Italian multinational dairy company Parmalat has committed to a $12 million upgrade of its Adelaide factory. The company has invested $30 million in the Clarence Gardens facility since 2011.
The company’s Australian chief executive Craig Garvin said its investment shows the company’s commitment to South Australia, which he believes is important in light of the recent wave of manufacturers exiting the state.
“These new capital expenditure investments will allow Parmalat to significantly increase production in the state, including state-of-the-art machinery for our flavoured milk brands, which will ultimately see us sourcing more milk from SA dairies,” Garvin told Newscorp.
Garvin added that the installation of a new processor has also allowed the facility to start exporting three fresh milk brands from SA to China.
Parmalat manufactures brands such as Pauls Milk, Ice Break Iced Coffee, Vaalia yoghurt, Oak and Breaka flavoured milk.