Emmi is the leading milk processor in Switzerland. Its roots date back to 1907, when it was founded by 62 dairy cooperatives in the region around Lucerne. Over the last 20 years, Emmi has developed into an international group of companies that is listed on the stock exchange (ticker symbol EMMN). Emmi is pursuing a long-term, successful strategy based on three pillars: strengthening the Swiss domestic market, growth abroad and cost management. An important credo that has accompanied Emmi throughout the company’s history is a strong sense of responsibility towards people, animals and the environment.
In Switzerland, Emmi manufactures a complete range of dairy products for its own brands as well as customers’ brands, including export hits such as Emmi Caffè Latte and Kaltbach. Depending on the country, there are also locally manufactured products – usually in a specialty area. In addition to cow’s milk, goat milk and sheep milk are also processed.
The Emmi Group has 25 production facilities in Switzerland. The company is present abroad with subsidiaries in 14 countries, eight of which have production facilities. Emmi exports products from Switzerland to around 60 countries. In addition to the domestic market of Switzerland, its business activities focus on Western Europe and the Americas. The turnover of CHF 3.7 billion – around 10% of which comes from organic products – is spread about equally between Switzerland and abroad. Of the almost 8,700 employees, more than two thirds are now employed at locations outside Switzerland.