We aim to provide an internationally recognized & respected source of highly valued dairy nutrition that nourishes people for a better, healthy life. This aligns directly with our parent Yili Group’s goal to be the most reliable healthy food provider in the world by 2030. In 2020 Yili achieved its intermediate goal of being ranked in the top five within the global dairy industry. Through dedication to quality of milk, quality of production and food safety, Yili moved up three places from 8th in 2019 to 5th in 2020. All this is underpinned by Yili’s core values of excellence, accountability, innovation, respect, and win-win.
Oceania Dairy now sits alongside a range of collaborative organizations within the Yili family. These include a Research and Development centre at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, a research centre at Lincoln University, acquisition of Thailand’s largest ice cream manufacturer Chomthana Co Ltd, a cooperative agreement with Conaprole, the largest dairy company in Uruguay, and the recent purchase of New Zealand’s second largest dairy producer Westland Milk Products which includes shares in the Pure Nutrition infant formula plant in Rolleston, again reinforcing Yili’s close ties with the Oceania region.
Local suppliers can now enjoy the long-term support of a significant international dairy company. They have the security of knowing they are contributing to a high-quality product being provided to a substantial and progressive end user client.
That in turn provides suppliers with security and confidence to invest in their businesses. It also means significant investment in the local community with over $650 million spent on development of the Glenavy site to date. Recent investments include two new production lines in 2019 and a new laboratory completed in 2020. These investments have resulted in staff numbers exceeding 350 permanents staff and continued support from our long-term contractor partners.
Oceania Dairy is positioned to capitalize on a number of factors that provide confidence to both its owners and supply farmers, and will result in increased profitability for farmers and owners alike: