Our Fonterra Research and Development Centre (FRDC) in Palmerston North employs many of the world’s leading experts in unlocking the goodness of milk.
It’s one of the largest dairy research facilities in the world, and is home to more than 300 researchers, engineers and scientists from 46 countries. Collectively there are more than 130 PhDs and more than 3500 combined years of experience in dairy science, research and development.
The Fonterra Research and Development Centre started on the Massey University site as the New Zealand Dairy Research Institute in 1927, but moved to its own site a few years later and was renamed when Fonterra was formed in 2001.
Read more about what we're doing with dairy's natural goodness to make delicious, nutritious food.