Singapore – FIA announced today that Fonterra joins FIA as a Full Member, bringing the number of members to seventeen.

Co-operatively owned by 10,500 New Zealand dairy farmers, Fonterra is New Zealand’s largest company, a global leader in dairy nutrition, and is responsible for approximately 30 percent of the world’s dairy exports. As the largest processor of milk in the world, Fonterra produces more than two million tonnes of dairy ingredients, value added dairy ingredients, specialty ingredients and consumer products every year.

“We are delighted to welcome Fonterra to FIA,” said Bev Postma FIA’s Executive Director. “One of the great global innovators at so many different parts of the food and beverage supply chain, Fonterra will bring additional expertise and depth to our already robust membership.”

A major player in Asia, the region accounts for 40 percent of Fonterra’s total sales across the world. The company currently employs over 2,500 employees in 10 operating countries in the region.

For more information on joining FIA, contact the FIA Secretariat.