Tour 8: A Taste of Dairying 3

Friday 21 October 2016

8.1 Yakult Europe – Almere – Production of probiotic dairy drinks

8.2 Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods – Gorinchem – New dairy plant for concentrated milk and special formula


8.1 Yakult Europe – Almere Yakult1

Yakult was developed in 1935 by her founding father scientist Dr. Shirota. The famous little bottle is available in 33 countries. Worldwide more than 30 million bottles are consumed every day. In 1994 the European headquarters of Yakult started production in Almere, The Netherlands. Since the beginning Yakult has welcomed visitors to come and see the production process of Yakult. Last year, about 15.000 visitors were hosted.

Visitors are welcomed with coffee or tea and during the factory tour visitors receive information about the Yakult2company history and the production process. After the presentation, the visitors are guided through the factory to see the actual production process of Yakult. When leaving, visitors receive a goodie bag.



8.2 Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods – Gorinchem

Visit our new high tech milk powder plant!

Vreugdenhil Gorinchem

Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods is one of the largest producers of

milk powders worldwide, with 900 farmers who deliver the raw milk and three processing plants. We produce dairy ingredients for the food industry and instant milk powders for millions of consumers all over the world. Our milk powders are found in A-brand dairy products, for example ice cream, bread, chocolate, biscuits and sweets. Sustainability is very important to us, for a healthy business and a healthy world for future generations. We treat raw materials, nature, our people and our animals with care. We are expanding our production capacity in order to be able to meet the growing demand for our milk powders. The new Gorinchem plant is build conform the highest standards of sustainabilityproductielijn_klein formaat and low energy. And this is what we want to show you.


  • Welcome at new Gorinchem plant
  • Introduction Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods
  • Plant visit



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