Established in 1968
In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on the island of São Miguel - Azores, the ingredients factory manufactures innovative milk-based products for its global customer base.
During the course of its 50-year old history, 40 years within the Nestlé Group, Prolacto has specialized primarily in the production of milk ingredients and butter, products with a vast range of applications and with the highest standards of infant nutrition level.
An innovative sustainable world-class international company with strong local links, guided by a team of entrepreneurial professionals.
Become a reference specialized and innovative premium player in the international
milk-based industrial ingredients market by producing high-end industrial solutions
that perform beyond standards.
Who we are, why we are here
Azores is the only region in Europe where cattle can stay 365 days in open air pastures, responsible for 30% of all Portugal milk production.
The Supply Chain
Local dairy farmers supply Prolacto with fresh milk daily. This high-quality raw material is then processed to customer-specific dry products and
butter using state-of-the-art machinery.
In this segment, the company is a market leader in the archipelago with a maximum production capacity of 20,000 tons per year.
Most of the packaged dairy products are shipped to Europe, Asia and Africa.
Making it happen
Our team, with experience and capabilities coming from top players in the industry, shares a purpose: A community involved economic driver committed to helping local producers and related ecosystem grow.