Media Release: Construction of Keytone Dairy’s Second Manufacturing Facility Advances
- New plant and equipment ordered for installation – an automated canning line, a blender and a sterilised packing room
- The new facility will accommodate higher volumes of proprietary and private label brands with new product specifications
Keytone Dairy Corporation Ltd (ASX: KTD) (“Keytone Dairy” or “Company”) is pleased to announce that the construction of the Company’s second manufacturing facility, located in Izone Industrial Park (“Izone”) in Christchurch, which is intended to increase Keytone Dairy’s total powdered product manufacturing capacity to 5,000 tonnes per annum, continues to advance on schedule.
The steel structure forming the framework for the manufacturing facility and the associated warehouse has been delivered to site and installation has commenced. The second manufacturing facility remains on schedule for delivery during the first half of calendar year 2019.
Keytone Dairy has now finalised orders for new key plant and equipment to be installed at this second manufacturing plant, including an automated canning line, a blender and a sterilised packing room which will complement the sachet packing line already on order.
The new canning line will enable Keytone Dairy to produce products packaged in cans. In addition, the new lines will further enable the Company to meet the service needs of private label brands under a contract manufacturing basis for both existing and prospective clients, at higher volumes.
Ketyone Dairy currently owns two Lots of industrial land in Izone, Lot 8 and Lot 9, with construction of the second manufacturing site currently ongoing on Lot 8. Keytone Dairy recently announced (2 August) that it had acquired the option to also purcha se Lot 5.
Construction of the second manufacturing facility continues to advance on schedule
Steel framework for second manufacturing facility being delivered to site
About Keytone Dairy Corporation Limited
Based in Sydney, Australia and Christchurch, New Zealand, Keytone Dairy is an established manufacturer and exporter of formulated dairy products. In addition to Keytone Dairy’s own brands, the company is a trusted production partner, contract packing for well-known brands in New Zealand and internationally. Keytone’s purpose built dairy production facility offers a wide range of dairy and nutrition packing solutions, meeting the diverse needs of consumers from different markets and cultures.
Keytone Dairy’s facility is certified with the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries, and Keytone holds a Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) of the People’s Republic of China manufacturer registration, thereby enabling export of Keytone’s products to China. In addition, the facility holds a Halal certification from the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (an accredited body recognised by Islamic countries worldwide).
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