Innovation fuels our growth. We create safe, sustainable products and solutions. And we do this by harnessing new technologies, collaborating and forming trusted partnerships, and continually finding new ways of working to benefit our farmers, customers and consumers.
We excel at dairy
Milk is a natural source of many of the valuable nutrients people need. It’s the richest natural food source of bio-available calcium and contributes many other essential nutrients including protein, vitamin A, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and zinc.
To remain at the leading-edge of dairy innovation, we work closely with world-leading health professionals, scientists and universities to develop products, conduct clinical trials, and develop sustainable dairy production processes.
We innovate from grass to glass. Whether it’s milk products that support heart health and mobility, high protein sports nutrition or extra stretch mozzarella cheese, we make superior dairy nutrition accessible to everyone, at every stage of life.
Working with our farmers, we share our innovation and knowledge to help improve on-farm sustainability and develop smarter, more efficient, and more sustainable grass-based farming practices.
We partner with many of the world’s leading foodservice providers and food companies, providing them with specialised dairy ingredients and solutions to help them produce healthy and delicious products and meals.
Unrivaled appetite for innovation
For decades, we’ve led the world in dairy innovation. Our Fonterra Research and Development Centre in Palmerston North, New Zealand, employs many of the world’s leading experts in dairy science. Dating back to 1927, it’s one of the largest dairy research facilities in the world with an unrivaled reputation for unlocking new applications from milk.
We employ more than 280 researchers, engineers and scientists from 46 countries – many of whom are the world’s leading experts in dairy science. Our Centre is home to over 130 PhDs and 350 dairy patents. It’s complemented by our product application centres in Australia, Malaysia, Chile and Brazil, where we collaboratively work to be at the forefront of the future of dairy.