Our Key Milestones

Ludwig Müller establishes a small village dairy in Aretsried, Bavaria
Qualified cheesemaker Alois Müller takes over the dairy
Together with four employees, Theo Müller assumes control of the dairy
Introduction of numerous process and product innovations, dedicated sales
Entry into the UK market with a purpose-built UK factory since 1992
Acquisition of Sachsenmilch AG together with the factory in Leppersdorf, which has subsequently been developed into Europe’s most modern dairy
Acquisition of the state-owned dairy Weihenstephan
Müller purchases Nestlé‘s Short Life Dairy Products license and Cadbury Desserts in the UK Purchase of the Almhof brand in the Netherlands
Market entry of Müller into Israel, the Czech Republic and Romania
Market entry of Müller into Poland
Expansion of the business in the deli market: Theo Müller becomes majority shareholder at HK Food
Acquisition of Robert Wiseman Dairies, the Minsterley facility in Shropshire and opening of the new butter plant at Market Drayton,acquisition of Dairy Crest's dairy business by Müller UK & Ireland.
Weihenstephan is one of the oldest German dairy brands, with its origins dating back some several hundred years, it is the most popular Bavarian dairy brand.
As a company of the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller, Sachsenmilch Leppersdorf GmbH (est 1994) is one of the largest and most modern dairy factories in Europe with an annual intake capacity of more than 1.8 billion kilograms of milk.

Production Sites

Sachsenmilch Leppersdorf GmbH near Dresden is one of the most modern dairy operations in Europe. More than €1 billion have been put into the construction and expansion of the site since 1994. It is therefore one of the largest investment projects in the history of the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller.

State-of-the-art technology and an optimum material flow in all production sectors characterise the image of this plant with a promising future, where highly modern machinery is used to produce a broad range of products, including the regional milk brand Sachsenmilch.

Sachsenmilch products can be recognised by the pink colour of the brand. Each year, another two or three new products earn their place in the Sachsenmilch portfolio.