History

Pioneer in powder milk

Pioneerism

Cosulati Dairy Unit received the second powder milk plant in Brazil. The condensation and drying equipment was received through the UN Children Fund (FISI), in 1957.


Expansion

Cheese Factory Morro Redondo

In 1975, Cosulati purchased the Cheese Plant in the municipality of Morro Redondo, starting the activity that turned its name into synonym to high quality on the market.




  • Pioneer in powder milk

    Cosulati Dairy Unit received the second powder milk plant in Brazil. The condensation and drying equipment was received through the UN Children Fund (FISI), in 1957. It was an ascendant film condensate machine with two effects and a horizontal drying chamber. This plant was capable of drying 50,000 liters to powder milk. It was designed for producing powder milk and butter.
    Two Danish specialists came to implement the project in the unit, conveying a knowledge hard-to-have in Brazil at that time. Danish technicians performance was registered by the name the cooperative products were baptized: Danby, a region depending on that country, which is a very acknowledged brand in the state of Rio Grande do Sul


  • Pioneer in powder milk

    The plant design of 1957 considered strategic aspects that are currently one the cooperative's major logistic differentials :

    • Dairy Unit's proximity to the railway;

    • Dairy Unit's proximity due to frontiers with Uruguay and Argentina;

    • At 50 km of a Maritime Port in the municipality of Rio Grande.


  • 1970's Merger consolidation

    Cosulati was founded on September 21, 1973, following the merger of Cooperativa Regional de Laticínios Pelotense Ltda. - COOLAPEL, founded in 1932, and Cooperativa Regional de Laticínios da Região Sudoeste do RS ∼ COLACTI, founded in 1955, when the total number of associates amounted to 7,059.
    The merger had as purpose joining the region′s cooperativism powers and congregating all those dedicated to rural production, in particular, those developing milk production activities, setting the broadest social and economic defense under the Cooperativist principles. Cosulati's growth has been continuous since then, in result of a vision of future.


  • Production capacity expansion

    In 1975, Cosulati purchased the Cheese Plant in the municipality of Morro Redondo, starting the activity that turned its name into synonym to high quality on the market.
    The works for expanding the powder milk plant, in Capão do Leão, started in 1983. The new tower capable of processing 150,000 liters of milk / day had a total of 1,600 m² of area built, with funds raised by the Brazilian Cooperative Credit Bank (BNCC). In 1984, the complex was opened by Cosulati, being the leader and responsible for the large number of deals and partnerships made.


  • A major change was made to the logistics of the cooperative. Cosulati's units were reorganized for reducing costs. The Cheese Plant in Morro Redondo was transferred to the industrial facilities of the Dairy Unit in Capão do Leão, joining all the dairy segment processes in a single industrial plant.
    The new and updated Poultry Refrigerator was installed in the former cheese plant's building, taking advantage of the existing infrastructure, including electrical energy, streets, water and effluents treatment station. The municipality of Morro Redondo also received the Farm and the Incubator, resulting in the expansion of the Poultry Farming Integrated System.


  • A grain drying and storage unit was acquired in 1999 on the municipality of Canguçu, where the Animal Food and Cereals Plant was opened, detached from the Dairy Unit. This unit was expanded in 2002, with the installation of a new Grains Drier, and the new Grains Receipt and Drying Unit was opened in 2003, to meet the cooperates' demands in this segment.


  • On September 21, 2008, Cosulati completed 35 years and celebrated it by opening its third Powder Milk Tower. With an investment of R$25 million for constructing the new industry plant, part of such resources were raised with the Regional Development Bank of the Extreme South (BRDE). The tower is capable of processing 450,000 liters/day of powder milk, three times the former capacity. The industry was able to process whole, low fat, instant powder and condensed milk, totaling the industrial capacity of one million liters/day. The Dairy Unit may be considered one of the major responsible parties for the Danby brand acknowledgement in the Brazilian milk sector. This unit is currently operating at full capacity and all projects in it are being delivered.


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