1917
Comissioning of a butter distribution centre in Fribourg on August 18th durin g the first world war. The centre belongs to milk associations “Vaud-Fribourg” and Bergbiete (mountain areas).
1927
Conversion of butter distribution centre Fribourg into CREMO SA on May 21, 1927 with the purpose of producing and marketing all dairy products and milk by-products.
1939
Official mandate to ensure the collection of cream and butter produced in the canton of Fribourg as well as to distribute them to consumers in exchange for vouchers.
1957
Expansion of the product range, Cremo produces and markets Vacherin Fribourgeois and successfully launches several new products: fruit yoghurts, custards, desserts, les “Petits Suisses”, Tommes vaudoises, Reblochons, raclette cheese, coffee cream in tubes and Rosalp butter.
1966
Production becomes operational at the site in Villars-sur-Glâne on April 4th 1966. A year later comes the successful build-up and automation of the Vacherin Fribourgeois production line.
1972
Administration moves to the Villars-sur-Glâne site and takeover of the “Freiburger Zentralmolkerei”.
1973
Takeover of butter distribution centres of Vevey, Neuchâtel and Lausanne.
1984
Launch of Gruyère double cream in UHT packaging.
1985
Acquisition of "Chocolats et Cafes Villars SA", which specializes in the production of fine chocolate and the roasting of coffee. This will be sold ten years later.
1987
Shared participation with in "Lacto Prospérité SA", (commercialization of milk powders) together with Intermilch AG and Ingredia SA (Arras, France).
1991
Production exchange with ”Laiteries Réunies de Genève” (LRG) and Intermilch AG in Bern. Cremo transfers the production of its soft cheese to the LRG and in return takes over its butter and cream production. Intermilch takes the production of milk and UHT cream while Cremo takes over the production of butter as well as that of single portion coffee cream.
1993
Inauguration of the new butter production unit on October 20th. Signing of a R&D and brand license agreement with Ingredia SA, Arras (F), co-shareholder of Lacto Prospérité SA.
1996
Certification of the quality management system according to ISO 9001 standards.
1997
Accreditation of the laboratory according to EN standard 45011 / ISO 17025 for chemical and microbiological analyzes of milk, dairy products and related products.
1998
Signature of a cooperation agreement with Toni AG, which in 1997 integrated Intermilch. Acquisition of individual portion coffee cream production from the Gossau plant of the Toni.
1999
Certification of the environmental management system according to ISO 14001 standards.
2002
Takeover of the cheese factory "Fromagerie des Moulins" and launch of organic Gruyere cheese. In 2008, the cheese factory’s operations were ceded to the "Société Coopérative de la fromagerie et laiterie des Moulins".
2003
Takeover of Lacto Prospérité SA. Takeover and integration of the production sites Le Mont-sur-Lausanne (UHT conditioning), Lucens (cheese and milk powder) and Thun (cheese and milk powder) from Swiss Dairy Food.
2005
Start of construction of the new powder plant in Villars-sur-Glâne.
2006
Takeover of Von Mühlenen AG in Düdingen a specialist in cheese ripening and commercial trade.
2008
Expansion of the Mont-sur-Lausanne site and first production of the ultra-modern yoghurt factory.
2009
Inauguration of the powder plant in Villars-sur-Glâne. Optimization of the entire energy-technical infrastructure by connection to the long distance heating of the cantonal waste incinerationplant (SAIDEF). This enables an annual saving of 16,000 tons of CO2 and an exemption from the CO2 tax.
2014
Takeover of Vallait and Valcrème through the acquisition and exchange of shares with the Walliser Milchverband . The WMV becomes the third largest shareholder of Cremo with 5 percent of the shares.
2015
Creation by Cremo of the Bio-Molkerai Seeland AG, through integration of the product range of the Wasserfallen dairy from Lyss and Zaugg AG in Bienne, with the goal of the production of regional products, notably with organic and regional labeling.
2017
Start of expansion of the powder factory in Villars-sur-Glâne.
2018
Start of the construction of the new dairy in Lyss.