Silver Gala Sponsor: Friesland Campina brings the best cheeses from the Netherlands

Author: BenCham PRD


Each day, Friesland Campina provides dairy products to over one billion consumers across the world. Boasting 12 billion euros in annual revenue in 2017, Friesland Campina is one of the world’s five largest dairy companies and the largest dairy company in the Netherlands.

Friesland Campina supplies consumer products such as dairy-based beverages, infant nutrition, cheese and desserts in many European countries, in Asia and in Africa. Products are also supplied to professional customers, including cream and butter products to bakeries and catering companies. Friesland Campina also supplies ingredients and semi-finished products to manufacturers of infant nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector around the world.


Established in 1871, Royal Friesland Campina has a history of over 140 years and was granted “royal” title by the Dutch Queen in 2004. We have offices and facilities in 33 countries and over 20,000 employees. Friesland Campina has over 10,000 member farms and 20,000 member farmers in Europe and our products find its way to more than 100 countries worldwide. The company’s head office is located in Amersfoort, the Netherlands and is divided into four global business groups: consumer dairy, specialized nutrition, ingredients and basic dairy.

In the People’s Republic of China, Friesland Campina is known for Friso®, a premium brand in infant formula and for selling ingredients to Chinese food and infant formula manufacturers, and BLACK&WHITE condensed milk, UHT and cheese products to food service.  Its local produced infant formula Dutch Lady was launched in Year 2016 with steady and healthy development in 3rd, 4th and 5th tier cities of Eastern, Southern and Western China.


In November 2013, Royal Friesland Campina, Wageningen University and Research Center and China Agricultural University launched Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Center (SDDDC), with an aim to improve the production, safety and quality of dairy industry in China throughout the dairy chain. In October 2015, during their state visit to China, the Dutch King and Queen witnessed the ceremony for Chinese dairy companies to become new partners of SDDDC and expressed their appreciation for the efforts of SDDDC in promoting Sino-Dutch dairy exchange and cooperation. 

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