Dutch Lady milk products are as recognisably Malaysian as Proton cars, but they did not always go by that name. Photo: Jonathan Loi
Dutch Lady milk products are as recognisably Malaysian as Proton cars, but they did not always go by that name. Photo: Jonathan Loi

Dutch Lady story: the Malaysian milk brand with roots half a world away

  • Whether it’s pasteurised whole milk, baby milk formula or yogurt, Dutch Lady is a household name in Malaysia and traces its origins in the country to 1954
  • Its parent company is one of the world’s largest dairy co-operatives – owned by 18,621 farmers – ensuring that the chain of command starts in the fields

Dutch Lady milk products are as recognisably Malaysian as Proton cars, but they did not always go by that name. Photo: Jonathan Loi
Dutch Lady milk products are as recognisably Malaysian as Proton cars, but they did not always go by that name. Photo: Jonathan Loi
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