Processing > Dairy

Workers begin at Fonterra's UHT processing plant

07 April, 2014

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 set to snare 10-year Woolworths milk contract

04 April, 2014

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.

Work begins on Fonterra's Indonesian blending and packing plant

26 March, 2014

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.

China-New Zealand Dairy Exchange Centre launched

20 March, 2014

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.

Not too wet, not too dry, but just right

24 February, 2014

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.

First product from Fonterra's UHT plant expected in March

24 February, 2014

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 invests $32m in sliced cheese facility

19 February, 2014

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.

$950,000 for UHT facility for Pactum Dairy in Shepparton

14 February, 2014 by Janette Woodhouse

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.

Dairy cows raise the roof in Germany

03 February, 2014

A lot of hot air has caused an explosive situation in the German town of Rasdorf, resulting in an injured cow and damaged property.

Updating spray-dryer controls gives productivity gains

20 December, 2013

Finnish dairy company Valio has increased its production capacity by 20% without increasing its energy consumption, simply by updating its spray-drier controls.

NZ$45m dairy distribution centre for Brazil

18 December, 2013

Fonterra and Nestlé have opened a NZ$45 million dairy distribution centre in Brazil through joint venture Dairy Partners Americas (DPA).

Eco-friendly dairy implements SIG Combibloc filling machines

18 December, 2013

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.

Fonterra to open $235m milk powder plant

11 December, 2013

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.

World's largest milk drier produces first powder

02 September, 2013

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.

Milking growth in the dairy industry

26 August, 2013

In spite of Fonterra’s recent woes, a very positive picture is emerging for the dairy industry, especially in Asia and the Pacific region.

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