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Valio Eila® lactose free for the dairy industry

Valio Eila® lactose free technology available for licensing

Since 2003 Valio has made its award-winning lactose free milk production technology available to its dairy partners.

The licensing agreement package gives licensees access to the patented production technology, analytical methods and complete current expertise related to the production of excellent tasting lactose free milks. In addition, Valio supports licensees by sharing its go-to-market knowledge and marketing communications experience.

Rapid growth in the lactose free business

Lactose free sales are predicted to grow by 75 percent in Europe between 2012 and 2016*.

Valio was first in the world to launch a totally lactose free milk drink with the real taste of milk, and is the market leader in Europe. Valio makes lactose free products available to the food industry worldwide, licensing Valio Eila® lactose free technology and supplying Valio Eila® lactose free ingredients to customers for use in their own manufacturing processes.

*Source: Lactose-free dairy; New Nutrition Business 2012

Proven technology to produce excellent tasting lactose free milk

Valio Eila® lactose free technology was first applied in 2001 to produce the world’s first truly lactose free milk drink. It contains less than 0.01% lactose yet tastes exactly like regular milk.

The product hit its first-year sales target in just two months. Today, over 100 million litres of lactose free milk for more than 10 markets is produced worldwide utilizing the leading-edge technology. It employs membrane processing followed by enzymatic hydrolysis, completely eliminating lactose from milk.

How to get started

The licensing agreement provides access to the technology, which includes deployment of the membrane filtration process.

To lower the barriers to entry for new licensees that do not have suitable equipment in place, Valio developed its proprietary Fast Track system. This enables the licensee to test the product in their local market before investing in a membrane filtration unit. Fast Track also provides existing partners with added flexibility for production scalability.

Contact sales to find out how Fast Track can work for you ›

Partners gain award-winning technology and go-to-market expertise

Valio licensees are meeting consumer demand and growing market share with innovative lactose free products.

Partnering with Valio means entering this rapidly growing segment fast with proven production technology. First-in-category lactose free products from Valio licensees are available in Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands, Germany and United Arab Emirates.

For more information please contact us

Valio Eila technology

Technology Sales Manager

Maritta Timonen

Valio Eila® Lactose free milk powders

Export Manager

Niina Gerritsen