We have subsidiary companies based in New Zealand and around the world that complement our group strategy.
Soprole is Fonterra’s oldest offshore investment, representing more than 20 years of New Zealand investment in the Chilean dairy industry. Soprole is a market leader in Chile – and is the best known corporate brand outside of Coca Cola. In 2008 we increased our shareholding in Soprole to 99.4 per cent, a purchase that allowed us to incorporate the company’s ingredients business into our global network, and strengthen Soprole’s brands, as well as further develop Chile as a source of fresh dairy.
Our New Zealand rural supplies chain is the country’s largest retailer in this sector – with 67 stores, Farm Source (formerly RD1)is a one-stop shop for dairy farmers. Farm Source is committed to helping farmers reduce their costs and maximise their productivity by enabling our farmers to buy farm equipment from a store which returns all of its profits back to them as Fonterra Shareholders.
Anchor Ethanol Limited
Anchor Ethanol Ltd produces world class potable alcohol and industrial grade ethanol. Anchor Ethanol has three ethanol manufacturing plants in the North Island of New Zealand at Edgecumbe, Reporoa, and Tirau.