For over 59 years, the name of Kuwait Dairy Company has become synonymous with high-quality fresh dairy products, manufactured from fresh milk produced daily from Kuwait farms. Since its inception in 1960, through the Kuwaiti farmers’ initiative, Kuwait Dairy Company aims to create a sophisticated production and distribution process that primarily serves food security in Kuwait, and achieves a qualitative leap in national potential. Kuwait Dairy Company successfully assumed this responsibility and developed to be one of the largest and most deeply established industrial companies operating in the dairy field, both locally and GCC level.
Kuwait Dairy Company runs a variety of production lines on an area of 22 thousand square meters, with a production capacity of 350 tons daily, seeking to develop its capacity up to 550 tons per day over the coming years. A sophisticated research team that works on quality control and research to ensure that the product meets all the health standards globally, works on this massive production capacity, and continuously develop business on the other hand. All these steps are done through specialized and internationally accredited laboratories established by Kuwait Dairy Company specifically for this purpose.
It is worth mentioning that Kuwait Dairy Company, is currently completing the new extension building construction work, on an area of 70 thousand square meters that will represent a new qualitative leap for the company’s production and supply capacity.
Kuwait Dairy Company is striving to become one of the largest dairy companies in the Gulf and to produce an integrated basket of products with international quality standards and competitive prices.
Kuwait Dairy Company looks to become one of Kuwait’s food security essential pillars, and an important axis of national development, offering a high-quality Kuwaiti product of fresh milk produced and manufactured in Kuwait and pursuant to the highest international standards.
The Kuwait Dairy Company has over 50 high standard specialized cattle breeding farms, which collectively produce 93.5% of the total fresh milk produced under the umbrella of the Union of Fresh Dairy Producers in Kuwait. These farms follow the latest scientific innovations in the field of cattle breeding. They include a selected breed of highly productive cows imported from Europe. Each cow has its own file reflecting the purity of its breed, quality of milk, and the type of vaccinations received. Farm owners, through the help of specialists, complete such files and documents, all the transactions that take place on each cow throughout its lifetime. They further initiate their own files of the born cows in their farms.
The annual updates performed by these farms have a great impact on maintaining continuous vitality and the herd strength. The Animal Production Department of the General Authority livestock sector for Agriculture Affairs and Fisheries, provide valuable information and training courses in addition to the periodic follow-up of the farms, which contributed to achieving the dream of producing large quantities of high-quality raw milk in Kuwait.
Kuwait Dairy Company, implements more than 5 international quality systems intended and covered to ensure all of the company’s work elements, so that the essence of the company is in line with its mission. The company applies such standards internally, and on the farms supplying the raw milk, committing them, by virtue of good relationships, applying the quality mechanisms required to ensure high-quality raw milk. The company has set several criteria for raw milk before receiving it. Such accurate description of high-quality raw milk is mandatory by the company itself and is obligatory to milk supplying farms.
Based on the above international quality system, the company takes raw milk samples from the farm to the laboratory for checking and approving before delivering it to its factory. It is sufficient to say that this laboratory is ISO 17025 certified and approved by (ILAC) standards which are applicable in
70 countries around the world.
The tightly designed company quality and control mechanisms to serve operations and production level are in harmony with production steps, where both mechanisms and production steps, collaborates and helps in achieving the set goals.
Kuwait Dairy Company is keen on applying the highest quality standards. The company adheres not to only one international standard, furthermore committed itself to more than 5 international quality management systems. These systems are:
1 Food Safety Management ISO 22000
2 ISO 9001 Quality Management
3 Environmental Management System ISO 14001
4 Laboratory Management Systems ISO 17025
5 Kuwait Quality Marks
Kuwait Dairy Company owns a number of sophisticated production lines specialized in processing fresh milk products that include:
1. Fresh dairy production lines
•Fresh milk (Full cream, low fat and skimmed) of various sizes •Fresh laban (Full cream and low fat) of various sizes •Yoghurt (Full cream, low fat and skimmed) of various sizes •Laban and yoghurt with yeast
•Laban Drink of various sizes •Fresh Laban of various sizes •Laban Butter of various sizes •Fresh cream
•labneh (Full cream and low fat) of various sizes •Low fat cheese (of various sizes)
•Natural Ghee (of various sizes)
•Adani Ghee (of various sizes)
2. Long-life milk production lines
•Long-life milk (Full cream, low fat and skimmed) of various sizes •Long-life flavored milk (Chocolate – strawberry – banana)
of various sizes
•Thick cream of various sizes
3. Ice cream products
Over 50 types and sizes of ice cream products produced from natural milk.
4. Juices Production lines • Nectar
(Orange – Mango – Cocktail – Guava) manufactured according to the highest international standards, taking in consideration the latest health requirements.
• Juice drink
(Orange, mango, cocktail, guava, and pomegranate) manufactured according to the highest international standards, taking in consideration the latest health requirements.
Due to its deep relationship with the Kuwaiti society, Kuwait Dairy Company plays an important social role based on its awareness of the importance of this role. The company social responsibilities include the following trends:
• The research trend: The Company cooperates with public and private research institutions in food security studies and the production process development. The company contributes to these studies with verified information and is open to experimentation, humanitarian and scientific support.
• The awareness trend: The Company organizes many health guiding and experimental events in schools and universities to raise awareness.
• Sports activities: In this field, the company supports many sports activities and contributes there to either via its sports teams or via providing financial and technical support for such events.
For Kuwait Dairy Company, Corporate Social Responsibility is part of its concept and mission. Social development is a key factor in any decision. Among CSR participants, we are proud of the company’s contribution in cooperation with Kuwait Food Authority in the research on reducing sugar in juice syrup and nectar products. It has a great impact in making a decisive decision to generalize sugar reduction and to obligate the producers to the same level for better health for all, especially children.