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Partnership between Simmental-Switzerland AG & bioMérieux

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Simmental Switzerland AG produces authentic Swiss cheese at the foot of the Niesen mountain peak. Simmental sources their milk from 1,800 family businesses in the surrounding area.

The company places an emphasis on innovation—not just within their final products, but also throughout the production process. Read below and watch the corresponding videos to learn more about Simmental’s ways of working in exclusive interviews Ernst Arn, CEO.

1. Ernst Arn (CEO) Introduces Simmental’s Biggest Challenge


On any given day, Simmental receives milk from many different regions: from mountainous, snowy terrains to tranquil fields where cows graze.

The biggest challenge is creating consistent and cohesive products out of these varying types of milk.

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With different types of milk, we need to produce a quite constant, high quality.”

Ernst ARN
CEO - Simmental-Switzerland AG

2. An Ever-Evolving Company Is A Successful Company


Simmental makes sure to keep up with market trends, while ensuring they put farmers first. This includes addressing the growing demand for plant-based products by only using cows with the beta casein A2 inside.

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An important one for our farmers is to be economically successful on the long run. That means we need to translate consumer needs into added-value products.

Ernst ARN
CEO - Simmental-Switzerland AG

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3. Rapid Diagnostics Help Save Time And Protect Consumers


Simmental utilizes an in-house laboratory that relies on simple tools with high flexibility and rapid turnaround capabilities. With everything in-house, results are swiftly analyzed and valuable time is saved.

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To guarantee food safety and traceability, we need to have a lot of analysis.

Ernst ARN
CEO - Simmental-Switzerland AG

4. The Importance Of Predicting & Preventing Problems Before They Occur


As a premium supplier to the biggest retail chains in Europe, Simmental needs to maintain an extremely high-quality production process. Eliminating manual data collection processes has helped Simmental streamline workflows and prevent contamination.

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When you react in cheese, you are always two to three months too late.”

Ernst ARN
CEO - Simmental-Switzerland AG

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