$60m Devondale Development Coming to Erskine

04 Jul 2013 --- Devondale (Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Ltd) will build its $60 million Sydney milk processing facility at Erskine Park in the city’s west, Devondale and CSR Limited announced.

Australia’s largest dairyfoods processor revealed in April that it planned to build two new state-of-the-art facilities to grow its daily pasteurised milk business in New South Wales and Victoria.

Work has commenced on the Melbourne-based processing plant, which is being built alongside Devondale’s existing Integrated Logistics Centre in Laverton.

The sale of the five-hectare plot within the 100-hectare western Sydney industrial park was finalised with CSR Limited last month.

Devondale General Manager Operations Keith Mentiplay said now the new Sydney site was secured, work would soon begin on the new facilities.

“There is just over one year to go before we are scheduled to begin production and we are well on track
to becoming the nation’s most efficient producer of daily pasteurised milk.”

He said the former quarry site presented an ideal location for Devondale, with the new Erskine Park Link
Road due to open in the next month providing easy access to the M7 Westlink Motorway.

“Erskine Park was an obvious choice for us. As well as excellent land quality and infrastructure, this
location also gives us easy access to the major milk supply regions in NSW, to the north, south and west
of Sydney.”

CSR Limited General Manager Property Andrew Mackenzie said Devondale was a welcome new addition to Erskine Park.

Mr Mackenzie, who is also a Director of the Penrith Business Alliance, said: "the Erskine Park industrial area has seen significant growth in the last ten years.”

He said the Penrith community would benefit from new job opportunities.

Devondale is actively seeking to grow its milk supply in the Sydney region to support the new processing
plant and recently held farmer meetings in Bomaderry, Taree West and Maitland. Mr Mentiplay said the response at the meetings was positive. “We had the opportunity to speak to more than 300 farmers about what we had to offer. “As a Co-operative, Devondale returns 100% of the profits from our operations to our dairy farmer shareholders.”

Related Articles

Business News

SPECIAL REPORT: New Expansion Platforms for Probiotics

08 Feb 2016 --- Digestive health remains one of the key food and beverage industry trends to watch for 2016, with probiotics offering a key platform for market growth. FoodIngredientsFirst looks at how consumption of healthy bacteria-containing products has increased globally, and what this means for the international manufacturers.

Food Ingredients News

Comax Flavors Vanillin Products Hit Consumers’ Sweet Spot

08 Feb 2016 --- The high demand for vanilla and the supply shortage has resulted in a volatile vanilla market with soaring costs. Vanilla is a staple ingredient in flavorists’ palettes and a beloved flavor in food and beverages. To address the need for natural vanilla alternatives, Comax Flavors offers Natural Comax Product V (100% Natural Vanillin ex Clove) and VANI-MAX (100% Natural Vanillin ex Ferulic Acid) ingredients.

Food Ingredients News

Tesco to Introduce New Sheep Farming Production Model

08 Feb 2016 --- Tesco is working with British sheep farmers across its supply chain to try and introduce a new production model. The supermarket giant will collect data over a 12 month period to help it identify which production farming system is most efficient.

Food Ingredients News

FAO Food Price Index Starts Dropping to Nearly 7-Year Low as El Niño Casts Shadow on Crop Prospects

05 Feb 2016 --- The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9 percent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks fell, sugar in particular.

Food Ingredients News

Food Ingredients Perform Well for AAK but Profits Dive in Q4

04 Feb 2016 --- AAK, the Swedish headquartered maker of vegetables oils and fats, has reported an 18 per cent fall in net profit to SEK 245m ($29m)  in the  quarter after it took a hit on a key acquisition in India but its food ingredients unit performed strongly.

More Articles