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Synlait confirms commissioning date of new Pokeno site
News ItemSynlait has confirmed its new nutritional manufacturing site in Pokeno, Waikato, will be commissioned for the 2019 / 2020 season. The functionality of Synlait’s first nutritional spray dryer at Pokeno has also been expanded as a result of forecast customer demand.
Synlait increases 2017 / 2018 forecast milk price, announces $7.00 kgMS forecast for 2018 / 2019
News ItemSynlait Milk’s forecast base milk price for the 2017 / 2018 season has increased from $6.50 kgMS to $6.65 kgMS. Combined with a forecast average premium payment of $0.13 kgMS, the total milk price forecast for 2017 / 2018 is now $6.78 kgMS.
The build of Synlait’s liquid packaging facility is on track
News ItemSynlait Milk is pleased with the progress made on the building of its advanced liquid dairy packaging facility by Tetra Pak. The two companies have worked together for over ten years, beginning with the building of Synlait’s anhydrous milkfat (AMF) plant in 2007.
Synlait supports scope of DIRA review
News ItemSynlait Milk supports the New Zealand Government’s terms of reference for the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA) review, announced today by Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor.
Synlait and Farm IQ partner to drive insight-led dairy farming
News ItemSynlait Milk has partnered with farm software company FarmIQ Systems to provide certified Lead With Pride™ dairy farmers with a cloud-based farm information system. “Keeping records in the cloud creates the opportunity for data to drive timely, accurate and more informed decisions on farm in a heartbeat,” says John Penno, Synlait’s CEO and Managing Director.
Senior ManagementDeborah Marris is joining Synlait from her previous role as Managing Director, Global Compliance with Barclays Bank, India. Prior to that she held senior executive roles with other global organisations, including as General Counsel (Asia Pacific, Europe and America), Chief of Staff (New Zealand) and also Head of Tax (New Zealand) for ANZ Bank. Deborah established her career initially with 15 years working as a senior lawyer for firms throughout New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. ...
Senior ManagementSuzan Horst has most recently been Director Quality Affairs, Business Group EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) for FrieslandCampina. She has held other senior roles since joining them in 2005, including Director Corporate QA, crisis and issue management and Corporate Quality Assurance Manager. Prior to joining FrieslandCampina, Suzan was Global Food Safety Competence Manager for Nutreco B V and lectured agricultural economics and food safety before that. Suzan holds a Ph.D. in ...
Senior ManagementHamish Reid takes the lead on developing Synlait’s strategy for sustainability with a particular focus on our aspiration to further improve our environmental and social performance from farm to fridge. He will also lead our thinking as we continue evaluating potential B2C opportunities. Hamish has deep experience in food and beverage marketing, predominantly for Danone in Paris and Saatchi & Saatchi in London. More recently, Hamish has established an award-winning not-for-profit in New ...