The Uelzena customer base comprises the largest industrial confectionery, chocolate, ice cream, baking and food companies as well as craft businesses. Besides the ingredients unit, Uelzena is a well-known specialist and solution provider for contract drying of natural colors and flavors as well as vitamins, minerals or vegetable extracts. Uelzena is a dairy co-operative and located in Northern Germany, near Hamburg.
Uelzena supplies low heat and medium heat skimmed milk powder for chocolate and confectionery products. All milk powder variations are characterised by their balanced and still-pronounced milk flavour, and the excellent processing properties they impart to confectionery and chocolate products. High quality skimmed milk powders with finely tuned properties, including the degree of denaturation, solubility parameters, low dusting properties, particle sizes and mixing behavior, are available. The gently heated and barely denatured low heat skimmed milk powder is perfectly suited for the recombination of milk and its further processing into yoghurt, cheese and fermented dairy products. The range is completed by a sweet buttermilk powder.
In addition to standard butter and butterfat qualities, Uelzena can provide very special milk fat products. Using a unique fractionation technology, hard stearins are separated from soft or liquid oleins, and the individual fractions can be recombined into a wealth of products. Defined melting points, degrees of hardness and certain melting behaviour to meet the customer's specifications are possible upon request.
Another very special technological process, deodoration, allows the removal of both colour and - if needed - taste from butter, while the reduction of cholesterol is also possible. The result: white fat for light crèmes, white or fruit filled cream candies and chocolates, and fats with a bland taste that can be mixed with nuts, brittle or flavorings.
Uelzena's subsidiary company, Warmsener Spezialitäten, specialises in producing sweetened condensed milk (also caramelised "Dulce de leche"). These products are available with various fat levels and can be optimised according to customer's needs. The production process ensures an excellent dispersal of lactose and therefore a perfect crystallisation of the product. Viscosity parameters can be adjusted as requested and addition of powders and other ingredients is possible.
The product range for the food processing industry is completed by cream (also lactose free) as well as fat compounds for the for the bakery and delicatessen industry.
Uelzena is a specialist in drying natural colours and flavours as well as vitamins, minerals, vegetable extracts, spices and additives and is known as the solution provider for difficult issues. Not only standard aqueous solutions, but also highly susceptible products, suspensions and emulsions are processed into spray-dried ingredients.
Contract processing of butter, anhydrous milk fats and cream products as well as contract fractionation and/or deodoration of milkfat complete the contract manufacturing services of Uelzena.
Safety and quality are top priorities. Uelzena holds all the necessary certifications ranging from ISO 9001 and IFS up to organic, kosher and halal productions. The standard certifications are frequently complemented by demanding customer audits. Production is strictly monitored trough defined quality management processes assisted by several specialised in house laboratories and a certified sensory panel.