FrieslandCampina Ingredients opens new lactoferrin production facility

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The new facility will increase the company’s total capacity from 20 metric tons to 80 metric tons per year.

Lactoferrin production facility courtesy of FrieslandCampina Ingredients

Lactoferrin production facility courtesy of FrieslandCampina Ingredients

FrieslandCampina Ingredients (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) announced the opening of a new lactoferrin production facility in Veghel, The Netherlands. The new facility will increase the company’s total capacity from 20 metric tons to 80 metric tons per year, and features new machinery designed to ensure quality and purity of the company’s lactoferrin. The new equipment has been installed across the production process, from milk collection to packaging and shipping. Additionally, the plant will run on 100% green electricity, largely generated by the FrieslandCampina’s member farms and certified under the EU’s Guarantee of Origin scheme. To reduce waste, water and salt residues produced during the manufacturing process are reused as well.

Lactoferrin is a protein naturally present in human milk that is popular in infant formula. Associated with immune health support, the ingredient is also becoming increasingly more popular in specialized adult nutrition applications.

“Today, the importance of supporting immunity for better health and holistic well-being is widely recognized. Taking steps to improve immune health is becoming a part of many people's daily routines,” said Herman Ermens, president at FrieslandCampina Ingredients, in a press release. “I’m looking forward to seeing how our customers tap into the holistic well-being trend by offering their consumers new products that combine multiple health benefits in one convenient application. By expanding our production capacity and implementing new technologies, we’re not just meeting the growing demand for lactoferrin, but doing so in a way that prioritizes both quality and sustainability. Over 25 years ago, we were one of the first companies producing lactoferrin and I’m proud to say we’re still leading innovation in this area to help people get the most out of life, always.”

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