DMK: Delicious variety

Successful brands, innovative products and sustainable visions – we set standards for the future.

The DMK Group is Germany’s largest dairy cooperative, processing around 5.5 billion kilos of milk every year. As one of the key suppliers in German food retailing, we stand for quality, variety, and innovation that you can taste. From cheese through quark and ice cream to vegan products, we make sure that millions of people get their favourite products. With famous brands such as MILRAM, Oldenburger and Humana that have earned immense trust - not only in Germany, but all over the world. And the stalwart people at our side? DMK’s farmers. They ensure the supply of our most important raw ingredient. Together, we ensure a delicious future for everyone, focusing on the wants and needs of consumers and providing them with high-quality, natural dairy products. These aims are laid down in our Vision 2030.


From individual farms to global markets: the DMK Group’s success story

The DMK Group is the product of a merger in 2011 of Germany’s leading dairy companies – Humana and NORDMILCH. This move formed the largest dairy cooperative in Germany. We are internationally renowned for our long tradition and experience in milk processing. Our history extends back over 200 years, with the power of the community as an enduring theme. The cooperative spirit is deeply rooted in our identity and gives us stability and direction even in times of transformation. As an enterprise owned by our farmers, we are proud of our roots and the regions they stem from. We express these origins with brands such as MILRAM and Oldenburger, clearly embodying quality and sustainability. Because we’re about more than just dairy products – we’re about responsibility and passion. From the farm to the supermarket, we place great emphasis on the maximum care and quality. Our raw material isn’t just any milk – our farmers ensure personally that it satisfies the highest standards and is respected all over the world.

Strong in unity: DMK creates clear structures for a joint future.

Behind the DMK Group is the largest dairy cooperative in Germany, which is firmly in the hands of the farmers. With almost 4,400 dairy farmers and just under 6,800 employees, we form a vibrant community that shapes the future together. As a cooperative, we encourage self-management and favour joint forces so as to shape a successful future for milk production. We have the capability to jointly address challenges and develop innovative solutions on the basis of frank discussions on an equal footing. We build on our modern, clear structures at DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH and Deutsches Milchkontor eG as our stable foundation.

DMK eG: The co-operative, a company of our farmers

Deutsches Milchkontor eG, Germany's largest dairy co-operative, belongs to its members - the farmers.

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Established in Germany, at home all over the world

With more than 20 sites, the DMK Group is Germany’s largest dairy company. And we’re not purely national operators. We’re also engaged in the Netherlands, Italy and at selected international hubs. Our employees work for our company with great commitment, with our dairy farmers providing the precious raw milk that goes into our products.

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DMK 2030

Our vision for a sustainable dairy industry and a worthwhile future.

In a rapidly changing world strongly influenced by climate change and the need for sustainability, fast action is called for. DMK faced up to this challenge early on. We developed our Vision 2030 in 2019, and have always kept our sights firmly set on that vision, our values and our mission: foundations on which our consumers, customers and the entire DMK team can depend at all times. Our vision at DMK is to be the first choice for natural dairy products throughout our customers’ entire lives. Our binding core values are fairness, innovation and entrepreneurship. DMK’s mission as a preferred partner is to carry conviction with a deep understanding of customers and consumers, maximum value added and sustainable responsibility.

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DMK 2030: our promise for the future

Our year 2023

A year full of challenges and exciting projects.

The year 2023 presented us with many challenges, which we tackled with determination and team spirit. Despite difficult times, we learned important lessons and gained valuable experience. Our focus was on continuous improvement and adapting to changing conditions. Find out how we found solutions together and paved the way for a better future.