NEW ZEALAND – A new UHT milk processing facility worth NZ$120 million is gearing up to be part of Fonterra’s production chain.
The dairy giant has committed to its new Waitoa site producing its Anchor UHT product in March.
The building contains five new UHT processing lines, expected to process 100 million litres of milk per year by August at full capacity.
“This is a very exciting time for Fonterra,” said UHT operations manager, Donald Lumsden.
He explained the product will be shipped to the growing Asian market.
“The global demand for dairy is growing and we’re now well-positioned to meet this growth with our new state-of-the-art UHT milk processing site at Waitoa,” said Mr Lumsden. “The site will enable us to optimise the milk our farmers produce by turning it into high-value consumer products that will meet market demand in Asia.”
“The site’s technology means we can produce up to 24,000 milk packs an hour per line, they will be flying off the line,” he added.
Testing of the processing lines has already begun. Water is being passed through the machinery to ensure all elements are in working order.
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