Valio, offering the taste of Nordic nature since 1905, is a brand leader and the biggest dairy business in Finland and a major player in the international dairy ingredients market. Our product development follows in the footsteps of Nobel Prize winner A. I. Virtanen, and the company holds over 300 patents in 50 countries. Valio seeks strong growth in international markets and has subsidiaries in Russia, Sweden, the Baltics, USA and China.
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 has net sales of EUR 1.7 billion and is Finland’s biggest food exporter. Valio products are found in some 60 countries and account for 25% of Finland’s total food exports.
4,200employees around the world
We believe in the power of nature and its ability to fuel our passion for innovation. We work with nature to inspire new ideas whilst always deliver great taste, responsibly and naturally.Watch the video ›
Valio is not just making food that tastes good but also carrying out important roles in society: ensuring food security, improving animal welfare and enhancing public health are some examples of our impacts. Take a look at our sustainability program and report to see the effort we’re making.Responsible Valio ›
The basis of the delicious Valio products and high quality ingredients is milk from the heart of our Northern nature. For us, milk is amazing.
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In 1919, Valio’s laboratory served as the location where chemist Artturi Ilmari Virtanen began his life’s work. With no compromises on quality and with a firm focus on scientific collaboration, A.I. Virtanen led the laboratory from 1921 onwards, for nearly 50 years. Of Virtanen’s inventions, AIV fodder and AIV salt, in particular, were revolutionary, and Virtanen’s inventions led to him receiving the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1945.Watch the video ›