Processing > Dairy

Fonterra and Nestlé rework Dairy Partners Americas joint venture

28 May, 2014

Fonterra has announced it has realigned its Dairy Partners Americas (DPA) 50/50 joint venture with Nestlé. The two companies have signed binding agreements covering the revised scope of the alliance.

Devondale Murray Goulburn announces $127m investment

14 May, 2014

Devondale Murray Goulburn has invested $127 million in three new capital projects at its Victorian and Tasmanian sites. The projects will be rolled out over the next 12 to 18 months.

Marchant Schmidt VCS20 cheese portion cutter

13 May, 2014

The Marchant Schmidt VCS20 high-speed fixed weight cheese portion cutter maximises block yield by using 3D vision scanning software and cameras that simultaneously scan the geometry of each individual slab of cheese. The VCS also has the capability of utilising a 20 kg block cutter integrated into the line for a complete portioning system.

Milmeq Dairy Tunnel

07 May, 2014

The automated air blast chilling tunnel designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned by Milmeq provides a reliable solution for dairy processors looking to efficiently chill or freeze their product.

Shepparton UHT milk facility to cash in on Asian demand

01 May, 2014

Pactum Dairy Group's new UHT milk facility in Shepparton was officially opened today. The facility's four lines include Tetra Pak processing and packaging equipment which will handle UHT milk for proprietary and private label customers in Southeast Asia.

Thermal imaging cameras keep dairy health in check

29 April, 2014

Swedish company Agricam has developed an automatic monitoring system for dairy cows using thermal imaging cameras.

First product rolls off line at Waitoa UHT processing site

23 April, 2014

The first 25,000 Anchor UHT cream packs have rolled off the production line at Fonterra's $120 million UHT milk processing site at Waitoa in New Zealand.

Freedom Foods signs strategic supply agreement with Chinese dairy producer

14 April, 2014

Pactum Dairy Group has signed a strategic supply agreement with Chinese company Bright 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.

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.

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.

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.

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