Making the best out of milk and whey? We?ve been doing this. For 40 years.

  • 1971: MILEI GmbH is founded
  • 1972: Construction commences on Leutkirch site
  • 1975: Whey powder and lactose production starts
  • 1976: Introduction of ultrafiltration ? key products are MILEI whey protein concentrates
  • 1990: Start of lactulose and lactoferrin production
  • 2002: Introduction of instantising spray-drying technology and introduction of Molkolac┬« Instant
  • 2003 bis 2006:Expansion of ultra-filtration capacity
  • 2007: Fourth spray-dryer comes into service
  • 2009: Morinaga increases involvement in MILEI to 70% and international R&D cooperation with F&E is intensified
  • 2010: Concentration of all corporate functions at the Leutkirch site
  • 2011: Strategic positioning of MILEI based on quality and performance leadership
  • 2012: Morinaga assumes a 100% share in MILEI, thus strengthening MILEI’s position as a global player.
  • 2013: Decision to invest in a new production facility
  • 2014: Groundbreaking for the new building
  • 2016: Commercial production begins