About us

China is one of our largest and most important markets.

We know dairy

As one of the world’s leading dairy exporters and milk processors, and the preferred partner to many of the world’s leading food companies, we are a market leader with our own dairy brands in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

China is our largest and most important market. Today we run an integrated business here encompassing farms, dairy ingredients, foodservice and consumer brands. Our brands in China include Anchor, Anmum, Anlene, Anchor Food Professionals and NZMP.

We have two farming hubs in China, situated in Yutian County in Hebei province and Ying County in Shanxi province, while a third hub in Shandong province is developed as part of joint venture with Abbott. Our two hubs milk 60,000 cows and produce around 350 million litres of milk each year.

Our Greater China business is headquartered in Shanghai, with additional locations across multiple provinces and regions in Mainland China, as well as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Taiwan to drive forward our integrated business strategy.

Our four company values guide all our actions and behaviours across our 1,700 employees.

Our customers

We are dedicated to our consumers and customers, providing a range of products and options that cater to nutritional needs for all stages of life.

Our partners

We are committed to building trusting partnerships and relationships in China, with our communities, customers, and wider stakeholders.

Our communities

We give back wherever possible and do our part to support our communities.

13,000

Our brands are available in approximately 13,000 stores nationwide, and eight major e-commerce platforms.

 

100

We have more than 100 renowned ingredient customers and 37 distributors across China, including some of the world’s largest food companies.

350m

More than 350 million litres of milk are produced each year at our two farming hubs in China.

 

Our values

Co-operative Spirit – we work together and form lasting partnerships.

Do What’s Right - we act with integrity, and speak openly and honestly.

Challenge Boundaries – we continuously lift standards and improve quality.

Make It Happen – we persevere and do what it takes.

Food safety and quality

We stand for uncompromising standards of food safety and quality, demonstrated through every aspect of our supply chain - from our farms to families everywhere.

Each year we undertake 14 million food safety and quality tests, on the farm, throughout our transportation network and in our world-class manufacturing facilities.

Our local communities

We are committed to our communities. In 2009, we established the Fonterra Rural Maternity and Infant Healthcare Community Programme in partnership with the Soong Ching Ling Foundation. This programme delivers medical care and advice to pregnant women, mothers of infants and children in rural communities across China. More than 10 million rural people have benefited so far.

We also established the Fonterra Scholarship in 2010. Valued at RMB 5 million, the scholarship has benefitted more than 1,300 Chinese students studying farming or food science in universities, helping to cultivate talent for the local food industry.