A 100 year old success story

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.
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.
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.
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.
Administration moves to the Villars-sur-Glâne site and takeover of the “Freiburger Zentralmolkerei”.
Takeover of butter distribution centres of Vevey, Neuchâtel and Lausanne.
Launch of Gruyère double cream in UHT packaging.
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.
Shared participation with in "Lacto Prospérité SA", (commercialization of milk powders) together with Intermilch AG and Ingredia SA (Arras, France).
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.
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.
Certification of the quality management system according to ISO 9001 standards.
Accreditation of the laboratory according to EN standard 45011 / ISO 17025 for chemical and microbiological analyzes of milk, dairy products and related products.
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.
Certification of the environmental management system according to ISO 14001 standards.
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".
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.
Start of construction of the new powder plant in Villars-sur-Glâne.
Takeover of Von Mühlenen AG in Düdingen a specialist in cheese ripening and commercial trade.
Expansion of the Mont-sur-Lausanne site and first production of the ultra-modern yoghurt factory.
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.
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.
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.
Start of expansion of the powder factory in Villars-sur-Glâne.
Start of the construction of the new dairy in Lyss.
Start of the production of milk and yogurts at our site in Lyss
Cremo acquires Lattesso, number 2 in the Swiss cold coffee market