New Zealand Milk Confirms China Jv Talks

Published: Mon 24 Nov 2003 09:44 PM
New Zealand Milk Confirms China Jv Talks
New Zealand Milk Managing Director, David Pilkington, today confirmed the company was in discussions with Sanlu, one of the top six dairy companies in China, around a potential joint venture.
"We have been working on developing a local partnership to achieve growth in the China market. Our discussions with Sanlu are progressing favourably. We hope that we will have an arrangement in place next year."
Mr Pilkington said New Zealand Milk's growth plans in China had been signalled at Fonterra's annual meeting in September when he told shareholders the company had a big focus on the market.
"Our goal is to develop a local partnership with a strong company that will leverage local knowledge and experience in the China market. We are working steadily towards that goal."
Any potential New Zealand Milk joint venture with Sanlu would be based around consumer dairy products. Fonterra's position as a supplier to the dairy ingredients market in China would be unchanged.

Next in Business, Science, and Tech

Maritime Union Says Deepening Supply Chain Crisis Requires Action
By: Maritime Union of New Zealand
Air New Zealand Employees Recognised With $1,000 Share Award
By: Air New Zealand
Bank Complaints On The Rise, Consumer NZ’s Survey Shows
By: Consumer NZ
Mercury Enters Into Binding Agreements To Acquire Trustpower’s Retail Business
By: Mercury
New Zealanders Missing Out On Hundreds Of Millions In KiwiSaver Government Contributions
By: ASB Bank
GDP Climbs 1.6 Percent In March 2021 Quarter Following December Dip
By: Statistics New Zealand
TECT Comment On Trustpower Retail Business Sale
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media