Fonterra in Europe

Fonterra Europe facilitates the supply of high quality dairy products to customers throughout the region, working with local partners to source product for sale through the wider Fonterra network, bridging the distance between Europe and Fonterra’s New Zealand based dairy innovation.


Fonterra’s cross functional team in Europe is about servicing our customer relationships. Our European customers benefit from in-market technical support, regulatory advice, supply chain management, global sourcing, quality assurance, marketing expertise and financial solutions.

Located in a large and diverse market area, there are approximately 50 employees working for Fonterra Europe’s offices in Amsterdam, the United Kingdom and France.

The European business offers a diverse range of dairy ingredients and solutions including butter, cheese, a complete portfolio of protein ingredients, and specialty  and medical product offerings.


Fonterra Europe has recently launched a new range of whey protein ingredients exclusively sourced in Europe under the brand name europro. This protein ingredient range adheres to the same strict quality standards required by NZMP™ and delivers added benefits for our European customers. To find out more about the NZMP™ europro range please click here.

New ingredients factory in the Netherlands

Fonterra has invested in building a new Fonterra owned and operated ingredients factory situated in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, which is due to produce its first whey ingredients in December 2014. Heerenveen was chosen for its proximity to milk supply as well as good transport links, and the factory will manufacture premium whey ingredients products and lactose.

Our partnerships

Europe is an important source of high quality dairy ingredients to compliment our New Zealand based supply. We recognise that our future lies in building ties with customers and suppliers of significance, working to create sustainable partnerships that set us apart as a premium provider of quality dairy ingredients on a global scale.

"We have formed strong partnerships across Europe in order to develop a sustainable European sourcing network that has created a reliable and efficient chain of supply. Our current partnerships include DMV-Fonterra Excipients (with Friesland Campina) and Fast Forward Ltd (with First Milk),along with our sourcing partnerships with A-ware Food Group (the Netherlands) and Rokiskio Suris AB (Lithuania)".

Fonterra (Europe) Cooperatie U.A.
Barbara Strozzilaan 356-360
1083 HN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 20 707 5300