While Nestlé MILKMAID’s sweet relationship with Sri Lanka is just over a 100 years young, the beginnings of this historic brand can be traced back all the way to 1866 when George Ham Page from Dixon, Illinois (USA) and his brother Charles, who was the US vice-consul and commercial attaché in Zurich, created a company to produce and export sweetened condensed milk in Cham (ZG): known as the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company. The Anglo-Swiss was the first condensed milk company settled in Europe. The new and modern company's aim was export of milk products in Europe and overseas.
One of its most famous brands would be known the world over as MILKMAID. The logo depicted a traditional representation of a Milkmaid carrying milk buckets. The word Milkmaid was translated in the language of the country where Anglo-Swiss' milk was sold (La Laitière, La Lechera, Die Milchmädchen…) In 1905, the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company, merged with Henri Nestlé S.A., Vevey. Henceforth, MILKMAID was renamed as Nestlé MILKMAID.
MILKMAID has been a household favourite in Sri Lanka for over 100 years and is synonymous with mouthwatering desserts, and is made with Sri Lanka’s finest fresh milk.
Every day, thousands of housewives across the country make delicious desserts quickly and conveniently with MILKMAID much to the delight and applause of their family and friends!
Used as an ingredient for countless desserts, beverages and toppings, the rich and creamy taste of MILKMAID guarantees that your desserts will turn out great EVERY TIME!
Nestlé Lanka is Sri Lanka’s largest private sector collector of milk, collecting hundreds of thousands of litres of milk from over 18,000 Sri Lankan farmers every day.
Over 1,400 milk collection points provide farmers living in distant, rural areas easy access to sell their milk to Nestlé, after being tested for quality.
When a farmer drops off milk at a local milk collection point, it is taken via any one of our 370 internal milk routes to our milk chilling centre for storage.
The factory upholds Nestlé’s globally recognised quality standards and has won a number of awards for environmentally friendly operations and efficient resource management. Read more about our environmental achievements. (link highlighted to Environmental Achievements section)
32 milk tankers / bowsers transport the milk from our chilling centres to our manufacturing facility in Kurunegala.
Over 100 Nestlé milk chilling centres ensure that the fresh milk collected is kept fresh at 2 degrees celcius.