Emmi is a major Swiss milk processor. The company dates back to 1907, when it was founded by 62 dairy farming cooperatives around Lucerne.
Over the past 20 years, Emmi has grown into an international, listed group. In doing so, Emmi follows a successful strategy that has been in place for many years. It is based on three pillars: the domestic market in Switzerland, growth abroad and cost management.
In Switzerland, the Emmi Group has 25 production sites. Globally, Emmi and its subsidiaries have a presence in 14 countries.
Half of its CHF 3.5 billion in sales is generated in Switzerland, the other half abroad. Organic products account for over 10 % of total sales.
Two-thirds of its more than 8,700 employees are currently based outside of Switzerland.
We process all types of milk – and much more
The majority of Emmi products are made from cow's milk. Due to the increasing demand for products made from goat's and sheep’s milk, we have increased our activities in these areas. In Switzerland, Emmi now processes cow’s milk as well as goat’s and sheep’s milk into butter, cheese, cream cheese, yogurt and drinking milk.
We also produce plant-based dairy alternatives for our trading partners. We are further strengthening this niche with the launch of our own vegan line.
Our three strategic pillars:
Strong domestic market
Switzerland is our largest sales market and most important production country. Our mission is to further expand Emmi's leading position in its domestic market.
We are constantly optimising our product portfolio by introducing new, innovative products, backing them with strong brand concepts, and continually fine-tuning our product range.
The second strategic pillar is targeted international growth. Today, Emmi exports products from Switzerland to some 60 countries worldwide and is represented by subsidiaries and holdings in 14 markets.
Growth markets outside of Europe are becoming increasingly significant, acquisitions continue to be a growth option and organic growth is gaining relevance.
Emmi continually optimises its costs in order to remain competitive. Thanks to strict, sustained cost management and continuous optimisation of all processes, we are constantly increasing our productivity and becoming even more efficient, allowing Emmi to save several million Swiss francs per year.