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Swedish food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak has completed the acquisition of Denmark-based dairy membrane filtration company DSS Silkeborg for an undisclosed amount, a development which strengthens Tetra Pak’s range of processing solutions.

DSS, which was established in 2000, develops, designs, sells, builds and commissions membrane filtration systems for dairy applications, using reverse osmosis, nano-filtration, ultra-filtration and micro-filtration technologies.

The company makes full use of milk and whey, based on its in-depth understanding of fractionation processes, water treatment and dairy production.

DSS will continue to operate from Silkeborg, Denmark, with its current management team, as part of Tetra Pak’s Cheese and Powder business unit.

The company’s existing sales channels will be added to Tetra Pak’s global market operations.

DSS co-founder and managing director Niels Osterland said: "Becoming an integral part of Tetra Pak, a large multinational company focused on the dairy sector, offers DSS an opportunity for a new phase of growth in the global dairy industry."

Tetra Pak processing systems executive vice president Tim High said the acquisition of DSS adds to Tetra Pak’s expertise in membrane filtration technology, enabling it to provide customers with an even wider range of processing solutions for dairy, cheese and whey as well as other beverages and prepared foods.

"The integration of DSS’s expertise with Tetra Pak’s energy, waste and water reduction technologies will provide our customers with processing solutions designed to reduce their carbon and water footprint as well as their operational costs," High added.

Tetra Pak provides a wide range of processing solutions based on food technology and engineering expertise for efficient and hygienic production of foods and beverages.


Image: DSS will continue to operate from Silkeborg, Denmark, with its current management team, as part of Tetra Pak’s Cheese and Powder business unit. Photo courtesy of TETRA PAK INTERNATIONAL SA.