Valio a dairy co-operative owned by farmers

Well-being is close to Valio’s heart. We make our high-quality products from clean Finnish milk using 110 years of experience.

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This is valio

Valio's decision making structure includes the annual general meeting, board of directors and supervisory board. Valio is owned by 17 dairy cooperatives and run by our CEO Annikka Hurme.

Valio's strategy

Valio's mission is to create well-being and taste sensations in a responsible way. Our strategy is strongly based on global consumer trends. We respond to changes in people's behaviour and requirements with our own innovations and by engaging in cooperation with our partners.

Outstanding R&D drives success

Valio’s ground-breaking nutritional innovations provide solutions for global health trends – decreasing sugar and salt. Five of these innovations were nominated for the SIAL Innovation Awards 2016, which recognise the world’s leading nutritional innovations.

What makes Finnish milk so great?

Finnish milk has its origins in the untainted countryside and knowledgeable production. In fact, Finland produces the EU’s cleanest milk, thanks to having the healthiest cows.

Founded and owned by farmers

Founded in 1905 by farmers, Valio is the biggest dairy company in Finland and known for its high-quality consumer products. Because we are still owned by the very farmers who produce our milk, it is only natural for us to focus on sustainable farming. A happy cow simply produces better quality milk.

110 years of finnish goodness

Grown from humble beginnings, Valio’s product and technology exports and globally significant breakthrough innovation have always been a vital part of the business. The company has over one hundred years of experience in the international dairy industry.

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Communications Director

Pia Kontunen

+358 10 381 2038
+358 50 384 2606

Marketing Manager

Tuula Hietanen

+358 10381 2513
+358 50 384 0311