The company said the pipeline has been designed to ensure minimal visible disruption to the local landscape. Pic: Getty Images/ivotheeditors

Westland finishes wastewater pipeline project

By Jim Cornall

Westland Dairy Company in New Zealand said its Hokitika plant no longer discharges highly treated wastewater into the Hokitika River following the completion of a NZ$26m (US$18.6m) ocean outfall pipeline after commissioning of the project on May 3.

The company said annual carbon emissions produced by the factory will be reduced by 7%. Pic: Getty Images/ivotheeditors

Westland to invest in carbon emissions reductions

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand’s Westland Dairy Company Limited said it will use co-investment from the Government Investment in Decarbonising Industry (GIDI) Fund to accelerate plans to reduce carbon emissions produced by its Hokitika factory.

Interim CEO of Westland Dairy Company Limited Shiqing Jian.

New CEO appointed at Westland

By Jim Cornall

Interim CEO of Westland Dairy Company Limited Shiqing Jian has announced the appointment of Richard Wyeth as CEO from February 22, 2021.

Brendish is leaving Westland, which was acquired by Yili just over a year ago.

Westland CEO steps down

By Jim Cornall

Slightly more than a year after Chinese dairy giant Yili took over the company, Westland Dairy Company Limited’s CEO, Toni Brendish, has announced she will leave the firm on Friday, August 7.

Westland Milk Products has been registered as an essential service in New Zealand.

Westland Milk Products operating as essential service

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand’s Westland Milk Products has been registered as an essential service with only operational staff required at its Hokitika and Rolleston plants operating under strict New Zealand Government guidelines to keep themselves and the community safe.

Saputo's takeover of Dairy Crest in the UK was the sector's biggest acquisition in 2019.

Mergers and acquisitions up again in annual Zenith report

By Jim Cornall

Zenith Global has published its database of food and drink company mergers and acquisitions in 2019, and the data show the previous record high of 777 in 2018 was broken again, with 789, an average of 15 each week.

The new production facility allows for the supply and manufacture of grass-fed and A2 milk.

Westland looking for opportunities at new segregation plant

By Jim Cornall

Westland Milk Products says it is working with milk suppliers to encourage more production suitable for its new NZ$22m (US$14.4m) segregation plant at its Hokitika production facility, exploring market opportunities and developing logistics to cater for...

Shareholder farmers in the former coop have received a cash payment of NZ$3.41 (US$2.24) per share, a 10-year guaranteed competitive milk payout, and guarantees all milk will be collected.

Done deal: Westland takeover by Yili completed

By Jim Cornall

China’s Yili Group has completed the purchase of all of the shares in New Zealand’s Westland Co-operative Dairy Company after final details of the sale were completed today.

Westland ceases to be a cooperative after being bought by Yili.

Yili takeover of Westland gets court approval

By Jim Cornall

On Thursday, the High Court of New Zealand gave approval to the takeover of the Westland Co-operative Dairy Company by Yili subsidiary, Hongkong Jingang Trade Holding Co., Ltd.

Westland chairman Pete Morrison said that while Westland will cease to be a cooperative, the board believed the proposed deal is the best outcome for shareholders.

Westland no longer a cooperative as shareholders support Yili deal

By Jim Cornall

Shareholders of New Zealand Westland Co-Operative Dairy Company Limited have overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Scheme of Arrangement under which shares in Westland are to be acquired by Jingang, a wholly owned subsidiary of Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial...