Ausnutria's history goes back over 100 years. This rich tradition forms the basis of the vast experience and expertise in the production of infant formula and other dairy products. Some of the important milestones in the history of our organization in the Netherlands are described below.
Beginnings in 1897
The history of our oldest factory can be traced back to 1897, when it was founded by Mr. Kramer. The factory was called "de Vechtstreek", a name the company headquarters are still proud of today. In addition to butter, milk powder has been produced in Ommen since 1928.
Van Hill and Lijmpf
The factory in Kampen has its origins in 1903, when it was established as Van Heels Gecondenseerde Melkmaatschappij. Produced condensed milk. Our factory in Leeuwarden was founded in 1912, under the name Lijempf (taken from its name Leeuwarder IJs en Melkproducten Fabriek) Although the factories were originally two separate companies, their individual histories share many similarities. In 1943 Van Hill in Kampen also became part of the Lijempf group. Royal Wessanen acquired Lijempf in 1973 and since then the focus has shifted to the export of infant formula under the brand name Bebelac. Due to the increasing number of international contacts, the name of the factory was changed to Lyempf. In 1993 Lyempf was taken over by Nutricia. The factory in Leeuwarden was sold after three years. Its life continued as a packaging company under the name Lypack.
Hiproca Dairy Group
In 1996 Hyproca Dairy Group bought the factory in Ommen, and then took over the factory in Leeuwarden in 1999. In 2007 and 2008 ownership of the Neolac and Kabrita brands was transferred to Hyproca Dairy Group. In addition to cow's milk, the activities have expanded to include goat's milk. Thus, Hyproca Dairy Group not only produced for third parties, but also began marketing its own brands. In 2011, Hyproca Dairy Group became part of Ausnutria Dairy Corporation ltd. Based in China. The organization continued under the name Ausnutria Hyproca. 2011 also saw the purchase of the factory in Kampen. This marks a reunion with the former sister company in Leeuwarden. Today, formula production is the primary activity for both production sites.
New production site
In 2014 Ausnutria Hyproca started to construct a new production site in Heerenveen. During this period, the main office of the Dutch organization moved to Zwolle. It was also an era of strong growth as the company strengthened its international profile and expanded its reach with private label services, but also with sales of its own brands. At present, our organization has several international sales offices and four production sites in Holland and our products are exported to more than 65 countries around the world from Holland. Since 2018, all of these activities have been organized under one name: Ausnutria.
Our Dutch organization (Ausnutria BV), together with our sister organization in China and sister companies in New Zealand and Australia, is part of Ausnutria Dairy Corporation Ltd. This company is based in Hong Kong and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Together, these companies make up the Ausnutria Group.
Our goat milk is collected through Holland Goat Milk BV from this subsidiary company, we cooperate with more than 50 affiliated goat farmers in the Netherlands. Our production sites are located in Ommen, Kampen, Leeuwarden and Heerenveen. These sites have all the expertise and facilities needed to produce high quality infant and infant formula.
In addition to our production companies, the Ausnutria Private Label and Ausnutria Dairy Ingredients business units are subsidiaries of our operating group. They serve the B2B sector with their own range of dairy products and ingredients.
Ausnutria Nutrition's focus is the global availability of the consumer brands Neolac and Kabrita. To achieve this, we have different sales organizations all over the world and cooperate with local teams and distributors.