Employees at Fonterra's new UHT processing plant in Waitoa have started work, with 80 of the 100 new employees already on deck. The remaining 20 will start work between now and August when all five of the site's milk processing lines will be operational.
Fonterra Australia is favoured to win a contract to process Woolworths' own brand milk in Victoria for the next 10 years. The contract represents a significant milestone: Woolworths' previous contracts were for a period of one year only.
Fonterra has begun construction on a new blending and packing plant in Indonesia. The plant is the company's first manufacturing facility in the country and its largest investment in a new manufacturing facility in the Asia-Pacific region in the last 10 years.
A joint initiative of Fonterra and China's National Dairy Industry and Technology System, the China-New Zealand Dairy Exchange Centre aims to support the sustainable development of the dairy industry in both countries.
Implementing the Neste Jacobs NAPCON Suite enabled Finnish whey powder processor Valio to increase its production by 10% without investing in any hardware or using any extra energy in the process.
Fonterra's new $120 million UHT milk processing facility will be up and running shortly, following 12 months of construction. The site's first Anchor UHT product is expected to roll off the line in March.
Fonterra will invest $32 million to expand its slice-on-slice cheese capacity at its Eltham site in Taranaki. The slice-on-slice cheese is used in quick-service restaurants for products such as hamburgers and sandwiches.
Long-life milk manufacturer Pactum Dairy Group has developed a state-of-the-art new ultrahigh temperature (UHT) milk processing facility at Shepparton with $950,000 in Victorian government funding - a significantly smaller amount than has been promised to SPC Ardmona.
A lot of hot air has caused an explosive situation in the German town of Rasdorf, resulting in an injured cow and damaged property.
Finnish dairy company Valio has increased its production capacity by 20% without increasing its energy consumption, simply by updating its spray-drier controls.
Fonterra and Nestlé have opened a NZ$45 million dairy distribution centre in Brazil through joint venture Dairy Partners Americas (DPA).
When expanding its production facilities, Coega Dairy decided to use filling machine technology from SIG Combibloc. Since mid-2013, two CFA 312 filling machines have been in operation, packaging dairy products in combibloc Slimline aseptic carton packs.
The Fonterra Board has approved a $235 million high-efficiency milk powder plant, which will enable the co-operative to process an additional 2.4 million litres of milk each day. The plant will be built at Fonterra's Pahiatua site in New Zealand.
The world's largest milk powder drier has produced its first batches of whole milk powder. The drier, which is located at Fonterra's Darfield site, will produce powder for export to more than 20 markets worldwide.
In spite of Fonterra’s recent woes, a very positive picture is emerging for the dairy industry, especially in Asia and the Pacific region.