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 RELCO Europe Is Award Fonterra Lactose Plant Contract  

New Zealand-based Fonterra and Netherlands based RELCO Europe have confirmed they have signed a contract for the manufacture and delivery of its L-TECH Lactose Plant, Evaporators and Consumption equipment for Fonterra’s new dairy ingredients plant in Heerenveen, in the north of the Netherlands.

“This is a significant contract, and there was a great deal of scrutiny and pressure to ensure we found a supplier who could meet  Fonterra’s high standards” said Fonterra Project Director, Hans Berghorst “ RELCO’s proven track record, its extensive experience, being a Friesland based firm and its proximity to the site were key contributors in making this award” 

RELCO, established in 1982, designs, builds and installs high quality process solutions for the global dairy industry.  RELCO is headquartered in Willmar, Minnesota, USA and has offices in Drachten, The Netherlands and Auckland, New Zealand.  Joost Simmelink, RELCO Europe General Manager, commented, saying “We are really proud that Fonterra chose RELCO Europe for this important project

Fonterra’s new whey and lactose plant will be built adjacent to a new cheese factory on a 17 hectare green field site and run by the Netherlands based A-ware Food Group.

The new plant which will produce high quality whey protein and lactose supporting Fonterra’s global customers demand for premium whey ingredients, with construction of both plants scheduled to be completed in late 2014.


Source: RELCO Press Release

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