VIETNAM: Vinamilk eyes expansion with new dairy plant
Vinamilk invests in new dairy
Vietnamese dairy group Vinamilk has said that the opening of a new facility in Vietnam will further its aim of becoming one of the world's top 50 dairy companies.
The company has invested US$110m a new 20 hectares dairy facility in Binh Duong Province. The site will have an annual capacity of 400m litres in the first phase.
"Vinamilk's mission is to provide world-class quality milk products at an affordable price. This new plant has laid solid foundation for Vinamilk to achieve our goals to become one of the world's top 50 dairies with over $3bn revenues by 2017," Mai Kiu Liên, Vinamilk's chairwoman and general director, said.
The facility was supplied with Tetra Pak technologies. "The Vietnam milk factory is by far the most advanced plant in automation and integration that Tetra Pak has ever built," said Bert Jan Post, MD of Tetra Pak Vietnam.
World class dairy plant unveiled by Tetra Pak and Vinamilk
Tetra Pak® has inaugurated the world's most advanced liquid dairy plant in automation and integration in Vietnam with Vinamilk, the country's number one dairy manufacturer.
Known as the Vietnam Milk Factory, this major new facility, which covers 20 hectares in Binh Duong Province with an investment of US$110 million and has an annual capacity of 400 million litres of milk in the first phase, features the industry's most advanced technologies including: 9 Tetra Pak® A3 / Speed iLines, 8 Tetra Pak® A1 / iLines, the complete iLineTM XT solutions with 14 laser guided vehicles with iWMS, i.e., Intermediate Warehouse Management Software, and the state-of-the-art Tetra PlantMasterTM system, which enables Vinamilk to have entire control of the plant from incoming raw materials to the processed, packaged and palletized products.
"The Vietnam Milk Factory is by far the most advanced plant in automation and integration that Tetra Pak has ever built," said Bert Jan Post, Managing Director of Tetra Pak Vietnam. "And thanks to the Tetra PlantMasterTMsystem, all of the individual machines are working together ‘as one' to deliver optimal performance, with factory-wide integration ensuring high levels of efficiency and uncompromising food safety."
Commenting on the announcement, Madam Mai Ki?u Liên, Vinamilk's Chairwoman and General Director said, "Vinamilk's mission is to provide world-class quality milk products at an affordable price. This new plant has laid solid foundation for Vinamilk to achieve our goals to become one of the world's top 50 dairies with over $3billion revenues by 2017".
Vinamilk is the largest dairy manufacturer in Vietnam with 48.7% market share (Nielsen data) grown from a state-owned enterprise to a world-class public company with many strategic international investors. During the past 37 years in business, Vinamilk has set a mission to provide the most nutritional foods to Vietnamese people. To meet the market's increasing demand, Vietnam has launched a wide variety of value added milk products. According to Kantar World Panel data released in May 2013, Vinamilk's liquid milk is the country's number 1 brand consumed by 94% of the Vietnamese households.
Original source: Tetra Pak
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