Research & Development

As a market leading dairy processor Lakeland Dairies has a proud history of innovation.  In today’s global market it is this tradition along with the world class expertise of our people and the intellectual property built up over many years that drives our commitment and dedication to innovation, research & development and continuous improvement that delivers results for our customers worldwide.

Research & Development Support

R&D Initiatives in Lakeland Dairies are co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Enterprise Ireland under the Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020.

The aim of R & D within Lakeland group is to develop new products based on both dairy & non-dairy ingredients. It also provides for the development of next generation products for the food service industry.

The results to date have included new products that have been submitted to customers for evaluation and products which are in the process of been launched.

Customer Collaboration

We work in close collaboration with our customers on many product development projects. This collaborative approach provides for a high success rate, cements our relationship with our customers and enables us to stay ahead of market trends.


Across our three divisions we have invested significantly over recent years to ensure that our existing intellectual property and innovation capabilities are supported by the very best people, equipment and infrastructure. We will continue to invest appropriately to build on our existing areas of focus but also to develop our capabilities in new growth areas.

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