Your partner in dairy for 50 years

With over 50 years of experience and a team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals, L’INTERFORM is one of the leading independent brokers of dairy commodities in Europe and has direct relationships with all major sales segments such as purchasing organizations for retailers, wholesalers, food service suppliers, and industrial transformers. L’INTERFORM’s suppliers hail from several European countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, and Italy. Throughout its history, our firm has introduced many renowned manufacturers of Europe’s dairy industry and their brands to the Italian market and continues to represent exclusively selected European dairy businesses in Italy.

Prominent examples of business that we have developed and established in Italy include brands such as Leerdammer, Meggle, Bergader, Ehrmann and Champignon, and to this day we are the exclusive Italian representative of selected producers like Milchwerke Schwaben from Germany.

In recent years, L’INTERFORM has expanded its geographic scope and now facilitates trade between our traditional European partners and new customers in the United States, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia.

In 2011, L’INTERFORM was acquired by DELMO, an active player in the market for dairy products since 1975 and a trusted business partner for dairy raw materials and semi-finished products for industrial customers in Italy. In 2015, L’INTERFORM and DELMO’s dairy trade division merged into an independent entity under the L’INTERFORM brand. L’INTERFORM continues to have a productive working relationship with its former parent company and collaborates with DELMO on initiatives of joint interest.

1968

Interform is founded by Arturo Jeker in Milano.

1990

Mr. Jeker sells full ownership of Interform to the Dutch multinational, Wessanen, but remains its chief executive officer.

1991

As a subsidiary of Wessanen, Interform expands rapidly and half of the company is assigned to represent Leerdammer, Wessanen’s signature brand of cheese, on an exclusive basis.
Leerdammer becomes one of the first truly global dairy brands.

1994

Arturo Jeker retires.
Mr. Lorenzo Ducrey joins Interform as its new CEO working alongside Mr. Jeker during this transition period.

1996

Wessanen sells Leerdammer to the French Bel Group. Half of Interform is thus also sold to Bel in this transaction.

2001

Mr. Ducrey buys Interform from Wessanen becoming its sole proprietor and changes its name to L'Interform.

2011

L'Interform is purchased in its entirety by the Bolzano-based DELMO, a company trading dairy raw materials since the early 1970s.
Mr. Christian Pichler is appointed the firm’s new managing director.

2013

The company moves to south-central Milan in viale Filippetti and is rebranded as
L’INTERFORM.

2015

L’INTERFORM merges with the dairy trading business unit of DELMO and this new merged entity splits off from DELMO under the leadership of Mr. Pichler.

2017

L’INTERFORM becomes a fully-owned subsidiary of GERBER-RAUTH, of which Mr. Pichler also becomes chairman.

Business principles

All our activities are guided by a clear set of values that shape the culture of our company. These values have been at the core of L’INTERFORM since the beginning and continue to ensure our commitment to create value for our clients, our business partners and our company for the future.

Ambition
We are an ambitious group of people with a strong commitment for continuous learning and improvement.

Discretion
We are fully aware of the importance of discretion and keep entrusted information of our clients, business partners and associates strictly confidential.

Entrepeneurship
We are creative, inquisitive, open-minded people and enjoy the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurial endeavours.

Independence
As a business that partners with its associates we have full freedom to act, are able to provide unconflicted advice and assistance and are willing to take unconventional and contrarian views when reasonable and well founded.

Integrity
We conduct our business and live our lives with integrity, honesty and adhere to the highest ethical standards.

Long-term view
We are building our business for the next generation with a continuous focus on sustainable, long-term value creation for our clients, our business partners and our company.

Meritocracy
We reward people based on performance and offer them the opportunity to take responsibility from an early stage of their career.

Performance
Our success is founded on our efforts, the professional quality of our work and ability to act quickly. We have a friendly service culture that puts clients and business partners at the centre of our operation.

Reputation
Our most important asset is our reputation with clients, business partners and society at large. We permanently work on defending and building an impeccable reputation.

Teamwork
We make an unusual effort to identify, recruit and develop the very best people in terms of our clients, business partners as well as our associates. We enjoy diversity and build our business activities and company together on shared goals.

Affiliations

We are active and longstanding members of some of Europe’s most important dairy industry associations.