1896

Foundation of the sugar factory in the district of Stendal.

1949

Founded in 1949, VEB Dauermilchwerke Stendal & Genthin was the largest producer of dry milk and infant nutrition in the GDR.

1991

Since 1991 Milchwerke Mittelelbe has been part of the KRÜGER GROUP. With the acquisition of the largest East German industrial company for dry milk and baby food, entrepreneur Willibert Krüger secured an important strategic function on the raw materials market and in the business with valuable preliminary products.

1991-2000

Continuous expansion of capacities for the production of infant nutrition and modernisation of individual spray towers.

2005

With the commissioning of the cold aseptic UHT filling system, milk and water-based drinks can be filled into different bottle sizes.

2009

Expansion of spray drying capacities and conversion of the entire plant for milk reception and processing.

2010

Commissioning of a combined heat and power plant increasing the efficiency of the energy supply while also reducing CO2 emissions.

2012 - 2015

Expansion of production capacities for infant nutrition in 2015 and installation of a new line for UHT filling of liquid products.

2015

Further continuous expansion of spraying capacities for infant nutrition. New filling lines for ready-to-drink products, with expansion in 2017.

2018

Construction of a new, automated 16,000 sqm logistics centre at the Stendal site.

2019

Milchwerke Mittelelbe in Stendal celebrates its 70th anniversary of milk processing.