The Lactalis Group is the world’s 1st dairy group and a leading cheese group, as well as the No. 1 world producer of controlled origin cheeses.
It buys over 15 billion litres of milk per year and due to the
large volume of the collected raw fresh milk, it is the world's
third largest dairy group in milk collection.
In 2012 the Lactalis Group made a turnover of € 15.7
billion, while 75% of the turnover was made outside France.
The Lactalis group employs 56,000 people in 61 countries and
their products are manufactured in 192 industrial sites across 34
countries worldwide, while 64 production plants are located in
The most popular international Lactalis Group brands are
Président, Galbani, and Parmalat .
Lactel, La Laitiere, Dukat, Salakis, Bridel, Celia and Santal, are
the most popular regional brands.
Président brand is the leading brand of the Lactalis Group and
the strongest French cheese brand in the world. Président branded
products are available in 145 countries worldwide, while 20
Président products are sold each second.
The Lactalis group is a family company established in 1933, and
today it is run by the third generation of the Besnier family.