wheyco was founded in 2004 as an independent joint venture between HUMANA and NORDMILCH. In the course of the merger of the two companies in May 2012, wheyco was integrated into the arose DMK Group as an independent subsidiary and is now part of DMK Industry, the ingredients business of DMK Group. Within DMK Industry wheyco represents the whey-based ingredients part of the business.
As an independent business unit within the DMK Group, the main focus at DMK Industry is to become a preferred partner for the industry. With two main areas, whey-based and milk-based ingredients, the business unit offers a complete nature-based dairy portfolio – extended by a portfolio of dairy alternatives.
Since the first days of wheyco, we follow a consistent philosophy set out by the founders of our company. The fair, reliable and responsible approach to business characterizes wheyco since ever then. We do see customers as partners, accordingly collaborations are closely and cooperatively.
The wheyco sales office is located in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg near our parental company locations in Bremen and Zeven. Hamburg is easy to travel to and from and is therefore when interacting with customers.The production site in Altentreptow is located in Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, a region with unspoiled nature and low pollution. Our plant is located next to the DMK cheese factory, which directly supplies its total output of whey via a connected pipeline to the wheyco facilities.
In 2020 DMK fully acquired DVN, a joint venture which it partially owned in the past. DVN is fully integrated into wheyco. The production site is located in the Netherlands, in Hoogeveen, a region with similar characteristics to Mecklenburg Western Pomerania. The plant has the same uniqueness of having a pipeline connection for whey supply derived from the cheese manufacturing plant next to it.
Our locations form a strong unit working very effectively in national and international markets. Constant improvement, adaption of consumer and market needs, are drivers of our actions. Therefore, offering specialized solutions in functionality and customized reformulations is key to our way of business.
Aiming for innovative solutions and advantages of our whey derived products guides us into our future businesses and pays off to our proactive concept of service.
Our approach is 360 degree, considering the total value chain and its parties and activities connected. We do not only concern the value created at wheyco, we start at the value chain as early as possible, within our cooperative DMK already at milk production, considering cheese manufacturing as well. We finish at the consumer with the final product containing a wheyco ingredient.
We focus on the people involved in the value chain and on the impact generated. Reliability and trust, internally and in partnerships, enable long term collaborations across volatile markets and ensure added value for employees, business partners and consumers.
Our employees strive to give whey the added value and to provide great service, both internally and externally and day after day.
With our customers we are partner at the same time and square, bringing in maximum commitment, thinking along, taking service seriously, understanding the needs of each of our customers and can therefore offer relevant added value.
Our approach does not end at our wheyco partners, we rather consider the consumer and its demand, market dynamics and the current state of science. Derived from these sources we develop new ideas for innovative and customized approaches in processes and applications. Each project is a strategically interaction in the spirit of partnership towards customer satisfaction and future. Approachable and connected.
The greatest source of our entrepreneurial power are our motivated and self driven employees who question routines and pursue on continuous improvement. We consider it our responsibility to nurture their motivation and keep them committed. Therefore DMK does not only provide the entrepreneurial culture, offers various modes of entry for diverse professional fields and also offers trainings and qualifications such as our trainee program. Find out more about DMK.
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