The processor also said it could offer customers certainty as Brexit looms with products sourced and manufactured in the UK.
Muller Milk and Ingredients (MMI) has offered its customers certainty with Brexit looming, claiming it was ready to ‘be Britain’s dairy leader’ after completing the integration of the Dairy Crest dairies operation.
The company now purchases 25 per cent of Britain’s farmgate milk.
Patrick Muller, MMI chief executive also announced Brian Watson as the new chief finance officer, who joined the business from Marmon, a company operating in the supermarket and food service sector.
He added bringing Dairy Crest’s liquid milk dairies together will Muller had been a ‘huge unprecedented task with multiple challenges’ but it now had a competitive and unique proposition.
“In agriculture we are innovating strongly to ensure that dairy farmers can opt to protect themselves from the corrosive effects of extreme market volatility, and in farming’s next generation so that they are equipped and inspired to run dairy businesses which become exemplars for our industry.
“We are now ready to realise our vision to be Britain’s dairy leader. That means achieving a sustainable and progressive business and leveraging the capability we now have to execute with excellence, every time,” Mr Muller said.
He added they would work in strategic partnerships with customers to deliver ‘distinctive and ownable propositions’ including added value products in the fresh milk aisle, as well as targeting profitable growth and leveraging its brand.
“And with Brexit looming, we will offer certainty. Our customers know that our UK manufacturing
footprint gives continuity, security of supply with products which are sourced from British farms, and manufactured here in Britain.”