Our Company

Our quest is to improve the world’s nutrition today, and for the generations to come
FrieslandCampina Head Quarters

FrieslandCampina Is More Than Milk


FrieslandCampina is far more than a dairy-based beverage, a piece of cheese, or a set of ingredients. Every single day we work hard to make a real difference in the life’s of millions of people. For our farmers, our employees, our consumers and the companies we work with. We have a rich history. In 1871 a group of farmers started a cooperation in the Netherlands, read more below. 

Since then, we have grown out to be one of the biggest dairy-companies in the world.

FrieslandCampina is still owned by the cooperation, consisting of 14,634 member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

We Were There For Your Grandparents

And even for their grandparents. Our roots lie in the Dutch soil and we’ve been around since 1871. It is the diversity of our people, their individual enthousiasm and collective commitment to shaping the future of dairy that makes FrieslandCampina a special place. 

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Our Purpose: Nourishing by Nature

FrieslandCampina’s purpose is 'nourishing by nature'. It stands for better nutrition for the world, a good living for our farmers, now and for generations to come. We have a rich history of collaboration, innovation and sustainability.

FrieslandCampina at a glance


Employees globally




Member dairy farmers


in euros per 100 kilogrammes of milk exclusive of VAT


Export to countries


Recyclable packaging

Seven Business Groups - United by One Purpose


Diversity and teamwork are the key to great performance. Our strategy is to optimally valorise our milk across the business groups and make the differences across the business work to our advantage. FrieslandCampina’s seven business groups are:

  • Europe
  • Retail & Americas
  • Middle East, Pakistan & Africa (MEPA)
  • Asia
  • Ingredients
  • Professional & Trading
  • Specialised Nutrition


Each business group has a clear and distinct mission and plan. The main customers and the product, brand and geographic focus, however, are different. Overall, we have clear priorities and allocate our members milk to the best valorisation opportunities.