Keytone Dairy buys contract manufacturer Omniblend

New Zealand-based but Australian-listed dairy manufacturer, Keytone Dairy (ASX: KTD) has agreed to buy Byron Bay contract dairy manufacturer, Omniblend for a minimum of $22.6 million. In a deal which could be worth an additional $30 million to Omniblend should the business reach agreed milestones, Keytone will increase its production capacity by more than 5,000…

Asahi manufacturing success on firm foundations

Forum member Anna Reid, General Manager of Manufacturing of Asahi Beverages, explains building a smart value chain is key to success. She spoke at National Manufacturing Week today. Undoubtedly, there are numerous factors that contribute to a manufacturing company being a leader. The fundamental attributes that have contributed to our business success, include having a…

Justice for Bega as Kraft spreads licked in court

Comment by Peter Roberts Well there is some justice in the world for small Australian manufacturers facing the might, and dubious business practises, of some major multi-national corporations. The Federal Court last week decided in favour of Bega Cheese (ASX: BGA) in its case against Mondelēz International over what can only be described as an…