Fonterra, a global leader in dairy nutrition, has chosen state-of-the-art Tetra Pak processing and packaging equipment for its NZ$100 million UHT greenfield plant in Waitoa, New Zealand.
The new plant will contain five new UHT lines that will produce a range of products including UHT white milk and UHT cream for the foodservice sector, and double Fonterra’s UHT production capacity. It is planned to start producing its first milk by the middle of 2014, with products from the new plant exported across the region.
“In choosing Tetra Pak we know we can count on the highest standard of food safety and quality. A long-standing partner of Fonterra, Tetra Pak offers both equipment and service that ensures we get our products to consumers safely and efficiently,” said Fonterra Managing Director for New Zealand Milk Products, Gary Romano.
Nils Björkman, Executive Vice President Commercial Operations for Tetra Pak, said: “Rising incomes across Asia mean that more and more families want milk in their daily diets. And high quality, nutritious milk from New Zealand is much sought after in countries across the region.”
“We have worked with Fonterra on long life milk for more than 30 years at Takanini. We are excited to continue to identify new opportunities and to deliver world-class integrated Processing and Packaging solutions to meet the growing need for safe, quality food products by consumers in this vibrant region,” said Björkman.