Greek Olympus, one of the largest milk producer on the Romanian market, is celebrating five years since the inauguration of the milk factory in Halchiu, Brasov County, equipped with the most advanced technology, a press release informs. Over time, the milk unit has gone through a constant process of expansion, both in terms of production and exports.
“At five years after opening, the dairy in Halchiu is operating at 60 percent of its total capacity, representing one of the most developed dairies in Europe, on an uptrend,” the release reads.
In 2016, the factory has about 350 employees due to the local development and the requirement on dairy market and covers an area of 32,500 sqm.
In five years, the Greek company opened new production lines for different product lines, the most important being the biogas line. Over time, around EUR 100 million have been invested in production lines, pasteurization, logistics, warehousing, the factory constantly developing.
“We are extremely happy that we celebrate this age on the market in Romania and we are confident in the development of the Olympus factory and brand in the future. We believe in the potential of this market and we are closely watching follow consumer’s need that we want to satisfy it through new products and constant investment in quality,” Ilias Pliatsikas, CEO Olympus Romania said.
The construction of the milk factory in Halchiu was completed in 2011 with a greenfield investment estimated at over EUR 55 million.
Olympus portfolio now comprises the full range of milk, Greek yogurt, yogurt, kefir, cheese, curd, cream, liquid cream, butter and natural fruit juices. 2017 comes with new plans to extend the milk factory, both in terms of investment in new production lines and in strengthening the product portfolio by adding new ranges to existing ones.