Our History

As excipient division of ARMOR, the dairy ingredients subsidiary of the Groupe SAVENCIA, ARMOR PHARMA benefits from the group’s dairy technology expertise and know-how in producing lactose.

A family owned international dairy company

SAVENCIA SA is one of the world’s leading dairy processors, the 2nd largest cheese producer in France and the 5th largest globally.


The dairy ingredients subsidiary of the Groupe SAVENCIA.
40 years’ experience in producing lactose

nos-origines-armor2 copieThe company brings together a group of innovative divisions that share complementary and cross-functional expertise in enhancing ingredients derived from milk.


The excipient division of ARMOR, dedicated to manufacturing
and selling pharmaceutical grade lactose

nos-origines-armor-pharma2ARMOR PHARMA manufactures and sells a range of pharmaceutical lactose for Oral Solid Dosage Forms (capsules, sachets, direct compression) and Dry Powder Inhalation (DPI).


SAVENCIA Fromage & Dairy key figures

Specialising in cheese and dairy and in dairy ingredients with a high added value, SAVENCIA Fromage & Dairy manufactures and sells products adapted to modern consumption tastes with strong brand identities.


countries worldwide


worldwide for specialty cheeses


billion liters of milk processed per year

€ 4.853

million turnover


employees worldwide

ARMOR : 40 years of experience in enhancing ingredients derived from milk

For more than 40 years, in more than 70 countries around the world, ARMOR has met the needs of the food-processing industry, the health nutrition industry, and the stakeholders in young animal nutrition.

With over 40 years of experience in producing lactose, ARMOR is a leading European manufacturer of:

A humanist and family company culture

Belonging to the Groupe SAVENCIA is for us a guarantee of sustainability, longevity and quality : we share the group’s philosophy, tinged with a humanist and family company culture :






Our positioning, centred on a question that makes sense, reflects this philosophy : How would you like your lactose?

Discover our approach