Itambé's history of exportation began as early as the 1970s, when the company was looking for an option to reduce the large stock of some products such as butter and powdered milk.
In these early days, exports were limited to Africa and the products were shipped in industrial packaging.
In the 90s, however, history took another course and Itambé began to export more widely. The path toward the apex of exports took place when Itambé exported about 4 thousand tons of powdered milk to Algeria.
After this event, in 2002, Itambé followed a new path after observing good opportunities in the foreign market and started its search for a partner in order to embark on this journey.
As a result, in the same year, a partnership with Sertrading was established and with it, the creation of a trading company: Serlac which would be responsible for promoting exports of Brazilian dairy products.
Following the establishment of this partnership, exports went from 13 to a total of 63 countries nowdays.
This resulted in Itambé becoming the largest exporting dairy company in Brazil.