The first bags of whole milk powder have rolled off the production line at Fonterra’s new $200m manufacturing site near Darfield in Canterbury (UK) and are bound for South East Asia, China and the Middle East.
Fonterra director operations, NZ Milk Products Brent Taylor says it was smooth running for the new milk powder plant, which produced 40 metric tonnes of product in its first full day of operations.
Taylor said: "It has taken less than two years to bring the project together and it is a significant achievement for the Co-op and good news for Canterbury and the wider Christchurch rebuild."
The new manufacturing site will play an important part in the Co-op’s strategy to optimise its New Zealand milk business.
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