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The Dairy Production Plant in Grajewo was established in 1976, marking the Spółdzielnia Mleczarska Mlekpol’s history starting point. Spółdzielnia Mleczarska in Grajewo was created on 12 November 1980, and became operational one year later. The first Grajewo milk flowed on 4 July 1982, already under the professional supervision of engineer Edmund Borawski appointed as the Chairman of the Management Board of Okręgowa Spółdzielnia Mleczarska in Grajewo (District Dairy Cooperative in Grajewo). Chairman Edmund Borawski manages the company to this day.

 

In the 1980s, Mlekpol produced milk in 1-litre bottles, cream in quarter-litre bottles, butter, and various types of quark and cottage cheese for the local market. A breakthrough for Poland came in 1989, which was both an impulse and the beginning of the long-term development of Mlekpol.

Grajewo dairy products are made of milk from cows grazed on the cleanest Podlasie and Mazurian meadows. Natural milk producers, cows, are fed with non-GMO products.

The Grajewo plant of Mlekpol produces famous Łaciate UHT milk, excellent Łaciate extra butter, Łaciaty mix, various types of quark, cottage cheese and milk powder. The cheese-packaging department also operates efficiently.

The plant processes over 505 million litres of milk per year – 28% of the total Mlekpol’s purchase.

The dairy plant in Grajewo is constantly modernised. 

The key investments include:

  • several-fold expansion of the UHT department, finally resulting in the production capacity of 1 million l/day and introducing a wide range of functional packaging.
  • Construction of the creamery department and a series of modernisations and investments in a new packaging park.
  • Construction and launch of a new cheese packaging department and further contribution to expanding the assortment range.
  • Launch of a new production department for various types of cottage cheese.
  • Launch of the most modern in Poland and fully automated creamery department with the production capacity of 7.5 tons of butter per hour. In the first year of operation, the new line produced 18 000 tons of butter and butter mixes.
  • Launch of a new production line for fat mixes has opened up a very wide range of possibilities for composing diverse dairy products, and this is just the beginning of further investment in this area.
  • Development and modernisation of the sewage treatment plant for industrial wastewater.

 

The dairy plant in Grajewo has received the quality certificates:

IFS Food, BRC, HACCP, HALAL and KOSHER.

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