Global Processing

SPX to Provide Cheese Plant to the Largest Dairy Cooperative in Chile

January 6, 2011
PRNewswire reports, SPX Corporation announced that its Flow Technology segment has been awarded a contract valued at more than $19 million to custom design and install a cheese plant for Colun, one of Chile''s largest dairy companies. The new state-of-the art facility is being constructed in La Union in southern Chile for the Cooperativa Agricola y Lechera de La Union Limitada (Colun). The Colun cooperative includes 750 farmers and 1,300 employees, collecting more than 1.2 million liters of milk daily and producing 240 dairy products for consumers in Chile and other countries. These include milk, cheeses, butter, yogurt, dulce de leche and other products. Design and engineering of the plant has already begun at the SPX Engineering Center in Silkeborg, Denmark, with construction scheduled to begin in mid-2011, and plant completion anticipated in the summer of 2012. The new plant is expected to use SPX technologies, which help improve sustainability by enabling dairy companies to use excess whey and to recover water containing milk components that was previously washed away. SPX is also expected to provide ongoing service and support for the new facility.