150 years of cooperative entrepreneurship

Date: 08.09.2021Source: FrieslandCampina

It is 150 years ago since the foundation of FrieslandCampina, one of the world’s largest dairy cooperatives, was laid. To celebrate this, the anniversary flag was raised on 8 September at all the FrieslandCampina production locations around the world and on a number of dairy farms owned by members of the cooperative.

Said Erwin Wunnekink, Chairman Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A.: “Our ancestors already knew that together we are strong; that was true in those days, and it still is. It is the core of our identity. We conquered new markets by working together. We initially did this close to home in the cities, then just across the borders and, eventually, all over the world. Almost all the people in the world know our cheese and our infant nutrition. With almost 17,000 members, FrieslandCampina is one of the largest dairy cooperatives in the world. This cooperation has made us really successful.”

Added Hein Schumacher, CEO Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.: “FrieslandCampina is based on 150 years of cooperative knowledge and experience. Its foundations consist of family businesses that have been members of the current cooperative and its legal predecessors for many generations. We have enterprising farmers, who by working together daily provide millions of consumers throughout the world with the goodness of milk, from grass to glass. Every day. I am really proud of this.”  For more visit frieslandcampina.com

David Cox / IDM

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