Karwendel-Werke can look back on over 111 years of milk processing today. The close partnerships forged with reliable dairy farms played a crucial role right from the start. Today, 540 regional partners from the Alpine Upland region deliver their milk directly to Buchloe – with around three quarters of these farms we have been working for two or even three generations.
PREMIUM QUALITY MILK FROM THE REGION
All dairy farms are located relatively close to our dairy facility in the Lower Allgäu, with some in East and West Allgäu and neighbouring regions of Upper Bavaria. Their close proximity means short transport routes to our dairy. That is how we can guarantee utmost freshness and save resources – and with them the environment. Our sustainable partnerships strengthen and promote the agricultural infrastructure of the Allgäu/Swabia and Upper Bavarian regions.
HIGH COMPETENCE AND STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES
Our long-term Karwendel contract partners all have many years of particularly high milk producer competence with regards to stable construction, feeding, species-appropriate husbandry and milking technology. It goes without saying that each one of our partners fully complies with the comprehensive regulatory provisions and requirements.
The sizes of the individual farms vary: There are some part-time farmers with just three cows producing just 10 litres a day to large agricultural concerns with 150 cows and 4,000 litres of milk per day.
CLOSE CONTACT WITH PARTNERS AND VISITORS
Continuous contact with our dairy farmers is very important to us. We therefore host periodic milk producer assemblies and other events, where we seek direct communication with our suppliers. With our support, dairy farmers frequently open their facilities to visitors like groups from nearby kindergartens and schools. There, children and adolescents have the opportunity to experience directly, where the milk for their cream cheese sandwich for break time or their fromage frais dessert actually comes from. There are also some offers for adult education, which are very popular and frequently used.