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Devondale unveils $80m milk processing plant in Melbourne

DBR Staff Writer Published 03 July 2014

Devondale Murray Goulburn, an Australia-based farmer-owned dairy co-operative, has unveiled new $80m milk processing plant in Melbourne.


The move is said to form a part of the company's strategy to invest $500m in its manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure, over the next five years.

Devondale is aimed at investing in the production of its key products including nutritional powders, cheese and liquid milk.

The new Laverton North plant will produce pasteurized milk, which will be supplied to over 400 Coles stores, under a ten-year agreement.

Devondale Murray Goulburn managing director Gary Helou said that the new plant employs advanced technology and quality standards that will assist in positioning the company as an efficient producer of daily pasteurized milk.

"Our entry into daily pasteurised liquid milk is a natural strategic step for the Co-operative, supported by a ground-breaking partnership with Coles that will deliver a sustainable increase in the farmgate milk price of Australian dairy farmers," added Helou.

Additionally, construction on another dairy facility in Erskine Park Sydney is currently underway.

Image: Devondale's new plant will produce pasteurized milk. Photo: courtesy of Somchai Som / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.