Osuuskunta Maitosuomi is an owner co-operative of Valio, which is in charge of milk procurement in its operational area and provides high-quality services to its owner entrepreneurs.
Osuuskunta Maitosuomi was created when two existing co-operatives, Osuuskunta Maitosuomi and Osuuskunta ItäMaito merged on September 1, 2019.
The milk procurement area of Maitosuomi includes 117 municipalities in the South Ostrobothnia, North Ostrobothnia, Swedish Ostrobothnia, Northern Häme, Central Finland, Southern Savonia, Northern Savonia, Kainuu and North Karelia regions.
Maitosuomi is Valio's largest owner co-operative.
Osuuskunta Maitosuomi is a responsible milk marketing channel, and it provides its owners the opportunity for success. Its operations produce safe Finnish foods in an ethical and sustainable manner. The objective of Maitosuomi is to pay a competitive price for milk to its owner entrepreneurs. The co-operative provides its owners high-quality services both by itself and in cooperation with milk sector networks. The finances of the co-operative are maintained by investing in the effectiveness of the different operations, for example.
Maitosuomi and its approximately 2,400 owner dairy farms are committed to implementing Valio's responsibility programme, which is based on the wellbeing of both animals and humans, as well as a transparent production chain from the dairy farm to your dinner table, using production and operational methods that are characteristic to Valio.
Registered office and corporate domicile: Lapinlahti, Finland
Turnover: 425 million € *
Number of milk producers: approx. 2400
Amount of milk received: approx. 888 million litres *
Number of combined vehicles used for milk collection: 35
Share of ownership of Valio: 42.4 %
* combined figure for the merged co-operatives in 2018