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Company Overview of Arla Foods amba

Company Overview

Arla Foods amba produces and sells dairy products. It offers milk and cream, yoghurt, cheese, butter and spreads, milk powders, and beverages; and cooking products comprising soups, sauces, and various fermented products. The company sells its products under the Arla, Lurpak, and Castello brands primarily in Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Finland, Germany, and the Netherlands. Arla Foods amba was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Viby J, Denmark.

Sønderhøj 14

Viby J,  8260


Founded in 1881

19,600 Employees


45 89 38 10 00


45 86 28 16 91

Key Executives for Arla Foods amba

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 50
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 44
Executive Vice President of Global Categories & Operations
Age: 51
Executive Vice President of Consumer UK and UK Chief Executive
Chief Executive Officer of Arla Foods Ingredients
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Arla Foods amba Key Developments

Arla Foods amba, Board Meeting, Feb 26, 2014

Arla Foods amba, Board Meeting, Feb 26, 2014. Agenda: To approve earnings results for the year 2013.

Arla Foods Announces Earnings Results for the Year 2013; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2014

Arla Foods announced earnings results for the year 2013. For the year, the company's Revenue was DKK 73,600 million against DKK 63,114 million a year ago. EBIT was DKK 3,170 million against DKK 2,502 million a year ago. EBITDA was DKK 5,496 million against DKK 4,445 million a year ago. Net profit was DKK 2,236 million against DKK 1,895 million a year ago. Net profit for the members of the company was DKK 2,201 million against DKK 1,864 million a year ago. For 2014, the company expects to reach a revenue of DKK 79 billion and a net profit of the targeted 3% of the revenue, equal to DKK 2.4 billion.

Arla Foods Announces DKK 2.2 Billion Investment Plan for 2014

Arla Foods has announced that it will invest DKK 2.2 billion in 10 of its dairy sites in 2014. The money will go into new and ongoing dairy expansions and into projects that will help make Arla's production even more climate-friendly. In total, DKK 750 million will be invested in production for Arla's strategic growth markets outside the EU - Russia, China, the Middle East & Africa - which is a third of 2014's production investments. Arla's production investments in 2014 make up nearly 3% of the expected turnover of approximately DKK 79 billion, which is also the ambition in Arla's Strategy 2017. The goal is to increase profitability in Arla's business and thereby create a higher earning for Arla's cooperative members long-term. The new site will produce value-added lactose ingredients based on whey from Arla's nearby cheese production. These ingredients will be used for child nutrition products and other categories and sold to the food industry globally by Arla's subsidiary Arla Foods Ingredients. Other examples of significant investments in 2014 are: DKK 126 million for Pronsfeld dairy in Germany, which exports products such as UHT-milk and milk powder to the markets in Asia and Africa; DKK 95 million for Arla's dairy in Upahl, Germany where the production of quark is to be expanded; DKK 81 million for Arla's dairy in Oswestry in the UK, where a new cheese packaging facility will be constructed; DKK 66 million for the dairy Holstebro Flødeost in Denmark, where a new packaging line for BUKO cream cheese is to be built; and DKK 42 million for Falkenberg dairy in Sweden, which will re-open as a cottage cheese dairy (in total this investment will amount to DKK 148 million between now and 2016).

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