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Thai PM Sees Fonterra’s Quality Processes First Hand


Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presents a gift to Fonterra Co-operative Group Chairman John Wilson at the South Auckland dairy farm yesterday.

25 March 2013
Thai Prime Minister Sees Fonterra’s Quality Processes First Hand
Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday met with Fonterra Co-operative Group Chairman John Wilson for a tour of a South Auckland dairy farm and also visited the Co-operative’s Te Rapa manufacturing site.

The visit was an opportunity for Mr Wilson to further strengthen the company’s relationship with Thailand, where it is the number one supplier of dairy ingredients.

Mr Wilson said Fonterra was honoured to host Ms Shinawatra and provide her, and the Thai trade delegation with a deeper understanding of their business, and the New Zealand dairy industry.

“Thailand’s overall dairy consumption is still relatively low at 20kg per person per year, compared to the world average of 110kg. However, with its increasingly affluent population we expect the demand for dairy products to grow, which makes it an important country for our growth in Asia.”

The Thai trade delegation included Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Surapong Tovichakchaikul and 20 Thai agri companies.

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