Arla Aylesbury

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Arla Aylesbury
Arla Aylesbury is located in Buckinghamshire
Arla Aylesbury
General information
Type Dairy
Address Buckland, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5EZ
Country England
Coordinates 51°48′43″N 0°43′48″W / 51.812°N 0.73°W / 51.812; -0.73Coordinates: 51°48′43″N 0°43′48″W / 51.812°N 0.73°W / 51.812; -0.73
Elevation 90 m (295 ft)
Current tenants 700 staff
Construction started February 2012
Inaugurated 28 May 2014
Cost £150m
Client Arla Foods UK
Owner Arla Foods UK
Technical details
Floor area 36 acres
Design and construction
Main contractor Caddick Construction
Arla Aylesbury

Arla Aylesbury is the largest dairy in the UK; at opening it was the world's biggest dairy[1], processing over 1 billion litres of milk per year, around 10% of the milk in the UK.

It is owned by Arla Foods UK which is a subsidiary of Arla Foods, a large producer of dairy products in Scandinavia.


The first investment proposal for the dairy came in November 2009. Planning permission was submitted in September 2011. Construction started in February 2012, by Caddick Construction. The plant was officially opened on 28 May 2014, with Åke Hantoft, the Chairman of Arla Foods, in attendance.

The UK dairy industry is worth around £3.7bn.


It can process up to 240,000 litres of milk per hour. Arla Foods UK processes 3.5 billion of litres of milk per year, turning over £2.2bn. It has eight processing lines, with eight bottle sizes. Around 900 farmers supply milk to the site; Arla UK represents around 2,800 British dairy farmers.


It is situated north of the A41 in Aylesbury Vale, and between this to the south and the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal to the north. The total site is 70 acres.

See also


  1. ^ Farmer's Weekly May 2014

External links

  • Arla UK sites
  • Food Processing Technology
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