Hanilor – Lactalis Group


Dairy Expertise

About Us

–    Founded in 1945 by the Nasrallah Family, Nasrallah Foods was primarily engaged in the importation, distribution and marketing of dairy products from Smeds Ltd in Finland.

–    In the late 1950’s, Valio acquired Smeds Ltd. As a result, Nasrallah Foods added Valio’s products to their portfolio notably Penguin, in Lebanon and the Middle East.

–    In 1990, the second generation renamed the company Hanilor SAL (formerly known as Nasrallah Foods). Two years later, following the withdrawal of Valio from the Middle Eastern market, Hanilor relinquished their right to the Valio brand, and in return obtained the Smeds and Penguin trademarks worldwide.

–    In May 2018, Hanilor became part of Lactalis Group, following the signature of a joint venture agreement between both companies. Consequently, Hanilor added to its portfolio a multitude of prestigious brands, such as Président, Galbani, Lactel, and Valbresso. Lactalis is the number 1 cheese producer in the world, and European leaders in milk, butter and cream. Lactalis is also a major player in the chilled dairy, dairy ingredients and foodservice business.

–    Our mission is to serve the needs of the consumer by providing products and services of superior quality at affordable prices, as well as generating a pleasurable experience for the consumer. Building a relationship of trust with our consumer is our top priority.

–    The brands distributed by Hanilor today are the following:
–    Smeds, Penguin, Kaavos, Al Fajr, Vacherel and Farmer (trademarks owned by the company).
–    Président, Galbani, Lactel, Ambassador, Santal, Valbresso, Istara, Nucrema, and Tello.

Our Brands

Our brands cover a very large range of dairy products: cheese, butter, cream, milk, yogurts and dairy, desserts, milk powder for adults.

From worldwide leading brands such as Président and Galbani, to local regional brands with strong positions such as Smeds, Penguin and Ambassador, our brands are positioned to meet the expectations of the largest number of customers, adapting to local consumption modes.

Our Product Categories

– With a range of more than 2 000 products, we cover all dairy products categories for all distribution networks to satisfy at its best all the needs of our clients.

– Our range covers the finest products with high performances, dedicated to food service professionals such as Président UHT whipping cream, Président pastry butter or Galbani mascarpone.

– We commercialize a very large range of dairy products dedicated to retail markets, by adapting recipes, formats and packaging, while maintaining high quality and organoleptic standards.

Our headquarter in Lebanon (Jdeideh)