Consumer Brand Partners
The a2 Milk Company
We have a long-standing relationship with The a2 Milk Company™. In 2013 we began to manufacture their a2 Platinum® infant formula – the world’s first infant formula made from milk exclusively containing the A2 beta-casein
protein type and no A1.
In mid-2018 we extended our supply agreement with The a2 Milk Company™, providing for a five-year minimum term to 31 July 2023, as their exclusive manufacturer of Stages 1-3 infant formula already supplied by us for sale by The a2 Milk Company™ in the Australia-New Zealand and China markets.
The a2 Milk Company™ owns 17.39% of Synlait’s shares after purchasing an additional
9.1% in 2018.
We manufacture Munchkin’s Grass Fed™ infant formula which is currently sold into the Australian market. The product can be found in Coles supermarkets nation-wide.
Synlait and Munchkin developed the Grass Fed Standard in 2017, which is an internationally recognised standard accredited by JAS-ANZ. It requires famers to feed their cows only grass and New Zealand grown winter crops.
Munchkin Inc also owns Synlait shares. They have a
New Hope Nutritionals
Synlait manufactures the Akara range of infant formula for New Hope nutritionals.
In August 2017 a new supply agreement was signed which provides certainty of supply for both companies over a
Synlait signed a new five-year supply agreement with Bright Dairy in February 2018. The agreement provides certainty around production volumes for both parties and builds on previous supply arrangements put in place since the relationship began in 2011.
The Pure Canterbury range of infant formula is Bright Dairy’s flagship infant nutrition brand and was launched in 2011. It is sold throughout China in both online and traditional channels.
As well as being and infant formula customer, Bright Dairy is also Synlait’s largest shareholder by volume with a
Foodstuffs South Island
Foodstuffs South Island is one of the country’s largest grocery retailers, and is the company behind New World, PAK’nSAVE, Four Square, Raeward Fresh and On The Spot. It is a co-operative, where the shareholders are the owners of the individual stores.
Synlait signed an agreement with Foodstuffs South Island in late-2017 to manufacture all their private label fresh milk and cream products from early 2019.
This agreement underpins our investment in a large-scale advanced liquid dairy packaging facility at Synlait Dunsandel.