2010 to present
Saputo's Australian subsidiary, Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Limited (“WCB”) acquired the everyday cheese business (“EDC Business”) of Lion-Dairy & Drinks Pty Ltd based in Victoria, Australia. This acquisition allowed WCB to increase its presence in consumer branded everyday cheese products segment in Australia with strong market positions in this segment.
In April 2019, Saputo acquired Dairy Crest Group plc, based in the United Kingdom. This acquisition enabled Saputo to enter the UK market by acquiring and investing in a well-established and successful industry player with a solid asset base and an experienced management team.
In October 2019, Saputo acquired the specialty cheese business of Lion Dairy & Drinks Pty Ltd, based in Australia. This acquisition enabled the Dairy Division (Australia) to further diversify its product offering, adding to and complementing its current activities.
In May 2021, Saputo acquired the Reedsburg facility of Wisconsin Specialty Protein, LLC. The addition of this Wisconsin (USA) facility enabled Saputo to broaden and increase the value of its ingredients offering, enhancing its portfolio in the United States and internationally.
In August 2021, Saputo acquired the Carolina Aseptic and Carolina Dairy businesses formerly operated by AmeriQual Group Holdings, LLC in the USA. The acquisition of these businesses helps enhance Saputo’s capacity to manufacture and distribute products in both the rapidly aseptic beverage and food categories, as well as the nutritional snacks space.
When Saputo was founded in 1954, about 10 kilos of cheese were produced daily. Today, throughout its facilities in Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and the UK, Saputo transforms approximately 11 billion litres of milk per year into a variety of dairy products for customers and consumers.