Anhydrous Milk Fat (Butter Oil) Manufacturers in the World

Anhydrous Milk Fat (Butter Oil) Manufacturers in the World

The global anhydrous milk fat market reached a value of US$ 2.49 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 3.89 Billion by 2027, exhibiting at a CAGR of 7.5% during 2022-2027. As per the analysis by IMARC Group, several manufacturers are currently focusing on enhancing their production capacities through mergers and acquisitions with other smaller organisations. This helps the manufacturers in gaining access to the latest products and technologies at relatively lower costs. For instance, an Indian company, Amul has planned to acquire a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, US, to expand its production capacity and business operations by introducing Indian dairy products, such as paneer, ghee, and shrikhand in the region. Similarly, a France-based dairy company Lactalis has entered into an agreement with India-based Prabhat Dairy to venture into the Indian dairy market, thereby reducing their dependency on the European market. Driven by the increasing investments pertaining to the capacity expansion across unexplored geographical regions, the industry is anticipated to witness healthy growth over the coming years.

Get a PDF Sample for more detailed market insights:

List of Top Anhydrous Milk Fat (Butter Oil) Companies in the World: 

Dairy Farmers of America

Establishment: 1998
Headquarter: United States

Dairy Farmers of America is a farmer-owned cooperative which manufactures and markets milk, ice cream, butter, frozen yogurt, cheese, and other related products across the United States. It also offers other high-quality products like coffee-based beverages, cheese and dairy dips, and salsa through its Beverage and Dairy Foods Division. DFA exports these varieties of products to 46 countries across six continents. The company, with the net sales US$13.6 Billion in 2018, consists of more than 6,000 employees along with 14,500 farmer members.


Establishment: 2001
Headquarter: New Zealand

Fonterra is a multinational dairy nutrition company that is co-owned by more than 10,000 New Zealand farmers. . The company primarily deals in dairy ingredients, food services, and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). The company’s products come under brands, such as Anchor, Anlene, Anmum, Anchor Food Professionals, and NZMP. The company, with a total workforce of more than 22,000 employees, generated a revenue of US$ 13 Billion in 2018. Fonterra has its global presence across more than 140 countries with distribution channels mainly based in New Zealand, Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australia.

Hilmar Cheese Company

Establishment: 1984
Headquarter: United States

Hilmar Cheese Company is a manufacturer of cheese, whey products and lactose with the production facilities based in California and Texas. The company, that comprises of a total employee size of more than 1500, has its global presence  across more than 50 countries. It sells its products, that encompasses private labels, regional and national brand packaging, through B2B channels  instead of selling them directly to the consumers.


Establishment: 1933Headquarter: France

Lactalis is a multinational dairy processing company  that offers fluid milk, yogurt, cheese, butter, cream, chocolate, pastry, baby products, milk powder and desserts, among various others. Furthermore, the company also offers catering services and medical nutrition. In 2018, the company generated a revenue of US$ 20 Billion with more than 80,000 employees onboard. It has marked its global presence across 94 countries with 250 production sites around the world.


Establishment: 1950
Headquarter: Australia  

Saputo  is involved in the manufacturing of a range of high-quality dairy foods, dairy ingredients and other nutritional products. The company also offers food services across several government and educational institutions, cafes, airlines, retail stores and hospitality centres in Australia. In 2018, the company acquired Murray Goulburn that was a prominent player in the anhydrous milk fat industry. The company’s product portfolio comprises of fluid milk, milk powder, cheese, butter, and infant formula. It sells its products under brands, such as Devondale, Liddells, Devondale NatraStart and Murray Goulburn Ingredients. In 2018, the company recorded a revenue of US$ 1.2 Billion with more than 2200 employee onboard.

Synlait Milk Limited

Establishment: 2000
Headquarter: New Zealand

Synlait Milk Limited is a dairy manufacturing and processing company that offers a range of dairy products, nutritional food products, and dairy ingredients  The company’s product portfolio includes milk beverages, drinking yoghurt, cheese, cream, infant formulas, milk powder and milk-powder based products. The company accounted for a revenue of US$ 562 Million with a total employee strength of 682 employees in 2018.

Westland Milk Products

Establishment: 1937
Headquarter: New Zealand

Westland Milk Products is a dairy co-operative company that offers dairy products, dairy ingredients, and nutritional products. The company also specializes in products ideal for use in foodservice applications, for instance, company’s UHT milk-based cream is intended to be used in bakery, patisserie and culinary applications. Its product portfolio includes infant formulas, milk powders, bakery products, confectionary items, chocolates, instant beverages, cheese, proteins, cream and butter. The company sells its products under several brands, viz., Westpro, Westpro Nutrition, Westgold butter, and EasiYo. In 2018, the company reported a revenue of approximately US$ 444 Million with its global presence across 40 countries.

Meadow Foods

Establishment: 1992
Headquarter: United Kingdom

Meadow Foods is an independently owned dairy company that manufactures both dairy ingredients and dairy products. The company’s dairy ingredients include skimmed milk concentrates, anhydrous milk fat and skimmed milk concentrate blends. Besides this, the dairy products comprise of butter, cream, butter ghee, cheese, confectionary items, ice cream, sweetened condensed milk, and yoghurt. The company, with a total employee strength of more than 400 people, has marked its global presence across more than 32 countries.


Establishment: 2008
Headquarter: Netherlands

FrieslandCampina, which is a fully owned company by Zuivelcooperatie FrieslandCampina U.A., offers consumer dairy products, dairy ingredients and specialised nutrition products. The company’s product portfolio comprises of dairy-based beverages, cheese, desserts, infant formula, chocolates, bakery products, yoghurt and confectionary items. In 2018, it has generated a total revenue of US$ 12.6 Billion with an employee strength of more than 23,000 people and global presence across 34 countries.

About IMARC Group: IMARC Group is a leading market research and consulting company that offers management strategy and market research worldwide. The company has done multiple projects on the anhydrous milk fat industry, which has enabled clients to set up and expand their businesses successfully.

For more information on this market, write to us:

Please enter the Captcha text*

Get in Touch With Us

Phone: +1-631-791-1145


Phone: +91-120-433-0800


Phone: +44-753-713-2163