Lakeland Dairies, a major dairy processing co-operative, operates within a nineteen county catchment area across the northern half of the island of Ireland. The Group processes about 1.8 billion litres of quality milk annually into a range of value added dairy foodservice products and functional dairy food ingredients.
Our Foodservice Division, is a sophisticated dairy foodservice operation with automated, modern production technologies. We offer highly appealing, value-added dairy products for use in food preparation and direct use by our clients’ consumers throughout the international foodservice industry.
Our Food Ingredients Division extracts the constituents of freshly assembled milk to offer a comprehensive portfolio of highly functional food ingredients with fine, free flowing milk powders, proteins and liquid dairy fats of an exceptionally high quality and consistency.
As well as catering directly for domestic consumption, Lakeland Dairies exports large volumes of dairy produce to the UK, Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and other international markets.
In Consumer Foods, Lakeland Dairies produces high-quality, wholesome and delicious milk, butter, cream and yogurt products for consumers across the island of Ireland.
Our Agri-business Division is a producer focused business supporting thousands of farming producers with scientifically based nutritional information and high performance products. This is backed by a top quality customer relations service, fast and efficient deliveries and a network of regionally based retail outlets.
Each business unit is supported by an experienced and professional leadership team from operations, procurement and information technology through to marketing, financial services and human resources. This ensures competitiveness and commitment throughout the Group.
As well as serving our home markets, Lakeland Dairies exports large volumes of dairy produce to the UK, Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and other international markets worldwide. The Group is also a leading provider of dairy produce to Ireland's Kerrygold brand.
All of Lakeland Dairies' processing facilities operate to the most stringent international standards of quality and sustainability.
To ensure customer satisfaction, we rigorously test all raw materials, in-line processes and finished products. This underpins the overall Lakeland guarantee of Quality, Flexibility and Reliability in meeting all customer requirements.
The vision of Lakeland Dairies is to achieve long term success and prosperity for dairy producers throughout the northern half of the island of Ireland. We will achieve this continuously by identifying and meeting the needs of our customers, competitively and cost efficiently, with wholesome, natural produce of the highest attainable quality.
We will underpin this with a strategic focus on research and development, an unparalleled commitment to reliability and consistently high performance across all operations. In setting these objectives we will have maximum regard for the sustainability of the environment in which we operate, while also ensuring the strictest conditions of quality and traceability in all raw materials used.
To this end, Lakeland Dairies will continue its forward looking growth and development.
Global Market Leader
With a comprehensive portfolio of 170 different dairy foodservice and food ingredient products, we export to blue-chip customers in 70 countries across the globe. We continue to meet growing global demand for our products with industry leading expertise in long-life UHT technology, ice creams, butterfats, powders, caseins, lactose and whey.
We have a continuously strong focus on the development and evolution of our technical capabilities through an ongoing investment programme in new technologies and equipment. This is supported through the ongoing training and development of our people and the recruitment of experienced professionals.