The power of Gestam has always been that it did not just offer one kind of cheese, but an entire assortment of cheeses. Even though the amount of cheese factories and cheese merchants decreased over the years in the area, Gestam remained strong and expanded steadily.
The transportation was by ship for decades: this is why the warehouses were all located on the waterfront. By using new packaging- and cooling techniques, the export was able to grow significantly. Gestam now exports to over 20 countries.