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Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) is a global leader in providing sustainable, natural, value-added food and beverage ingredients and solutions to thousands of customers worldwide.
We are moving forward with exciting plans to directly invest in our own dairy processing facility at Tokoroa, New Zealand.
OFI operates in 48 countries and connect millions of farmer producers to over 8,000 customers globally.
There is strong and growing demand from our global customers for high quality, New Zealand-made dairy products.
OFI has international leadership positions in cocoa, coffee, nuts, spices and dairy.
We rank among the top three dairy suppliers in the world. Our Tokoroa plant will become part of a global network that spans 20 major milk consumption markets, such as South-East Asia, China, the Middle East, and Africa.
The first stage of the new investment will be a spray dryer facility, capable of producing high-value milk powder ingredient products. Additional facilities will be added over time to expand a product range targeting key customer applications in desserts, bakery, beverages, and confectionery categories.
We are excited to take this important step, and look forward to making a strong, sustainable contribution to Tokoroa and the New Zealand dairy industry.
A passionate rural professional, Paul is experienced in business development, account management and hands-on farming. He joined ofi from Fonterra where he was responsible for growing and retaining milk supply in the Waikato region. This included growing specialty milk supply programmes such as winter milk and A2.
Paul is looking forward to meeting with farmers to learn more about their business goals and how ofi can best support them, as well as contributing to the success of the South Waikato community.
Rural life runs in Paul’s blood having been raised on a South Auckland dairy farm and managed factories – including dairy plants in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty – for almost 20 years.
He is experienced in FMCG, food manufacturing and almost all aspects of the supply chain through roles with Unilever, Fonterra and Tasti and thrives on building engaged and effective teams that deliver results.