Insulac, Produtos Lácteos Açoreanos, S.A. was founded in 1992 by a group of investors with long tradition in the dairy industry in Portugal. The company started its activity in 1995 in a plant located on the outskirts of Ribeira Grande, in the island of São Miguel in the Azores.
Insulac operates in two distinct dairy product areas. Consumer goods are sold with the Valformoso brand consisting mostly of cheeses and butter in different types of packaging. Dairy raw materials are sold under the brand name Insulac, consisting of milk powders and sweet whey powder.
Market evolution and the growing demand of our customers have led, in recent years, to the modernization of the industrial plant. The factory was equipped with the latest processing and production control technology, while ensuring environmental sustainability. Quality control operates in all stages of the manufacturing process, from milk collection to final product, to guarantee product quality and to meet the higher quality standards.
Currently Insulac has about 220 direct producers of milk to supply aproximately 67 million liters of milk per year, resulting in about 5,000 tons of cheese, 2,200 tons of milk powdered, 3,500 tons of sweet whey powder and 600 tones of butter.
The products are distributed throughout the national territory (mainland Portugal, Azores and Madeira), the mainland being covered by a warehouse in Camarate, in the outskirts of Lisbon. In the export market Insulac sells to the Portuguese communities in Canada, United States and France but also to Morocco, Spain, Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands, and São Tomé e Príncipe.