Global dairy nutrition giant Fonterra has chosen to employ Tetra Pak® processing and packaging equipment for its new NZ $100 m UHT Greenfield plant in Waitoa, New Zealand.
The new plant, which will double Fonterra’s UHT production capacity, is reported to contain five new UHT lines which will produce a range of products including UHT white milk and UHT cream for the foodservice sector.
Fonterra’s managing director for New Zealand milk products, Gary Romano said that the decision to use Tetra Pak® by driven by the companies stringent food safety standards.
“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 Romano.
“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,” added Nils Björkman, Executive Vice President Commercial Operations for Tetra Pak.
“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.
Fonterra plans to commence milk production by mid next year.