SYRÁREŇ BEL SLOVENSKO
Global player in healthy, dairy, fruit and plant-based products.
Syráreň Bel Slovensko, a. s. is part of the BEL Group – an international family-owned business run by the fifth generation of its French founders that ranks among the world’s largest producers in the single-serve packaged cheese category. The BEL Group’s growth is mainly driven by its strong core brands such as The Laughing Cow®, Kiri®, Mini Babybel®, Boursin®, GoGo squeeZ® and Nurishh® – all with market-leading positions and a geographic mix of business activities.
The BEL Group’s product portfolio is much more extensive, with both international and local brands under which cheese and other dairy, fruit and plant-based products are sold. The range of products is available in more than 120 countries, and the company owns 29 production plants on 5 continents and has branches and subsidiaries in more than 40 countries. The implementation of the Group’s growth strategy is facilitated by almost 12,510 employees.
The BEL group has been operating on the Slovak market since 2000 and currently has 600 employees. In our country, the production plant is in Michalovce whereas the company’s commercial office is based in Bratislava.
We are one of the largest Central European cheese producers. We produce more than 16,000 tons a year, from milk coming exclusively from Slovak production. We process about one tenth of the annual Slovak production of cow’s milk.
The basis of our activities is the production of natural cheeses of the Mini Baby Bel brand and the production of processed cheeses Karička, Veselá kráva, and Maredsous. Since 2017, we have only been working under a GMO-free system.
All our local milk suppliers only use feed without genetically modified crops.