At present, a large percentage of the world population is suffering from malnutrition and various diseases. In order to cope up with undernourishment, people should consume nutritious food and drinks. Milk is the most nutritious and healthy food available at a reasonable price and thus affordable by all people. Currently there are many dairy farms located all around the world. Among them, the Pelwatte Dairy Industries Limited is a registered Company in Sri Lanka endowed with modern technology with emphasis on the quality and quantityin order to provide an adequate amount of nutrition to their cattle.
ThePelwatte dairy factory has been set up using the latest Denmark technology and around 300 people are employed at present. With an aim of producing good quality product to the entire market, we can produce pasteurized and sterilized milk and also flavored milk with a capacity of 15,000 liters per day. The Company invested Rs 1.5billionto start the first factory to produce milk powder, liquid milk, butter, yoghurt, cheese and ice cream. Our factory aims to be a model for other companies to set up more factories and make Sri Lanka self sufficient in milk and milk based products. We hope to save the country millions of dollars used in the import of milk powder. The previous year Sri Lanka imported over 83,000 metric tons spending for over US $300 million.
Established in 2006, Pelwatte Dairy Industries is the first private sector milk powder packing factory in Sri Lanka. We have set up factories in order to produce 10 tons of milk powder, 50,000 yoghurt cups and two tons of butter each day and 4000 bottles of liquid milk in an hour. At present, Sri Lanka has over 1.2million milk cows, and milk is being extracted from around 250,000 cows. This leads to a great potential of collecting more milk from the cows and which in course will leadto the opening of our second factory. In order to ensure quality fodder supply for the cattle, an animal feed mill has also been established to manufacture 60MT of high quality animal feed. The feed will eventually increase the cattle nutrition which will in turn become beneficial to the local farmers to increase the productivity of their flock.