Oceania Dairy

Bringing the best together

Oceania Dairy

Bringing the best together

Oceania Dairy

Bringing the best together

Oceania Dairy

Origins

Dairy is New Zealand’s largest export sector, creating in excess of $NZ17 billion of revenue each year.  This reflects a 70% increase in export earnings per cow since 2001, employment of over 46,000 people, the highest average salary levels within both agricultural and food manufacturing industries with 80% earned in rural areas, and the 5th highest average female salary level of 138 New Zealand industries.

With the dairy products market now worth more than $US62 billion in China and the USA respectively, Oceania Dairy Limited was initially established to help meet growing international demand for New Zealand milk powder.  It is a registered dairy exporter and operates under a Ministry for Primary Industries approved Risk Management Program for its raw milk collection, manufacture, storage and transport of final product.

About Oceania Dairy
Oceania Dairy

Origins

Dairy is New Zealand’s largest export sector, earning more than twice as much as meat and forestry combined.  It accounts for over 30% of all exports and creates in excess of $NZ18 billion of revenue each year.  This reflects a 70% increase in export earnings per cow since 2001 (now worth more than $3,500 each), employment of over 46,000 people, the highest average salary levels within both agricultural and food manufacturing industries with 80% earned in rural areas, and the 5th highest average female salary level of 138 New Zealand industries.

With the dairy products market now worth more than $US62 billion in China and the USA respectively, Oceania Dairy Limited was initially established to help meet growing international demand for New Zealand milk powder.  It is a registered dairy exporter and operates under a Ministry for Primary Industries approved Risk Management Program for its raw milk collection, manufacture, storage and transport of final product.

About Oceania Dairy
Everything we need

Land, people, climate and resources

The original investors identified the area between South Canterbury and North Otago as suitable for dairy manufacturing due to the land, climate, people and resources that are available to sustain a long-term, profitable industry. They also identified that the area is home to some of New Zealand’s largest and most productive dairy farms run by progressive farmers who continue to provide strong support.

Yili ownership

Part of the world dairy community

Oceania Dairy was purchased as a registered start-up company in 2013 and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of parent company Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Company Limited (Yili Group), which has an “A” listing on the Shanghai stock exchange. Yili is now the largest of more than 1,000 dairy companies in China, and the only one to serve both the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.  It is also the official dairy partner of the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing and is the most widely recognized food brand in China. 

Yili ownership

Part of the world dairy community

Oceania Dairy was purchased as a registered start-up company in 2013 and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of parent company Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Company Limited (Yili Group), which has an “A” listing on the Shanghai stock exchange. Yili is now the largest of more than 1,000 dairy companies in China, and the only one to serve both the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.  It is also the official dairy partner of the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing and is the most widely recognized food brand in China.  Yili's vision to be the most trusted health food provider in the world by 2030 will contribute to the world dairy community's common interest of supporting all nations to survive together.  Oceania Dairy has an important part to play in ensuring the Yili brand continues to be the most trusted food brand in the world.

A message from our General Manager

Welcome to Oceania Dairy

We are extremely proud of what we have achieved in our short history. We bring together the best of New Zealand and China to produce the highest quality dairy products.

 

Our world class team is a mix of locally developed talent with a sprinkling of experienced dairy industry people. We take great pride in growing our own talent!

Oceania Dairy believes strongly in mutual benefit, which is shared between our owners, customers, staff, suppliers and community. We take our community responsibility seriously. We have a long term view in everything we do, with a commitment to adopting the best technology to ensure we are sustainable.

Take care

Richard Hickson - General Manager

Post address

  • PO Box 891
  • Timaru 7940
  • New Zealand

Oceania Dairy Limited

Cnr Cooneys Road & State Highway 1
Glenavy

South Canterbury 7980
New Zealand

info@oceaniadairy.co.nz
+64 - 03 686 6403
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