We are a dairy company that creates products which enhance the lives of our customers and stakeholders. We are committed to serve them with the highest level of quality, service and innovation.

ABOUT US

Koufuku International Limited, a DHI Company.
An ISO 22000-2005 certified company

IMPACT

We endeavor to create a positive, lasting social impact by engaging the communities we operate in as part of our value chain so that we mutually flourish.

INNOVATION

As change is the only constant in life, we will not be satisfied with the status quo. We value the constant, passionate pursuit of creative solutions to improve the way we do things.

PEOPLE

We value our employees and other stakeholders as partners of our business and delight in seeing them succeed. We are committed to a long-term relationship guided by respect and compassion, and governed by fairness and accountability.

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Background

Koufuku International Limited (KIL) started its manufacturing operations in 2015 and commenced processed cheese processing in April, 2019. The company is the only manufacturing entity in Bhutan that produces processed cheese with natural gouda as main component of ingredients under flagship brand of “Druk Zambala Cheese”. The Druk Zamabala Cheese due to its distinct savory flavour of natural gouda brings a good choice for Bhutanese cuisine, particularly for making Bhutanese “Ema Datsi” and has become the preferred cheese in Bhutan. 

The company also produces a wide variety of dairy products such as natural Gouda cheese, premium drinking yoghurt, stirred yoghurt, fruit flavored yoghurt, pasteurized & non-pasteurized butter. 

In 2012, Koufuku International Limited was founded as a FDI joint venture between Druk Holding Investments (DHI), Bhutan and its Japanese partner, the Shin Nippon Biotech Laboratories (SNBL) with shareholding of 30% and 70% respectively. The company was registered under the company Act of Bhutan 2016 as Koufuku International Private Limited (KIPL).

In 2015, the company started with collection of  400-500 litres of milk per day from few Farmers‘ Groups  in Tashigang to process Gouda cheese & yoghurts, adding value to the farmers‘ milk.  The company initially produced only Gouda cheese for export market to Japan.

In 2017, the company share holding changed, with DHI becoming the major share holder of the company owning 80% of its shares and SNBL & Sanyo Unyu, Japan the 14.99% and 5.01% of the shares respectively.

In February 2020, the company is further restructured with free transfer of shares from Shin Nippon Bio Laboratories (SNBL) with 14.99% holding and Sano Unyu with 5.01% holding to Druk Holding & Investments (DHI). 

In 2017, the Koufuku dairy processing company became the first dairy sector company in Bhutan to be certified to ISO standard in recognition of our food safety programme.

Today, the company works with 19 milk Cooperatives & Groups covering 884 micro-farms or households  under 3 districts of Tashigang, Mongar, and Samdrup Jongkhar delivering 1900 to 2500 litres of milk per day to Dairy Plant at Chenary, Tashigang. KIL is in expansion phase creating value for farmers milk and searching for growth.

Mission

The KIL is committed to serve the customers with the highest level of quality dairy products, services, innovations and insights, while enriching rural livelihoods and its sustenance through creation of value for money.

Vision

“To be the best customer-brand dairy company, reaching our products in every Bhutanese home, sustainably produced in support of the enhancement of rural livelihoods in Bhutan, with sustainable growth and value for all stakeholders”

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OUR PRODUCT

Premium Pasteurized unSalted/SALTED butter

The butter we produce are obtained from the farmers’ natural milk in a clean and modern dairy processing..

Naturally Tasty Gouda Cheese

Our Gouda cheese is made from very high quality natural milk sourced from the farmers’ Cooperatives and processed….

Delight Bhutan Drinking Yogurt (Premium curd)

Drinking yogurt is a cultured milk product made from the pasteurized milk to which the good bio-culture is added to give….

Delight Bhutan Probiotic Cup yogurts

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Processed Cheese block

The signature Koufuku processed cheese was formulated by taking into consideration the favorite Bhutanese dish of Emadatsi. The Druk Zambala processed block cheese….

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