Dutch Lady engages Royal HaskoningDHV to build new milk factory

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Dutch Lady Milk Industries Bhd, a subsidiary of Royal FrieslandCampina, has contracted Royal HaskoningDHV to develop its new environmental-friendly and innovative manufacturing facility in Malaysia.

Royal HaskoningDHV is an international engineering and project management consultancy. The company’s scope will include design, procurement, construction management, commissioning and start-up of the facility, as well as assistance in the transfer from the existing factory to the new state-of-the-art facility at Bandar Enstek in Negri Sembilan.

According to Dutch Lady’s Managing Director, Tarang Gupta, “Quality, safety, health, environment and sustainability would be at the heart of the new factory’s design.”

The new facility will also boost Negri Sembilan’s economy and competitiveness to attract foreign investments in the future.

FrieslandCampina, through Dutch Lady, aims to help Malaysia achieve a fully sustainable milk supply. Dutch Lady has also established a strategic partnership with the Veterinary Services Department to help dairy farmers enhance the quality and volume of cattle raw milk. Malaysia aims for 100% self-sufficiency for fresh milk production by 2025 as part of the National Dairy Industry Development programme. From 2010 to 2020, milk production in Malaysia had grown rapidly from 27 million litres to 42 million litres.

Dutch Lady had been operating in Malaysia for 58 years and is well-positioned to be the conduit between Malaysia and the Netherlands to facilitate knowledge transfer. The collaboration will involve Dutch Lady’s dairy development programme (DDP) and the Farmer2Farmer (F2F) programme. Dutch Lady is the first and only dairy company in Malaysia to actively initiate, lead and develop the DDP.

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