History

Starting AVH dairy trade B.V.

AVH dairy trade B.V. is located in Heerhugowaard, in the Netherlands and founded in 2001. Because of personal experience that goat’s milk could be a solution to cow’s milk allergy, the idea was born to start a dairy company as an exporter of goat and sheep’s milk products. The wish to create a personal and a clearly structured company matched this niche market well. Now, the company has developed into a more mature player in this market that grows quickly.

Transparent communication, proactive attitudes and trust

People in our team are characterised by transparent communication, proactive attitudes and trust. We like to think along; after all, doing business means working together.
We highly appreciate a close and personal contact and believe in the synergy between people and companies. Either on the phone, at fairs or during a meeting this synergy must be present to make things possible. The perfect deal is when AVH dairy trade B.V. has contributed something substantial to the chain or when we have been able to stabilise the market.

Emmi, Switzerland

As per 1 January 2013, we have become a subsidiary of Emmi Switzerland, a big and important decision. Emmi is a dominant player in several niche markets in the international dairy world through her well-known products such as Emmentaler and Gruyère cheese but also through Caffè Latte and many different types of yogurt and desserts. Emmi has got a strong know-how, infrastructure and an extensive worldwide distribution system to which AVH has contributed its expertise and knowledge of (organic) goat and sheep dairy products.

Other affiliates active in goat dairy products and driving the Emmi global goat strategie are:
USA: Cypress Grove Chevre (2010), Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery (2015), Jackson-Mitchell, Inc. (“Meyenberg”) (2017),
Switzerland: Molkerei Biedermann (2011),
The Netherlands: Bettinehoeve (2016)
Spain: Lácteos Caprinos (2016)
Austria: Leeb Biomilch GmbH (2019)
Like AVH dairy trade B.V., these companies are specialists in goat and/or sheep dairy products.

Goat Milk Powder B.V.

Since mid 2013, AVH dairy trade B.V. has become co-owner of Goat Milk Powder B.V., in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands.
Goat Milk Powder B.V. is a remarkable supplier in the world of dairy. A range of products based on goat whey and goat milk is delivered, such as whey protein concentrate with 55% protein (WPC55) and (organic) full cream milk powder (FCMP). The production is entirely cow milk free.