At the farmstead “Lepusnica” in Glogonjski Rit, the first manual dairy farm was established, practically forming the dairy industry Imlek. About 800 cows provided between three and five thousand liters of milk, which in metal cans, on horse drawn carriages and tractors, were sent to the Belgrade market.
UNICEF grants a pasteurization and bottling line for 30 000 liters of milk a day.
Production surpasses 21 million liters a year.
An integration of the Gradskog Mlekarstva Beograd to Imlek is carried out. The Imlek system is joined by dairy farms from Kraljevo, Pozarevac, Gornji Milanovac, Velika Plana, Sid and Belgrade.
In Imlek’s facilities, 140-160 million liters of milk are processed.
AD Imlek passes to be under the ownership of the Salford investment fund. Investments in the production equipment further increase the quality of milk and the production capacities.
AD Imlek buys Bimilk in Bitola, the biggest dairy farm in Macedonia. After acquiring it, it invests 38 million euros in it.
Mlijekoprodukt from Kozarska Dubica becomes part of the Imlek group. After its integration with Imlek, the company starts to rapidly develop and fortify its status as the biggest milk processor and one of the leaders on the milk and dairy products market in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
An agreement is signed in which Mid Europa Partners, the biggest investment fund in Central and East Europe, acquires Imlek. The Fund also buys all the dairy farms which, as part of Imlek, conduct their business in Macedonia, Republika Srpska and Montenegro. With capital investments, the market position and the leading brands are additionally strengthened.
Imlek signs a contract buying the Niska dairy, one of the largest ones in Southern Serbia, with the aim of expanding production and improving its most famous brand- Vedro.