NEW CHAIRMAN - NEW MANAGEMENT - NEW INVESTMENTS
On Thursday 23 May, the Luxembourg press was invited to attend the meeting between Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Luxlait CEO Gilles Gerard.
It was an opportunity for Gilles Gerard to present these new corporate visions and the path he intends to take with Luxlait, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.
“For the Luxembourg market, it is important for our company to offer innovative, high-quality, 100% Luxembourg products that meet the growing expectations of our consumers”.
In redefining its corporate values, Luxlait has decided to highlight its farmers and the local aspect of its products.
“Companies can no longer produce as they used to, and we welcome this awareness. We must make a point of producing in a sustainable way, while respecting our environment and animal welfare”.
The company’s shareholders are some 360 farmers, all of whom are Luxembourgers. Luxlait, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, currently employs 320 people and exports 65% of its annual production.
“On the export side, we are faced with dairy industry giants such as Lactalis, Arla, Müller and Friesland Campina and increasingly protectionist markets. We want to offer niche products meeting the needs of quite distinct communities.”
He is therefore supported by the new President, Marc Reiners, and by two new Vice-Presidents, Guy Feyder and Guy Noesen.
In its facilities in Roost, Luxlait has a working tool that is conducive to development. Built in 2009, the production unit remains one of the most modern dairies in Europe.
“In the agri-food industry, where hygiene and quality standards are increasingly demanding, it is important to have a production tool at the cutting edge of technology and a qualified workforce.”
It should be noted that Luxlait invests on an ongoing basis. The management, in consultation with its Board of Directors, has just approved an investment of 4.5 million euros for a concentration facility. In addition to this installation, at the beginning of the year Luxlait invested in a new storage building with a capacity of 5,000 pallets at a cost of 2.5 million euros.
These investments will ultimately lead to the creation of 5 full-time jobs