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Spray Dried Milk Powder Factory

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Started in 1974-Jan 17th with 5600 liters of fresh milk collected at Kotagala Chilling Centre, producing only 100 to 150 Lbs of Milk Powder per day.

Today -2007- Ambewela spray Dried Milk Powder Factory produces 10-13 Metric Tons from 110,000 Liters of fresh Milk. The freshness of milk is assured as using milk collected from 32 Milk Collecting centers from Passara, Bibile, Bandarawela, Welimada, Haputhale and the surrounding areas. Thus also sustaining the dairy farmers.

17th January 1974 Ambewela spray dried Milk Powder Factory was inaugurated by Late Hon. Hector Kobbekaduwa Esq. the Minister for the Agriculture and Land under the Late Prime Minister Madame Srimao Bandaranayake.

Ambewela is in the Nuwaraeliya district, 6,000 ft above sea level, crossing the border of the Uva province and the Central province.And then in 1978, National Milk Board introduced their product under a new logo and a brand name Highland – Refreshingly Sri Lankan- re-packing from the factory premises.

1989 production of Butter began…. Today 33,000 kilos of butter is produced at Ambewela.

In year 2003 the packing plant was upgraded to cater to the new demands. This new packing plant at Ambewela produces 30,000 packs of spray dried milk powder per day. The Ambewela plant is really a golden asset of the nation that ensures nutrition to generation to come.

Daily average input of milk at Spray Dried Milk Powder Factory

Today the total milk collection has reached 100 million liters per annum. MILCO is the premier dairy producer in Sri Lanka with over 55% of the market share. It is projected to reach 200 million liter in the next 10 years.

Establishment of “Planning committee on Development” lead by a grade one manager will contribute a lot towards further development of SDMF.

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