International Dispensing Corporation (IDC) has secured its first commercial order to import milk into Pakistan.

Germany-based ultra-high processing (UHT) dairy brand Privatmolkerei Naarmann will fulfill the commercial order, for which it will produce UHT milk in bag-in-box (BIB) packages.

Pakistan is the world’s fourth largest dairy consuming country. The first shipment is expected to reach Pakistan's  port city of Karachi in August.

The BIB packages to be shipped will feature aseptic dispensing tap, called The Answer, which can safely dispense UHT liquid foods and beverages, while enabling shelf-stability of the remaining  product in the pack without the need for refrigeration.

"Naarmann’s milk will have a six month shelf life, with 10 days ambient non-refrigerated dispensing."

Due to the use of this technology, Naarmann’s milk will have a six month shelf life, with 10 days ambient non-refrigerated dispensing.

The milk will be distributed to foodservice establishments, convenience stores, and bakeries.

IDC has teamed up with a local partner and customer, ZAP Logistics, which is a Karachi-based distribution company for dairy and food products. Besides the dairy launch, ZAP is planning to introduce juices in Pakistan.

IDC’s representative Pär Söderlund said: “On behalf of IDC, we are very excited to begin serving the Pakistani market with a large-size aseptic container for milk, as we believe it will add considerable value to the category. In Naarmann and ZAP Logistics we have two excellent, seasoned partners who will focus on delivering top quality milk with The Answer throughout Pakistan."