Parmalat SA is now Lactalis South Africa
Parmalat SA has been part of the international Lactalis family for the past nine years since the Lactalis Group bought Parmalat in 2011. The local name change to Lactalis South Africa is the final step towards fully integrating the South African business with its international parent company.
The Lactalis Group is a family-led company founded in 1933 by André Besnier in Laval in the west of France, the heart of French dairy country. The Lactalis Group is the world’s number one dairy group with 250 production sites in 50 countries and more than 90,000 team members in 94 countries.
Although the company name has changed to Lactalis South Africa, the existing company registration number, VAT number, banking details, site addresses and telephone numbers remain the same.
Like many business sectors in the country, the South African retail industry is battling the effects of stagnant GDP growth and constrained consumer spending…
Marek Warzywoda, Lactalis South Africa general manager, says “the change of name in South Africa is an exciting step for the local dairy industry and shows that our global dairy group has confidence in the business opportunities in this region.