NZMPNew Zealand Milk Products (Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited)
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Bits' of butter and `bytes' of cheese--it's all part of the advanced data-grabbing technology at the world's largest dairy manufacturing site--New Zealand's NZMP Whareroa facility.
The ultimate advantage, says NZMP Whareroa automation engineering team leader, Dave Gallie, is that all the relevant data--including product final weights, runtimes and throughputs for any factory--are now instantly available on the site's intranet.
NZMP is Fonterra's `cow-to-consumer' manufacturing and marketing division.
Dairi Concepts, formed from the joint venture between NZMP Key Ingredients and the Food Ingredients Division of DFA, is a new dairy and cheese ingredients company.
Multiply that over hundreds of food companies and thousands of suppliers and customers, and it adds up to a large hidden expenditure that could consume considerable time in the industry during the second half of the year, says NZMP spokeswoman Gwen Bargetzi.
While only formed in the second half of last year, NZMP Health and Nutrition is in fact derived from a consolidation of the existing bioactive ingredient business activities of NZMP, the former Specialty Ingredients Group (SIG) and Kiwi Co-operative Dairies.
butterfat sales, says NZMP communications manager Gwen Bargetzi, no major effort was undertaken by that company to increase butterfat production at the expense of other products.
We have a global perspective of things through the [New Zealand] Dairy Board," said Glaser of the body that owns NZMP.
A long-term supply agreement we have reached as part of the sale, means our US milk pool will continue to meet value add customer demand through our NZMP brand.
The product is a highly functional WPC that can be used in protein sports and nutrition bars, protein fortified foods and yoghurt applications and will be sold under the NZMP brand as SureProtein WPC 515.