About Milcobel

About Milcobel

Milcobel is a cooperative that collects, processes and commercialises the milk of 2.600 dairy farms. Our dairy farm members and employees work hard every day to realise a guaranteed milk collection with the best possible milk valorisation.

The result of our cooperative model is a fair milk price for all our affiliated dairy farm members. Milcobel stands for transparency, reliability and sustainability. We want to engage every link of the dairy chain, from collection to commercialisation.

Annual reports

Our business units

  • DPI
    Dairy Product & Ingredients

Milcobel specialises in research & development, production, sales & marketing and customer support of dairy ingredients for the global food and drink industry.

  • CPS
    Consumer Products & Services

Consumer products & Services (CPS) is one of Milcobel’s core business units. CPS is responsible for processing, production and commercialisation of milk and dairy products.

  • Ysco
    Ice Cream

Ysco is an independent subsidiary of Milcobel cvba. Ysco produces ice cream for home brands of Europe’s largest supermarket chains. Quality, service, sustainability, automation and innovation are always key.

Mission and vision

We guarantee the processing of our members’ milk and we develop, produce and market dairy products with the aim of providing all our members, and therefore the entire dairy farm sector in Belgium, a long-term perspective.

We believe in the importance and necessity of industrial procession in Belgium, and we strive for maximum milk valorisation by positioning ourselves in niches and products that allow us to position ourselves as market leaders.

We realise our mission and vision through a unique cooperative collaboration that is based on our core values.

Our history

How it started
on 1 June 1906
The farmers guild ‘Helpt malkaar’ (Help each other) in Langemark (West Flanders) establishes the cooperative society ‘Melkerij St. Paulus’ (St. Paul’s Dairy). Their tagline reads ‘Voor endoor de Boeren’ (By and for the Farmers), and the main aim of the cooperative is formulated as follows: “To use the dairy farm to sell milk, its (processed) products, and all other products that could be related directly or indirectly with a dairy farm.”
Establishment of Milcobel
Milcobel was founded on 8 November 2004, as a result of the merger plans of two cooperatives: BZU melkaanvoer cvba and cvba Belgomilk.
2005
On 1 January 2005, Milcobel starts to act as the milk purchaser for the members of these two dairy cooperatives. On 16 May 2005, the merger is approved by both extraordinary general meetings of their respective cooperatives. This means that all dairy farm members of BZU melkaanvoer and Belgomilk are now members of Milcobel.
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Milcobel is all about milk.
Including our core values.

Make it happen

We always want to do better. That is why we have to take things up with each other.
Show ambition, push the boundaries, overcome challenges and stay the course we planned. Being ambitious means leading the way.

Integrity

Integrity is about being honest with yourself and with others. It’s about being transparent, including about things that might be less comfortable to hear or say. Do what you say, and say what you do. Integrity, ethics and fairness. Integrity requires courage.

Loyalty

It is crucial to stay loyal to policy, standards, procedures and agreements within our organisation. Putting the collective interest above the individual interest. Togetherness, professional courtesy and teamwork. Being a member of a cooperative calls for loyalty as the quintessential form of honesty towards other members.

Knowledge and know-how

We strive for the highest quality in our products and service. Professionalism, competency, performance, customer focus. Being able to guarantee quality shows loyalty towards the customer.

Take a look behind the scenes at Milcobel!

In this video you’ll learn more about our cooperative. We take you behind the scenes of our production facilities. You’ll learn everything there is to know about our quality control and the production of milk and other dairy products.

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