Emmi Roth USA, a Monroe, Wis.-based subsidiary of Switzerland based Emmi Group, acquired Meyenberg Goat Milk Products, Turlock, Calif., operating as an independently operated subsidiary of Emmi Holding (USA).
Meyenberg is said to be the only nationally distributed fluid goat milk brand, processing 25 million pounds of milk annually for U.S. and international markets, supporting more than 50 family-run goat dairies in California, Idaho, Kansas and Missouri.
“Since the beginning, I wanted to bring the benefits of goat milk to families seeking special dairy nutrition,” says Robert Jackson, chief executive officer of Meyenberg. “Looking to the future, I see many opportunities to provide more consumers with this delicious and easily digestible alternative to cow milk. I feel confident that Emmi will continue to expand the work I started more than six decades ago at Meyenberg.”
The company will continue to do business as usual, with Jackson continuing as CEO during the transition, and as a member of the board of directors, assisting with the search for his successor. The company’s leadership team, including Doug Buehrle, chief financial officer; Frank Fillman, chief operations officer; and the company’s 30 employees, will remain in place at the two production sites in Turlock and Yellville, Ark.
“At Emmi, we love goats,” says Matthias Kunz, executive vice president Americas for the Emmi Group. “Goat milk is a precious and highly seasonal resource, and demand for goat milk continues to increase. We are excited to welcome Meyenberg into the group of Emmi sister companies in California. We are dedicated to upholding its legacy and to serving the community of people who love goat milk as much as we do.”