Dutch ambassador visits FCEPL’s dairy plant

Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) The Ambassador of Kingdom of Netherlands to Pakistan, Mr. Wouter Plomp, visited FrieslandCampina Engro Pakistan Limited’s state of the art manufacturing facility in Sahiwal this week for a guided tour of the dairy plant and farms.

During the tour, Mr. Plomp was given a thorough briefing on the operations, from milk procurement, milk collection, and quality checks to supply chain and production. A tree plantation was also carried out along the dairy plant as the Dutch Ambassador’s contribution to the Billion Tree Tsunami Project.

Visiting the dairy farms, Mr. Plomp appreciated the role FCEPL’s Dairy Development Program has played towards the education and training of farmers on best dairy farm practices to improve the quality of milk and increase the yield per cow.

Expressing his views at the end of the visit, Mr. Plomp said, “Throughout this visit, what stood out to me the most, apart from the efficient security and quality controls taken by FCEPL, is the rich tradition of dairy in Pakistan. The dairy farms in Pakistan make me feel almost like home in the Netherlands as both countries share the same values when it comes to cows, milk, and dairy. I am thoroughly impressed with FCEPL’s initiative of empowering men and women farmers alike. The quality control measures being upheld in the collection, processing, and packaging of milk by FrieslandCampina Engro Pakistan also demonstrate world class standards and highlight the dairy sector’s progress in Pakistan.”

FrieslandCampina Engro Pakistan Limited is a Pakistani dairy company which is a subsidiary of Royal FrieslandCampina, a Dutch multinational dairy cooperative. Bringing 150 years of experience to the dairy landscape of Pakistan, FCEPL is committed to transforming the health and wellbeing of Pakistanis by ensuring the supply of safe and quality milk while also enhancing the livelihood of farmers. Headquartered in Karachi, the Company operates two processing plants in Sukkur and Sahiwal.