Dairyworks processing plant opens in Christchurch - July 24th 2009
|One of New Zealand's largest suppliers of cheese to supermarkets officially opened its new $2.5 million cheese processsing plant in Hornby on Friday. The new Dairyworks plant was opened by the Minister of Agriculture, the Hon. David Carter, with the Mayor of Christchurch, Bob Parker in attendance.|
The company buys bulk cheese from producers and cuts, slices, grates, packages and brands it before delivery to supermarkets throughout New Zealand. Dairyworks processes and packages around 100 tonnes of bulk cheese a week and has doubled its throughput and sales in the last five years.
The facility and its new processing machinery has been built to accommodate future growth, with the capacity to process 450 tonnes of cheese a week - over four times the company's current throughput. Planned future expansion will require additional staff without any need for additional capital expenditure.
Dairyworks has recently moved from its original premises in Temuka, South Canterbury to the new premises in Hornby and employed 23 new processing staff.
In addition, the company has added four new customer service representatives around the country.
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