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Dairy in a Changing World

While demand for traditional dairy products continues to grow, part of this growth is from consumers who would also like new dairy taste experiences, nutritional advantages, or more sustainably processed products. Meeting this demand puts pressure on dairy producers to improve operations for current offerings while innovating to gain market advantage.   

From the Cow’s Udder to the Kitchen Table
Contributing to the challenge is the fact that dairy products are highly perishable. Backing up the “sell by” date on any package is a production system that enforces stringent control of flow, temperature, sanitation and numerous other variables, even small variations at any point in the value change could compromise quality significantly.   

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SPX FLOW and Food Union Partnership - 2 Advanced Dairy Production Plants

Food Union collaborated with SPX FLOW to build and design two green field advanced dairy plants in Huh Hot and Dong Ying China.



Dairy producers the world over rely on SPX FLOW for product development, design, engineering, and installation of everything from turnkey dairy process units to full-scale plants.

Whether you are processing fresh, ESL, or, functional milk; yogurt, cheese, or, dessert; dried, agglomerated, evaporated or condensed milk products; or butter, our experienced experts can work with you to create the most appealing dairy products. They know how to balance taste, optimize protein content and shelf life, ensure product stability, ensure spreadability or do whatever else it takes to bring great-tasting dairy products to grocery shelf. We have exemplary experience at every link of the dairy value chain. If it involves milk processing: we've been there, done that!

SPX FLOW has over a century of experience in dairy processing and invented several key innovative dairy processing components, including the APV Compomaster for fat standardization, the APV Palarisator for UHT infusion, the APV Uperizer for UHT injection and the Gerstenberg Schröder Dairy Blend system for spreadable butter products.

We offer systems for all your dairy production needs. This includes proven in the field systems for heat exchange, mixing and blending, membrane filtration, microparticulation, separation, homogenization, ultra-high temperature (UHT) treatment, butter technology, fermentation, evaporation, and drying.

The processes we create with you will help you maximize product quality, production yield and food safety while minimizing raw material waste, operating costs, energy consumption, footprint and transportation costs for end products.

Your new processes will make you more agile to develop and produce products that meet changing market needs. Our extensive experience with project management of major capital projects makes us the ideal partner for your most challenging processing needs.


Global Innovation Centers
Your success in bringing competitive dairy products to market begins with the recognition of a market opportunity and a recipe. SPX FLOW has the expertise to analyze market opportunities and work with you to develop a recipe and process that leverages your core competencies.

We are constantly innovating on your behalf.  Much of the development and testing takes place at our global Innovation Centers, which provide a small-case multipurpose production facility and fully equipped laboratory to support product development and testing. We work with you to fine-tune your end product, including modifying the recipe, process, or equipment as needed to maximize market success.

For more information about SPX FLOW global Innovation Centers, go here.

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