$20 mill investment in dairy bag line

Orora will invest in its manufacturing capacity for the supply of multi-walled dairy bags to Fonterra’s New Zealand milk powder operations.

Following the newly-secured supply agreement, Orora has committed to build a new $20 million dairy bag production line which will be supported by a new state-of-the-art dairy bag making machine, incorporating digital pasting of bags and the latest tube sealing technology. Orora expects to install and commission the new machine in the second half of 2016.

When complete, the new production line will be one of the leading dairy bag manufacturing facilities in the world with the latest bag-making technology combined with the highest food safety standards.

Commenting on the new contract, Orora managing director and CEO, Nigel Garrard said “We are very pleased to announce this important expansion of our business and step forward in our relationship with Fonterra.”

“At Orora, we pride ourselves as being a customer-led company. Long-term investments and contracts such as this demonstrate our commitment to invest in initiatives for our customers and to drive innovation across Orora,” he said.