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The Dairy Cooperative in Gostyn, established in June 1889, opened its condensed milk and milk powder production facilities in 1979.
Presently the plant is equipped with modern production lines for unsweetened and sweetened condensed milk in cartons and tins, light unsweetened condensed milk, flavoured milk in tubes, UHT cream, UHT milk, butter, skimmed granulated milk powder and the whole range of fresh products. Modern aseptic packing lines allow us to use carton packaging of various types and weight along with multi-pack packaging options.
Integrated Management System Policy
The high quality of products has been confirmed by numerous awards and distinctions. All in all, the Cooperative and its product have been presented with over 100 of awards, medals and distinctions. It should be emphasised that the 500g unsweetened condensed milk was awarded the Gold Medal of Polagra Food International Poznan Fair in 2002, the 500g light unsweetened condensed milk was awarded the Gold Medal in 2003, the same award was presented to the chocolate dessert in 2004, the 250g extra butter in 2006 and the condensed sweetened boiled cocoa milk in 2007. During Polagra Food Fair in 2008 the Cooperative was presented with the Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski Entrepreneurship Award in the Food Sector.
Every year the Gostyn Dairy Cooperative is recognised as one of the leaders in the ranking of domestic dairy cooperatives associated under the National Association of Dairy Cooperatives (KZSM). In 2004 the company was awarded the Exemplary Food Producer Statuette. The motto “Quality is the Only Way” brings a great responsibility therefore, to strengthen the position of the Dairy Cooperative in the market and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of management, the company implemented a Quality System complying with the international ISO 9001:1994 standard and later, complying with the new ISO 9001:2000 standard and HACCP system, in accordance with Codex Alimentarius in 2000, certified by a renowned company, Lloyd’s Register Assurance Limited. In 1999 the Cooperative was amongst the first group of manufacturers meeting the A category of veterinary requirements and authorised to export products to EU countries. Since 2000 the Cooperative has been exporting goods to the EU markets and presently takes part in the intra-EU exchange of goods.
In 2004 the Gostyn Dairy Cooperative was granted authorization to export goods to the countries of the Russian Federation, in June 2005 the Cooperative received the British Retail Consortium standard certificate, recognized by the retail chains (re-certified every year by Lloyd’s Register).
In September 2007 a new production line for UHT cream and condensed milk in combifitSmall packaging with a modern combiSmart screw cap was put into operation. The combiSmart screw cap is designed to facilitate measured pouring of liquids and the re-closing of used packs.
Our customers are more and more interested in light unsweetened milk with added magnesium or fibre.
For several years now the Dairy Cooperative has been supplying milk in 250g packs to schools in the Wielokopolskie and Dolnośląskie Voivodships under the “Milk for school” programme.