The essential partner for ultra-fresh products
At ELSA, the high level of automation and expert management of processes and technologies enable us to manufacture an extremely wide range of products, while observing strict hygiene and quality requirements. Each year, we process more than 269 million kilos of milk.
ELSA has some 600 employees in more than 20 professions. Ever conscious of the environment, ELSA transports almost half of its goods by rail.
In 2004, ELSA took over the Moudon cheese factory. The company ceased operations at the site in 2010.
In October 2010, the ELSA-MIFROMA group signed a long-term partnership with the company Schwyzer Milchhuus, in Schwyz, Switzerland. This family-run dairy specialises particularly in the ripening, packaging and distribution of a number of Swiss speciality cheeses.
Lastly, ELSA also provides a logistical platform for the distribution of certain Swiss cheeses and others imported from France, Germany and Denmark.
|1955||Conserves Estavayer SA (CESA) founded by Gottlieb Duttweiler.|
|1956||Operations start at the CESA company for canning peas, beans, gherkins, spinach and conserves.|
|1960||Manufacture of dairy products begins at Estavayer-le-Lac.|
|1968||CESA is the first company in Switzerland to market Tetra Brik packaging for milk.|
|1998||CESA changes its name, becoming Estavayer Lait SA (ELSA).|
|2003||ELSA becomes the industrial dairy of the Migros Community.|
|2004||Moudon cheese factory taken over. Operations at the site ceased in April 2010.|
|2010||Start of the partnership between ELSA-MIFROMA and Schwyzer Milchuus.|
|Net turnover :||634.8 million CHF (2014)|
|Daily production :||1,077 tonnes (2014)|
|Annual production :||273,680 tonnes (2014)|
|Milk processed per year :||274 million kg of milk (2014)|
|Product range:||667 items|
|Building surface area :||36'700 m2|
|Number of employees :||578 (2014)|