From our farms to the world, Fonterra has been sharing the goodness of New Zealand dairy with Japan for 20 years.

Through the spirit of co-operation and a can-do attitude, Fonterra’s farmers, along with 20,000 employees around the world, share the goodness of our milk through innovative consumer, foodservice and ingredient brands. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, and we’re committed to leaving things in a better way than we found them.

Everyday people working hard to be Good Together in the community.

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In the community

Our Co-operative was created through a community of people working together to help each other – it’s our back bone, it’s who we are, it’s where we come from and it’s what we do.

The communities we are part of have always been important to us.

As a New Zealand company in Japan, Fonterra Japan is working on projects which enable us to contribute to Japanese society.

New Zealand Dairy Products to Japan

Fonterra Japan was established as a sales and marketing company in Japan through the merger of two predecessor companies in 2000. 

The company has been developing Japan's dairy ingredient business, centered on cheese, functional dairy protein, and powdered milk preparation products.

At present, Fonterra Japan imports about 130000 tons per year, accounting for about 30% of Japan's cheese and 40% of the milk protein.

Cutting-edge R&D capabilities

The research and development base is Palmerston North, North Island, New Zealand.

Since its establishment in 1927, world-class researchers have been engaged in research in fields ranging from basic milk research to manufacturing technology and application development.

We develop products based on the desire to deliver superior nutritional values contained in milk to the world.

In order to respond to Japan's diversifying nutritional needs due to the aging of society and heightened health awareness, the R&D, marketing, and sales divisions are deepening collaboration and initiating initiatives in new markets.

Proposing solutions that respond to market needs and changes

Fonterra Japan proposes solutions that exceed raw material sales.

In order to respond to market needs and mutations, we provide proposals and support for customers' new product development in close cooperation with the marketing and R&D divisions.

Aiming to stabilize the long-term procurement of raw materials for Japanese customers, we are advancing initiatives to deepen partnerships, such as joint development of products and support for overseas expansion.