World Grain - November 2022 - 50

Berte Qvarn
embracing future with oat revival
Company's processing facility supplying world's largest oat milk producer
by Susan Reidy
The company's
headquarters
include the
oat mill (left),
modern wheat
mill (middle)
and original
brick building
(right) where it
began milling.
B
erte Qvarn's milling experience may span 450
years and 14 generations but it's far from old
fashioned. The Swedish company is embracing
the future with its new oat processing plant, a testament
to the revival of oats as a healthy and nutritious
superfood and in tune with the company's sustainability
targets.
Within its milling headquarters in Slöinge, Sweden,
the family-owned company's history is reflected in the
brick building where its milling began, located adjacent
to its future in the modern wheat mill with storage
silos and the new oat processing plant.
" These three buildings tell our company's history in
a nutshell, " said Helena Stenström, head of sustainability
of Berte Group, which includes an ice cream business
with a market share of 20% in Sweden, a 240head
organic farm and Berte Qvarn, the milling branch.
" The stable business, and the knowledge in wheat milling
that has been passed from generation to generation.
And then there's the oat processing plant, not even two
years old, which allows us to add another product to our
range, to increase our expertise, and last but not least,
50
to take a major step toward achieving our sustainability
goals of reducing our footprint by 50% by 2030. "
The company had been considering oats for some time,
but when Oatly, the world's largest producer of oat milk,
asked Berte Qvarn to be its supplier, the decision was
made. The deal was signed in 2019 and the first deliveries
to Oatly's processing facility in Malmö, about 150
kilometers south of Sloinge, started in February 2021.
Time was of the essence since Oatly is a fast-growing
company and supplies major retail stores on all continents
including coffee giant, Starbucks.
" When two companies share the same values and vision,
they're building a partnership rather than negotiating
a business agreement, " said Tomas Wennerholm,
global supply manager at Oatly. " We choose Berte
Qvarn because of their close relationship with local
farmers, and because of their reputation as a reliable
partner in grain processing.
" The fact that Berte Qvarn gets all their oats from
farmers within 100 kilometers of their headquarters
was a decisive factor as it perfectly fits our sustainability
targets. "
November 2022 / World Grain / World-Grain.com
Photos courtesy of Bühler
http://www.World-Grain.com

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