Competence based on experience and regional roots

We are DMK: around 7,700 employees and more than 7,500 farmers. As Germany's largest dairy cooperative, we make more than 8 billion kilos of milk every year into top-quality foods at more than 20 sites in Germany and the Netherlands.  And we do so with the passion that is typical of DMK, whether on our farmers' dairy farms or in the dairy production facilities. DMK helps to shape the future. Classic skilled craftsmanship goes hand in hand with research projects, digitalisation and trends. Consumers are our central focus. Their wishes and the latest trends and developments are our compass as a modern manufacturer.

With a finger on the pulse of the times

We know what consumers all over the world want. From our market analyses, our Innovation, Research and Development departments develop new products that appeal to the tastes of millions of consumers. We draw our competence from a centuries-old heritage, craftsmanship and permanent research and development. This know-how enables us to deliver on the performance and quality that we promise our customers and consumers. With every day that passes.

Strong product portfolio

Our broad spectrum of cheeses, fresh dairy products, food manufacturing ingredients, baby foods, ice creams, health products and special animal feeds generates revenues of 5.8 billion euros and makes us the fourth-largest supplier to Germany's grocery retailers. MILRAM, Oldenburger, Dutch Original Cheese and Humana are brands that enjoy the full confidence of consumers at home and abroad and make our company an established name, both in our home markets and in selected target markets around the globe. Consumers associate our brands with a quality, variety and innovativeness that reach far beyond those of standard products.

Facts & Figures

7.500 farmers

7.700 employees

More than 20 sites

5.8 billion euros turnover

A partner to our customers

We have won our prominent position in the dairy industry in a community of partnership with our customers from the retail, industrial and bulk consumer segments. They trust us not only because of product portfolios that are focused on their needs and our guaranteed high-volume supply capabilities, but above all because of our uncompromising quality standards: whether raw materials, machinery, farms, packaging or transport – we check every step in our value chain and guarantee seamless quality assurance and the highest standards of hygiene.

A company of dairy farmers

Regardless of change and market fluctuations, we have a strong corporate core. Its supreme goal is to be and remain a reliable, future-proof partner for the cooperative's dairy farmers and pay them a stable, long-term milk price. As one of Europe's largest dairy companies organised on the cooperative system, we view it as our responsibility in all activities and investments to contribute our share to the embodiment of a modern cooperative. First and foremost, this means an active and transparent community.

As a cooperative-based company, we are rooted in the regions and at the same time present in high-potential markets all around the world. The cooperative's role in the organisation is to act as a parent company. It is also responsible for our most important raw material - raw milk. Making the raw milk into a broad array of food products for millions of people is then the core task of our employees at Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH (DMK).

Taking responsibility

Another established element is our commitment to sustainable entrepreneurship that is in harmony with people, the environment and responsible milk production. To support this communal role, we have laid down binding concrete goals and actions for all parts of the company and the entire value chain in our DMK 2020 Sustainability Programme.

The key strategic areas in the programme include agriculture, environment, milk and society - and also our team. We aim to be a fair and secure employer who offers good prospects to every employee. To do this, we create a working environment in which employees feel comfortable, are encouraged to focus on the key aspects of their work and are offered the opportunity for personal further development.


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