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Joseph Heler are whey ahead

Major Investment for Heler’s to become one of the most sophisticated whey plants in the UK.

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Joseph Heler are the UK’s largest independent regional cheese producer

Joseph Heler, the UK’s largest independent regional cheese producer, has invested over £750,000 in a state of the art whey processing facility at their Cheshire site. This facility is a highly sophisticated whey plant and allows Joseph Heler to create a new range of advanced and added value nutritional products.

The investment has been made in collaboration with leading dairy nutrition business, Volac , who are the largest customer for Heler’s whey products.

This significant investment will not only create exceptional and sought after products, it will also reduce waste, as the water removed from the whey is used for cleaning in the whey plant, making it almost self sufficient. Above all, this investment ultimately helps add value to the milk produced by Heler’s farmers, bringing positive results all round.

Mike Heler

Mike Heler

Mike Heler, MD of Joseph Heler Cheese comments: “Sustainability is key to our business. We are constantly striving to re-invest for the betterment of our products, farmers and the environment as a whole and this is an unequivocally positive step for us as a company. Not only are we now able to create a highly advanced, waste reducing by-products but we are improving returns allowing us to pay a competitive milk price to our farmer suppliers.

“The strategic long term relationship that has been formed over many years between ourselves and Volac means that we can work together in an innovative and exciting way and ultimately improve efficiency in the supply chain.”

Established in 1970, Volac have been producing high quality, sought after products for many years. The company specialises in the supply of dairy nutrition products to the global market and this joint venture with Joseph Heler will help meet and considerably increase an already strong demand for their products.

“James Neville, CEO at Volac comments: “With this move, Heler’s are now one of the largest family producers of whey products in the UK. As a company they are visibly committed to sustainability as well as creating some of the most sought after whey products on the market. As such, this joint investment seemed like a clear choice for Volac and we are very much looking forward to the results.”

Heler’s are expected to start supplying customers by the end of this month and early samples of the new product have been very favourably received with full trial loads imminent.

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