Tetra Pak buys Danish dairy membrane filtration firm DSS Silkeborg

Established in 2000, DSS Silkeborg is a privately held company that develops, builds and commissions membrane filtration systems for dairy applications, using reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration and microfiltration technologies.

“Becoming an integral part of Tetra Pak, a large multinational company focused on the dairy sector, offers DSS an opportunity for a new phase of growth in the global dairy industry,” said Niels Osterland, co-founder and managing director of DSS Silkeborg.

“The acquisition of DSS adds to Tetra Pak’s expertise in membrane filtration technology, enabling us to provide our customers with an even wider range of processing solutions for dairy, cheese and whey as well as other beverages and prepared foods,” said Tim High, executive vice president Processing Systems, Tetra Pak. “The integration of DSS’s expertise with Tetra Pak’s energy, waste and water reduction technologies will provide our customers with processing solutions designed to reduce their carbon and water footprint as well as their operational costs.”

DSS will remain in Silkeborg, Denmark with its current management team as part of Tetra Pak’s Cheese and Powder business unit.

This is Tetra Pak’s second filtration acquisition in the last nine months. Late last year, Tetra Pak acquired Minneapolis, USA-based Filtration Engineering Company Inc, a specialist in membrane filtration technology for the dairy and cheese industries.