Acquisition of DSS Silkeborg A/S broadens Tetra Pak’s range of processing solutions
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (3 September 2013) — Tetra Pak®, the world leader in food processing and packaging solutions, has acquired Denmark-based DSS Silkeborg A/S, a European market leader in dairy membrane filtration technology.
Established in 2000, DSS is a privately held company with 46 employees that develops, designs, sells, builds and commissions membrane filtration systems for dairy applications, using reverse osmosis, nano-filtration, ultra-filtration and micro-filtration technologies. The core competence of DSS lies in maximizing the full use of milk and whey, based on its in-depth understanding of fractionation processes, water treatment and dairy production.
“Becoming an integral part of Tetra Pak, a large multinational company focused on the dairy sector, offers DSS an opportunity for a new phase of growth in the global dairy industry,” says Niels Osterland, co-founder and managing director of DSS.
“The acquisition of DSS adds to Tetra Pak’s expertise in membrane filtration technology, enabling us to provide our customers with an even wider range of processing solutions for dairy, cheese and whey as well as other beverages and prepared foods,” says Tim High, Executive Vice President Processing Systems, Tetra Pak.
In addition, says High, “The integration of DSS’s expertise with Tetra Pak’s energy, waste and water reduction technologies will provide our customers with processing solutions designed to reduce their carbon and water footprint as well as their operational costs.”
DSS will remain in Silkeborg, Denmark with its current management team as part of Tetra Pak’s Cheese and Powder business unit. Existing sales channels will be supplemented through Tetra Pak’s global market operations.
Tetra Pak offers complete processing solutions based on world-class food technology and engineering expertise covering every step in the efficient and hygienic production of a broad variety of foods and beverages. This includes all of the key technologies for the dairy industry.