Lactalis South Africa inaugurates US$7.7m new powder facility in Western Cape
Lactalis South Africa’s Bonnievale factory is one of the biggest cheese factories on the African continent and currently employs 800 employees.
The official opening of the plant facility was attended by the provincial Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Economic Development and Tourism, Mireille Wenger, MEC for Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, and the Mayor of Bonnievale, Alderman Schalk van Eeden.
The evaporator dryer plant will perform its purpose of efficiently removing water from milk to produce a dry powder with an improved shelf-life without refrigeration.
The drying process will be carefully controlled to ensure that the dried milk powder is of high quality and standard, the company explained.
The growing population growth in the urban areas has accelerated the demand for milk powder, with its market projected to grow at the rate of 6.33% in the forecast period of 2021-2028.
Courtesy of Food Business Africa- read full article here.