Murray Goulburn has announced a new “long-term” deal to supply Indonesian nutritional product maker Kalbe with dairy powders for use in products including infant lines.

The Australian co-operative said the agreement builds on its existing contract to supply Kalbe, which uses the powders in nutritional products including infant and children nutrition lines.

Gary Helou, managing director at Murray Goulburn, indicated the company could work with Kalbe in other ways. 

“It … paves the way for further collaboration between our two companies, particularly as Murray Goulburn looks to grow its high quality dairy foods products in Asian markets, including Indonesia,” Helou said.

“Indonesia is an important Asian growth market for dairy foods. It has one of Asia’s largest paediatric populations, with approximately one in ten people under the age of 51 and this represents a future growth opportunity for Murray Goulburn and our high-quality dairy foods products, including infant formula.”

The new agreement with Kalbe is the second announced today by Murray Goulburn. The company also revealed it is has signed a “framework agreement” to supply US infant formula manufacturer Mead Johnson with nutritional powders.