New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Indonesia’s Deputy Minister of National Development Planning, Gellwynn Daniel Hamzah Jusuf, visited Fonterra Brands Indonesia’s Cikarang manufacturing facility to mark the strong agricultural partnership between Indonesia and New Zealand. They were joined by a delegation which included New Zealand Minister of Trade, Todd McClay, representatives from Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fonterra’s Chief Operating Officer of Farm Source, Miles Hurrell, and President Director of Fonterra Brands Indonesia, Achyut Kasireddy.
Fonterra’s Cikarang site, which was built to meet Indonesia’s growing demand for dairy, has the capacity to blend and pack up to 87,000 packs of Fonterra’s Anlene, Anmum and Anchor Boneeto dairy brands each day. The Rp 340 billion (NZD $36 million) facility was opened in September last year and is the dairy co-operative’s largest investment in ASEAN in the last decade.
President Director of Fonterra Brands Indonesia, Achyut Kasireddy, said New Zealand and Indonesia have shared a positive relationship over the past 65 years, and as New Zealand’s largest company, Fonterra has been flying the New Zealand flag in Indonesia for over 30 years.
“This is a market with large potential. Fonterra’s longstanding commitment to Indonesia should encourage other New Zealand companies to play a greater role,” commented McClay.