European dairy producers showcase their innovative highlights
Seven Belgian dairy companies embody the message of the European campaign ‘White gold’: Agral, Belourthe, INEX, Kaasbrik, Milcobel, Olympia and Solarec. Together, they offer a wide range of dairy specialties, with focus on quality, sustainability, traceability and nutritional values. At Gulfood, they present their newest products, adapted to the demands of the market. Discover them at the WHITE GOLD- booth of VLAM in Hall 1, E1.1-F1.2.
AGRAL is a Belgian factory specialised in the butter business since more than 30 years with a high level of skills in the field. Their production capacity of over 20.000 tons per year and the flexibility of its structure enable AGRAL Butter to provide a fast response to customer requirements, with a wide product range available, from 7 g up to 25 kg.
AGRAL Butter implements a highly successful policy of investment, research and development to enable it to enlarge its butter range continuously with innovative butter products. AGRAL’s technology is unique in Europe at the moment. Thanks to this new technology, AGRAL has the opportunity to produce light butter with a fat percentage of 60%, keeping perfectly the natural taste and flavor of the fresh butter.
Having produced baby cereals for more than 10 years, in September 2016, BELOURTHE inaugurated its line of baby milk powder. This enabled the company’s clients to source both of these lines from the same plant. BELOURTHE can adapt its baby milk formulations according to the regulations and requirements of each market, and to its client’s goals. At Gulfood, BELOURTHE is presenting the infant nutrition line, with a focus on its baby milk for every stage of child development.
UHT Milk, Butter and Milkpowder
Located in the Belgian Ardenne, The SOLAREC corporation processes more than 1,2 billion liters of milk each year. SOLAREC provides its customer with high quality products. All of SOLAREC products are available in conventional milk, but also with organic milk or meadow milk. With a very long experience Solarec can deliver all customers around the world.
Portioned milk powder & mozzarella
The structure and the activities of MILCOBEL are based on a cooperative model, with almost 2.700 affiliated dairy-farmer members. The organization has a broad product range, which includes high-quality milk powders, milk drinks, functional drinks, butter, cream, ice cream and cheese, available under MILCOBEL’s own brand names INCO, BINCO and INCOLAC. At Gulfood, the organization is highlighting its milk powder in 25kg bags and portion-packs, and its mozzarella in blocks and single loaves.
KAASBRIK supplies ready-to-use quality products worldwide, including varieties like shredded or julienne, flakes or diced, powders or slices. KAASBRIK’s ‘Smart in Cheese’ solutions offer packaging sizes from 70g up to 4kg. Mozzarella for pizza is the firm’s specialty, and the 100% shredded mozzarella can be discovered at Gulfood, alongside the new product, Mozzaiolo.
UHT cream, ice mixes and milkshake
As a renowned family dairy-producer in the south of Brussels, OLYMPIA wants to inspire its business-to-business (B2B) customers with a varied selection of products that are prepared with the company’s self-collected meadow milk. After a devastating fire in the company’s desserts division in 2012, an entirely new fresh food division was set up. Since 2015, the company is back on track, becoming the specialist in liquid ice-cream mixes and milkshakes. Thanks to its modern infrastructure, OLYMPIA can invest in innovations to meet market demands. At Gulfood, the company is presenting its 40% and 35% UHT cream, and 20% culinary cream in PE bottles and BIB. OLYMPIA is also showcasing its wide range of new ice mixes, and milkshakes in different flavours, in BIB 10 kg packaging.
Wide range of drinking milk products
For more than 100 years, INEX has been producing and marketing dairy products. INEX is a purely Belgian family company specialized in the production of a wide range of drinking milk products. The dairy company processes over 200 million liters of milk a year into over 300 different products, including fresh and UHTmilk, toddler grow up milk, lacto-free chocolate and flavoured milkdrinks, cream, fermented milk, yoghurt and buttermilk. Quality and sustainability are key and are assured by multiples certificates of the highest level such as BRC and IFS.
Playing into current trends in the food industry and customer demands, INEX is working on several projects with regard to lower sugar levels, plant-based dairy alternatives, lactose-free products, the use of natural colorants and clean label products, sustainable packaging, lower pricing (without sacrificing quality or taste) and longer shelf life. As such, the company’s product range is ever-expanding.