Company

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Originally established as part of the “Wechselgau” dairy cooperative in 1957 and acquired by Israel Chemicals (ICL) in 2015, Prolactal today is a leading value-added dairy ingredients producer headquartered in Hartberg, Austria.

Originally established as a co-operative dairy and milk drying facility, today we are solely dedicated to separating milk and whey into their valuable components using the latest technology and refining them for further processing within the food industry.  

We are a leading provider of organic cow and goat milk derivatives for infant formula endorsed with highest quality certifications. We employ around 200 people in our state of the art, CO2 neutral plant.

Situated in the heart of the Alpine region in close proximity to all necessary resources, we are sourcing premium, high quality organic milk and whey.

We supply customers in over 35 countries across key markets of Asia Pacific, Western Europe and the Middle East. 60% of our business is generated in Asia Pacific, 40% in EMEA. We are the leading premium dairy protein ingredient player in the organic infant formula market in China.

History

2018 onwards

Accelerated growth in our core organic infant formula ingredient business as well as expand into other identified attractive adjacent markets.

New state-of-the-art Packaging line.

Divestment of Rovita as part of the strategy to reinforce our focus on niche and value-added markets like organic, goat and free-from milk and whey powders.

2015 – 2018

Continuous customer diversification within organic and goat infant formula applications globally

2015

Acquisition through ICL

First mover in the organic IF market in China

Investment in microfiltration unit

2012

Acquisition of Rovita

2011

Decision to strategically focus on the attractive organic market

1970 - 2011

Continuous expansion of milk drying facilities – 4 spray towers, blending facilities and acid curd cheese. First demineralization unit in 2000.

1957

Start of operation plant Hartberg

1929

Formation cooperative dairy "Wechselgau"

2018 onwards

2018 onwards

Accelerated growth in our core organic infant formula ingredient business as well as expand into other identified attractive adjacent markets.

New state-of-the-art Packaging line.

Divestment of Rovita as part of the strategy to reinforce our focus on niche and value-added markets like organic, goat and free-from milk and whey powders.

2015 – 2018

Continuous customer diversification within organic and goat infant formula applications globally

2015

Acquisition through ICL

First mover in the organic IF market in China

Investment in microfiltration unit

2012

Acquisition of Rovita

2011

Decision to strategically focus on the attractive organic market

1970 - 2011

Continuous expansion of milk drying facilities – 4 spray towers, blending facilities and acid curd cheese. First demineralization unit in 2000.

1957

Start of operation plant Hartberg

1929

Formation cooperative dairy "Wechselgau"

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Location Plant Hartberg​

Focus: MPC, WPC, Lactose, Casein, Permeate, Demineralisation, Roller-drying
 
Organic Products: 80% of our production quantity is based on organic milk
 
Sustainable Energy Concept: Power generation based on renewable raw materials
 
Employees: approx. 200
 
Output: approx. 35.000 mt/year
 
Certifications: ISO 22000:FSSC, Organic, Kosher, Halal