We are Univerk-Broker SA, based in Switzerland.
Our Company has been working as mediator in the dairy field for over 25 years.
In 2015 we started a new company in Switzerland with the corporate name “UNIVERK-BROKER SA”.
The main product of our business is cagliata of German production and we have the exclusivity for Bad Bibra cagliata.
We've been working with the DMK Group since 2014
- Molkereigenossenschaft Bad Bibra e.G. founded
The dairy cooperative was founded in 1918, initially processing milk and curd-based products. The dairy initially processed 3,000 litres of milk a day supplied by dairy farmers in and around Bad Bibra. The amount of milk delivered began to increase in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
- Dairy rebuilt on Thalwinkeler Straße
After agriculture began to be reestablished in the aftermath of the Second World War, the board decided to build a new dairy processing facility at the location it still occupies. The new plant was completed in 1951 and had the capacity to process 25,000 litres of milk a day into butter, cottage cheese, milk products, and “Bibertaler camembert”.
Between 1965 and 1968, the dairies at Naumburg, Karsdorf, Zeitz, Heldrungen, Allstedt, Roßla, and Hayn were merged into the one at Bad Bibra.
- New cheese-making plant
The steady increase in milk supply led to the decision to build a new dairy processing plant in Bad Bibra between 1971 and 1973. The new plant could handle 1,500 tonnes a year.
- Expansion of the dairy
In 1985-1986, the cheese plant underwent a further expansion and then had a processing capacity of 3,000 tonnes a year. This allowed the production of slicing cheeses to be further expanded. The daily milk deliveries to Bad Bibra had climbed to between 80,000 and 100,000 litres a day, depending on the season. The Bad Bibra dairy cooperative is increasingly a well-known producer of slicing cheeses (Gouda and Edamer).
- The Fall of Communism
When the West German mark was introduced as the official currency of East Germany on 1 July 1990, it quickly became impossible to maintain production at Bad Bibra because the entire East German market had also collapsed overnight. All of the plants except Bad Bibra were closed in 1990-91. The workforce was slashed from 500 down to 90.
- Construction of the Burgenland cheese factory
After German reunification, it only took Bad Bibra five years to leap forward. With the help of subsidies and a bank loan, it built the brand-new Burgenland cheese dairy has emerged, which Mr Heuser of the Dairy Industry Association has called “the most modern in Germany”. The plant with its phalanx of towers in glistening silver towns lies in the valley like a small town all its own. The lorries bring 850,000 litres of milk a day for processing to produce 35,000 (tonnes of) cheese.
- Expansion of speciality cheese production
In the presence of Minister of Agriculture Petra Wernicke and District Administrator Harri Reiche, Burgenland Käserei Bad Bibra opens its new speciality cheese factory. A new line to make the speciality cagliata cheese was established for around €7 million, including a state grant of almost €2.4 million.
In 2006, the 98 employees at Bad Bibra had turned 308,000 tonnes of milk into 30,000 tonnes of cheese. The raw milk comes from 130 dairy farms in the eastern states of Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Thuringia, and parts of Brandenburg.
- Participation in the Humana Group
On 01.07.2009, the operations of Molkereigenossenschaft Bad Bibra e.G. were transferred to Humana Milchindustrie GmbH, a subsidiary of the Humana Group, thus opening a new chapter in the dairy’s history.
- DMK founded
On 01.05.2011, the business activities of Humana Group GmbH and Nordmilch AG were merged into Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH (DMK), thus establishing the largest German milk processor.