Finnish dairy and food company Valio has inked a deal with DKSH on the distribution of special milk powders to Valio’s industrial customers in the Asian market.
Valio says the partnership will help it in the growth for its dairy-based ingredients, which are ideal for special nutrition such as nutrition for elderly people or athletes.
“Valio and DKSH see a lot of collaboration potential in the market for various gut-friendly, value-added, and wellness products,” the company said in a statement.
Milk protein is regarded as one of the most nutritious of natural protein sources, according to Valio which has conducted scientific research on the properties of milk for more than 100 years.
The majority of the population in South-East Asia is not able to enjoy dairy products because of the lactose in milk.
“Industry-tailored, lactose-free Valio Eila® products are an example of our pioneering and research-based product development. Thanks to our unique technology, they are gut-friendly and can be enjoyed also by people who typically can’t consume milk products,” says Timo Pajari, Senior Vice President heading Valio’s international sales of special milk powders.