Fonterra, the New Zealand-based dairy company, has begun construction on its first blending and packing plant in Indonesia.
Designed to support the growth of Fonterra’s brands such as Anlene, Anmum and Anchor Beneeto, the plant is located in West Java and is the company’s largest investment in the last 10 years.
According to Australian Food News, the plant is expected to be opened by March 2015 and will create 150 full-time jobs. It is also expected that once complete, it will have the capacity to annually pack and blend 12,000 tonnes of advanced and base nutrition milk powder products.
Managing Director of Fonterra Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA), Pascal De Petrini, said that the plant would “allow Fonterra to meet the ever-growing demand for dairy nutrition in Indonesia.”
“Demand for dairy in Indonesia is expected to grow by around 5 per cent each year to 2020, and our investment in this facility will help support this growth”, he added.
“This new blending and packing facility is the next step for our business in Indonesia, where we already have a strong and established presence. The investment will support the local expansion of Fonterra’s consumer brands, and increase our on-ground capabilities which are critical to the long-term growth of our business”.
Source: Australian Food News / Fonterra