Kendal Nutricare has secured a £6million deal with China, to supply infant formula milk which is made at the factory in Kendal.
The milk can be traced back to the Cumbrian fields and to the cows at Skelmersdale in west Lancashire.
60,000 cans of infant formula milk will make their way to China in next few days. Alongside a promise of more orders from overseas, it could mean more jobs being created at the factory in Kendal.
"Britain is very well perceived by Chinese people as a source of quality raw materials and our factory is BRC grade A having being inspected by the Chinese government.