructure at the Porteña facility. The new tower for the drying of whey permeate will enable the conversion of all permeate solids into dry ingredients for the food and beverage markets. Henrik Andersen, CEO of Arla Foods Ingredients, said: “We’ve been active in Argentina since 2000, and we’re pleased that Arla Foods Ingredients has achieved some very satisfactory results, allowing it to invest in further growth for the future. This major upgrade is an essential element of our strategy to meet the increasing demand for high-quality whey products – both in Latin America and globally.” Arla Foods Ingredients stated that in order to accommodate the production of infant formula ingredients at the Porteña facility, it had to adhere to "strict standards on nutritional quality and hygiene". Andersen added: “We’re very proud that we’re able to produce infant-grade products in Latin America. Getting to this point has taken a lot of time, hard work and – most importantly – co-operation, not just between our fantastic teams in Argentina and Denmark, but also with local dairies. ​ They’ve all worked very effectively together to take our performance to the next level.”

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