A FAMILY HERITAGE
Since its founding in 1954, strong tradition and unwavering passion have driven the continuous growth of the Company.
Saputo acquired Fairmount Cheese Holdings, Inc., the parent company of DCI Cheese Company, Inc., which held an important portfolio of import licenses for specialty cheese manufactured abroad.
Saputo acquired Morningstar Foods, LLC, a subsidiary of Dean Foods Company. Morningstar produced a variety of dairy and non-dairy extended shelf-life ("ESL") products in the United States.
Saputo acquired an interest of 87.92% of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Limited.
Saputo acquired the fluid milk activities of Scotsburn Co-Operative Services Limited. Based in Atlantic Canada, the Scotsburn Fluid Milk Business operations consisted of manufacturing, selling, marketing and distributing dairy products.
Saputo's Australian subsidiary, Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Limited (“WCB”) acquired the everyday cheese business (“EDC Business”) of Lion-Dairy & Drinks Pty Ltd based in Victoria, Australia. This acquisition allowed WCB to increase its presence in consumer branded everyday cheese products segment in Australia with strong market positions in this segment.
Saputo acquired the companies forming Woolwich Dairy, a leading manufacturer of branded and private label goat cheese for the North American market.
Saputo acquired all remaining shares of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Limited (“WCB”) following a compulsory acquisition process.
Saputo acquired the extended shelf-life ("ESL") dairy product activities of Southeast Milk, Inc.
Saputo acquired Betin, Inc., doing business as Montchevre, one of the largest goat cheese producers in North America.
Saputo acquired the activities of Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Co. Limited, based in Australia. By acquiring this well-established industry player, Saputo became the top dairy processor in Australia.
Saputo acquired the activities of Shepherd Gourmet Dairy (Ontario) Inc., which enabled the Dairy Division (Canada) to increase its presence in specialty cheese and expand its yogurt offering in Canada.
On November 30, 2018, Saputo acquired the activities of F&A Dairy Products, Inc. in the United States.
In April 2019, Saputo acquired Dairy Crest Group plc, based in the United Kingdom. This acquisition enabled Saputo to enter the UK market by acquiring and investing in a well-established and successful industry player with a solid asset base and an experienced management team.
In October 2019, Saputo acquired the specialty cheese business of Lion Dairy & Drinks Pty Ltd, based in Australia. This acquisition enabled the Dairy Division (Australia) to further diversify its product offering, adding to and complementing its current activities.
In August 2020, Saputo merged its USA divisions into a single division, now known as the Dairy Division (USA). This decision was made to allow Saputo to have a more agile USA platform.
When Saputo was founded in 1954, about 10 kilos of cheese were produced daily. Today, throughout its facilities in Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and the UK, Saputo transforms approximately 11 billion litres of milk per year into a variety of dairy products for customers and consumers.