Arla megadairy produces first batch of milk

First batch of milk at Arla's new dairy in Aston Clinton
First batch of milk at Arla's new dairy in Aston Clinton

The first milk for its retail customers has today rolled off the filling lines at Arla’s new megadairy in Aston Clinton.

Construction of the £150 million dairy began in February 2012 and it is set to be the world’s largest fresh milk facility.

Builders still have to put finishing touches to the dairy, but it will have a capacity to process one billion litres of fresh milk, sourced from British dairy farmers.

Peter Lauritzen, CEO, Arla Foods, said: “Our Aylesbury dairy is the largest single investment for the co-operative and, as market leader, Arla is setting the future standard for the dairy industry.

“We are now beginning to ramp-up our operations.”