FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 10, 1998
Le Sueur, MN -- Davisco Foods International, the $350 million, Le Sueur, Minnesota-based milk processing and whey fractions company announced plans to open its first Latin American sales office in Mexico City in January 1999. The third generation, family-owned company is the world leader in the production of whey and whey protein ingredients, which are used in the production of a wide range of dairy, baking and confectionery products, beverages and infant formulas. The products are also used as a calcium-fortifying source, and in flavorings and additives.
According to Marty Davis, general manager of Davisco Foods International's whey protein research, technology and production operations, Davisco will be the first U.S. whey manufacturer to establish an office in Mexico. "Mexico currently represents a $650 million import market for dairy products. With the opening of the new office, we expect to build on our success with customers in Mexico and throughout Latin and South America, which represents a huge potential export market for our whey protein products."
The new office, which will be located Mexico City will be under the direction of Mr. Davis and will be managed by David Curta and Enrique Pedroza. Mr. Curta will be relocating to Mexico City from Davisco's Minnesota operations. Mr. Pedroza is a native of Mexico with experience in dairy ingredient sales.
Davisco Foods International is the undisputed leader in whey protein research, technology and production. Since 1991, The Company has grown in sales from $50 million to $350 million. Much of that growth can be attributed to an increase in Davisco's cheese business and The Company's transition from a milk processor to an ingredients company producing whey protein for use as flavorings, additives and active ingredients in a variety of foods, pharmaceuticals and skin care products.
Mark Davis, president of Davisco Foods International, Inc., was one of the first U.S. cheesemakers to explore both whey processing and whey derivative sales internationally in the early 1980's. Mr. Davis' numerous visits abroad during that time created a prominence for Davisco on the international scene. As a result of his efforts, The Company has close business relationships in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Davisco has cheese and whey fractions facilities in Le Sueur, Minnesota, a whey fractions facility in Lake Norden, South Dakota, a "state of the art", $60 million cheese and whey fractions facility (named "new plant of the year" in 1994 by Food Engineering) in Jeorme, Idaho, and a whey fractions facility in Nicollet, Minnesota. Davisco Foods International, produces upwards of 500,000 pounds of cheese daily and is one of the largest suppliers of cheese to Kraft Foods, Inc, of Glenview, IL. It produces upwards of 10 million pounds of whey protein isolates annually.
Pauline Olson, Director Sales and Marketing
Copyright © 2011 Davisco Foods International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
11000 West 78th Street, Suite 210, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
952.914.0400 (phone) : 952.914.0887 (fax) : 1.800.757.7611 (toll free)