2018

Awarding of our Sour Cream

Awarding of our Sour Cream

Based on a survey by the agency Gfk, RAJO cream was evaluated by consumers as the "Highest quality sour cream on the Slovak market".

2018

RAJO in nearly every household in Slovakia

RAJO in nearly every household in Slovakia

According to a survey by the Gfk agency, RAJO achieved 98% market penetration = 98% of Slovaks have purchased a RAJO product at least once. This surpassed not only all domestic brands, but also foreign brands, too.

2017

Silver Nail 2017 for Probia Nature

Silver Nail 2017 for Probia Nature

Our beautiful nature campaign for the Probia Nature product line – Nature is within reach – awarded the highest Slovak advertising award, the Zlatý Klinec (The Golden Nail) in the category Craft. The jury highlighted the high-quality artistic design of the campaign.

2017

Introduction of Active protein

Introduction of Active protein

The first and thus far only complete line of dairy protein products. Just one year after being introduced, Active Protein had achieved nearly 10% penetration of households, according to the Gfk Agency.

2014

Superbrands award

Superbrands award

The brands Rajo and Acidko both obtained the SUPERBRANDS 2014 award. Since that time the brand has defended the award for four consecutive years.

2014

Seal of quality for selected Rajo products

Seal of quality for selected Rajo products

Rajo’s long-term, high-quality products have earned the Brand of Quality SK award for the Rajo cream product Mňam DUO, Cottage cheese and the product portfolio of creams, and Rajo sour cream was even awarded the SK Gold for quality.

2010

Introduction of Laktofree

Introduction of Laktofree

Introduction of a successful product line for people who are lactose intolerant.

2008

Change of logo

Change of logo

The company logo gets a new modern form, though its typical shape remains unchanged.

2003

Rajo connects families

Rajo connects families

In 2003 Rajo began to cooperate with the foundation Návrat, which promotes the return of abandoned children from children’s homes to families. With the purchase of each package of Rajo milk, consumers contribute a certain portion to the foundation’s activities and in this way they help abandoned children be returned to the family environment. The cooperation between Rajo and Návrat is still ongoing today.

2003

Meggle AG one hundred percent owner of Rajo, a. s.

Meggle AG one hundred percent owner of Rajo, a. s.

In 2003 the company Meggle AG became the 100% owner of the shares of Rajo, a. s. The Bavarian dairy producer incorporated Rajo, a. s., into the holding MEGGLE Eastern Europe GmbH.

2002

ISO 9001:2000 Certification

Rajo, a. s., obtains a certificate for a quality management system according to the standard ISO 9001:2000.

2001

Meggle AG shareholders

Meggle AG shareholders

A new shareholder enters into the company, the German concern Meggle AG. On 22 May the first truck carrying durable milk under the brand Meggle leaves the plant.

1999

New logo

New logo

The company logo acquires its now typical form, which is still today a characteristic feature of all designs for Rajo brand products. The slogan is changed to: “An appetite for life.”

1996

New name for RAJO, a. s.

New name for RAJO, a. s.

In May, the company’s General Meeting approves a new name for the company: RAJO, a. s. The name was selected based on a successful product from the MILEX portfolio – a low-fat yoghurt called RAJO. The name of this product was derived as an abbreviation for RAcionálny JOgurt (Rational Yoghurt). Rajo yoghurt was in the Milex production program from 1991, and at that time it was a well-known and popular product; therefore, the name was chosen as the new company name.

1993

First brand communication of Rajo

First brand communication of Rajo

Rajo introduces for the first time the independent communication of the brand and its first slogan: Pleasures from Rajo.

1993

First line of fruit yoghurts under the Rajo brand

Yoghurts produced by the company Milex Schärdinger Slovakia are introduced on the market under the brand name Rajo.

1993

Purchase of shares of Milex by Austrian shareholder

Purchase of shares of Milex by Austrian shareholder

Austrian shareholder Schärdinger Milch, AG purchases the majority of the shares of Milex. 

The company begins to operate under the name MILEX Schärdinger Slovakia, a. s.

1992

RAcionálny JOgurt (Rational Yoghurt)

RAcionálny JOgurt (Rational Yoghurt)

RAcionálny JOgurt (Rational Yoghurt), which the company RAJO was later named after, sees the light of the world.

1992

The founding of the joint-stock company Milex Slovakia, a. s.

The founding of the joint-stock company Milex Slovakia, a. s.

The joint-stock company MILEX Slovakia, a. s., founded from the state dairy enterprise MILEX

1980

End of production at the plant in Ružová dolina

End of production at the plant in Ružová dolina

After launching of production at the new plant in Zlaté Piesky, production in Ružová dolina is gradually shut down during the 1980s. The company seat is moved to Studená ulica.

1972

New operation in Zlaté Piesky

At the end of the 1970s the dairy producer launches a new operation on Studená ulica.

1972

Name change to MILEX

The state enterprise Západoslovenské mliekarne, n. p. (West Slovakia Dairy Works), changes its name to MILEX, n. p., Bratislava.

1960

Founding of the Western Slovakia Dairy Works

Founding of the Western Slovakia Dairy Works

A political decision leads to the fusion of the Bratislava dairy works and Nitra enterprises to form the Západoslovenské mliekarne, n. p. (West Slovakia Dairy Works), Bratislava.

1949

Founding of the Agricultural Products Cooperative

After nationalization of all dairy works in 1948, a period of central management of dairy production occurs. In 1949 the Agricultural Products Cooperative (DHPV) is founded, which divides the original private or cooperative dairy works into individual enterprises. The national enterprise Bratislavské mliekarne, Bratislava, had at the time 4 plants in Bratislava – on Čajaková, Moskovská, Mostová ulica and in Ružová dolina, in addition the plants in Dunajská Streda, Senica and Galanta.

1934

117 dairy plants

As many as 117 small dairy works are located in Slovakia.

1886

First dairy cooperative BAMAD

First dairy cooperative BAMAD

The first cooperative dairy works, the so-called BAMAD, was founded in Bratislava by local farmers. This was the first cooperative dairy in our country. It produced milk for drinking as well as butter and curd cheese.

1880

19th century

At the end of the 19th century and before the First World War, nearly a million sheep and cattle were raised in Slovakia.

1500

14th century

During the Wallachian colonization in the late 14th century, mountain areas began being settled. Along with the use of wool, meat and leather, alpine farming focused mainly on the processing of sheep's milk. Traditional products were cheeses such as bryndza (sheep’s) cheese, smoked cheeses, parenica cheese and sheep’s whey.

580

5th century

After the migration of nations, the Slavs arrive to ​​Central Europe (5th century AD), bringing their peasant culture and skills with processing milk. They processed sheep’s milk, but also cow’s milk. Cow’s milk was turned into quality butter, cheeses and curd cheese.

Antiquity

Antiquity

The first references in history show the processing of milk as early as the Sumerian, Ancient Babylonian Empire, ancient Egypt, i.e. that is during the development of the first agricultural states (2003 - 1594 BC). There are also references to milk processing in the Bible, from which it is clear that the ancient nomadic and farming peoples knew and processed milk.