The company Ljubljanske Mlekarne was established in 1956 as a company of Glavna zadružna zveza Slovenije (Main Cooperative Union of Slovenia). In the beginning around 200 workers took care to provide 69 thousand litres of milk per day, which was bottled. A year later the company began the production of yoghurt, cream, cottage cheese and cheese. In 1958 Ljubljanske Mlekarne was the first company in the country to start the production of ice creams on a stick. The next significant year in the history of the company is 1967, when the production of the first long-life milk began in Slovenia. Over the following 50 years, Alpsko Mleko milk went on to become a cult Slovenian brand.

Since we started, we have followed and created new trends in the milk and dairy products market. Today, we are the leading dairy and the largest wholesaler of milk and dairy products in Slovenia. Of all the dairies in Slovenia, Ljubljanske Mlekarne purchases the largest volume of domestic milk from over 2,000 Slovenian farms. Using a tracking system, we can accurately identify the farm where the milk was produced for each milk tank. Moreover, we know everything about how our product was produced and the source raw material.

With well-presented and successful brands, such as Alpsko Mleko, Mu, Ego, Maxim Premium and Jošt, we are demonstrating our market focus. Our care for product safety and quality is part of our everyday life, and we constantly update our equipment and minimize our impact on the environment. In doing so, we are guided by the commitment of our employees and the satisfaction of our customers. Our Slovenian customers are among our biggest fans, which is why we have been successful in maintaining our majority market share.

Our success relies on people – today, we have over 600 employees. As the largest dairy in Slovenia, we employ different profiles of people and offer them opportunities for further development. We are aware that capable, motivated and dedicated employees are a key factor that can establish a well-run company among the most successful.


Company name: Ljubljanske mlekarne, d.o.o.
Address: Tolstojeva 63, 1000 Ljubljana
VAT No: 93710593
Registration No: 5048257
Legal status: Limited liability company
Established: 1956
Entry into the court register: Srg 2017/20413 and Srg 2017/21330, date 26. 5. 2017
Share capital: 18.285.482,39 €
Phone: +386 (01) 588 15 00


An efficient management system ensures a successful business operation, improves communication and increases the trust of all shareholders of the company.


Word of Director

“The trust of our customers and other stakeholders in our products and brands is an important part of our activity, giving us additional motivation to reinforce our leading position in the Slovenian milk and dairy products market. Trust is also an important part of our corporate culture.” We are a reliable business partner and the major purchaser of Slovenian milk. Ljubljanske Mlekarne is the largest dairy in Slovenia, which operates as part of the Lactalis Group, within which it searches for synergies in order to become as successful as possible.”

Tomaž Žnidarič, Managing Director

Tomaž Žnidarič joined the Lactalis Group in 2011 and acted as the general director of Lactalis Bosnia and Herzegovina until taking over the management of Ljubljanske Mlekarne. In his business career he acquired rich managerial experiences, in Slovenia as well as in the international environment.


All our activities are based on our mission, vision and values. Our mission and vision outline the company’s purpose and its business goals. Our values are beliefs that guide us on our common path.


Through our knowledge, experience and innovation, we transform milk and other gifts of nature into fresh and delicious products for the health and pleasure of all generations and make them available to customers every day.


Ljubljanske Mlekarne is a reliable and innovative food company. We are the largest dairy in Slovenia and a recognised provider of dairy and other products in Central and South-east Europe.