With nearly 140 years of brand heritage in the Canadian dairy industry, Parmalat Canada is committed to the health and wellness of Canadians.
We offer a wide range of milk and dairy products, fruit juices, cultured products, cheese products and table spreads with such respected brands as Beatrice®, Lactantia®, Astro®, Black Diamond® and Balderson®.
Parmalat Canada is one of the largest, most-dynamic food group companies in Canada, employing more than 2,900 people with 16 operating facilities across the country.
In 2011, Lactalis became the #1 name in dairy following the acquisition of Parmalat. Lactalis is the #1 dairy group in the world, #1 dairy and cheese group in Europe, #1 milk collector in Europe, and #1 cheese producer in Europe.
With over 83,000 personnel, 250 industrial sites, and a presence in over 50 different countries, Lactalis continues to provide the quality brand names people all over the world know and love.
As proud supporters of the Canadian dairy industry and its farmers, it’s our mission to provide Canadians with nutritious, high-quality products they’ll love.
Consumers are at the heart of what we do. That’s why we’re committed to strengthening communities across the country, and to continue making a significant contribution to the Canadian economy.
We foster a safe, open, trusting team environment in which individual initiative, mutual respect, integrity, and personal dignity are promoted and rewarded.
We’re committed to innovation in our business practices, our products and our services to ensure we are the preferred supplier of our customers.
We’re committed to ongoing education and development as we strive for continuous improvement in the quality of everything we do.
We recognize our responsibility for stewardship of the environment and to be a contributing partner in our communities.
Nearly 140 years of providing quality products to Canadians.
Retired British Army sergeant John Balderson started making cheese in Balderson Corners, Ontario, earning awards at every major cheese-making competition both in Canada and abroad.
On October 19, Andre Besnier started his business in Laval with one employee. On the first day, 35 litres of milk were collected, and 17 Camembert cheeses were created.
Robert F. Hart established Black Diamond Cheese, making it the first brand-name cheddar in Canada.
Victoriaville Quebec – famous for hockey sticks – is also where agronomist Lionel Beaudet founded Lactantia Ltd.– the first Canadian butter maker to use aluminum wrapping to preserve his butter’s “farm fresh goodness.”
Parmalat Canada acquired these and other brands making it one of Canada’s largest food companies.
Lactalis becomes the #1 on the global dairy market after the acquisition of Italian dairy leader Parmalat. Parmalat Canada has operated in Canada since 1997 and is a subsidiary of Parmalat S.p.A of Italy.