At Lakeland Dairies, we’re always looking to the future to help grow your business. The state-of-the-art Lakeland Dairies Food Ingredients R&D Centre and Pilot Plant provides the perfect platform for collaborative development and innovation with our customers. Our R&D Centre boasts an analytical laboratory, an applications laboratory and a highly sophisticated Pilot Plant suite. These advanced facilities provide the perfect springboard to perform prototype product development in both powder and liquid form prior to commercial scale production.
Our liquid UHT/HTST Pilot Plant allows the R&D team to produce and evaluate trial batches for recipe formulation and NPD using mixing and powder entrainment systems, direct/indirect heating, aseptic processing, upstream or downstream homogenisation and additional chilling.
Giving you the flexibility
to develop your own unique
recipe using new ingredients
Access to our facilities and pilot scale milk powder dryers gives you the flexibility to develop your own bespoke recipe using new ingredients. By only producing a small batch for testing purposes, we give you the added benefit of saving valuable time and resources during the experimental phase. The Pilot Plant’s key benefit is the ability to mimic your unique processes to ensure that our ingredients align with the functional properties of your intended application. Lakeland Dairies Food Ingredients R&D team will work closely with you to upscale production incrementally to ensure guaranteed success before full-scale commercial production and going to market.