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Te Rapa, Hamilton 

Site Open Gates Saturday April 6


We're opening our gates at Fonterra Te Rapa and inviting you to come and see what happens behind the scenes on Saturday April 6. 

Te Rapa makes enough product to fill more than 48 shipping containers every day, and produces 12.5% of all Fonterra’s milk powder which is exported around the world. But with five cream processing plants, it’s not a surprise that we’re cream specialists, producing all kinds of butter, cream cheese, and frozen cream products such as mascarpone that is used by professional chefs in Japan and China.

The Te Rapa team will be showcasing their site with guided site tours, and there will be chances to try some of your favourite products from Tip Top and Mainland.

Te Rapa Open Gates Saturday April 6

Due to overwhelming interest in this event, we are now SOLD OUT.  For future events register your interest here

If you’re from one of our farming families or a Fonterra employee, please contact us at opengates@fonterra.com

We’re proud to share the products we make at Te Rapa with the rest of the world

Scott Nelson, Te Rapa Operations manager

“We ship them to many international markets including the Middle East, South America, Algeria, South East Asia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Venezuela, China, Taiwan and Yemen. Over the past 50 years we’ve packed enough pallets that if stacked side by side would cover the distance from Te Rapa to Japan!”

“This is an open invitation for our local community to see how proud we are of what we do, learn more about the dairy production process and have some fun at the same time.”

Fonterra Te Rapa, Hamilton

Did you know?

  • Te Rapa can process 7.5 million litres of milk per day – that’s 268 tanker loads!
  • Employs 500 people
  • Has a fleet of 52 tankers
  • Covers 41-hectares
  • Was established in 1967 – turns 52 this year!

Te Rapa is a busy manufacturing site where the safety of people is our top priority. 

Te Rapa 6th April 2019

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out what happens behind the scenes – book your spot now!

Not in the Hamilton area? 

We're lifting the lid on dairy production at some other sites too.