Valio Eila®lactose free technology for licensing

Proven technology to produce excellent tasting lactose free milk

Besides offering lactose free consumer dairy products and lactose free milk ingredients Valio sells also technology licenses for the production of superior 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. It employs membrane processing followed by enzymatic hydrolysis, completely eliminating lactose from milk.

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.

Easy to get started

By licensing the patented Valio FAST TRACK™ technology solution for lactose free milk it is easy to start the production of lactose free milk. This special technology enables the licensee to produce lactose free milk without an immediate capital investment.

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Rapid growth of lactose free business

  • Launch lactose free milk easily without heavy upfront investment

    Harri Kallioinen, Senior Vice President, Research & Development tells you how it’s done.

Easy solution to great tasting lactose free milk

When our customer wanted to enter the lactose free market with a product of their own without immediate capital investment, Valio FAST TRACK™ technology solution helped them: within a year, they had a product ready for sale.

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Rapid growth in the lactose free business

Lactose free market is growing globally along the general free from and wellbeing trends. “Free from” claims are the most dynamic claims in dairy just after slimming . Market size forecast predicts that lactose free will grow by 60 percent in Europe between 2015 and 2020*.

*Source: Mintel GNPD *Source: Source: Global lactose free food market 2016-2020 report by Technavio

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Valio – your trusted partner

Valio has a long history in partnering with other dairy companies by licensing its technologies globally. 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 and Germany.

Valio is the world’s leading expertise in lactose free business. It was Valio that launched first a totally lactose free milk drink with the great taste of milk in the world. Valio makes lactose free products available to trade worldwide by licensing Valio Eila® lactose free technology and supplying Valio Eila® lactose free ingredients to customers for use in their own manufacturing processes.

Valio’s lactose free team – your fast track to success

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Brunberg lactose free milk chocolate bars are made from Valio Eila® lactose free milk powder

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Natural ingredients and industry-proven solutions for dairy foods processors

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For more information, please contact our Food solution sales team.

  • Dennis van der Veer - Sales Manager, Technology sales, Dairy

    Dennis van der Veer

    Sales Manager
    Technology sales, Dairy

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